We all know that Valve has grand plans for Dota 2, including instituting more geographically-oriented servers for people from around the world to use for a better gaming experience. Back in January of this year, Valve developer Milton confirmed that there would be Middle Eastern servers coming later on in the year. According to one of his earlier posts, they would be arriving in February or March, barring any issues with the equipment or service providers for the area. He also stated that there may not be full coverage of the area immediately, as a result of the provider they chose to use for the connection.
Milton has also released which provider Valve will be using in the area for connetivity purposes. Initially, these servers will be supported by Datamena/DU and a connection to UAE-IX for those areas where the primary provider doesn't have stellar coverage. As far as can be determined right now, the servers will be housed in Dubai and serve the wide majority of the Middle East from there. That being said, we are presently within the estimated timeframe that was given for when the servers would come online, so we hope (though perhaps we don't expect) to see an announcement from Valve soon with more details.
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