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Wargaming Launches ANZ World of Tanks Servers

Prime time Aussie and NZ servers to go live on November 1, 6pm – 12am AEDT

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Following the growth of the local World of Tanks community, Wargaming has confirmed they are launching a local server for Australian and New Zealand players on November 1, 2017.

The locally hosted server is a game changer for the widely popular, 15 vs 15 tank combat PC title, World of Tanks, which will see faster ping rates and greater connectivity.

Travis Plane, Wargaming Australia New Zealand Country Manager, hopes the launch of the prime time server will increase game play amongst current players, and bring back lapsed players of the team-based massively multiplayer online action game.

“Tankers can now storm the battlefield, roll in guns blazing and ambush their opponents’ quicker, making team combat more intense, fun and enjoyable.

“A local server is the number one request from our community and we are finally rolling them out on November 1, from 6pm – 12am AEDT. It’s a long time coming but we hope that our players and the community can see that we’re truly committed to investing in Australia and New Zealand.

“As our player numbers grow and the matchmaking continues to improve, we plan to widen these hours and are aiming for a full-time local server in 2018,” said Travis.

Jungwon Hahn, Wargaming Asia-Pacific General Manager, said Wargaming is intently focused on player happiness.

“The World of Tanks PC community is growing year on year, with over 130 million players worldwide. Some of our most passionate tankers are based in Australia and New Zealand and it’s exciting to be finally giving our community what they’ve been asking for,” said Jungwon.

To celebrate the launch of the local Australian server, Wargaming are hosting Australian and New Zealand player gatherings in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne.

The Auckland player party will be held on Friday 20 October, the Melbourne player party on Thursday 26 October and the Sydney player party, on Wednesday 1 November.

For more information about Wargaming, World of Tanks, or to download the game, visit

Daniel Ryan
Daniel Ryan
Daniel 'Sheriff Dan' Ryan is a long time Dungeon Master who has worked in Esports, Marketing, and writes about Gaming when the sun goes down.


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