Good news for all the Aussie players! Valve’s developer Milton Ngan has confirmed the availability of official Australian based servers for Dota 2. The equipment for the Dota 2 Servers has arrived, all they need is to install and configure them inside Valve’s data center. The Dota 2 AU servers will be up and running by January 2013.
Here’s a quote from Milton @ Dota 2 dev forums:
The equipment for our Australian (not Austrian) datacenter has just arrived in Sydney. It will be a few weeks to get this racked and configured. But we should be up and running by January 2013.
This is indeed a good news for Australian and New Zealand players. They will no longer suffer high continental ping and latency in Dota 2 matches. You will now be able to play and perform quick moves with your favorite heroes like Earthshaker, Puck and Geomancer.