League of Legends Oceanic server opens

League of Legends introduces Oceanic server to the region; transfers to the server free for a limited time.

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Riot Games has announced the opening of an Oceanic server for its MOBA game League of Legends. Accompanying the server's open beta launch is a regionalised League of Legends Oceania website.

Early transfers gain access to the champion Ziggs.

Players can partake in the Oceanic server beta by transferring over from the NA, LATAM, Russia, Turkey, EUNE, and EUW regions.

Transfers to the Oceanic server are free for a limited time and can be done by claiming a free OCE transfer token in the "other" tab via the in-game store.

Participants who transfer early earn in-game rewards, including the champion Ziggs and a pool party skin, as well as a boost granting double IP and XP until the conclusion of the beta.

A local online tournament has also been announced, scheduled to run July 6-14. Teams who finish in the top four places will compete for a A$40,000 prize pool at PAX Australia. Additional tournament details are available at the Australian Cyber League website.

Riot Games established a Sydney office in February this year. The Australian branch will have staff in marketing, eSports, and community.

Discussion

15 comments
HaloinventedFPS
HaloinventedFPS

Blizzard still haven't done this after years of us asking

johnnoob
johnnoob

this server got a bunch of noob and leaver 

June-GS
June-GS

Hmm, for some reason, I'm kinda surprised that this report was posted by you, @ Zorine Te. I was under the impression (via your streams) that you hated LoL. Or at least, you love all MOBAs, but LoL.

Pradelus
Pradelus

I hope no one is actually praising Riot for this. This should have happened long ago, regardless of what business issues they had to face (if any)..

It's ridiculous how these powerful companies operate, they actually forget they're game companies at times.

bobanana
bobanana

hmmm i would like to know is it available for mac version??

i mean Oceanic beta server....

bobanana
bobanana

is this server available for mac version?? just want to know .___.

Skul_
Skul_

33 ping baby

Panda-Pat
Panda-Pat

19 Ping from Sydney CBD ..... <3<3<3

ratchet200
ratchet200

Hurray! Ping might go below 190 for once XD

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@June-GS Whilst I am a Dota 2 player, I can appreciate LoL as a game. "Hate" is a strong word to use!

Stevefin
Stevefin

@Pradelus 

Well I will praise that it happened at all. since very few of them open up Australia based hub severs for us. or the closest they get is a south Korean sever


June-GS
June-GS

@Zorine  Heheh. I knew you'd say that. That's why I made that carefully-worded disclaimer at the very end. Hah. Anyway, love or hate, I'm just glad to know that one of my fave staffers here on GameSpot has a viable career in politics if this game journalism thing ever fizzles out for her.  :P

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@June-GS @Zorine HEY! I resent being called a politician :P

I feel that there is nothing I can say to convince you otherwise, but for what is it worth I am looking at taking up LoL.