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MWEB hosts Gears of War 3 dedicated server

Gears of War 3 Dedicated Servers available for South Africa

Local servers deployed for a popular Xbox game like Gears of War 3 is an incredible win for the local gaming community in getting a great console multiplayer game-play experience.

Cape Town, 20 September 2011: MWEB has made high-end servers available to to provide hosting instances for a new Gears of War 3 dedicated server for South Africa.

This comes after Microsoft approached to host dedicated servers for Gears of War 3 for its Xbox 360 console players in a number of regions, which included South Africa. Given the relationship has with MWEB, the company approached MWEB to provide the servers for local hosting of the game.

“We know there are a lot of South African gamers playing Gears of War 3, so we’re really excited about making servers available to With these servers deployed locally, players will no longer experience the higher latencies associated with connecting to international servers, which should make the game play experience so much better,” says Desmond Kurz, online gaming manager at MWEB.

MWEB is grateful to Microsoft, on behalf of South African Xbox gamers, for considering South Africa as a region to deploy these game servers, despite earlier reports that these servers were not going to be deployed in the country.

MWEB will continue to look for opportunities to improve the South African gamer’s experience, particularly in the console space where the experience is not yet up to the standard set in Europe and North America.

“To our knowledge, this Gears of War 3 dedicated server is the first locally hosted console game server in South Africa and we hope that this will be the start of a trend in which console game publishers and providers increase their footprint in the SA market.” says Kurz. “MWEB will actively pursue such opportunities to improve the online gaming experience for local players.”

About MWEB

Since 1997, MWEB has been championing a free web in South Africa. It has lead the industry from the start with the introduction of the Internet to South Africans, to the launch of South Africa’s first Uncapped ADSL product. Today, MWEB is the ISP of choice for more than 320,000 customers, providing Internet connectivity and solutions for home users, business owners and large corporates.

Dedicated to constantly driving change in the industry and deploying world class research and development teams, MWEB is focused on removing all barriers to Internet connectivity and services to positively impact its customers and the broader South Africa Internet landscape. In 2010, MWEB was recognised for its efforts as 2010 MyBroadband ISP of the Year, in addition to awarding Rudi Jansen, MWEB CEO, the title of 2010 Broadband Maverick of the Year.

MWEB is owned by JSE-listed MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Limited, a Naspers Limited subsidiary that has more than 30% Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment shareholders.

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Press contacts
  • Elzaan Rohde, MCSaatchi Abel: PR Account Director,, 021 421 0124, 083 256 1493
  • Cindy Nagel, MWEB Connect: PR Officer,, 021 596 8479, 083 707 0011


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