New presence in mainland Europe for Multiplay
London, 25th January 2008: Multiplay, Europe’s largest gameserver provider, have announced their expansion to mainland Europe is now completed by bringing online a second point of presence in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Multiplay have extended their own network to Amsterdam, providing a lag-free highway back to their London based data centre where most of their gameservers are based.
“It’s a giant step forward for us” said Steven Hartland, Technical Director“we’ve wanted a physical presence in Europe for some time now. Our new site is packed with top of the range hardware and a lightning fast network. We have had major ISPs from all over Europe wanting to peer with us, which has been very encouraging. The more providers we peer with, the more gamers we can offer our fantastic connection to.”
New customers can now choose their location– London or Amsterdam– and have their server activated immediately, thanks to the new“instant setup” feature of Multiplay’s service. Clanservers are automatically created and enabled, giving the consumer a much smoother experience.
“We have always had good relations with many clans across Europe”, said Craig Fletcher, Managing Director“but the connectivity issue has been the concern for many of our overseas customers. With our new site this will all be a thing of the past. Extending our current network to Amsterdam also means that gamers in the UK will have a greatly improved experience on European servers, and vice versa. This is especially true for those on our gaming broadband service.”
Multiplay also offer gaming broadband in the UK which effectively plugs gamers straight into their network. Multiplay DSL customers can expect some of the lowest ping times to both the UK and Amsterdam servers.
To find out more about Multiplay’s gameservers and their new sites, visit them at http://clanservers.multiplay.co.uk
Established in 1997 as a games-orientated event management company, Multiplay pioneers the development of gaming festivals in the UK and hosts one of the World's largest online PC gaming services. With the synergy of real-life events and a large online presence, Multiplay is at the forefront of PC gaming in the UK and beyond.
Multiplay's online gaming service has gone from strength-to-strength from its inception in 2002 to the mammoth service of over 1,000 game services playing host to over 10,000 players concurrently each night. This makes it one of the largest services of its type in the World. As an ISP running its own network, from gaming-optimised broadband service to high-end hosting operations, Multiplay is able to ensure the quality of connectivity is second-to-none.
Nicknamedthe "Glastonbury of Gaming", Multiplay’s "i-Series" gaming festivals are unique in the UK, seeing over 1,500 attendees who all bring their own computers to connect to a large temporary network for four days of entertainment. Having expanded in scope, the events now attract a much wider audience, who attend for the interactive exhibition, social activities or just to watch the action unfold in the finals arena. Regular attendance by leading games publishers and hardware manufacturers has built the i-Series into the must-attend event in the UK gaming calendar.
Multiplay spearheads the development of the professional gaming scene in the UK, working with big-name brands to stage world-class tournaments. These are stage-managed and video-streamed by Multiplay’s in-house team onto the Internet, attracting a growing audience. Online viewing figures for individual game finals number in the tens of thousands.