Most servers require a specific version of glibc installed. Newer distros normally have the required version. However the older the distro the less likely the server will run. Check the requirements below. If you have an older distro the game server may still run with a glibc fix.
A complete list can be found here.
List of distros and there glibc version.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
distrowatch.com is also a great source to find this information.
glibc version history available on Wikipedia.