Not so long ago Riot Games announced that they were working with ISPs in North America to build a network better optimized for playing League Of Legends.
Now the studio has revealed that they are in talks with ISPs in Europe with the idea of providing a similarly optimized internet service on this side of the Atlantic.
Riot explained in a new update on the League Of Legends forums, “Our goal is to extend Riot’s presence in regions affected by these limitations in order to improve the player experience and minimise connection difficulties. Instead of middleman backbone providers getting ISP traffic to us, we will be building direct connections to the ISPs that LoL players use, and then announce to these ISPs: feel free to use Riot’s backbone for your customers playing LoL.”
The went on, “Since our backbone is solely dedicated to League traffic, this should improve the experience for a vast majority of player traffic as it leaves an ISP on its way to Riot.”
“We’ve already begun designing and building out our own physical infrastructure,” Riot added. “So far we’ve analysed in-game networking stats, purchased the necessary equipment and finalised discussions with long haul circuit providers. This new backbone will span multiple datacenters across Europe and the infrastructure will be fully managed by our dedicated team. We’re also hiring new engineers to help us level up this endeavour.”