Playing League of Legends in the US and Canada could soon be a smoother experience with the roll out of a dedicated network for the game in the region.
Developer Riot says it is already talking to ISPs about improving the game's online performance and reducing ping.
Currently, ISPs focus primarily on moving large volumes of data in seconds or minutes, which is good for buffered applications like YouTube or Netflix but not so good for real-time games, which need to move very small amounts of data in milliseconds,” the studio said.
On top of that, your internet connection might bounce all over the country instead of running directly to where it needs to go, which can impact your network quality and ping whether the game server is across the country or right down the street.
This is why we're in the process of creating our own direct network for League traffic and working with ISPs across the US and Canada to connect players to this network.”