Small fact, internet in Europe isn’t too great for multiple reasons, the first is the terrain of Europe, and the other is the large amount of countries concentrated in a small area. The EU servers of the multiplayer arena game League of Legends will be split into two groups in order to improve the login times and server stability.
Now, I play the US servers and sometimes the Chinese servers just because, and I used to play the EU servers to see how they were in terms of performance (They’re twice as whiny). I do know however that the EU servers are the ones that seem to get the most technical issues day in and day out.
The large amount of languages in Europe, including Icelandic, English, Spanish, German, French, and whatever else they speak means that there are also a lot of language barrier issues in games, which the American users have a reputation of whining about (which gets nothing but snark from me)
This is a good step forward to show that Riot Games cares about their customers when they have a legit problem. However, while this is being executed, EU players may not be able to get into the login queue. Riot knows this is unacceptable, they have admitted that it’s unacceptable, but they also said that it’s the best solution right now. Server stability is honestly the only thing that online gamers care about at their core.
It’s likely that players only having one chance at being able to transfer to the other side of Europe will cause an extreme controversy however. I for one am completely opposed to such things for a multitude of reasons that I’ve stated in the past.
The official FAQ can be found here