GOA has decided to channel access for players who are located in Europe to our dedicated servers and websites. There are several reasons for this decision:
- As with most multinational games, Riot and GOA hold publishing rights for different zones (respectively North America and Europe). GOA will be 100% focused on offering the best service for our region with full local support and events.
- We have a commitment to bring a localized game and service to Europe in four languages supported by a large team. Goa is focused on ensuring that the European community has a strong voice to continue to help the game develop and evolve.
- European servers will offer better latency for most players in Europe. This is particularly important for Southern and Eastern European players as well as others who also may occasionally have slower connections.
Please note that European players who already have an American account may still have, for a time, access to the American game platform. However, those players will not be able to purchase anything in the American game shop; neither with Influence Points or Riot Points.
All European players trying to register at the American League of Legends website or to access the American League of Legends website will be redirected towards their local European website, which will have the same content and level of information as the American website.
We are committed to offering you, our European players, an experience thats tailored to your needs and expectations, and we believe that well be able to do that more effectively through this route. We will deliver the highest quality of service, and look to you, our players, to provide us feedback on how we can make the European player experience and our localised services second-to-none, with unique events like the ongoing Rise of the Legends Beta Tournament.
GOA and Riot Games will of course continue to work closely in order to make LoL even better as we move into release and beyond.
Check out our forums for further details and discussion!
The GOA LoL Team