EU Server becoming Two Separate Servers

Posted on at 1:57 AM by Moobeat
I know most of you frequent the North American server, but I have to post some news that is going to be drastically affecting the EU servers in the coming months. The EU server is going to be split into two separate servers; EU West and EU Nordic & East. You can read a lot about the switch over, as well as pick up some key answers to important questions, by checking out the EU Platform Split FAQ.

Below is the official announcement on the NA forums. I should warn you to steer clear of the EU boards for a few days as it is currently engulfed by heated, and increasingly vulgar, discussions regarding the process.

 Over the last couple of months we’ve been working on an action plan to drastically reduce the amount of service impacting issues affecting our European platform. We’re finally at a point that we can share our plans to bring more stability to Europe. 

Presently, the service in Europe is supporting hundreds of thousands summoners playing League of Legends at any given time – orders of magnitude bigger than what a typical massively multiplayer environment supports! And while we’re extremely excited by the enthusiasm and passion that you have all shown for the game, it has presented complications that we have been trying to resolve. Specifically, we want to reduce lengthy login queues at peak hours, eliminate our reliance on New York based overflow servers, and drastically reduce the number of unexpected server outages.

For these reasons, we have been making preparations to split our European service onto two new platforms: EU West and EU Nordic & East. Once this split is complete, your summoner will only be accessible on the platform that you’ve landed on. Each of these platforms will be able to support the same number of players as the current European environment, dramatically increasing our service quality and paving the way for future growth. 

That being said, switching over to our new, dual platform setup will be quite the logistical feat. In the coming weeks we will be assigning players to their new platform. We did our best to avoid separating groups of friends, but if you should find yourself unsatisfied with your destination platform, we will be facilitating one free transfer between the two platforms following shortly after the split. In the meantime, we’re putting restrictions in place to improve stability for those already in-game. 

If you have a specific question about the split that hasn’t been answered here, please visit our European Platform Split FAQ. After a visit there, if you still find that your question wasn’t answered, please ask us in this thread.

It’s been quite a journey, summoners of Europe, and we’re excited to be able to bring you a service upgrade that should bring about a lasting resolution to your concerns! Thanks for your patience, and thank you for playing League of Legends.
- Pendragon, Director of Community Relations, via the official forums.


  1. Yeah the EU people have every reason to be pissed. The waiting queue of 1,5 to 2 hours until you get in is normal everyday for the last few months.

    Now they are finally fixing it and yes the server has more downtime because they are implementing the split.
    Only problem is, unless they double the server capacity instead of dividing the already present server capacity, the West server will be flooded like mad...

  2. Sounds like it will smooth out playing time, and allow better connections.

  3. interesting, i guess the game is more popular in europe