NA Backbone ISP Maintenance - Ping Increase and possible DC's in the South/Southwest US

Hey all, Whoa...deja vu! Round 2! Level 3, a major ISP backbone, is performing major maintenance once again near Chicago, IL starting on June 17th 10:00PM PDT and completing sometime the following morning. The maintenance will be very similar to the last where they’ll be cutting one of their main fiber optic lines to alter its path. This also means that the Riot Direct Network is going to be hit hard. We’re going to proactively re-route player connections that go through impacted areas slightly before Level 3’s maintenance at 9:30PM PDT to offset the impact of their work. Here’s what you need to know: * If you're in the Dallas area, your ping during this time may rise as you’ll be off the Riot Direct Network. We don’t expect it to increase drastically, but you may want to factor this in when you decide to play! * If you’re in Southern California, Arizona, or the general Southwest your connection will probably be taking a slightly longer path via Northern California during this window.You’ll also see a slightly higher ping time while we have these paths out of service. As we did before, once the maintenance by Level 3 is complete, we’ll check everything out on our end to make sure it looks stable. If everything is glowing a bright green, we’ll re-route players back onto our Direct Network. We’ll provide updates as we get them!
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