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Different types of games have different requirement to the ping. I am new to MOBA and interested in its ping requirements. Particularly of ping requirements of League of Legends.

  1. What is the maximum acceptable ping level for comfort playing in League of Legends?

  2. What ping level is generally considered good in League of Legends?

  3. What is the level of the ping in League of Legends than less then that value does not grants any advantage?

  • League does have it's own 'rating' for ping, giving it a color to match how good or bad your ping is. Green is best, ~1-150 ms. Yellow is ok, orange is bad, red is going to be pretty much unplayable 500+ ms. You can view your ping in-game by pressing shift+f – VanBuzzKill Jun 29 '14 at 19:37
  • @Katustrawfic Ctrl+F for displaying ping. – vasili111 Jun 30 '14 at 3:20
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I knew some picture existed, the win rate versus ping. It is 6 months old and there are 3403014 games used for the statistics, so it's a fairly good representative.

  • 1 and 2 of your questions are opinion based, so I will not answer them here (but you can draw conclusions from the picture. For example a ping >100ms is bad).
  • 3 however is a different story. You see that a ping lower then 50 ms results (well, you have to do it yourself of course) in a >50% win rate, which I call an advantage. So maybe you can say that 50ms is the threshold, and everything above that does not grant an advantage.

Win rate vs Ping

source of the picture, for completeness and shizzle.

  • The fact that the sample size for games <50ms ping makes the confidence for high win rates at lower pings a little low. The win rate at those pings is probably higher because players who do well at the game work hard to keep their ping <50ms, especially pros. Great info though! – Sadly Not Jun 29 '14 at 19:49
  • True. I was about to add a note with something like: Pro's also invest in optimization. Cables instead of Wifi for example, and a tip-top router. But I didn't got it formulated right. So ping doesn't determine your win-rate, but it helps :) – Mathias711 Jun 29 '14 at 19:57
  • I run an Ethernet cable to my computer and a cable costs at most $10, that much everyone should do if they can :) – Sadly Not Jun 29 '14 at 20:49
  • Sometimes it isn't possible, in a house with multiple floors for example. How much difference would a cheap-ass and a $150 make? – Mathias711 Jun 29 '14 at 21:13
  • Thank you for your answer. Very interesting study. As I see on the graph, 20ms gives better win rate. Also 20ms is threshold, and if you have less then 20 you will not get more advantage. But I think that we need more sample size to definitely say, are all 20ms players pro or not. – vasili111 Jun 30 '14 at 3:56

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