SAO PAULO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) today announced it is supporting Riot Games, the U.S.-based developer of League of Legends, with a data center and Internet connection contract that provides hosting for the popular online multiplayer game at Level 3′s Premier Elite data center in Sao Paulo. League of Legends is the most played free computer game in the world.1 Currently, the game has more than 70 million registered players, of which 32 million are active users.

After the launch of League of Legends in Brazil in August 2012, players were connected to a server in Miami, Florida. The proximity of the new Level 3 server to Brazilian users decreases network latency, which is the time it takes the information to go back and forth.

“The Level 3-hosted Brazilian server will provide an even better gaming experience to the Brazilian community because it will offer greater reliability and more secure performance,” said Paulo Fernandes, CEO at Riot Games. “This will help us in our efforts toward offering our players the best experience possible.”

“Level 3 is committed to providing its technologies to the video games market, for which demand is increasingly growing,” said Marcos Malfatti, senior vice president of Sales at Level 3 Brazil. “We are very pleased to be partnering and supporting the growth of Riot Games in the country, offering data center service flexibility and availability.”

Many leading entertainment and media companies rely on the Level 3 network to deliver content to audiences worldwide. The company’s services are engineered to deliver seamless, high-quality online content to end-users, allowing video game developers and publishers to spend more time designing and developing the best games possible and less time thinking about how to deliver them online.

For more information on Level 3′s suite of services optimized for the video gaming community, visitwww.level3gaming.com.

1 - Riot Games' League Of Legends Officially Becomes Most Played PC Game In The World - Forbes

About Riot Games
Riot Games, a game developing company founded in 2006, was created by entrepreneurial gamers whose main focus is to promote the best possible experience for players. In 2009, the company launched its first title: League of Legends, with over 32 million players per month. The players are the foundation of its community and it is through them that the experience of the League of Legends continues to evolve and improve. Riot is a global company – headquartered in Santa Monica (California, USA). The company has offices in St. Louis, Dublin, Seoul, Istanbul and Sao Paulo, as well as presence in several other countries through partnerships.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3′s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit Level 3 Communications | The Reliable Partner of Choice
Level 3 Enhances Online Gaming in Brazil