A fast growing online game <League of Legends>(<LoL>) launched its Korean server last 12th of December. Its popularity was so hot that it even ranked top places in game category and hot keywords at Naver.com, the most influent portal site in Korea, and more than 300,000 Korean players has registered it on the first day.
Basing on such issues, Korean game industry assumes that Korean <LoL> surpassed 10,000 concurrent users(CCU) easily on the day. Riot Games has announced that there has been about 12,000 concurrent Korean players playing <LoL> at the U.S. server in the past.
Korean players generally love the local server because of its fast and reliable connection. They used to play the game under such environment that provides minimum 150~200 latency while the new server now provides maximum 30 latency.
Especially Korean players love playing the new champion Ahri, the Ninetale Fox. She is the first and only champion originated from an old Korean tale. She’s strong, swift, and fascinating. Nearly every Korean seems to have purchased her so as to mark the Korean server.
Korean players are looking forward more Korea-like champions and skins.