Level 3 Enhances Online Gaming in Brazil
Provides League of Legends Players with Improved Performance and High Quality
SAO PAULO, May 6, 2013
SAO PAULO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE:
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
"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, visit www.level3gaming.com.
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 www.level3.com.
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Information under the heading "About Riot Games" was provided by Riot Games,
which is solely responsible for its content.
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and
are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These
forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject
to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside
Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could
prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited
to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing
acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage
risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; maintain
and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business
support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the
breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new
services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend
intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or
adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or
accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain
capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network
with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified
management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions;
effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other
risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations;
mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and
conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these
and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be
evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation
to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events, or otherwise.
Richard Larris Mark Stoutenberg
North America + 1 720-888-2518
+1 973-937-0153 Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com
SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.
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