There seem to be a lot of people lately searching for an answer to a very simple question. Because I’m a nice guy, I wrote down the short and the long version of the answer. The question is: “Can I play League of Legends on all the different regions?“.
To which the short answer is: Yes, but any account is region restricted, which means that you need different accounts to play on different regions.
The long answer, or guide for dummies, is below.
Make an account for the region you want to play in. Visit this website and select the appropriate region (North America, EU West or EU Nordic + East) under the “Region” line. Or alternatively, if you want to help me get a few free goodies, you can use this referral link.
Download and install League of Legends. Clients from all regions will work, because they are all the same. If you already have LoL installed you are good to go, but make sure to let it fully update if it hasn’t yet.
Launch the game, but before pressing the Play button press the button in the left corner that says “Change Region”. Select the region you want to play in, press Play and enter the appropriate account details.
Note: There are no interactions between the three regions. They are completely separate, which means that you can only play with people from the same region.
Of course, there is also the option of transferring an account from one of the EU regions to another, for a price. Unless you created an account before the EU split, in which case you are allowed one free transfer, deciding to move an account will cost you 2600 Riot Points.
Hope that clears any questions or misconceptions about the regions in LoL. Good luck and have fun.