Nvidia GeForce Now: League of Legends performance

Nvidia GeForce NOW is a cloud gaming service that lets you play games on powerful computers remotely, this allows your system to 'render' demanding games at high frame rates, which otherwise would be impossible with a lower end system. 


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League of Legends is an option to stream on the gaming cloud, this might not look very convenient as LoL is a game with low system specs requirements and therefore doesn’t require a powerful computer to play. Also concerns are raised about latencies and official Riot support or approval. New possibilities arise too, now you can play League on your Android devices, although this is only recommended with keyboard and mouse connected.

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Is Nvidia Geforce NOW League of Legends streaming supported by Riot and Nvidia?

Recently (February 2020) Activision retired all their titles from Geforce Now, this opens the doubt about if other companies like Riot will follow, but what we have is that currently League of Legends does work on Geforce Now, and Riot has responded to questions from players in approval of the cloud gaming platform, for example, one of the responses posted by a reddit user is as follows:


Hey there,

Reptyler here,

I understand your concern regarding using Geforce Now and I can clarify the fact that any player is free to use it.

Now, I cannot go into details regarding other accounts but I can clarify the fact that any ban is placed for valid reasons and there are bans for using unauthorized third party tools. As long as there are no programs that are interfering directly with the game files and/or making any game modifications then you should be safe for such a ban.

So, as long as you are confident in your connection then please feel free to use Geforce Now and I would like to mention that you should also keep posted to our official website and Boards for any news and updates on such matters.

Hope this clarified the matter and I wish you all the best and good luck.

Have a great Sunday!


Geforce NOW availability and prices

Geforce NOW is not available yet in all regions, although you can bypass this by using a VPN while registering, which is not recommendable anyways because Nvidia’s servers are still too far away from you and therefore have high latencies.


Geforce NOW Founders memberships are $4.99 the first year with 90 days free. This allows you to play up to 6 hour sessions with no limit to the number of sessions you play. 


There is also a Free membership which allows you to play one hour sessions and with no limit to the number of sessions you play.


Cons of streaming League of Legends on Geforce NOW 

  • Good internet connection requirement: While you can play LoL on a stable but slow internet connection (less than 15 Mbps), you can’t do so on Geforce Now.
  • Higher latencies: Assuming you have a good internet connection, this is debatable. Geforce NOW uses proxies that allow them to have lower latencies with Riot’s servers, then your latency while playing the game will depend on your geographical closeness with Nvidia’s servers added to their latencies with Riot’s servers, which could result in a delay around or close to your normal ping anyways.


Pros of streaming League of Legends on Geforce NOW

  • All settings to max: Nvidia’s computers are powerful machines, although League can be played at max on a lot of systems, some laptops with integrated graphics can only render the game at medium or low without lagging in teamfights.
  •  Play League of Legends on tablets and smartphones: Geforce NOW has an Android application and therefore you can truly play League at a finally decent delay on a phone, here is a video to demonstrate:

  • You can play TFT on Geforce NOW: Latency sure is a problem on League of Legends, not so much on TFT, which is a more relaxed paced game. 


League of Legends is officially supported by Geforce Now and the latencies are not bad if you live close to the server, playing an online game in a gaming cloud platform and it running decently is definitely a remarkable achievement for Nvidia.


The possibility of playing League of Legends decently on an Android device is finally real, all you need is a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, nevertheless playing on such a small screen like the one in a smartphone might not be practical, but for science propouses it’s great.