It's a long time coming but server transfers between NA and EUW/EUNE are now available! They will run you 2600 RP and are a one-way process. Shot of the new transfers available in the EU shop. Here is Ymir with the good news:
"Starting today, players will be able to skip over the Atlantic and transfer between the North America and EUW or EUNE servers. This upgrade has been a long time coming and we’re stoked that players now have more flexibility to choose where they play
To purchase a transfer, head to the in-game store and click on the Other tab. Intercontinental transfers are one-way and run 2600RP, so always double check you’re heading to the right server. Additionally, European players who joined the North American server prior to June 1st 2010 and weren’t able to move to the European platform when it opened will receive a free one time transfer token.
For the full scoop on eligibility, transfer options and more, check out this page on our Knowledge Base."
As mentioned above, click HERE for more information on the transfer process.
Continue reading to learn how players who PREDATE THE LAUNCH OF THE EU servers can get their NA and EU accounts merged together.
Ymir continued on sharing how a very few number of players, those who have NA accounts that predate the original EU server launch, will be able to merge their old NA and current EU account.
"A small number of you have asked if you can merge your NA account with your EU account. Unfortunately, that’s a very time-consuming process that we really can’t offer on a broad scale. Some veteran EU players, however, have accounts that pre-date the launch of the European service. Since these players didn’t have the option to create their first (primary) account on home soil, we’re offering them a very special, one-time opportunity to merge their two accounts into one account on the EU server.
Merging’s very labor-intensive and requires special attention from the Player Support team. For that reason, we can only offer mergers under special circumstances.
Here’s how to qualify for a merger:
You need to have created your account before June 1, 2010
Most of your games need to be from a European IP
You need to verify ownership over the two accounts you’re merging
Unfortunately, because this process is so laborious, we’re going to be buzz-kill sticklers about the rules. No exceptions! Also, this is an extremely slow process, so – while we will answer all eligible requests – it might take several weeks to complete your merger.
We can only transfer certain data to your EU account, so please read carefully before you apply. Here’s what we can merge:
Your summoner level
Your purchased content
You’ll be compensated for content you unlocked on both accounts
Your IP and RP totals
Your competitive season rewards
The following aspects of your NA account will be lost during the merger process:
Your rune and mastery presets
Your honor score
Previous and unused referrals
Your justice review rating
Your friends list
Once the process is complete you can’t use refund tokens on content you merged from another account, and your NA account can’t be recovered. So make sure you’ve bid fond farewell to your summoner on this side of the pond prior to requesting the merge!
If you’re interested in merging your NA and EU accounts, meet the criteria and have read through the process, please asend us a ticket with the subject “Account Merge Request”. Also, if you meet the requirements and you’d rather just move your NA account to EU without merging, you can use your free transfer token in the store right now.
We want to thank all the seasoned vets who waited so long for this option, and we hope we can make your merger as painless as possible. If you have any more questions, ask them in this thread!"
Starcraft II can allow you to connect to any region with the press of a button for free as often as you'd like.
Considering Riot is making a ton of money, it's rather unfortunate that they don't put some of that to allow cross region play in their client for free.
This is more of a cash grab than convenience, especially for that price.