Then that there has identified a problem I have.
I think ping to the States is less of an issue than it used to be. Technology has improved… and I think the days of getting 400-500ms lag to the US is probably down to around 150-200ms these day. Arguably, still too high for FPS gaming. I could be talking absolute BS however.
The ‘problem’ ( and I say that in respect to the server companies, not the players) is that if they are using cloud based solutions like Azure, then the actual global coverage is terrible. Same for R6. Poor sods playing in South Africa, Middle East, South America… even Oceania will have no close server infrastructure and are therefore routed to EU and US servers.
Some people do it intentionally because they can gain an advantage - Others have no choice.
Region-hopping that Hammy refers too is people doing it intentionally to gain advantage. Playing on an EU server when they should really be playing on a US one etc.