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League of Legends’ servers are known to be down due to various issues and the Public Beta Environment server is no exception.
In the past, you couldn’t really tell if the problem was on your part or Riot’s. But now it’s pretty easy to check the server status and find out who or what is responsible for your connection failure.
Riot official site
The first thing you’ll want to do if you’re having trouble connecting to League’s The PBE server must go to the official Riot website. This is where the developer posts messages regarding recent events or reports that have happened in all of his games.
If there are no messages and you are still having problems, go to League section. Once there, choose the PBE option next to the Language option to show you the server status.
If everything works fine, the message should say “No recent problems or events to report”. In this case, there were some issues due to higher than normal game traffic and practice mode was disabled.
If, however, you don’t see any messages and still can’t connect, check the Riot Games support page at Twitter also. If there are any major issues affecting the servers, Riot will tweet them to keep the player base informed.