Alright, so, what do I mean by "illogical"? Looking at the wiki seems like everything is fine right?
Think again! Look at the placement of EUW server, Amsterdam, normal right? Yes. Now look at EUNE server. Germany, normal right? Nope, the whole playerbase of the EUNE server is much more east, and yet, they put the server in Germany. I haven't seen any Germans in my games, although they should have better ping in EUNE than in EUW. Why Riot?
Granted the server parks in Frankfurt are probably less expensive, but it doesn't make much sense still. Even berlin could've been a better place, since it's in east Germany, not in the middle of it (That's like 450km apart). Like seriously, Stockholm would've been a much better place considering it's NORDIC EAST, although there are an AWFUL lot of Greeks, Arabs and lots of other southern Europeans (ex-Yugoslavians if you ask me, but that would be rude AND geographically incorrect, since Yugoslavia doesn't exist anymore).
Just some random thing I discovered with the servers that makes geographically no %%%%ing sense. But expenses wise maybe, since in Germany you could get a pretty gucci server with 110€ a month, while in Lithuania there was a server for 150€ per month, which was a bit shittier in specs.
Quick clarification: Yeah this is a stupid post, this is all just a banter if about if ping mattered only geographically.
But there is alot more to it than just geography...