Riot Games Won $10 Million Lawsuit Against 'League Of Legends' Cheat Makers

Riot Games Won $10 Million Lawsuit Against 'League Of Legends' Cheat Makers

Riot Games Won $10 Million Lawsuit Against 'League Of Legends' Cheat Makers

LeagueSharp, a subscription based service that provided cheating bots, has been ordered to pay the creators of LoL a hefty $10 million fine, a permanent ban to play current and future Riot titles, remove their software, and hand over their related websites to Riot Games. "We apologize for any pain we've caused to players of League of Legends".

The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, accuses Zachary Kaufman of Peoria, Ariz. of operating a website called "DivineSmurfs", and selling stolen League of Legends accounts through it. "Defendants pretend, through the unauthorized use of Riot's intellectual property, to run a legitimate business instead of a fraudulent enterprise", says Riot's complaint.

A report on Law360 also claimed that in addition to running a cheating service, LeagueSharp had also been involved in attacks on Riot's servers, while also leaking private information about a Riot employee. Months later they've emerged triumphant, with a settlement that has crippled LeagueSharp, awarding Riot a $10 million payout, and providing Riot control of their sites and services. Leaguesharp reportedly made profits upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. Riot was also granted ownership of Leaguesharp's website (though it's not clear what they'll be doing with it).

Riot Games, makers of League of Legends, is again suing in federal court to shut down users who are trafficking items and services that violate the game's agreements.

In a huge legal victory, Riot Games has just taken a huge cheating service out of the picture.

Cheating remains rampant in online games, as some players want to win at all costs, even that includes utilizing unfair advantages over their opponents.

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