LOL developer Riot Games wins $10 million lawsuit and squashes LeagueSharp

LOL developer Riot Games wins $10 million lawsuit and squashes LeagueSharp

Gamezone: 'Last Summer, League of Legends' developer, Riot Games, sued a cheat and bot service, LeagueSharp, because it represented "an enormous threat to LoL" and could cause " irreparable harm to Riot and its valuable player community." Riot's issues with LeagueSharp didn't begin and end with the service allowing players to cheat, the service allegedly doxxed a Riot employee as well.'

engadget: 'If you've noticed fewer cheaters in your League of Legends matches in recent weeks, you now have a good idea as to why. Riot Games has won a settlement in its lawsuit against LeagueSharp, the subscription cheating service that offered automated play (that is, bots) to win in League games. The agreement has LeagueSharp paying $10 million, bans its software and gives Riot control over its websites. LeagueSharp technically shut down in January, but the terms of the settlement weren't circulating until now.

Riot's claims mostly revolved around the belief that LeagueSharp's tools violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by circumventing League of Legends' anti-cheating mechanisms. However, the cheat provider doesn't appear to have done itself any favors through its behavior. It allegedly attacked Riot's servers, and even doxxed one of the developer's employees. LeagueSharp even formed a Peruvian shell company to hold its copyrights and (theoretically) avoid legal action.'

Though cheating will not end in League it is a warning to those who want to make money from unfair gameplay. LeagueSharp is said to have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars monthly that are taken now away from them.

Gamezone: 'The lawsuit's agreement has LeagueSharp paying $10 million and giving Riot control over its websites. Additionally, all of LeagueSharp's software has been banned. Technically, LeagueSharp closed down in January, but the terms of the suit's settlement have only been disclosed now.'

 

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iamkarisee

Glad to see game developers taking it to cheaters.  

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Cool


Notil78

Great thing, cheaters are not gamers, just piece of sh***

 


Rosefildo

Epic win! ;)


snikeurs

nice!


azn_132

Nice article.


Smayg

Дота топ!

 


Ridarer69

nice


Mozzie322

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League of Legends creator Riot wins $10 million in bot/hack service lawsuit. LeagueSharp was closed down in January.

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