League Of Legends Cheating Service Loses $10 Million Lawsuit

Riot, the company behind League of Legends, has won a $US10 ($13) million payout (and then some) following victory in a court case against LeagueSharp, the creators of a bot and scripting service that let its users cheat in LoL matches.

Riot Sues Makers Of League Of Legends Cheating Software

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The suit, first filed last August, was concluded in January. As Dot Esports report, it not only sees Riot awarded the $US10 ($13) million, but there's now a court-ordered ban on LeagueSharp's sites, which Riot now also has control over.

From August, here's the gist of Riot's complaint:

LeagueSharp "injects assemblies," or scripts, into LoL for a $US15 ($20) subscription fee. For $US50 ($66) a month, LeagueSharp's botting service quickly levels League of Legends players' characters. The lawsuit also accuses LeagueSharp of attacking Riot's servers, teaching LoL players how to cheat without being caught and advising them how to fraudulently dispute transactions in-game.

A report on Law360 says 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."


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    I am pretty conflicted on this. On one side playing with cheaters is horrible, on the other hand this could be a precedent for going after modders in games where they dont ruin the community, but the dev doesn't want their game changed.

      different situation. these guys are making shit tons of money out of it.

    Glad to see riot has taken the same route as Blizzard and is suing cheat makers. I wish more companies would do it so the big ones are driven out of buisness due to litigation or fear of it.

    Bot of Legends is even more popular with cheaters and yet they haven't done a single thing against them in the 4-5yrs I've been cheating in LoL. Really makes you think...

    This is great. Not that I play this game but I hope more companies take on stuff like this.

    I kinda want to know the defense of the cheat makers. I'm sure it was something ridiculous.

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