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Riot wins $10m lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

Riot wins $10m lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

The lawsuit that Riot Games filed last summer against the League of Legends bottling service LeagueSharp has come to an end with a $10 million payout for Riot, and the immediate shutdown of LeagueSharp's services.

Besides the scripting and hacking claims, the lawsuit filed by Riot Games also alleged that LeagueSharp "attacked its servers" at multiple occasions and "leaked private information" about its employees.

With the victorious legal action, Riot Games sends out a message to all players that cheating will not be tolerated in League of Legends. LeagueSharp's services also violated the terms of use agreement for League of Legends, which prevents the utilization third-party software such as automation programs.

LeagueSharp sold a number of subscriptions starting from just $15 a month that allowed players to quickly level characters without actually putting in any of the hard work.

LeagueSharp has for always been behind a subscription-based illegitimate system, granting members unfair advantage in League of Legends.

Along with a court-ordered ban on the software, and control of LeagueSharp websites. In addition, the court forced the people behind LeagueSharp to hand over the control of all its websites and services to Riot Games. Riot's complaint says that after it contacted Kaufman, when he was operating the site under another name, he agreed to comply with Riot's policies but then changed the site's name to DivineSmurfs and continued the business as before.

As Engadget points out, the offenses committed by LeagueSharp extends beyond simply providing users with cheat tools for about $15 a month since it also reportedly made a decision to go on the offensive against Riot Games.


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