League of Legends Developer Wins $10m in Cheating Lawsuit
Ashley Allen / 3 weeks ago
A lawsuit brought by Riot Games against LeagueSharp, a subscription hacking service to aid League of Legends players to cheat at the game, has been settled for $10 million. The suit, filed in August 2016, alleged that LeagueSharp, which offered bot-assisted playing in League of Legends for $15-per-month, violated the game’s DMCA.
Riot’s original complaint from last August reads (via Kotaku):
“LeagueSharp “injects assemblies,” or scripts, into LoL for a $15 subscription fee. For $50 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.”
Following the settlement, LeagueSharp posted the following (now-deleted) message (via PC Gamer):
In addition to the financial settlement, the software responsible for the cheating has been banned and all LeagueSharp domains are now under the ownership of Riot.