Riot Games Wins 'League Of Legends' Cheating Lawsuit

Riot Games, publisher of the massively popular League Of Legends, won a $10 million lawsuit over the weekend involving a cheating ring, which includes a court-ordered ban on the company's websites, which Riot are now in control of. The case came against LeagueSharp, who were sued by the company back in August 2016 for creating a scripting bot that allowed LoL players to essentially "gamebreak" their way toward heavy paydays by creating accounts that they could heavily level up and sell them off to the highest bidder to get in on the game with an incredible advantage. The case was actually settled back in January and the company had until Feb. 28 to cease all operations with the bot.


LeagueShark is no saint in the matter, either. The company was cited for using a Peru-based shell company to delete vital server information and even went to great lengths to doxx an employee at Riot as some kind of vengeance over the matter. But eventually, they were forced to concede the fight, which included this now deleted quote (which is still a visible page source at from the company.

"As some of you may know, Riot Games has filed a lawsuit against LeagueSharp and has made it clear to us that LeagueSharp violates their Terms of Use. As a result of our lawsuit with Riot, we have agreed to cease development and support for LeagueSharp and any other tools related to Riot Games. You also should be aware that using third-party tools in League of Legends may result in the suspension or banning of your account by Riot Games. We apologize for any pain we've caused to players of League of Legends."

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