Riot Games has settled its lawsuit with League of Legends cheating service ‘Leaguesharp’, which would take a monthly subscription fee from users in exchange for scripts and bots to help win matches or artificially level up. Leaguesharp would take anywhere between $15 and $50 a month depending on which cheats you wanted but it looks like all of that money generated is now going to Riot Games as the case was settled with a $10 million fine.
“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.”
Outside of running a cheats service, Riot’s lawsuit (via law360) also alleged that Leaguesharp had engaged in attacks on Riot’s servers and went as far as to leak the private information of one of the company’s employees.
KitGuru Says: As popular as this service might have been, $10 million is an awful lot of money to owe and I doubt the full fine will ever be paid. Still, a massive figure like that will probably deter others from starting up similar cheating services.