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Riot Games awarded $10 million in lawsuit against cheat service

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.

Aside from now owing Riot a massive $10 million, Leaguesharp is also due to relinquish control of its website and forums to Riot. Following this announcement, Leaguesharp left a message on its website (now removed) for users: “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.”

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. 

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