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Riot takes aim at  League of Legends  cheating software in new lawsuit

Riot takes aim at League of Legends cheating software in new lawsuit

August 11, 2016 | By Bryant Francis

Joining the ranks of Epic Games, Blizzard, and more in suing creators of hacks for online games, Riot Games has filed suit against the creators of a piece of software called LeagueSharp, which lets players automate their way through the massively popular MOBA League of Legends at the cost of a $15 per month subscription fee. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit contains many of the familiar charges that have been used against hack creators in recent months—copyright infringement, breach of contract, etc, but contains some unusual and disturbing allegations that don’t fit the normal profile of these lawsuits. 

For one, Riot accuses LeagueSharp's creators of not just selling the hacking software, but also waging attacks on Riot servers, helping players fraudulently dispute in-game purchases, and threatening a Riot employee on social media. The defendents are also accused of distributing “personal and non-public information” about said employee. 

Though some prior lawsuits against other hackers of online games involved the accused trading barbs with the litigating game developers, none have involved such personal attacks up to this point. 

All of this came after Riot claims it attempted to reach out to LeagueSharp and resolve this dispute without involving a court of law. Riot alleges that these actions represent conduct that is “willful, deliberate, and malicious, and designed to harm Riot and its player community.”

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