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Riot Games is suing a huge 'League of Legends' cheat service

Engadget Engadget 12/08/2016 Timothy J. Seppala
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Cheating ruins online games. Full stop. Valve has cracked down on folks running amok in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends developer Riot Games is doing the same. Specifically, Riot is suing the owners of "Leaguesharp" (L#) which charges between $15 and $50 a month for services that grant the ability to "see hidden information; 'automate' gameplay to perform with enhanced or inhuman accuracy; and accumulate levels, experience and items at a rate this is not possible for a normal human player," according to the lawsuit papers obtained by Rift Herald.

Riot tried sidestepping litigation by contacting the site's owners directly, but when those methods proved fruitless, the developer/publisher got the lawyers involved. The company claims that the owners of L# have been destroying incriminating evidence and apparently have set up a Peruvian shell company to hide behind.

"By this Complaint, Riot seeks to put a stop to a commercial enterprise that is dedicated to destroying the LoL player experience, harming the LoL community, and subverting Riot's game (and its community) for its own profit."

The defendants have 21 days to respond to Riot's suit.

Rift Herald

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