A lawsuit filed past year by Riot Games against the subscription-based hacking service LeagueSharp has come to a close in the form of a $10 million settlement. "We apologize for any pain we've caused to players of League of Legends".
Riot says DivineSmurfs use promises of bonus game content to lure users into buying these accounts, which are impermissible under the game's terms of services, "and then leave players holding the bag when Riot discovers the theft".
LeagueSharp sold a number of subscriptions starting from just $15 a month that allowed players to quickly level characters without actually putting in any of the hard work. LeagueSharp was also said to have leaked the private information of a certain employee of Riot Games after the company tried to reach out to the cheating tool company for a settlement before heading into court.
As Engadget points out, the offenses committed by LeagueSharp extends beyond simply providing users with cheat tools for about $15 a month since it also reportedly made a decision to go on the offensive against Riot Games. An earlier report estimated that LeagueSharp fielded a massive League community, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue each month as well.
LeagueSharp's scripting services executed actions at a speed faster than is humanly possible. Riot was also granted ownership of Leaguesharp's website (though it's not clear what they'll be doing with it).
Along with a court-ordered ban on the software, and control of LeagueSharp websites.
- Excerpt from the complaint filed by Riot Games. Perhaps Blizzard is next, as they've been fighting to shut down Overwatch cheat sites since its inception.