League of Legends goes after cheat providers, wins $10 million settlement


"We apologize for any pain we've caused to players of League of Legends".

LeagueSharp "injects assemblies", or scripts, into LoL for a $15 subscription fee.

It was reported that LeagueSharp, through its charges for its cheating tools, was earning monthly revenues that reach hundreds of thousands of dollars from tens of thousands of subscribers.

The suit, first filed last August, was concluded in January.

LeagueSharp has for always been behind a subscription-based illegitimate system, granting members unfair advantage in 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".

According to a report on Engadget, the settlement means that LeagueSharp must now pay Riot Games $10 million and give Riot control over its websites. 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. In addition, the court forced the people behind LeagueSharp to hand over the control of all its websites and services to Riot Games. Additionally, all of LeagueSharp's software has been banned.

For starters, there's the huge payout that Riot Games will be receiving, which should work well to deter future attempts at restarting the business. This hampers the gameplay experience of legitimate players who get matched into such games.