With LeagueSharp charging $15 a month for use of its scripting services and $50 a month for the ability to automate multiple League of Legends accounts, the site was siphoning off potentially thousands of dollars from League players looking to cheat the system.
LeagueSharp, a subscription based service that provided cheating bots, has been ordered to pay the creators of LoL a hefty $10 million fine, a permanent ban to play current and future Riot titles, remove their software, and hand over their related websites to Riot Games.
Fear not, League of Legends fans.
"Riot is informed and believes, and on that basis alleges, that tens of thousands of people now subscribe to LeagueSharp, and that defendants generate hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in connection with LeagueSharp", the complaint said. According to Engadget, LeagueSharp reportedly attacked Riot's servers and revealed the personal information of a Riot Games employee. Technically, LeagueSharp closed down in January, but the terms of the suit's settlement have only been disclosed now. 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. Leaguesharp was a scripting/hacking service providing its clients with unfair advantages in-game.
With the victory of Riot Games, players who have experienced going up against cheaters on League of Legends will hopefully see the chance of such incidents happening be reduced dramatically.
Some anti-cheating initiatives are more successful than others, but for them to succeed, perhaps the most important factor is that the player community should remain vigilant in fighting back against cheaters.