by ADAM ESCOBEDO
On August 11, 2016, the company behind League of Legends (LoL), Riot Games, filed a lawsuit against LeagueSharp (L#). Riot is charging L# with “Traffic in circumvention devices, international interference with contractual relations, and unfair competition”. L# is the world’s largest League of Legends hacker and bot service. Players would pay $15 a month to use the service. It would notify the players when to change, not use it, and update the software. For $50 a month the player gets a botting service that allows the player to have automatic multiple accounts at the same time. When these accounts level up, they are sold to other players. “Among other things, [LeagueSharp] enables its users to abuse LoL by allowing them to, for example, see hidden information; ‘automate’ gameplay to perform in the game with enhanced or inhuman accuracy; and accumulate levels, experience and items at a rate that is not possible for a normal human player,” according to the lawsuit.