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Blizzard Entertainment is suing a cheating service for $8.7 million

March 15,2017 23:26

Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Diablo and Heroes of the Storm, filed a motion against the creators and sellers of several cheating services that target multiple Blizzard games. They're asking for $8 ...


Image: Jae C. Hong/AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Kellen Beck2017-03-15 18:02:26 UTC
Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Diablo and Heroes of the Storm, filed a motion against the creators and sellers of several cheating services that target multiple Blizzard games. They're asking for $8.7 million in damages.
Blizzard filed the lawsuit in July against the cheating company Bossland, which openly sells software that runs bots in several different games, allowing players to farm gold and experience or otherwise hack games to give players advantages that Blizzard says ruin the integrity of the game. In a motion filed Monday obtained by TorrentFreak, Blizzard asked that Bossland cease its operations in relation to Blizzard games and said it is seeking the minimum in damages for Bossland's repeated instances of copyright infringement, totaling over $8.5 million, or rather $8.7 million with attorneys' fees and other costs.
Blizzard evaluates each sale of Bossland's products at a minimum $200 in damages against Blizzard. Multiply $200 by the 42,818 times Bossland's Blizzard-related products have been sold and you have your $8.5 million.
Bossland's current available products that affect Blizzard games are Hearthbuddy (Hearthstone bot), Demonbuddy (Diablo 3 bot) and Honorbuddy (World of Warcraft bot).

The Honorbuddy product for Blizzard's 'World of Warcraft.'Image: bosslandThere are also two products for Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, Watchover Tyrant and Stormbuddy, that are currently unavailable.
Bossland additionally offers bot services for Pokémon Go, Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, Path of Exile, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Neverwinter.

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