You got served: Blizzard sues StarCraft 2 cheaters
- — 19 October, 2010 08:13
Blizzard Entertainment has taken legal action against the programmers of cheat and hack software for StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, GameSpot reported today.
Blizzard seeks damages and "disgorgement" of any profits from the sale of the hacks, reports GameSpot, naming the hackers that go by online pseudonyms "Permaphrost" and "Cranix" from Canada and "Linuxawesome" from Peru.
Blizzard declined to comment, saying the publisher doesn't comment on legal matters, but a Blizzard spokesperson did point out one such case in which the StarCraft publisher won in the past. In a countersuit filed against MDY Industries, LLC., a U.S. district court judge ruled in favor of Blizzard -- aka "The Glider" case, a suit about the Gilder bot program that ran World of Warcraft, Blizzard says, with "little or no player input."
Blizzard also banned more than 5,000 StarCraft 2 players on September 14 for cheating.