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Blizzard Entertainment is suing a cheating service for $8.7 million

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Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of Overwatch , Hearthstone , World of Warcraft , Diablo and Heroes of the Storm, filed a motion {against the|contrary to the|from the} creators and sellers of several cheating services that target multiple Blizzard games. They’re {asking for|requesting|seeking} $8. 7 million in damages.

Blizzard filed the lawsuit in July {against the|contrary to the|from 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|to provide|to offer} players advantages that Blizzard says ruin the integrity of {the game|the overall 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|it really is|it’s} 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|services and products|products and services} at a minimum $200 in damages against Blizzard. Multiply $200 by the 42, 818 times Bossland’s Blizzard-related {products|services and products|products and services} have been sold and you have your $8. 5 million.

Bossland’s current available {products|services and products|products and services} 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. ‘

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There are also two products for Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm , Watchover Tyrant and Stormbuddy, {that are|which are|which can be} currently unavailable.

Bossland additionally offers bot services for Pokmon Go , Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn , Path of Exile , Star Wars: The Old Republic and Neverwinter .

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/03/15/blizzard-lawsuit-bots/