“After more than two years of operation and many talks later with Riot Games to both pursue our right to operate and our customer’s right to play League of Legends as they chose, we did not prevail in the suit and have been ordered to cease our operations,” wrote finndev, the co-creator of EloBuddy.
EloBuddy was a subscription based service that allows paying customers to use scripting programs in League of Legends that give players information or hacks that allow them to execute highly mechanical maneuvers. Popular examples of these scripts include indicators of auto-attack and spell ranges, or scripts that assist in incredibly precise player movement.
Riot Games has lately cracked down on scripting services like these, which go against the terms of service. Players caught using such programs are often banned or suspended, though services like EloBuddy have been developing ways to avoid detection. Riot was awarded $10 million in a separate lawsuit against another scripting service called LeagueSharp, which was also forced to shut down.
The operators behind EloBuddy don’t appear to be completely out of the game, though. According to a screenshot of a post from finndev in the EloBuddy discord server, the service will continue with Counter Strike: Global offensive and other games.