A Californian courted has granted Blizzard autonomy to make a judgement against Bossland, a german bot maker who created a cheat engine which gives players an unfair advantage in Blizzard Games such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone.
The ruling comes after a German court granted Blizzard victory against Bossland, the German court stated that bots damage the game for legitimate players by providing an unfair advantage.
The Californian court awarded Blizzard a total of $8.7 million, which includes:
- Non-punitive, statutory damages – $8.5 million
- Attorneys’ fees – $174,872
- The costs of suit – $1,763