Activision-Blizzard suing cheat provider EngineOwning
Activision-Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against cheat provider EngineOwning, a company based in Germany that has been distributing World of Warcraft cheats. Activision-Blizzard is not the first company to take legal action against cheat providers, having previously sued Boss land and Crazy Aim. The company has repeatedly sent cease and desist letters, which were ignored by both companies. The lawsuit is the result of a legal process, and Activision-Blizzard will have a chance to get its way.
In addition to suing cheat providers, Activision is also suing players who use cheat providers in the games. The complaint is names engineowning.to UG and CMN Holdings S.A. and six named individuals. There are also fifty ‘Doe’ defendants.
EO (Engine Owning) is a website dedicated to the distribution of cheat software
Engine Owning is a website that has been active since 2014 and specializes in the distribution of cheat software. They primarily provide cheats for the games Battlefield and Call of Duty. They offer cheats that include aimbots, automatic firing, and revealing other players’ locations. The company charges EUR4.5 for a three-day trial or EUR140 for three months.
Activision has filed a lawsuit against EngineOwning for allegedly manufacturing and selling cheat software. It also allegedly marketed in-game cheats for games such as Call of Duty. The company also allegedly developed paid services that enabled players to use cheats that had been developed by others. engineering also offers cheats for other games such as Titanfall.
Agents are required to sell cheats on behalf of EO
EO is a German-based organization that has been at the center of a legal battle between Activision and cheating software developers. In a recent lawsuit, Activision filed claims against dozens of individuals for violating their software terms, wire fraud, and RICO violations. They claim that the entire operation amounts to a criminal conspiracy.
Activision also wants a permanent injunction against EO’s cheats and its software. EO’s software enables its users to “hide” their cheating and pass as legitimate player. Furthermore, it sells hardware ID spoofer software that allows its users to circumvent hardware-based bans in games. These programs have been linked to tens of thousands of breaches.