Skillz recordsdata go well with towards Voodoo as a part of its ongoing bot battle


Months after Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise stated the cellular gaming platform was not achieved combating towards bots, the corporate has now filed one other lawsuit. This time the corporate is suing Voodoo, the corporate behind cellular apps reminiscent of “Blitz – Win Money.” The grievance alleges that Voodoo falsely advertises its video games as being skill-based whereas utilizing bots to repair in-game outcomes. Skillz’s go well with additionally claims that the corporate has misplaced costumers in its personal video games because of the actions of Voodoo.

Summing up the grievance, Skillz claims that Voodoo is utilizing bots to repair the end result of in-game tournaments, and that the corporate is falsely claiming in its promoting that its Blitz recreation was solely performed towards human opponents. It additionally says that Voodoo’s claims to not revenue on the end result of matches and to be accessible solely to customers 21 or older. To cite the grievance: “All of those statements—and numerous others made by Voodoo each on its cellular utility and elsewhere—are false and deceptive.”

Paradise stated within the firm’s Could earnings name, “Skillz will proceed to fight the misleading utilization of bots till systemic fraud in our trade is eradicated. Making a fairer future in gaming is sweet for shoppers, our trade, in addition to for Skillz.” In line with the grievance, Skillz claims damages on account of Voodoo’s alleged habits: “On account of Voodoo’s false and deceptive statements and use of bots, Skillz has misplaced clients (together with potential clients) and has been broken, together with by means of misplaced market share, income, and earnings.”

Skillz settled its patent infringement lawsuit towards AviaGames in Could, with the previous being awarded $42.9 million by the jury. As a part of that lawsuit, Skillz pointed to alleged makes use of of bots by AviaGames to defraud gamers, which has prompted a federal investigation into Avia’s actions. Skillz has additionally sued Papaya Gaming, additionally for the alleged use of bots in video games marketed as “skills-based.”