The company accuses Destiny 2 streamer known as MiffysWorld of repeatedly using cheats, infringing copyrights, and harassing the studio's employees.
Bungie has filed a lawsuit against Destiny 2 streamer Luca Leone, known on Twitch as MiffysWorld. The studio accuses the player of repeatedly using cheats, infringing copyrights, and harassing the studio's employees.
As spotted by The Game Post, in the lawsuit which was filed last week, the company claims that the streamer has "repeatedly made threats targeting Bungie and its employees." For instance, in early July, Leone posted a tweet saying that he was ready to set fire to the Bungie headquarters in Washington and later advised the studio employees to keep their "doors locked."
The defendant also directly threatened Dylan Gafner, one of Bungie’s community managers, on several occasions. In May, the streamer tweeted that he was moving into a house that was only a 30-minute drive from the Bungie employee. He later added that Gafner was no longer safe as a result.
The lawsuit also claims that the streamer had been repeatedly banned from playing Destiny 2 as he had been using cheat software. In total, the defendant has created 13 different Bungie accounts to bypass blocking. The studio blocked them all while counting each ban as a separate violation of the license agreement.
During further investigation, the company also found out that Leone operates on a selling forum called OGUsers, where he sells Destiny 2 social media accounts and emblems, so he was also accused of violating the company’s copyrights.
The company says that all of Leone’s copyright infringement was "willful" and the amount for damages will be proven at trial, or alternatively Bumgie is seeking statutory damages of $150,000 from the streamer for each copyrighted work infringed. In addition, Bungie expects to recover damages from each time the streamer used cheat software – $ 2,500 per violation.