Riot Games revealed in this forum thread that its MOBA game League of Legends had recently been the victim of a DDoS attack at the hands of a handful of very naughty players. The company said that a recent hotfix has taken care of some of the trouble and has kept the game from dying, though the company admitted that players in a targeted game session will still experience some lag and possible disconnection. Still, the game will reconnect and pick up where it left off if that happens, they say.
Riot also claims that steps have been taken to identify the attackers, who will eventually be removed from the service permanently.
"Additionally we are pursuing legal avenues and working with the proper authorities," said Riot. "We’re doing everything we can to implement short- and long-term solutions to fight these types of activities. When someone’s intentionally ruining the experience of other players, we take it very seriously."
We'll have more on this story as it develops.