It will definitely be interesting to see how this one plays out. The company promised its attendees that it will easy to find the legendary Pokemon.
Following Pokemon GO Chicago Fest debacle, Niantic announced that four out of the seven live events planned for this summer across Europe had been pushed into fall. A Chicago-based attorney has confirmed to Polygon that a lawsuit has been filed seeking to reimburse travel expenses for GO players who had to pay more than just the $10 to attend last weekend's event. Held in Chicago, the event was created to be a celebration of the game and its community on its one-year anniversary, but severe technical issues including overloaded servers and cellular network congestion left players unable to login and participate.
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The suit says Niantic violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act by misleading attendees, as well as several California consumer protection laws. And as someone who loves both Pokemon in general and Pokemon GO on the whole, it's exasperating to watch them fail over and over to come up with anything compelling to do with this game.
"The issue is, what was promised, what was the incentive that people relied on and the representations that people relied on to buy a ticket and make travel plans and fly to Chicago to participate in this festival". "We're not seeking any relief with respect to the failure to get legendary Pokemon, because Niantic is offering that, but Niantic is not offering to refund people's travel expenses for coming to Chicago". Hopefully Niantic takes this into account in order to improve the quality of its servers for future events taking place a little better. Finally, Niantic has announced that non-European Pokémon will start to appear in "certain" cities across Europe. The developer has declined to comment on the situation, stating that "Niantic does not comment on pending legal matters".