Niantic gets sued for Pokemon Go fest fiasco

Niantic recently celebrated Pokemon Go first anniversary by organizing a huge celebration at Chicago Grant Park, where they invited Pokemon Go player’s from all over the US as well as other countries promising rare Pokemons, some rewards, training tips and many more but unfortunately things didn’t work out and the Fest turned into a disaster.

The game’s servers stopped working and no one was able to play the game as a result people started throwing bottle’s onto the stage saying “We want refunds”.

The company released an apology within a few hours mentioning that they would be refunding the ticket cost along with $100 in-app credit as well as giving legendary Pokemon Lugia to those who attended the Fest for free.

But things didn’t got over as a person name Jonathan Nortan who flew from California to Chicago just to attend the event frustrated, filled a lawsuit against the company Niantic for false advertisement.

According to the statement by Nortan’s lawyer 20-30 other people have joined the lawsuit requesting monetary compensation for their travel expenses.


Author: Bhumik Grover

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