Some of the Global ++ members are named, including reported leader Ryan Hunt and YouTube promoter Alen Hundur. There are also 20 anonymous members who have not been identified so far
Global ++ did not directly answer the allegations, but it responded to the lawsuit by taking down its website and Discord servers. It said that it was shutting down "indefinitely" to honor its "legal obligations."
As with other lawsuits against cheaters, some aspects of Niantic's lawsuit could prove controversial. While Global ++ clearly did not have permission to modify Niantic's apps, some have questioned whether game studios are actually losing revenue due to cheaters. That's especially true in games like Pokémon Go which are not focused on a heated real-time competition. There is little doubt that cheaters can sour the experience, though, and Niantic may feel that a lawsuit could deter other would-be cheat users