Riot Games is planning legal action after League of Legends was hit by a number of DDoS attacks.

A post on the game’s forums states that a handful of players have been attacking the servers to kill games that were in progress.

“They’re doing this through a form of Distributed Denial of Service attack and not a hack,” it reads.

“As of yesterday’s hotfix, we’ve put some changes in place that prevent games from dying. Players in a targeted game will still experience lag and possibly be disconnected, but the client should now be able to reconnect to the game automatically and resume where it left off.

“To spell this out a little, if your client suddenly lags and presents you with a ‘connecting screen’ you should allow it to try its magic and reconnect you to the game. When it is successful this will allow you to rejoin the battle much quicker without reloading the client.”

Riot was in the process of identifying those responsible, who would be removed from the service permanently and charged where possible.

“When someone’s intentionally ruining the experience of other players, we take it very seriously,” said Riot.