Last year’s Pokémon Go Fest, which was held in Chicago, was a disaster with huge queues, game crashes, and internet connectivity failures, all of which meant the game was virtually unplayable at the event. Niantic quickly announced that they would be refunding the price of tickets and also giving attendees $100 of in-game currency, but some fans were still left out of pocket as they had booked hotels or travelled to the festival.
A class action suit brought by disgruntled players has now been settled to the tune of $1,575,000. Attendees can claim up to $107 in expenses, or more if they have receipts for travel or hotel bookings. Any money that is not claimed will be split between two charities, Illinois Bar foundation and the nonprofit organisation Chicago Run.