Niantic is settling a class action lawsuit regarding last year’s infamous Pokémon GO Fest debacle. The company is paying $1,575,000 USD to refund attendees for travel expenses including airfare, hotels, parking, and even car rentals.
According to TechCrunch, attendees will be notified by e-mail. Those looking to claim a portion of the settlement must have checked into Pokémon GO Fest on their phone at the time of the event, and folks claiming more than $107 in expenses will have to show their receipts.Pokémon GO Fest, which was held last July in Chicago’s Grant Park, was about as close to a disaster as you could get. The fest was plagued by long queues and technical problems that kept players from getting into the game at all. When all was said and done, Pokémon GO Fest was ultimately dubbed a failure. Niantic gifted attendees with a free Lugia and $100 worth of PokeCoins.