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Riot Games Sues Creators Of Mobile Legends

The League Of Legends creator is alleging copyright infringement

It’s not a great day for Shanghai Moontoon Technology, the mobile developer responsible for the highly popular MOBA Mobile Legends. Riot Games, the people behind League Of Legends, have filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly infringing on their copyright for multiple mobile games. The company says that three notable games: Magic Rush: Heroes, Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA, and Mobile Legends: Bang bang had a “vast array of elements that were directly and deliberately appropriated from LoL, including but not limited to LoL’s characters, artwork, map designs, and unit and monster designs.”

The lawsuit also alleges that despite being contacted about Riot about the games, Moontoon simply made modest changes to the game while keeping a keeping the majority of the properties largely the same in a display of overt gamesmanship.

The 44-page lawsuit, which was filed in Central District Court of California, includes numerous pictures of characters and abilities which Riot says was lifted wholesale from their game.

In response, Shanghai Moontoon Technology has posted a response on Riot’s accusations. You can read it in its entirety below:

 

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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4 Comments

  1. lumalabas talaga mga ganitong issues pag sumisikat na yong laro at dumadami ang player base sa isang look-alike na game haha 😀

  2. Athmosphere naman kasi ng laro halos parehong pareho sa LOL ins short para kang nag lalaro ng LOL sa cellphone. At isa pa pansin ko sa larong ito Ok lang lang kahit noobs ka maglaro basta maganda cellphone at malaks internet connection mananalo ka hahahaha.

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