Riot, the company behind League of Legends, has increased its efforts to combat imitative mobile apps. Riot Games is now completely owned by Tencent, and the company has released a mobile version of their popular MOBA. On Monday, May 9, Riot Games filed a new lawsuit against ByteDance in the United States District Court against ByteDance or Moonton Studios, the creators of “Mobile Legends.”
Moonton was previously sued in 2017, alleging that Mobile Legends plagiarised some aspects of their game “League of Legends.” Nevertheless, the court dropped the case because it considered the case might be managed differently in China, and Riot Games ended up winning the lawsuit. This time, the LOL devs appear to be serious, which might cause a major sensation for the Mobile Legends fans.
Riot Games filed a new lawsuit against ByteDance
League of Legends was originally published in the Americas in 2021. Since its launch in 2009, League of Legends has attracted millions of gamers from all around the world. The existence of professional LoL tournaments, events, clubs and collegiate leagues demonstrates the game’s immense popularity. Several videos, advertising images, marketing banner concepts, and in-game cosmetics are among the references made in the file.
In many ways, including the game meta, Mobile Legends is quite similar to LOL; the only difference is the compatible devices. It has similar gameplay, a leveling system, and a tonne of other features. Moonton allegedly steal Riot’s video game features when it was upgraded over time, according to the most recent lawsuit. “Moonton duplicated the game’s promotional materials when Riot modified them. Moonton also replicated Riot’s new trailer when it was published. For Riot, this is a crucial issue.”
Riot stated, “Moonton, for example, presented an upcoming esports event two weeks ago with a clear knockoff of music composed by Riot songwriters and cherished by League gamers. We give countless other thorough corner comparisons between Riot’s innovations and Moonton’s duplicates in the file and its showcases. So Riot is fully prepared to bring the evidence to the court and put an end to the copying.