Riot Games continues its efforts to eliminate League of Legends mobile clones. The company from Shanghai was sued once again.
This was the case in 2018 when Moonton studio offered Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA. Then it ended with the victory of the creators of LoL and the payment of compensation of 2.9 million dollars.
Last year, League of Legends: Wild Rift, a mobile adaptation of the popular production from Riot itself, hit the market. Although only in the testing phase, the game quickly gained considerable popularity, which – as you can guess – interested the followers.
So Moonton entered the “arena” again, apparently not concluding the first defeat in court. Now we are talking about the game called Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, which is only on iOS in the top 100 of the most popular strategies.
Riot calls it a “minimally modified version” of the aforementioned 2018 Mobile Legends. “Moonton has updated MLBB to explicitly copy Wild Rift elements, continuing the deliberate appropriation of intellectual property, ” the lawsuit, so far filed in the US, reads.
The legal department in the American company (which, however, belongs to the Chinese Tencent, which certainly helps in the local courts) has its hands full. In January, a Vietnamese studio was sued for cloning Teamfight Tactics, another League of Legends-based game.