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: