December 2, 2022

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League of Legends developer suing Cell Legends for copyright

Riot Video games, the developer driving MOBA League of Legends, is suing ByteDance’s Shanghai Moonton Engineering Co. LTD, the developer driving MOBA Cellular Legends for copyright.

The lawsuit, which was filed by Riot’s parent enterprise Tencent, reads: “This motion seeks to stop Moonton from continuing its deliberate and sustained marketing campaign to free journey on Riot’s really precious legal rights in the cellular video match League of Legends: Wild Rift and connected written content.” The business goes on to phone Moonton’s approach “blatant copying”.

League of Legends: Wild Rift Announcement Trailer

The lawsuit continues, “Around the many years, as Riot current its video sport, Moonton would copy it. When Riot up to date the game’s marketing resources, Moonton copied them. And when Riot unveiled a new trailer, Moonton copied it. This is a significant problem for Riot.

“Moonton has utilized its copyist ways to produce and sector its mobile video clip recreation, Cell Legends: Bang Bang, which competes with Wild Rift making use of Riot’s individual extensive, expressive material in Wild Rift by itself as well as its trailers, promotional products, and other articles.”

Within the submitted lawsuit, Tencent shared quite a few pictures comparing the two games’ logos, characters and a lot more. And there is truly no denying it, the two video games are remarkably equivalent. So, let us dive on in (Be sure to notice, all images are courtesy of Riot and Tencent).

Down below are the logos from the two game titles. The initially League of Legends brand was adjusted in 2019 to a new, gold based mostly and strongly fonted on. Just around a year later, Moonton then did the same, with Tencent highlighting the Cellular Legends’ “format, promintent use of the phrase ‘Legends’ and gold font” as becoming basically the exact as the new LOL brand.


League of Legends Logos

Cell Legends Logos

Now on to the people. Below we can see Riot’s unique champion, Ahri, in the two Wild Rift (2020) and League of Legends (2018). This character layout is related to the Moonton’s artwork for the hero Guinevere’s ‘Psion of Tomorrow’ skin that arrived only past month. In addition to on the lookout alike, Tencent also statements these people perform in a very similar way.


Ahri (LOL) and Guinevere (ML)

In the meantime, here is Riot’s first League of Legends champion, Zac, circa 2013, up coming to Moonton’s 2021 hero Gloo. Tencent states, “Both equally element the identical magenta, purple, and black colour plan, unique clawed hands, and comparable human body designs. The two people also share comparable walks, assaults, characteristics, and capabilities in the game titles.”


Zac (LOL) and Gloo (ML)

Lastly, just seem at this “Stargazer” weaponry from equally games…


Stargazer weapons (L – LOL/ R -ML)

Tencent has shared numerous much more comparisons these kinds of as the earlier mentioned in just the lawsuit and is searching for retribution from Moonton for the economical damages, service fees, costs it sustains, and as nicely any gains, earnings, and benefits acquired by Moonton in the United States as a final result of its functions of infringement.