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Mobile Legends Publishers Are Getting Sued By Riot Games

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Mobile Legends is a game that you can’t run away from, and chances are, one of your friends (or colleagues) is a hardcore player. You won’t be surprised to browse through your Facebook news feed and find someone sharing a gameplay video, or whenever they unlock a new character. In SEA especially, you can find teenagers spending hours at coffee shops with a powerbank in hand.

In the lawsuit filed by Riot Games, they mentioned that the games: Magic Rush: Heroes, Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang are “Infringing Games”. Riot said that Moonton have infringed their copyrights and trademarks including: Identical Battlefield, Exact appearance of various objects, monsters and non-player character, copied logos and banners.

The logo is where all the problem starts. Both use similar fonts and they’re on shield backdrops, hmm I wonder if they could just be a bit more creative. Let’s have a look on the battlefield in Mobile Legends. You can see clear similarities between textures, terrain designs, color schemes, and the locations of nearly every single objective from Summoner’s Rift in the Mobile Legends counterpart.

League of Legends’ Summoner’s Rift (Left) alongside Mobile Legends’ battlefield (Right)

The facebook page of MLBB has released an official statement regarding the circulating issue.

In their statement, Moonton said that the copyright of the game Mobile Legends has already been registered and protected in multiple countries all over the world. They also added that they have independent intellectual property rights.

In the final paragraph of their statement, Moonton said that they will pursue legal actions for the media and competitors who have spread unreal information and rumors against them.

Source: Yugatech/DoteSports

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