League of Legends developer has taken legal action against three mobile games for copyright infringement; and everyone can see why. The three games in question – Mobile Legends: 5V5 MOBA, Mobile Legends: Bang bang, and Magic Rush: Heroes – clearly use LoL assets and don’t even try to hide the fact.
Riot isn’t suddenly taking action against the games either. The company has tried, unsuccessfully, to get the games removed from both the Google Play and Apple App stores. Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA was taken down for a short while, but later reappeared as Mobile Legends: Bang bang.
Mobile Legends is somewhat more of an offender in this case than Magic Rush. Ripping off the entire Summoners Rift and even the fonts of the game title.
The lawsuit claims that the offending games have made hundreds of thousands – and potentially millions – of dollars by copying LoL. And it’s impossible to see how the court could see this as anything other than a clear cut case of copyright infringement. Although that probably won’t stop mobile games from continuing to copy Riot’s work for their own profit.
[Source: Dot esports]
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