Riot Games filed a lawsuit against Moonton, the makers of Mobile Legends for all the obvious reasons

By Kurtis Chan on Jul 11, 2017

If you own a smartphone, there is a high chance that you have Mobile Legends: Bang Bang installed in it, and it might not be there for long. Riot Games, the developer of the popular MOBA title, League of Legends, is suing Shanghai Moonton Technology, the makers of Mobile Legends for copyright infringement.

Playing Mobile Legends for the first time already reminds me of League of Legends, the way the map was designed, the placement of bush around the map, it all reeks of League of Legends. Riot Games is not only filing a lawsuit for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, but also Magic Rush: Heroes and Mobile Legends: 5V5 MOBA, according to the lawsuit filed in the Central District Court of California, USA last week.

Here are some of the evidence provided by Riot Games to support their claims:

Mobile Legends:

Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit
Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit

Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit
Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit

Magic Rush: Heroes

Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit
Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit

Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit
Image taken from Riot Games' Lawsuit

Before filing the lawsuit against Moonton, Riot Games tried to contact Google Play Store and Apple App Store to remove both Mobile Legends and Magic Rush: Heroes. Moonton initially removed Mobile Legends: 5V5 MOBA from both app stores, but they soon brought back the same game with a different name, which is now known as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Its no surprise that Riot Games will file a lawsuit as Moonton has potentially made hundreds of thousands of dollars, or even millions of dollars by replicating League Of Legends into a mobile game.

No one knows what will happen to Moonton and their highly popular titles until a decision is made by the court. Mobile Legends fans, just be prepared as the game might cease to exist later on.

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Kurtis Chan
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Assistant Editor at Gamehubs who is an e-Sports enthusiast (mainly on League of Legends and Overwatch). Still saving up for a PS4.....
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