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Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer “Imba” for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise

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Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer “Imba” for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise – Riot Games is one of the biggest game publishers in the world. Riot is known for publishing the League of Legends Franchise which includes League of Legends, Wild Rift, TeamFight Tactics, and more games. Their recent FPS Edition is also making new heights in the FPS Games. As per news by Reuters, Riot Games sues Vietnamese Game developer “Imba” for copying its League of Legends aka LoL (TeamFight Tactics) Franchise. Here is everything about the matter.

Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer “Imba” for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise

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Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer “Imba” for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise

Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer "Imba" for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise
Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer “Imba” for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise

In a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, Riot said Imba Technology Co Ltd’s “I Am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight” lifts characters, text, and other features from “League of Legends,” which it says attracts more than 100 million players per month.

In 2020, Imba, a small mobile developer based in Vietnam but with affiliates, offices or employees in California and Delaware, released via the Google Play and Apple App Stores its own LoL knock-off, titled “I Am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight” (“I Am Hero” or the “Infringing Game”). The Infringing Game, whose title itself is an obvious reference to Riot’s “Teamfight Tactics” and features a roster of “heroes” that Imba deliberately designed to be substantially and confusingly similar to LoL’s champions. Specifically, many (if not all) of the “heroes” featured in the Infringing Game are characters that bear significant similarities to LoL champions, including in their character designs, names, abilities, and background stories (i.e., “lore”).

Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer “Imba” for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise

Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer "Imba" for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise

Indeed, in many instances, Imba lifted whole paragraphs of textual material verbatim from LoL, such as the “story” of “Qqtrox” (a character from the Infringing Game), which was copied directly from the LoL character “Aatrox,” as illustrated above. LoL is on the left, and the Infringing Game is on the right.

Riot Games sues Vietnamese game developer “Imba” for copying its LoL (TeamFight Tactics) franchise

You can read the full complaint here- CLICK HERE

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