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Riot Games and Moonton Reach Global Settlement, Resolving Legal Disputes

Riot Games, the developer behind the popular MOBA title League of Legends, has finally dropped their lawsuit with Moonton, the developers behind the mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, following a lengthy legal dispute that has been ongoing since mid-2017.

As per a recent statement from Moonton, a global settlement has been achieved following extensive rounds of communication, with both parties officially signing the settlement agreement, bringing the matter to a close.

The dispute between the two gaming giants initially started when Riot Games reached out to Google and Apple and claimed that the Moonton title, which was then called ‘Mobile Legends: 5v5 MOBA’, should be taken down from the respective app stores for copyright infringement. In response, Moonton removed the game and later reintroduced it under the name ‘Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’.

After this incident, Riot filed a lawsuit against Moonton in July 2017, alleging that Mobile Legends had replicated elements from their flagship MOBA.

The US court dismissed this case, asserting that the dispute should be addressed in a Chinese court instead.

In May 2022, Riot Games resumed legal action against Moonton, alleging that MLBB contains content that closely resembled elements from both League of Legends and Wild Rift. However, this case was also dismissed by the US court.

In April 2024, a statement from Moonton confirmed that the prolonged legal disputes had come to an end following a global settlement. However, the specific details of the settlement have not yet been disclosed.

Sonu Banerjee
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