Riot Games sues Vietnamese studio over alleged copyright violation

Imba is accused of using Teamfight Tactics like elements in their “I Am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight” game.
Similarities between Teamfight Tactics and I am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight is undeniable.

Last Thursday, Riot Games filed a complaint, accusing Vietnamese mobile games developer Imba of overstepping its copyright.

After Imba denied infringement claims following Riot Games’ cease-and-desist, Riot has taken the matter to court, requesting that sales in I Am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight be blocked. According to Polygon, Riot Games demanded $150,000 per instance of infringement.

Imba’s game has, according to Riot Games’ accusations, duplicated its characters and tweaked them with just a little bit (giving them very similar names, designs, and origins).

Within the lawsuit, exemplifying Riot’s claims are images of Imba’s character Tomee, the Hasty Scout compared against Riot’s Teemo the Swift Scout, Vy compared with Vi, and so on.

Riot has also noted that the title I am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight is a reference to Riot’s Teamfight Tactics.

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