American game maker and publisher Riot Games is suing Hyper Front’s mobile game maker NetEase over its alleged copied version of Valorant. Riot Games alleges numerous resemblances between the two games, containing characters, locations, weapons, weapon skins, and charms, as well as comparisons to weapon stats. Riot Games filed a case on Hyper Front’s mobile game maker NetEase.
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Valorant is a game made and published by Riot Games for PC in the year 2020. The game has become very popular since its debut, and its esports scene is growing to current standards everyday. After the huge fame of League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile edition of LOL, Riot Games schedules to launch a mobile edition of the Valorant. Before to the launch of VALORANT Mobile, a game called Hyper Front was condemned of being a copied version of VALORANT, and Riot Games took legal action against it.
In one lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom, Riot has filed a case against NetEase, alleging Netease duplicated Valorants’ characters, maps, weapons, weapon skins, charms, and even weapon stats designs. As per the lawsuit, the Chinese Publisher NetEase mrevised Hyper Front to some extent after Riot’s copying lawsuits, but copyright infringement problems continued unsettled.
In a statement with Polygon, Riot Games lawyer Dan Nabel stated that they had filed lawsuits in numerous countries such as UK, Germany, Brazil, and Singapore. The claims vary considerably based on the country’s copyright laws. However, as per Nabel, all have been filed on the basis of Hyper Front being a “copy of substantial parts of Valorant,” as claimed by Riot’s lawyers in the UK filing.