“MOBILE LEGENDS” developer Shanghai Moonton Technology recently faced accusations from rival company Riot Games that it had copied the overall interface of the hit “League of Legends” game.
Moonton officials denied the allegations and released an official statement on its Facebook page.
“Mobile Legends is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) that is developed by Moonton independently, and its copyright has already been registered and protected in multiple countries all over the world,“ the statement, posted on Tuesday, said.
“Mobile Legends and all the users will not be affected by these unreal reports and we will keep providing the best gameplay experience to players all over the world.”
The game developer also cautioned competitors and members of the media against spreading false information until the matter is resolved.
“Meanwhile, for some media and competitions who have spread the unreal information and rumors against us, we reserve the right to protect ourselves and pursue legal action,” it said.
As of this writing, the post has gone viral and been shared over 1,800 times on Facebook.