Riot Games stated in the original lawsuit that Moonton had likely earned hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars from the games which clearly copied "League of Legends."
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However, the case was dismissed at the behest of the court as it could be heard more conveniently in China. Riot Games had originally filed the lawsuit in California in 2017 against Shanghai Moonton Technology Co.
In the lawsuit, Riot Games shared several images comparing their property, "League of Legends" to Moonton's "Mobile Legends." Other than the title, there were other clear indications that more than just coincidental similarities had occurred, including far too similar  "Some of the champions, their descriptions, their abilities, ability descriptions, the map, and other assets were strikingly similar," according to Dot Esports' report.
Sources have also told Dot Esports that the MOBA "King of Glory's" creators may partner with Riot and Tencent to sue Moonton for copyright infringement of their title, as well.
The awarded amount of about $2.9 million USD is coming at the loss of Moonton Technology's CEO, Xu Zhenhua over the game "Mobile Legends."
The lawsuit also included Moonton's "Magic Rush: Heroes," which had far too similar playable characters.
Tencent Holdings, the parent company of Riot Games, was awarded 19.4 million yuan in its lawsuit against Moonton Technology, according to a report from Dot Esports.
Tencent, based in Shenzhen, filed a separate lawsuit against Xu Zhenhua, according to a court document obtained by  Dot Esports. The original penalty was for the CEO to pay about $388,000 USD, before the court deemed this amount insufficient.