Blizzard sues Chinese mobile games studio for Warcraft infringement


Chinese mobile game studio Lilith Games is the target of a new lawsuit by Blizzard Entertainment for allegedly infringing on copyrighted material from the Warcraft universe. Lilith’s DOTA Legend, also known as Soul Clash, features rocket-riding goblins, blue Elves, and hefty minotaurs.

The suit was filed with the Taipei District prosecutor’s office. Blizzard COO Paul Sams said that such a move was necessary to protect IP rights: “We strongly believe that DOTA Legend infringes on our Warcraft and World of Warcraft copyrights and trademarks, and we are aggressively pursuing our options under the law to protect our content.”

In a bizarre twist, Lilith turned around and levied a lawsuit against US developer uCool for cloning DOTA Legend and passing it off as the title Heroes Charge. DOTA Legend is incredibly popular, climbing to the top of the region’s charts and accumulating as much as $1M per day of revenue.

[Source: Game Politics, Good Gear Guide, Pocket Gamer]
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