Riot Games is reportedly suing Vietnamese video game studio Imba Network for allegedly copying its League of Legends-inspired autobattler Teamfight Tactics, according to a lawsuit filed this past Thursday. The dispute was first reported by Polygon earlier this week.
Riot Games called I am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight, Imba Network’s title, a “knock-off” of TFT, according to Polygon’s report, allegedly copying a number of characteristics from the game. Some of these include character names, designs, and backstories, with few changes between the two titles.
The lawsuit showcases images from I am Hero character, Tomee, paired with shots from popular League champion Teemo. Tomee’s backstory and header are vastly similar to Teemo, with one letter or word separating the block of near word-for-word text in the game. Their epithets are also similar: Teemo is the Swift Scout, while Tomee is the Hasty Scout.