Riot sues NetEase over alleged Valorant clone

Riot Games is filing lawsuits against publisher NetEase over its 5v5 mobile shooter Hyper Front, which Riot’s lawyers say is a clone of its Valorant shooter. (opens in a new tab) Riot filed lawsuits in the legal systems of several countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, and Singapore, seeking to prevent NetEase from distributing Hyper Front and seeking monetary damages.

Valorant has a mobile version of its own in development, though a release date has yet to be announced. Rumors have said 2024, although no evidence of that has been received.

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