US judge tells Riot to take League of Legends lawsuit to China

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A US judge has dismissed Riot Games’ lawsuit against Shanghai Moonton (opens in new tab) over the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang mobile game, saying the dispute between the two companies should be resolved in China.

The order to dismiss the case (opens in new tab) was granted following the filing of a forum non conveniens (opens in new tab) motion by Shanghai Moonton—effectively a request to have the case moved to a more appropriate court. Riot opposed the motion on three separate points, including China’s “evidentiary and Covid-19 travel restrictions,” but the judge in the case rejected all three arguments.