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Retired Dutch soccer player wins lawsuit against Riot Games

Retired Dutch soccer player wins lawsuit against Riot Games”

League of Legends players have been very quick to point out that not only has Davids been aware of the skin since its release way back in 2014, but that he also thanked Riot for the tribute. Davids believes that Striker Lucian's dreads and eyewear evoke associations with him as the LoL champion looked exactly like the footballer in his playing days.

Riot Games introduced the Strike Lucian skin into the game in June 2014, ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Davids sued Riot Games in his home country of the Netherlands for blatantly using his likeness as one of the MOBA's premium skins, titled "Striker Lucian". At the time, Riot QA Analyst Hether "Baconhawk" Jones tweeted that the skin was inspired directly by Davids. Clearly, the court begged to differ, and now the studio must reveal how much cash the skin made before handing over a percentage of the profits to Davids.

League of Legends has hundreds if not thousands of skins created for the game, some have easter eggs and are specifically designed to not necessarily represent characters from other games but there is no doubt similarities, which makes purchasing the skins that much more better.

According to the Dutch website Het Parool (which was later translated by PC Gamer), Davids was successful in his lawsuit.

Despite its defense that it was unlikely fans would mistake the fictional character for the real-life Davids, Riot was unsuccessful.



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