Following the impending court case between Valve, Blizzard, and defendant Longtu Game and Lilith Games, the mobile game known translated as “Legend of DOTA” was taken off the Apple App Store in China today. According to the game operators, they are speaking to Apple regarding the issue, and asked players not to believe online rumours. Current players are unable to make in-app purchases.
An official announcement was made, claiming the game app was taken down due to “unknown errors”, and the team hopes “Legend of DOTA” will be made available again as soon as possible. Players are now rewarded with 200 diamonds (cash currency), with more compensation to be given once the issue is “resolved”. With China strengthening IP laws, hopefully the game will remain buried.