Footballer Edgar Davids wins lawsuit over League of Legends skin

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 14, 2017

Former professional soccer player Edgar Davids won a lawsuit against Riot Games alleging that a character skin in League of Legends used his likeness.

According to Kotaku, the court found that the "Striker Lucian" skin, which turns the character into a dreadlocked, goggle-clad soccer star, bore too much of a resemblance to Davids. What made them particularly displeased was the fact that back in 2014, Davids tweeted to thank Riot for making a skin that looks pretty much like him.

The former Netherlands worldwide was capped 74 times by his country and played for a number of huge clubs including Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, and Barnet.

Although Davids had a fairly solid case in court, what with a tweet from an actual Riot Games employee back in 2014 blatantly stating that the Striker Lucian skin was based off of Edgar Davids -which has since been deleted - it did draw up from questions regarding his posts from way back 2014 where he pokes some fun and admiration at the comparison, seemingly bothered. The bone of contention was the League of Legends Striker Lucian skin.

According to Het Parool, the judge on the case said Davids had a right to protect his likeness given his "silent popularity". The Riot Games defence was based on insisting that the likeness between Davids and the character skin wasn't enough to warrant this lawsuit. Do you think he will stop with Riot Games?

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