This South Korean cult videogame maker is taking on copycats in China

Customers at an internet cafe play online games in Beijing. Photographer:Nelson Ching/ Bloomberg

In The Legend of Mir, warriors and sorcerers battle creatures from an ancient universe. Now, WeMade Co.’s long-time videogame hit is at the center of a string of legal battles that could serve as a rallying cry for foreign companies harboring grievances against Chinese rivals.

Over the last three years, the South Korean studio’s chief executive officer, Henry Chang, has filed about 65 lawsuits in China, Singapore and South Korea against Chinese gaming studios, attempting to block what he alleges are unlicensed versions of his two-decade-old title.

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