Riot Games has made a main declaration relating to the accusations from an ex-girlfriend of among the artists dealing with the League of Legends team. Stephanie Dorris alleges that a League of Legends artist understood merely as John based the brand-new character, Seraphine, on her likeness that makes her unpleasant. Riot Games has clarified that the staff member in concern no longer works for them which Seraphine wasn’t based upon any particular individual. League of Legends is offered to play for complimentary today on PC and Mac.

” Some people have actually pointed out League’s latest champion, Seraphine, and mentioned how similar she is to me. I’m uncomfortable with the resemblances and I think she might have been based on me,” said Stephanie in a recent Twitter thread. “In 2019, I had a relationship with a Riot worker. He ‘d joke about making content based off me … this year, Seraphine was released and the similarities began to build up. Besides her look and name, her drawings appeared like mine, her photos and poses looked comparable to mine, and she ‘joined’ K/DA on my birthday.”

” This has actually been really unpleasant and destructive to me, particularly because she’s been controversial – either people hate her guts or defend her passionately. I haven’t had the ability to delight in the video game considering that her release and it’s affected my personal life.”

Riot Games was fast to launch the following declaration after Stephanie’s accusations: “Seraphine was independently created by Riot Games and was not based on any individual, including Ms. Dorris. In addition, the former employee Ms. Dorris is referring to left Riot more than a year back and was in a department and function that has no input whatsoever into the innovative design procedure. We take all claims of misappropriation seriously and instantly examined Ms. Dorris’ claims accusation after getting a legal demand letter from her attorney last month.

“We confirmed that her claim of being the basis for Seraphine does not have merit, communicated this to her lawyer, and invited him to even more talk about the realities with us. We are still waiting for a response,” said the Riot Games statement.