U.S. Court Dismisses Wargaming's Claims Against Former World Of Tanks: Blitz Developers

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor January 27, 2021
Share:

Ten months ago, we learned that Wargaming was suing a developer consisting primarily of former employees who had worked on World of Tanks: Blitz, claiming that "Blitz Team" (or "BlitzTeam") had infringed upon its copyright and trademarks. The company has since changed its name to Press Fire Games, and the suit has been dismissed in the United States, but Wargaming continues to press its claims.

As GamesIndustry.biz reports, Wargaming contends that Press Fire is using "source code of its proprietary engine to build its debut game Battle Prime." Judge Cormac J. Carney stated that, despite Wargaming having offices in the U.S., both companies are based out of Belarus, and thus the U.S. has "little interest in adjudicating this suit."

In a follow-up statement, Wargaming told GI.biz that its "main objective is to protect its rights" and that it is going to appeal the order. The developer has five other lawsuits pending in Belarus against Press Fire, whose game was removed from the Google Play Store as a result of these events.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (3)

Cloak 11 months ago
If Election fraud can be dismissed by the courts. This is a spec of dust to them.

TreadHead 1 year ago
"Press Fire is using “source code of its proprietary engine to build its debut game Battle Prime.”
That does sound pretty serious but why did they file in the US if they are both from Belarus?

1 year ago
Special addendum, just for rickshaw should he happen to view this: In America, we refer to individual game companies as singular entities (which, y'know, they are). Thus it's "Wargaming has," not "Wargaming have" :)


You May Enjoy

Cryptic Studios Moves Neverwinter’s Dragonbone Vale Console Release Up To February 1

Cryptic Studios Moves Neverwinter’s Dragonbone Vale Console Release Up To February 1

Getting content a week early is always good, right?

By QuintLyn Bowers - 16 hours ago
Final Fantasy XIV Oceania Data Center Is Officially Live And A Lot Of Us Got Buffs As 6.08 Launches

Final Fantasy XIV Oceania Data Center Is Officially Live And A Lot Of Us Got Buffs As 6.08 Launches

Transfers are live later tonight if you want to move!

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 day ago
Get A Massive Erection By Constructing A Great Wonder In Atlas

Get A Massive Erection By Constructing A Great Wonder In Atlas

And amass greater booty with a new low-tier ship!

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Brawlhalla Announces Esports Year Seven Featuring The "Largest Fighting Game Prize Pool In The World"

Brawlhalla Announces Esports Year Seven Featuring The "Largest Fighting Game Prize Pool In The World"

The 2022 season includes a prize pool of $1,320,000!

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Lost Ark Video Offers Look At Sailing, And No, It Isn't Just About Fast-Travel

Lost Ark Video Offers Look At Sailing, And No, It Isn't Just About Fast-Travel

It’s more than just a way to travel between continents.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - FPS Game Spectacular: Valorant, Fortnite, LEAP, and More! Ep 496

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - FPS Game Spectacular: Valorant, Fortnite, LEAP, and More! Ep 496

We've got a LOT of FPS game news this week, including a new one on the horizon!

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways