What happened: Tencent has filed six new lawsuits against Bytedance, demanding the company to delete all “Honour of Kings” gameplay videos from the accounts of six specified users on Jinri Toutiao and Douyin.
It is also requesting Bytedance pay RMB 10.8 million (around $1.56 million) in damages, TechWeb reported.
Tencent says in the filing that the videos are a violation of its copyright for the hit mobile title.
This fresh round of lawsuits raises the number of game-related cases Tencent has brought against Bytedance to 15.
Why it’s important: Tencent has drastically increased the frequency of legal action against the owner of Douyin since last month.
In May, the gaming giant sued Bytedance six times, demanding it to remove videos and ban live-streaming shows related to three popular Tencent titles from its content apps.