YouTuber and model takes aim at Ring of Elysium for copying her likeness

YouTuber and model takes aim at Ring of Elysium for copying her likeness

California-based Chinese-American model Mei Yan is accusing Ring of Elysium developer Tencent of stealing her likeness for one of the characters in the game.

Ring of Elysium is a free-to-play shooter that has elements of battle royale games similar to Fortnite. Yan claims that the character 'Lynn' has been based on herself.

Her accusations are based on an older image of her that she claims was photoshopped and used across marketing videos, including an unaltered version of the same image that is featured within one of the game’s areas.

Identity theft

Mei shared her thoughts on her official Twitter page, accusing Tencent of repurposing one of her old images to put in the game. The conversation also continued over on Reddit.

Mei shared more thoughts about the matter when speaking with Kotaku: “my original goal was to just bring some awareness… if more people can know about this, I guess that’s all I can really ask for in this situation. People have been paying for this Adventurer Pass, and are therefore paying to have access to this skin. I feel like, in a way, people have been deceived, and that’s really, really not okay."

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