CDC Games, a subsidiary of CDC Corporation (CHINA), has filed a lawsuit in Korea against Mgame, the developer of the "Yulgang" online game.
The lawsuit is for breach of contract and alleges that Mgame has breached contractual obligations owed to CDC Corporation by failing to provide certain financial and operating data and other information which Mgame is required to provide to CDC Corporation as a shareholder of Mgame.
On March 23, 2007, CDC says it signed a definitive agreement to make a strategic investment in Mgame. CDC completed this investment on May 23, 2007. As a result of this investment, CDC became Mgame's largest external shareholder while extending its license of Yulgang to 2010.
"CDC Games believes it has been a strong partner to Mgame for the last three years," said Xiaowei Chen, Ph.D., president of CDC Games. "We have sought to live up to our side of the bargain as demonstrated through our long, consistent payment history to Mgame. It is regrettable that we need to take these actions because Mgame has failed to live up to their side of the bargain."
The lawsuit in Korea is in addition to the lawsuit CDC Games has filed in the courts of Hong Kong against Mgame for breach of contract alleging that Mgame has not been providing adequate technical support of Yulgang, and Mgame has not been supporting CDC Games in their efforts to combat pirate servers. CDC Games says it will continue to aggressively pursue all available legal options to protect its interests and the interests of its game players.