YouTuber accuses Tencent of using her likeness as “inspiration” for Ring of Elysium’s Lynn

Ring of Elysium Lynn likeness Tencent

Tencent is enjoying a fair bit of success with its Battle Royale game Ring of Elysium, but there is some controversy stirring. According to, the likeness of Chinese-American YouTuber Mei Yan was used as inspiration – probably not the best word – for Ring of Elysium's character Lynn.

You can see the Twitter thread that started it all here. Below you will find a couple of photos for you to compare, with the original shot above and the in-game version below. Definitely not a coincidence.

Yan also goes through some of the similarities between her photo and Lynn, including eyes, eyebrows, collarbones, posture and the recoloring of the hair. Yan adds that the game trailer that featured Lynn was removed by Tencent from YouTube.

Apparently, there is an official investigation at Tencent about this subject, with a statement to be issued later. According to the same Reddit thread, Lynn seems to have been removed from the game.


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