Large companies frequently encounter legal challenges, and this time Activision Blizzard is the focus of accusations. Amid numerous scandals surrounding the studio, the esports organization Optic has decided to intensify the situation.

The plaintiffs, Optic CEO Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez and former Call of Duty League Optic Texas player Seth "Scump" Abner, charge Activision Blizzard with establishing a monopoly foundation as early as 2016 by acquiring Major League Gaming, thereby eliminating its largest competitor.

According to their claims, Activision ceased issuing licenses to other tournament and league organizers, aiming to make the Call of Duty league the sole competition.

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Subsequently, Activision limited the league to 12 teams and demanded an entry fee of $27.5 million from each prospective team, along with confirmation of an Activision-approved corporate partner.

Rodriguez relayed details from a phone conference with Activision, where an executive explicitly stated he was not the "type of owner" that Activision wished to have in the league.

Activision made it clear to Rodriguez that he would need to "cooperate" with billionaire investors who fit the company's ideal. Otherwise, Rodriguez would be forced to exit the market.

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The investor company "Envy Gaming" demanded 92.5% of Optic's shares, presenting Rodriguez with a choice: lose control of the team or diminish its value.

In response, Activision Blizzard asserts that the allegations are unfounded and that the company is prepared to defend itself fairly in court.

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