Activision Blizzard: Group of private players sues against merger with Microsoft

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A group of private gamers from the US is suing Activision Blizzard’s merger with Microsoft.

A new lawsuit shows what some players think of Microsoft’s planned merger of Activision Blizzard.

A group of ten players got together in the US and filed a private antitrust lawsuit in California to prevent the takeover. They are asking the court to block the agreement, annul the transfer fee and pay the costs of the process.

The lawsuit alleges the acquisition violates the Clayton Antitrust Act and restricts competition in the gaming sector, thereby harming the public.

A merger would continue to hurt plaintiffs through higher prices, less innovation, less creativity, less choice, less production and more. It would also have potentially anti-competitive effects.

The ten plaintiffs are from California, New Jersey and New Mexico. When stating their preferred platform, it was stated that the majority do not own a Microsoft console and some only play on the PlayStation.

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