Testers from Blizzard Albany (formerly Vicarious Visions) told Kotaku that Activision Blizzard opposed their unionization. They said that the publisher recently rehired the Reed Smith law firm, which is just helping to fight unions.

Activision Blizzard has already commented on the accusation.

The company did not explain in a comment to Kotaku why it invited lawyers and whether it really paid them “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” But she noted that she wants at least 15% of Blizzard Albany employees to vote for the creation of a new union, not just testers.