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Activision send lawyers after Call of Duty Warzone SBMM website

Published: 11:50, 27 March 2021
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SBMM Warzone allows players to view the lobbies that they received for each individual match and to assess where the SBMM formula was placing them. Activision want to shut down the website to "protect the privacy" of the players.

Call of Duty Warzone players, Ben and Dav, who are behind SBMM Warzone website have released a statement, confirming that the popular website is shutting down after Activision's lawyers reached out and asked them to take down the website. 

Ben and Dav state that according to Activision's Terms of Service, they cannot use their API for providing data on their website. Activision allegedly sent a letter, stating the team has until Monday to comply.

"According to the letter we received, we have until Monday to comply. They want to guarantee their players' privacy, which is great. But, by becoming partners, we could guarantee their privacy while giving the Warzone community the best stats it deserves," SBMM Warzone team wrote in a Twitter thread.

  

SBMM Warzone SBMM Warzone team's statement on the official website SBMM Warzone team's statement on the official website

At the time of writing, Activision did not offer a comment regarding this request.

SBMM Warzone state that they are more than willing to partner up with Activision to provide players with data while complying with Terms of Service and other potential rules.

"We're eager to find a solution that suits everyone: Activision, the Warzone players, and us. Most of all, we certainly don’t want to let down the community that has come to rely on us for their Warzone match tracking."

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