Activision is shutting down a website dedicated to providing stats on Call of Duty: Warzone‘s matchmaking. The co-creators of the site have been ordered to take it down by Monday.
The owners of SBMM Warzone revealed the news on Friday (ta, Eurogamer), tweeting a plea to open some form of dialogue with the developer of the multiplayer game. “Activision’s lawyers reached out and asked us to shut down SBMM Warzone,” The tweet reads. “According to its ToS, we can’t use its API. We’ve tried to reach [Activision] multiple times to become partners, now is our last shot.”
The co-creators have until Monday, March 29, to comply with orders to take everything down. Currently, a message stating as much is on the homepage. A representative for the site, Ben, told Eurogamer he believes a middle-ground is possible.
“Our main goal is to become partners, and we still believe we can reach an agreement with Activision,” He said. “We don’t want to fight them, we are friendlies.”
Activision’s lawyers reached out and asked us to shut down https://t.co/aX094FtqB8. According to their ToS, we can’t use their API. We’ve tried to reach them multiple times to become Partners, now is our last shot. Anyone working at #Activision, please reach out [1/7] ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/EBFNSee2R7
— SBMM Warzone (@SbmmWarzone) March 26, 2021
We’ve reached out to Activision for comment, and will update if we hear anything back.