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PUBG Mobile has been banned in India. (Image Source: PUBG Mobile Twitter / News18)
The company announced in a Facebook post that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will no longer work for players in India as of October 30 (Friday).
- Latest update: October 30, 2020 at 8:38 am Mecca time
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG, will no longer be operational in India. As of Friday (October 30), the company announced the development in a Facebook post. This comes after PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite found an indication in an order issued by the Indian government in September stating that 118 apps were banned by the Ministry of Electronics, Information and Technology due to security threats from China.
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The statement also highlights that Tencent is returning all rights to the developer of PUBG Mobile – PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of Krafton Game Union.
The widely popular multiplayer game has seen its user base rise in the ongoing pandemic. In fact, the fans along with the professional gamers make up nearly 25 percent of PUBG Mobile’s user base in India.
On news they didn’t expect to wake up to, players took to Twitter to make an emotional farewell to a game that had been their long-time companion.
#PUBGMOBILE During the lockdown, PUBG was a life saver, it was a passion and reunion of long-lost friends. This game has a special place in my heart. Even though I am not a “pro gamer” I enjoyed every moment while playing it. One last farewell to PUBG ❤️✨# PUBG pic.twitter.com/L0wsc2wtoR
– Nikhila A (JustNikhila) October 29, 2020
Others have resorted to memes to express their feelings.
#PUBGMOBILE To quit services in India as of October 30th, people who arrived at Conqueror with KD 8 and spent their Lacks: That’s fine man, meanwhile I’m the one who reached Diamond 4 with KD 2.43 and bought RP playing Bonus Challenge pic.twitter.com/BCa8WuqURv
– Amar Gautam (@ amargautam909) October 29, 2020
The announcement from the company comes days after PUBG Corp. posted a post on LinkedIn on the PUBG Mobile website, which sparked speculation about the possible return of royal-style games to India.
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