PUBG Mobile is banned in India. (Photo credit: PUBG Mobile Twitter / News 18)
The company has announced in a Facebook post that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will no longer work for gamers in India from October 30 (Friday).
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Everything is over.
Player Unknown Battlegrounds aka PUBG will no longer operate in India from Friday (October 30), the company announced growth in one Facebook post. This was revealed in an order issued by the Government of India in September following Pub Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, which said that 118 apps had been banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology due to security threats from China. .
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The statement further stated that Tencent PUBG Mobile is returning all rights to the developer of PUBG Corporation which is a subsidiary of Crafton Game Union.
The hugely popular multiplayer game saw an increase in the userbase in the ongoing epidemic. In fact, fans associated with professional gamers make up about 25 per cent of PUBG Mobile’s userbase in India.
The news that he didn’t expect to wake up, gamers took to Twitter to say an emotional farewell to a game that had been a long time companion for him.
#PUBGMOBILE During the lockdown, PUUBG was a life saver. This game holds a special place in my heart. Although I’m not a “pro” player, I enjoy every moment I play. One last bye for PUBG to# Pub pic.twitter.com/L0wsc2wtoR
– Nikhila A (@JustinKhila) October 29, 2020
Others resorted to memes to express their feelings.
#PUBGMOBILE To end services in India from October 30. People who have 8 KD Win with and spend the loss: That’s right man. I have been during this time, which is 2.43 KD on Diamond 4. Arrived with and purchased by RP Bonus Challenge: pic.twitter.com/BCa8WuqURv
– Amar Gautam (mar amargautam909) October 29, 2020
The company’s announcement comes days after a post on LinkedIn by PUBG Corporation, the developer of PUBG Mobile, sparked speculation about the possible return of Battle Royale-style games to India.