PUBG Mobile is one of the most successful battle royale titles in the world the game has become even more popular during the coronavirus pandemic.

Yet, the Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile from the game, preventing a huge number of players from India to play the game, seriously dropped the player base of PUBG Mobile. According to Sensor Tower, PUBG Mobile has 18.5 crore downloads from India while PUBG Mobile Lite has about 9.24 crore downloads.

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PUBG Mobile has been banned in India by the government due to their conflict with China

That is more than one-third of the total downloads of PUBG Mobile. However, while the number of Indian players is huge, they don't really bring much revenue to PUBG Mobile. The game only generated $41.2 million in India, and that is about only %1.2 of the total revenue.

So does this means losing the Indian players doesn't really matter to PUBG Mobile? Absolutely not.

While Indian players don't really spend money to buy items in the game, they are a huge reason why PUBG Mobile has such a big and strong community. Just by having a lot of people playing the game, India has created thousands of content creators and streamers for PUBG Mobile on Youtube.

The huge number of players in India created a strong community with thousands of big streamers and Youtubers

As for esports, we can see that Indian pro teams have always been completely dominating the whole South Asia region. The Indian team Orange Rock was the runner-up of the PUBG Mobile World League East, proving that they were getting better and better each year.

But unfortunately, with the PUBG Mobile ban in India, we will not be able to see Indian teams in the Fall Season and the PUBG Mobile Global World Championship Zero. Even if they can make, it, they won't be able to do their best because they can't practice.

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The PUBG Mobile Global Championship is huge but Indian teams are not going to make it

PUBG Corp. recently announced that Tencent will no longer in charge of PUBG Mobile in India anymore, but it doesn't guarantee that PUBG Mobile will be coming back in at least 1 or 2 more months. And by the time it comes back, a lot of players have already moved on to another game.

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