The Indian Government has officially announced a ban on a total of 118 Chinese applications, including PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the measure came after the government recorded numerous complaints about the insecurity of users’ data. They violated Section 69A of the Information Technology 2009 Act. These apps, including PUBG Mobile, and PUBG Mobile Lite, are accused of stealing and transferring personal information in an unauthorized manner to servers situated outside India. 

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India has officially banned PUBG

However, this is not the first time the Indian Government issued a ban on Chinese applications. A few months ago, the country’s officials expelled 59 Chinese apps, including Tiktok, Shareit, and Mobile Legends in June. Yet, this time seems to have a larger impact on the gaming community, especially PUBG Mobile. Pro gamers and content creators suffer the most from the government’s action. 

Popular Games Now Banned in India:

  • Ludo world-Ludo superstar
  • Chess rush
  • PUBG Mobile Nordic Mao: Livik
  • PUBG Mobile Lite
  • Carrom friends: Carrom Board & Pool Game
  • Bike racing: Moto Traffic Rider Bike racing game 
  • Marvel superstar war NetEase Games
  • Arena Of Valor: 5 vs 5 Arena Games
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Even the Lite version suffers from the same fate

Indian Pro PUBG Mobile Players React to the Ban

The community is heartbroken upon hearing the news. Some say it goes against the Government’s previous announcement to create more jobs in the gaming sector. However, others try to spread the positive vibe on the event. This is not the end for the gaming community, more like a fresh start to explore new titles.

As Sc0ut tweeted himself: “Start from scratch, start fresh”. 

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Let's get a fresh start with Sc0ut!

"s8ul will evolve to something next level here on. Its a setback, but not an end.we are into this together", 8bit Thug posted on Instagram

Fnatic Nemo refers to the ban as a real “Beginning of a New Era”, asking fans not to be panic. He encourages the community to keep it together and stay hopeful for the best to come in the future. Meanwhile, TSM Entity Sid chose a concise message: “Improvise, adapt, overcome.” 

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"Once a gamer, always a gamer"
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8bit Thug's view on the ban
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Goldy wants everyone to stay calm
The Storm has arrived
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We may expect many pros moving to Free Fire

PUBG Mobile in India 

Needless to say, this is one of the biggest games in India, with more than 33 million active users. It was a booming title, thanks to various tournaments and events that build a vibrant Esports scene. PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia was scheduled later this September. India also dominated the viewership charts of the Esports tournaments, with more than 4 lakh viewers tuning in for the PUBG Mobile World League East.

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Don't lose hope, stay strong!