PUBG gamers in India have not had a pleasant last few hours, most certainly. As part of the third crackdown on Chinese-owned apps and online platforms, the Government of India has now banned PUBG, the incredibly popular battle royale game that was pretty much a permanent fixture on the top of the charts on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. In fact, around 25% of all of PUBG’s global gamer base came from India—with online analytics firm SensorTower confirming in numbers over the summer that PUBG has seen more than 175 million game installation in India.
On an exclusive interview with entrepreneur Rahul Kumar Pandey,
‘I was a passionate PUBG mobile player and if this ban is because of stealing data and threatening our country sovereignty, then yes i support this ban!
And if not, then it’s just a bogus political stunt or agenda because i see players were seeking their future in Esports and this revolution was initiated by PUBG Mobile India only. I feel bad for them.
Perhaps the government would have done it for the security of our country.
For me #NationComesFirst🇮🇳
And PUBG, until next time; FAREWELL OLD FRIEND 🏆’
Those who don’t know about him, Rahul Kumar Pandey is the founder and managing director of FNF MEDIA- An Influencer Marketing Agency.
He was a regular PUBGM player and also a Season 12 Asia conqueror.