The Ministry of Information and Technology in India has banned PUBG Mobile among 118 Chinese apps. PUBG Mobile has been banned alongside apps like CamCard, Baidu, Cut Cut, VooV, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, Zakzak and many more.
This comes right after the disputes between India and China started to arise. This is a part of India’s digital air strike against China. Earlier, India banned 59 Chinese apps which included the much popular ones like TikTok, CamScanner and more. Soon after, the government also banned another 47 apps in the country.
PUBG Mobile not only has a huge fan base but also a growing esports scene in the country. With mobile esports on the rise, PUBG Mobile leads the charts in India with very high viewership, big prize pools and even excellent organisations flourishing in this industry.
According to a report by Reuters, the shares of the Chinese gaming and social media powerhouse Tencent fell more than 2% on Thursday after India banned 118 mobile apps, including PUBG Mobile.