Recent Indian Gov Bans On Games Affecting Esports Growth

Esports: “It’s been a week since the the Indian Government banned Battlegrounds Mobile in the country. The game was taken off the Apple Store and Google Playstore, with developer Krafon receiving prior notice. While this isn’t the first time a PUBG game has been banned in India, this time was a tad different.”

“The major bi-product of this situation is that the lined-up BGMI tournaments in the country were forced to be delayed to a future date. The ban did affect live streaming as many streamers needed to shift to a new game.”

“If the Indian government continues with this pattern, the worst-case situation can easily occur. India can see a major dip in investment within the domain. Gaming organizations can decide to region lock their games out of India and in turn utterly destroy grassroots esports.”

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