Google Play and App Store have both banned Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). Here’s Why

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PUBG Mobile’s Indian adaptation, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), was created and released by Krafton specifically for players in that nation.

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Many users were shocked when Battlegrounds Mobile India, often known as BGMI, mysteriously vanished from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store late on Thursday night. However, the digital behemoths eventually acknowledged that they had removed the well-liked battle royale game from each of their individual app stores in response to a court ruling. The game is still playable, at least for the time being, for those who already have it installed on their devices.

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PUBG Mobile’s Indian adaptation, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), was created and released by Krafton specifically for players in that nation. After the government had banned PUBG along with Chinese apps due to national security concerns, the game was published on July 2, 2021 for Android devices and on August 18, 2021 for other platforms.

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After receiving the ruling, Google alerted the impacted developer and stopped access to the software that was still listed on the Indian Play Store, a company representative told IANS. Additionally, Apple had taken the software out of the App Store. Krafton has not yet responded to the news.

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India’s favourite game

The game developer said earlier this month that the number of registered users on its BGMI had topped 100 million. Additionally, it stated that BGMI has been the most played game in India for a full year. “Millions of players have joined BGMI in its first year, making it a smashing success. With the intention of curating gameplay specific to our Indian fans, Krafton CEO Changhan Kim had stated in a statement that the company has brought in significant tournaments, Indian-themed collaborations, and celebrated India-centric events with the community.

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$100 million was spent on enhancing the gaming ecosystem in India

In order to strengthen India’s domestic video game, e-sports, and entertainment entrepreneurs and create a thriving gaming start-up ecosystem, the game developer invested close to $100 million in them in the previous year.

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BMOC, the just finished BMPS Season 1, BGIS Season 2, and BMPS Season 2 will all feature cash awards totaling Rs 6 crore in 2022, according to Krafton, offering players all around India a platform to display their talents.

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