BGMI Ban: Krafton’s investment in Indian esports might be uprooted due to the Battlegrounds Mobile India ban, CHECK HOW

BGMI Ban – Krafton’s investment in Indian esports might be uprooted due to Battlegrounds Mobile India ban: The government of India has…

BGMI Ban – Krafton’s investment in Indian esports might be uprooted due to Battlegrounds Mobile India ban: The government of India has decided to block a popular battle royale game, Battlegrounds Mobile India. Krafton, a South Korean company backed by Tencent (a Chinese company that has a 15% stake), is all set to face a huge setback as their investment of over $100 million in the Indian gaming ecosystem suffers a massive blow. Here is all you need to know about the ongoing issues regarding the removal of the BR title. For future updates on Battlegrounds Mobile India, follow .

Google & Krafton Statement on the BGMI ban

GOI used the IT law to block the BGMI, mostly known as Battlegrounds Mobile India without releasing any public statement. Meanwhile, Google has already released a statement confirming the exact reason behind its removal. ” On receipt of the order, following established process, we have notified the affected developer and have blocked access to the app that remained available on the Play Store in India. ”

On the other hand, a Krafton spokesperson mentioned that the developers would continue talking to relevant authorities and companies to figure out the exact situation of the removal in the two major app stores. Krafton also thinks that BGMI complies with all the required guidelines in India.

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Krafton’s investment in Indian esports might be uprooted

With the ban remaining for quite some time, the BGMI esports community might suffer massively. Here are a few things that would affect the growing community in the mid-term(if not long-term).

Krafton’s investment in Indian esports might be uprooted due to the Battlegrounds Mobile India ban. Check how things may turn due to the BGMI ban. Read more
Krafton’s investment in Indian esports might be uprooted. (Image via krafton)
  • Krafton invests over $100 million in the Indian gaming ecosystem.
  • They open up a new office in Bangalore, hiring a bunch of people.
  • BGMI was televised for Indian viewers a few weeks back(BGMS), further legitimizing esports.

This move doesn’t go well from an ecosystem POV as well.  In the future, publishers might be in doubt to invest millions in India if their entire strategy can be scraped without due process. Furthermore. the repercussions would also impact the Indian developers who work with external publishers.

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There are loads of publishers who’ve created studios in India, these companies employ thousands of designers, artists, programmers, ops, QA, and other roles.  Publishers who have been exploring setting up in India might also feel confused after going through the ongoing developments. However, things can also change, but fans should keep patience at least for now.

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