As Krafton announces Battlegrounds Mobile India here’s how the gaming industry reacts

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Indian gamers have some good news as their much-loved mobile game, previously known as PUBG Mobile, is all set to make its return but with a new name this time – Battlegrounds Mobile India.

The accounts for PUBG Mobile India has been changed as well as the website and this clearly means that the game will be newly relaunched in India after a long ban.

The total gaming industry had a major hit when PUBG Mobile was banned in India and now that it is coming, here’s how prominent figures of the Indian gaming industry have reacted to this announcement:

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1. Mr Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF):

“It’s good to see that Krafton has considered the Indian requirements and has modified the game and this will surely fuel the Indian esports ecosystem. Krafton has been already taking positive initiatives in the Indian market in the last few months which is very heartening to see and also highlights the capability of the esports ecosystem in India.

However, hope Krafton has plugged all the necessary approvals to bring back this popular game. We request other game developers as well to follow a similar model and customise India specific games thereby create more value for the Indian esports community and encourage the local gamers & esports athletes to take this sport as a viable career option. As a federation, we have always supported and encouraged any initiative which has India at the core with the possibility to become a powerhouse in esports. We also urge and hope that Indian gaming developers will also follow suit and come up with more esports titles that will fuel and strengthen the esports ecosystem in India.”

2. Mr Tarun Gupta, Founder, Ultimate BattleIndia’s first-ever one-stop online esports platform:

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“Battlegrounds India, a PUBG Mobile variant’s India launch has been highly anticipated in recent months. Krafton has been very active in the Indian market recently which was an indication that the PUBG Mobile variant may soon see the daylight in India.

At Ultimate Battle, we are excited to hear about this and will be adding Battlegrounds India on the platform as soon as it launches. We forecast to see the downloads cross the 1m+ mark in the first week of the launch.”

3. Mr Shivam Rao, Co-Founder & COO, Trinity Gaming, India’s top gaming talent management firm:

“We are thrilled & excited, as the countdown for the launch of Battlegrounds mobile India has officially begun. We believe this time, it is not just a game it’s an opportunity for the whole gaming community to grow and increase their brand value in the industry. The game will be a huge step towards the successful future of esports in India.

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We believe the content creators community will get a major boost once the game will be launched and it will fuel our ambition of creating a unique ecosystem for the gaming content creators to make a serious career out of their passion.”

4. Akhsat Rathee, Co-Founder and MD of NODWIN Gaming, South Asia’s leading esports company had to say:

“The announcement of Battlegrounds Mobile India has got everyone super excited. The gaming community has waited long to hear from KRAFTON Inc. and are eager to get their hands on it. Looking forward to the future.” 

Also Read: What are the Privacy and Terms changes made by Battlegrounds Mobile India X KRAFTON for Below 18 players in India?

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