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Battlegrounds Mobile India Banned For Allegedly Being A PUBG Mobile Rebrand

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The Indian government recently banned the country’s most popular mobile game, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), leaving over 100 million players out to dry.

The ban came as a shock to everyone considering there was no official announcement from developer Krafton or the Indian Government.

It was simply taken off the Apple App and Google Play Store. RELATED: Apex Legends Mobile’s New Legend Rhapsody Is Exactly What The Battle Royale Needs As reported by Nikopartners, the ban was by the Indian Government’s MeitY branch, which was the same one that had issued bans to more than 300 mobile apps in 2020.

Most of these apps were China-based and were banned stating national security concerns regarding data privacy. This report also reveals that BMGI and Garena Free Fire, another game which was banned recently in India, “accounted for over 95% of total spend on mobile battle royale games in 2021 and H1 2022”.

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