In September 2020, the Government of India banned PUBG Mobile along with some other Chinese apps. Although the game is coming back in the country with the rebranded version of the game ‘BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA’. Rumors are spreading that Bangladesh might ban the game, PUBG Mobile along with Free-Fire. This decision was taken by the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunication.
According to the details published by Bangladesh’s renowned publication ‘Daily Manab Zamin’, the ministry of education and home affairs has proposed to ban two big battle royal titles, PUBG and Free-Fire. They have mentioned addiction in small aged group citizens regarding the game. Well, the major step taken by the Government of Bangladesh has child addiction as the main purpose and not the Privacy.
With this, Bangladesh will become the 7th country to ban PUBG Mobile. Ministry has also even discussed that the practice can be continued with the usage of VPNs which will be taken care and the issue will be stopped on a priority basis.
This has come as a huge blow to the gaming community of the country as the players had started doing well in and out of the region. They have been good at competing with international teams. In the last survey, Free-Fire was the most downloaded & played game in the pandemic time, while PUBG was the fourth on that list.
Even the statements from the Gaming companies are yet to be derived. Recently, Garena announced to provide dedicated servers to Bangladesh which were meant to go live from 8th June onwards. But if the ban stays, servers will serve no purpose. Well, I guess the companies will talk to the ministry and come to some conclusions with some policies. Till then the community has to make other games their favorite.