BGMI Ban: How it will affect the Esports ecosystem of India? It has been a year since the release of Battlegrounds Mobile India. Krafton gave us one of the best gaming experiences around this time in 2021. And now the sudden ban of the game has left many players in an array. The Esports economy of India is sure to face a lot of problems due to this sudden ban.
BGMI Ban: How It Will Affect The Esports Ecosystem of India?
Battlegrounds Mobile India created a huge fan base in a small amount of time. The game was similar to PUBG mobile and was perfect to entertain the players. The sudden ban of the game that according to the government took place due to a violation of section 69A of The IT Section Act has surely left everyone surprised.
BGMI has been pulled from the Play Store because of a government order – a person familiar with the matter.
— Manish Singh (@refsrc) July 28, 2022
The people who will be affected most by the ban are the Indian esports players. The upcoming BGMI events such as battlegrounds Mobile Open Challenge, Battlegrounds Mobile India Series, Battlegrounds Mobile Pro Series Sea, and more that were hyped for will be taken down or postponed which will lead to a lot of loss. Next many BGMI Youtubers will also face many difficulties with this ban.
There is still no official announcement or statement from the government as to why BGMI has been removed from the play store and App Store I think something fishy is going on over here and krafton should be answerable not the government.
— Abhijeet Andhare (@GHATAK_official) July 30, 2022
The sudden ban of this game is sure to affect many esports stakeholders as well. BGMI is a big name in the world of esports and the viewership of the game is not something to be taken lightly. Sagar Nair, the Ceo, and founder of Quan said that this ban if stayed for a long time will affect the always-growing esports ecosystem of India. Later he also described that this ban is not about one game but the fans and the viewership of that one game.
This ban is having the potential to affect many stakeholders, businesses, jobs, and even consumers. A large amount of investment is made in game-streaming, tournaments, etc. Overall, the Indian Esports ecosystem will face a huge loss if this ban stays for a long time.