Krafton is Working Closely with the Indian Government to Discuss BGMI Ban: Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) developer’s announced on Thursday following the ban on its most popular Battle Royale game that they are closely collaborating with the government authorities. During the company’s quarterly earnings call, Kraft CFO Bae Dong-Geun stated that the company respects and comprehends the Indian government’s concerns. BGMI has an enormous fan following with over 100 million users in India. Krafton CEO
According to Dong-Geun, “In the second quarter, we expanded the paid content offerings, provided a battle royale experience specific to BGMI, and broadened the user base through own and offline cooperation in the local market. Krafton CEO
The battle royale game was apparently taken down from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store on the 28th of July because the government thought it might be transmitting user data to China. The same reason PUBG Mobile and a large number of Chinese apps were outlawed in the nation in 2020. The Information Technology Act of 2000’s Section 69A prohibits the use of the BGMI game. In its official blog, Krafton asserts that services in Singapore and India, not China, are where customer data is held.
Gaming organisations are pleading with the government to overturn the ban and be “fair” while Krafton works to bring the battle royale game back to the nation as soon as possible. In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several gaming companies recently asked for “fair treatment” to support the nation’s expanding esports scene.
In its brief existence, BGMI also rose to prominence in Indian eSports, much like PUBG Mobile. Some of the major BGMI tournaments’ aggregate prize pools in 2022 were in the range of 6 to 8 crores. According to professional gamer Devdeep Dhar, the annual prize pool of Valorant, the second-largest eSports game in India, is not even 15% of BGMI. The first eSports competition to ever be broadcast on an Indian TV station was the BGMI Master series, which Nodwin Gaming held in July