The abrupt shutdown of the hugely popular Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) game has left Indian pro players and gamers dejected. It has been reported that BGMI is banned under the country’s IT laws because it shares user data with servers of Chinese origin. Several reputable figures in the community have shared their views across the web, and the latest spotlight comes from Jonathan, a BGMI Esports athlete for Godlike Esports.
Jonathan is not only one of the best BGMI/PUBGM players in India but also in the world. He is widely known for his insane gameplay skills and mechanics. The sudden removal and media reports of BGMI being banned in India have raised concerns about the future of the sport in the country.
Many influencers have spoken out about the concerns surrounding the ban and unbanning of the game, which would have a huge impact on the Indian esports ecosystem. However, numerous streamers and gamers have switched to PUBG: New State, Apex Legends Mobile etc.
BGMI Ban: Jonathan urges Krafton to provide clarity on the future of the game
Jonathan Jude Amaral tweets his concerns about the future of the Krafton-backed game in India. His tweet also urges Krafton to respond to the issue to bring clarity to the situation.
It is evident that Krafton has not responded to the matter as they have released some official statements. While the latter statement has to some extent clarified the allegations related to security issues, the game’s comeback and availability in stores are still in question.
As a BGMI athlete, I’m really concerned about the future of this game. I really want the folks at Krafton to update us on this uncertainty. What comes next for all of us is a big question. #bgmi
— Jonathan Amaral (@ig_jonathan16) August 11, 2022
Jonathan insisted on an update on BGMI’s return as fans have been longing for it. His tweet reads, “As a BGMI athlete, I am really concerned about the future of this game. I really want the folks at Krafton to update us on this uncertainty. What comes next for all of us is a big question. #bgmi.”
There is still no official government announcement or explanation as to why BGMI has been removed from the Play Store and App Store. I think something is fishy here and Krafton should be to blame, not the government.
— Abhijeet Andhare (@GHATAK_official) July 30, 2022
The tweet not only complains about Krafton’s manque of transparency, but also demands information about the future of Battlegrounds Mobile India’s esports in India. Previously, Ghatak also called out Krafton to be responsible for the game’s sudden stoppage. Afterwards, Krafton released a statement that they were working with the authorities concerned and urged fans to hear from them. Industry experts also advocate implementing proper regulations and policies to avoid such sudden bans.
So far, there is no official statement regarding the unbanning of the game. Players have been hoping for a positive result given Krafton’s second statement, but it’s still unclear if the game will make it back or not.
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