India had already banned 59 major Chinese apps just a month prior. The primary issue being data breach and security concerns. Tiktok being the most popular among them, had its users in absolute shock.
After a month of the ban, India is again pulling the plug on 47 new Chinese apps, which are mostly clone apps of previously banned ones. Additionally, the Indian government has compiled a new draft of 275 apps in total to be evaluated. The famous among these in the list is PUBG, which is creating a state of panic in the Indian gaming community.
PUBG is undoubtedly the most popular gaming app among Indian players. Frustrated by the news, social media is bombarded with memes and trolls of this government decision. While Facebook and Instagram are flooded with memes, Twitter, on the other hand, is trending with hashtags #PUBG and #Tencent.
If banned, this decision will indeed have a massive outcry among the gamers in the country. Many Youtube PUBG streamers are making their living over streaming the game. Streamers like MortaL, Dynamo Gaming, CarryisLive, Kronten Gaming, etc. will be heavily impacted.
If the government decides to implement the ban, its competitors will have a definitive upper hand. With the void created by PUBG, mobile gamers now will have to resort either to COD Mobile or Gerena Freefire.
Also, as a matter of fact, PUBG was temporarily banned previously over parent’s concern on its addictive and psychological impact.