Popular game BGMI will resume in India after the Centre approves a 3-month trial
Battleground Mobile India (BGMI), an online gaming app, was removed from app stores following a government order last year.
Battleground Mobile India, an online gaming app, will resume operations in India after the government lifted the ban for a three-month trial period.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, said in a tweet on Friday that BGMI has been granted a three-month trial approval after it met server location and data security requirements.
“This is a three-month trial approval of #BGMI after it has complied with issues such as server locations and data security, among other things.” “We will keep a close eye on other issues such as user harm, addiction, and so on for the next three months before making a final decision,” Chandrasekhar tweeted.
Following a government order last year, BGMI was removed from app stores.
“We are extremely grateful to the Indian authorities for allowing us to resume Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) operations,” Krafton, Inc India CEO Sean Hyunil Sohn said in a statement.
Sohn continued, “We want to express our gratitude to the Indian gaming community for their support and tolerance over the past few months. We are pleased to inform you that BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA will be available for download soon, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our platform.”
He stated that the company believes in gaming’s ability to bring people together and create unforgettable experiences.
Sohn said, “We are dedicated to providing our users in India and beyond with top-notch goods and services, and we welcome the opportunity to go on this journey with you.
The game was banned in India last year after an NGO called PRAHAR demanded it, alleging that the banned PUBG game was reintroduced in the country by Chinese conglomerate Tencent’s front company Krafton.
“We are deeply committed to the Indian gaming ecosystem at Krafton, Inc.” Our strategy has always been centred on India, which serves as the foundation for all of our efforts. “We believe in investing in the Indian gaming industry and contributing to the development of a vibrant ecosystem that encourages growth and innovation,” Sohn said.
Krafton has made investments in several Indian gaming companies, including Nodwin Gaming.
Sohn claimed that by working with regional developers and promoting the use of cutting-edge technologies, Krafton hopes to accelerate technological advancements in India.
In order to help Indian talent develop their skill set and succeed in the industry, Sohn said, “We also recognise the importance of providing skilling and employment opportunities.”
When it was banned in India, BGMI had over 100 million users.
“We are very humbled by the love we have received for BGMI in less than two years since its introduction in the country.” The game reached a remarkable milestone when it surpassed 100 million cumulative users less than a year after its release.
By offering India-focused events and content, BGMI has made a significant contribution to the development of a strong Esports ecosystem in the nation, according to Sohn.
According to Krafton, BGMI made history by becoming the first Esports event to be broadcast on mainstream television, with 24 million concurrent viewers and a total audience of 200 million viewers.
Vibhor Kukreti, Head of Government Affairs at Krafton Inc India, stated that Krafton Inc is a responsible South Korean organisation that follows the law and has put several measures in place to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
“We work tirelessly to ensure that India leads in this domain by embracing innovative practises in collaboration with the gaming ecosystem in order to support, sustain, and promote its growth.” “We strongly encourage our users to prioritise their well-being and engage in responsible gaming,” he stated.
According to Kukreti, the company is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for its players and believes that promoting responsible gaming will help.
“We can contribute to a healthier gaming culture in which players can have fun while also caring for their overall well-being.”
“We would like to express our gratitude to all of our fans for their unwavering support and let them know that we are firmly committed to returning BGMI to them as soon as possible. Their continued support means a lot to us, and we promise to keep working hard to give them the best gaming experience possible,” he said.
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