BGMI Banned in India: Battlegrounds Mobile India commonly known as BGMI, was banned in India on 28th July 2022. The game features…
BGMI is banned in India: Battlegrounds Mobile India commonly known as BGMI was banned in India on 28th July 2022. The game has been pulled from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store following a ban by the Indian government under Section 69A of the IT Act. Crafton is actively working to bring the game back to the country. Check out Crafton’s official statement, new developments and latest updates. Follow InsideSport.IN for future updates on Battlegrounds Mobile India Ban (BGMI Ban).
A Reuters report suggests that the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued an order banning Battleground Mobile India under Section 69 (A) of the IT Act, 2000. After this order, Google took over Play Store and App Store. BGMI is down from their platform
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Crafton’s CFO statement on BGMI ban in India
“We fully respect and understand the concerns of the Government of India and since we are operating the service directly based on strict data protection standards and monitoring. We will work closely with the authorities to find ways for users in India to enjoy BGMI. In the second quarter, we expanded our user base through our own and offline collaborations in local markets, and expanded monetized content offerings by providing a unique battle royale experience for BGMI,” Bae Dong-geun said during the call.
Influencers and content creators keep fans engaged
Behind the scenes there have been some developments that signal the return of Battleground Mobile India aka BGMI to the Indian market. A number of influencers and content creators have been raising fans’ spirits by posting cryptic hints on their social media accounts. Some of them include:
Finally things are working but yes it will take some time
— Abhijit Andhare (@GHATAK_official) August 17, 2022
An NGO named ‘Prahar’ expressed gratitude to the Government of India and MeitY for banning BGMI in the country. They recently posted a video thanking the government for their recent move to ban the popular BR game.
— Pranab Nalawade TalKEsport PN (@PranavNalawad18) July 29, 2022
Crafton advised players to wait for further developments from his side and not to panic. Crafton is still working to fix the issue and will share more information regarding the future of the game soon.