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PUBG Corp to take over PUBG Mobile from Tencent in India after Ban

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PUBG Corporation, the ones behind the original successful battle royale PC title, has decided to no longer authorize Tencent from running the PUBG Mobile franchise in India.

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According to an official statement earlier this week, the company will be taking over all of its publishing within the country. The move arrives just shortly after the local government banned the massively popular mobile game title due to alleged national security risks due to Tencent Games’ ties with the Chinese government. The country had previously banned 60 apps earlier this year and has recently also banned an additional 118 Chinese applications as well.

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Notably, last week, Tencent said that it would be working with Indian authorities to ensure the continued availability of the application in India. In other words, comply with any issue to make sure that it is still available for its broad number of users. However, PUBG Corporation, the developer of the title, has now decided to take the rein in the mobile title themselves in the region.

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In the statement on their website, the company said that “Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country, As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans.” At the moment, PUBG Mobile is one of the most promising fields of esports in the country and is also a source of livelihood for many streamers. Thus, the news might come as a great relief for many players as well if the government decides to roll back its decision. So stay tuned for more updates.

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