Is Bgmi Ban :- Battlegrounds Mobile India, the Indian version of the world-famous battle royale mobile game ‘PUBG Mobile’ has been removed from Google Play Store. The news came as a shock to all the BGMI lovers and the Indian gaming community. Seeing the intense craze for the game throughout the country.
Why Bgmi Removed from Playstore And App Store
BGMI has been removed from the Play Store and app store because of a government order – a person familiar with the matter.
Google statement on bgmi ban : “ On receipt of the order following established process, we have notified the affected developer and have blocked access to the app that remained available on the Play Store in India. “
BGMI is one of the most played games ever launched for Indian players. The popularity of the game is such that its esports tournament was broadcasted live on national television. The event got massive viewership but the game’s removal from the play store doesn’t look good for Indian esports.
Recently, the publishers have collaborated with Blackpink a South Korean K-POP girl group to bring interesting events and rewards for the players.
Neither, Google officials nor Krafton, the developers of the game have come up with any statements. And there is no information about the BGMI ban from the Indian government.
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Official Replie From Sean Hyunil Sohn CEO, KRAFTON , Inc India
Dear Patron of BGMI,
We are committed to the Indian market and are positive about the opportunities in the country. At KRAFTON, Inc. the security and privacy of our user data is of utmost importance to us. We have always been compliant with all laws and regulations in India including data protection laws and regulations and will continue abiding by them.
We thank you for all the love and support you have shown us in our journey uptill here and hope to continue our association in the future as well. There may be questions in your minds regarding the current situation about the country’s most loved game- BGMI. In line with this, we have been working hard to communicate our sincerity with the concerned authorities and resolve the issues. We kindly request you to wait to hear from us . We will keep you informed about further updates. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships and collectively fostering the gaming ecosystem in India.
Sean Hyunil Sohn
CEO, KRAFTON, Inc India
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Is BGMI banned in India?
Although the removal of BGMI from the Google Play Store has fueled speculation about a ban, there has been no official confirmation from the Government of India that the game has been restricted in any manner.
According to sources The government of India has banned the BGMI On 28th July 2022 under section 69A of the Indian IT law, blocking public access to content in the interest of national security, among other reasons.
Players must, however, wait a few hours for more information to be revealed on the issue. Nothing can be presumed at this stage unless more clarity is offered by the concerned parties.
BGMI’s removal from the Google Play Store has stunned users. No relevant results turn up when they search for the game, whereas if they try to access it via the link, an error notice is presented on their screen stating – “We’re sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server.”
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Is This Temporary Ban Or Permanent Ban Of Bgmi
However, the game itself continues to be playable and We can confirm that there is no server-side ban implemented as of writing this story. This means that if you already have BGMI installed on a phone or tablet, it will continue to function without any issues for now. So at that time this is temporary ban not a permanent ban.
Is Any Chances To Bgmi Unban Date?
After PUBG Mobile’s ban in India in 2020, the battle royale title staged a comeback in 2021 in a completely new avatar as Battlegrounds Mobile India. However, gamers had to wait for months at the time of the first ban, so the likelihood of another return cannot be completely ruled out this time around.
Since the removal of BGMI from the Google Play Store and App Store, several sources have indicated that a Krafton representative will meet with the Indian authorities (MeitY) over this issue on 29 July 2022.
This notion has been further backed by multiple professional players and influencers who have hinted at this meeting. They have also urged fans to be optimistic and remain hopeful that the game will become available. Hence, there is a possibility of the game returning after this meeting takes place.
What Krafton said on BGMI APK
According to Krafton’s release, the APK file makes the game easier to download and much lighter. While the download size on the Google Play Store is around 860MB, the file size of the build on the website is 600MB. “For those playing the previous version, one can easily install the latest version over the existing game, and the data will automatically be updated to the latest,” the update release added.