PUBG Mobile: Countries which banned the Battle Royale game in 2020

There is no denying the fact that PUBG Mobile has enjoyed a lot of success and popularity in recent years. However, the Battle Royale game also faced ban not only in India but also in some other countries for various reasons.

PUBG Mobile went through some rough patches in 2020. Here is the list of countries which completely banned the PUBG Mobile game.

Pakistan

PUBG Mobile was banned in Pakistan in July 2020 by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authorities (PTA), which said that it received many complaints about the game. The PTA also said that the game is addictive and has a negative impact on physical and psychological health of children.

However, the PTA reversed the decision after one month post meeting with representatives from Proxima Beta Pte Ltd (PB) representatives.

Afghanistan

After Pakistan and India, Afghanistan has also banned PUBG Mobile in the country. On Thursday, the Afghan telecommunications regulator (ATRA) temporarily suspended the game in the country.

Omar Mansoor Ansari, acting ATRA head, had said, “Our team submitted a report on the issue to ATRA Board after carrying out a comprehensive analysis, and then a decision was taken to block this game temporarily considering its social and security impact.”

India

On September 2, 2020, a complete ban was imposed on 118 Chinese apps, including PUBG Mobile, by The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

The Indian government banned these apps, citing threats to the country’s national security. These apps participated in activities that are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

Soon after the ban, PUBG Corporation later announced that it was gearing up for a comeback by releasing the Indian version of the game called PUBG Mobile India. However, PUBG Mobile has not yet got permission from Indian authorities to re-launch the game in the country.