India recently faced certain tension at the Northern Border. This was due to the Chinese pressure from the North that the Indian military got quite active in the area too. This had an effect on the tech world as well. We know that there are many Chinese brands active in the Indian market. These include Chinese app makers too. Apps like TikTok, WeChat and even PubG are a few to be mentioned. As a result of the tension, the Indian Government decided to block said apps. This obviously caused an issue with the main company since a lot of traffic originates from the Indian market.
Now, as Ishan Agarwal tweets an official statement from the company:
PUBG Corporation is saying that it will take on all publishing responsibilities of PUBG Mobile & PUBG Mobile Lite from Tencent in India.
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) September 8, 2020
Now, as the long statement reads, it is a politically correct one from the company. It states that due to technical issues and some disagreements between the two countries, the app was banned in India. They also believe that it was due to the information breach that the country believes that they should ban these.
To fix these issues, the PubG admin added that the company would revoke its publications rights from Tencent games: the Chinese conglomerate. Additionally, they added, that the company would look for local distributors and publications to support the project in order to re-enable the app in the country. It is true that there are a lot of users generating traffic from India. While some people may resort to using VPN services, many would not and obviously this would hinder the company’s operations.