Best E-sports Game of the Year: PUBG

General News | Dec-17-2020

Best E-sports Game of the Year: PUBG

The ban on PUBG Mobile has left esports firms during a quandary and sparked off a hurried look for alternatives to the favored esports game.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile, or PUBG Mobile, was an integral a part of many esports tournaments scheduled for this year, and a few of them have already begun. Now, companies are rushing to exchange it with games like Call of Duty, Mobile (COD Mobile) and Garena Free Fire to avoid having to cancel these tournaments. PUBG Corp. of South Korea recently announced that it'll be taking up responsibility for publishing the sport in India and severed its ties with Chinese Tencent Games, saying PUBG Corp will handle all publishing responsibilities for India going forward. this is able to mean all engagement round the game are going to be driven by PUBG Corp. and not Tencent Games, which had the rights to publish and distribute PUBG Mobile in India.“We didn’t do any big events around PUBG, but i feel most of them will need to be cancelled because legal entities will need to be changed.“In the meanwhile, COD Mobile and Free Fire are still there, and they’re getting to be riding on this (ban) for now.The ban on PUBG Mobile in India can also affect the livelihoods of the many . “For the professional PUBG gamers et al. who derive their livelihoods from this game, it's an excellent loss as of now. Casual gamers might move to other similar games and explore other genres in gaming, and this may provide a lift to games developed by other industry players.

Avinash Sinha

Birla School, Pilani