PUBG New Launch : How much ground PUBG has lost during the ban in India
PUBG Mobile the hugely famous battle royale game was banned back in September for its ties with china, the game was banned by the Indian government on account of security and privacy.
The growth of the PUBGM was quick and reached rural India in no time, every one who had a mobile phone knew someone who played PUBG. It had continued to grow thanks to internet penetration and mobile accessibility.
The game was at its panicle when banned, Orange Rock had just placed 2nd in an International tournament- The PUBG Mobile World League. The teams had got to a point that they were eying to win the next PMPL and PMCO but the ban hit.
Games that replaced PUBG during ban
The 2 biggest competitve games that took over PUBG’s void were COD Mobile and Free Fire. These FPS games which also have battle royale mode were bound to get popular after the ban.
Free fire hosted the Free Fire India Championship 2020 with a prize pool of 50 lakhs, this move made lots of players jump to free fire. The games mechanics are considered to be very similar to that of PUBG by lots of players.
Growth of other games
But over the course as things settled we saw that players leaned more towards COD Mobile. Multiplayer tournaments on platforms like gaming monk and E-war took off in popularity, as players adapted to the faster paced Multiplayer rounds mode of CODM. A survey by CMR India report shows that 67% of Pubg mobile players have now shifted to Call of Duty Mobile. Free Fire on the other hand grew by 54%.