• After reaching 100 million users, BGMI is no longer available in the Apple and Google app stores.
• The alleged activity took place immediately after the direction of the Indian government.
• For current users, BGMI works without any problems.
While the Ministry of IT has not yet made an official announcement. But the BMI The game has been removed from both the Google Store and the Apple App Store.
Following the ban of PUBG mobile in India, South Korean game developer Krafton returned to the Indian market a year later with a relaunch of the same title with a different name than Battlegrounds Mobile India. However, it seems that BGMI is banned in India.
Although the Ministry of IT does not give any official statement. But according to reports, BGMI is disappearing from Google Play and Apple App Store. The removal of BGMI from the Google Play Store and App Store was explained by Krafton, who also confirmed the news, adding, “we will keep you posted as we have specific information.”
Current users can play the game who already have it installed on their smartphones until its complete ban in India even though the game has been pulled from app stores.
Google acknowledged that it received an official government order to remove the game. The statement read: “Upon receipt of the order, in accordance with the established procedure, we contacted the concerned developer and disabled access to the software that remained on the Play Store in India.
Having been relaunched as Battlegrounds mobile India (BGMI) after the Indian government banned the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile, the game has just reached the milestone of 100 million registered users in the country.
Chinese gaming app BGMI-PUBG was not on the list of 54 banned Chinese apps on February 14, 2022, according to PRAHAR, an NGO, which urged the government to add it to the list and block it. This was cited as a “manifest error of judgment on the part of the government”.
IANS reported that the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, which is linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), backed Prahar’s decision and called for an investigation into BGMI-PUBG’s Chinese origins and involvement.
On September 2, 2020, the Indian government banned PUBG mobile. It was reintroduced as Battlegrounds Mobile India after 10 months (BGMI). The biggest of the Chinese apps that managed to evade detection by relaunching and renaming with the same functionality is BGMI.