Tencent will no longer PUBG Mobile in India

Tencent will no longer publish PUBG Mobile and PUBG MOBILE Lite in India. This decision was made by the corporation due to the blocking of the game in the country. According to the official announcement, the right to publish the game in the region returns to the "owner of intellectual property PUBG" (PUBG Corp.).

Dear Fans,

To comply with the interim order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology dated September 2, 2020, Tencent Games will terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite (together, “PUBG Mobile”) on October 30, 2020. The rights to publish PUBG MOBILE in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property.

Protecting user data has always been a top priority and we have always complied with applicable data protection laws and regulations in India. All users’ gameplay information is processed in a transparent manner as disclosed in our privacy policy.

We deeply regret this outcome, and sincerely thank you for your support and love for PUBG MOBILE in India.

A couple of months ago the Indian authorities banned 118 Chinese mobile applications, including PUBG Mobile. The government motivated this decision by the desire to "protect the sovereignty and integrity of the country".

The mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was one of the most popular mobile games in India, where it was downloaded about 200 million times - this is 21% of the application downloads worldwide.