In the light, as many as 59 Chinese applications are banned in India by the Government of India, in the wake of recent Indo-China clash at the Galwan Valley, which led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers. Following the violent clash, Social media is abuzz with Indians rising up to the occasion with protest to boycott Chinese products and applications.
While the decision of the government to ban Chinese applications is being lauded by netizens around the country, on the other hand, there is one question on everyone’s mind — why is PUBG not banned?
Well, for the unversed, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is one of the most popular games across the world and is racing fast towards half-a-billion downloads. Currently, the game has about 50 million active users, who play the game on a daily basis. In fact, during the lockdown period, PUBG emerged out as the most ‘most played game’ in India.
Coming back to the question, the game is not banned because it is NOT CHINESE. Yes, PUBG was developed by a Korean game-maker, Brendan Greene, who is the mastermind behind some other games like ARMA 2 and Day Z: Battle Royale. The game was launched in 2017.
The Chinese connection – Well, the mobile version of the game was developed by Tencent, which is a Chinese conglomerate. But the application is still a Korean product and not a Chinese product and this is the reason why this application wasn’t banned by the government.
As soon as the news of PubG not getting banned came out, social media was flooded with reactions from excited netizens, who are thrilled with the news of the game not getting banned. Twitterati also came up with hilarious memes and reactions on it.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on PUBg not getting banned:
When you can't understand why government banned all Chinese except PUBG but you love playing PUBG. pic.twitter.com/lJ9TyMnEA8
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 29, 2020
— pawan 🌬️ (@hawaibatein) June 29, 2020
Predictably, no ban by Modi on the Chinese gaming app PUBG.
His bhakt would’ve disowned him before he could say “mitron”.
— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) June 29, 2020
— RaHul SiNgh (@_gohan4) June 29, 2020
When Indian Govt. banned #TikTok but not PUBG*😂 🙈
Me and bois: pic.twitter.com/BazekRUXLq
— DOPE.🍷 (@Antic_piece) June 29, 2020
— HARSH 🇮🇳 (@Nationalist1110) June 29, 2020
#TikTok Banned from Play Store But PUBG not
Tiktokers to Play store: pic.twitter.com/2jWuUIWl5W
— प्रधान (@black_sparrow12) June 29, 2020
* 59 Chinese apps banned including #TikTok *
Meanwhile PUBG to 59 apps : pic.twitter.com/u3cpEajpYw
— 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂 (@MemerMedic) June 29, 2020
— Aman Raj (@AmanRaj8299) June 29, 2020
— Ayush Tiwari (@tayush72) June 29, 2020
#TikTok is banned by govt.
Pubg fans rn: pic.twitter.com/ymLeflTQqQ
— Aditya (@aadi_69) June 29, 2020
— Alok Sharma (@AlokSharma24502) June 29, 2020
— CHEEKU 🌼 (@Okay_Bye___) June 29, 2020