Krafton India CEO Sean Hyunil Sohn has finally released an official statement about the ban imposed by BGMI. He assured fans the privacy and security of data of users is important to them and that they have been in contact with the authorities in charge and working to fix the issue.
What they believed to be an issue with the technology following the removal from BGMI in Google Play turned out to be the most terrifying nightmare for them due to the fact that the battle royale game was shut down in the United States. Many players have been waiting on an official announcement from the developer and finally have one.
Krafton issues an official statement regarding BGMI ban
Rushindra Sinha, owner of Global Esports, shared Krafton India CEO’s message that read:
Official Statement from Krafton pic.twitter.com/f7Kn9nwiBP— Rushindra.eth (@RushindraSinha) July 30, 2023
“Dear Patron of BGMI, we are committed to the Indian market and are positive about the opportunities in the country. At KRAFTON Inc., the security and privacy of our user data is of utmost importance to us. We have always been compliant with all laws and regulations in India, including data protection laws and regulations, and will continue abiding by them.”
The announcement went on to express gratitude to players for the loyalty they have shown to the battle royale title including:
“We thank you for all the love and support you have shown us in our journey uptill here, and hope to continue our association in the future as well. There may be questions in your minds regarding the current situation about the country’s most loved game – BGMI. In line with this, we have been working hard to communicate our sincerity with the concerned authorities and resolve the issues.”
In a plea to the players of the game to take their time, Sohn said:
“We kindly request you to wait to hear from us. We will keep you informed about further updates. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships and collectively fostering the gaming ecosystem in India.”
The announcement has sparked some optimism in the gaming community. If everything goes as planned, BGMI could soon once is available again in the iTunes Application Store as well as the Google Play Store. It would also be a major relief to all those involved within the esports community who have been fretting about the loss of the game.
At this point, players need just watch for official updates and be careful not to spread gossip.
Fans react after the suspension
Really comes as a shocker because the Growth of Esports in India has been tremendous.— MortaL (@Mortal04907880) July 28, 2023
All will come down to a stop if something happens to BGMI(Top esports game in India)
Trust will be broken.
People who HOPED, will remain hopeless.
I hope you look into the matter @GoI_MeitY
Players have expressed their displeasure at the ban on the game’s Facebook and other social networking sites. They expressed their displeasure and were concerned about the impact it could affect the Indian Esports scene.
In an exclusive chat during an interview Sportskeeda Esports, Shivamm “420OP” Raghav was of the opinion that the ban could shut down the game’s market the same way it was done in the case of PUBG Mobile.
Everyone knows the fact that esports in india has rapidly touching the heights and recently televised.— Abhijeet Andhare (@GHATAK_official) July 28, 2023
I hope our government understands that thousands of esports athletes and content creators and their life is dependent on BGMI.#recogniseBGMIesports @GoI_MeitY
A professional athlete, Ghatak, has been active in promoting BGMI’s return and said that the ban of the game isn’t the best solution. He also emphasized that thousands of content creators and athletes depend upon the Battle Royale game for their livelihoods.