Krafton India CEO Sean Hyunil Sohn has finally issued an official statement on BGMI's ban. He reassured fans by emphasizing that the security and privacy of user data is of the utmost importance to them, and that they are in touch with the concerned authorities and are looking to resolve the problem.
What users suspected was a technical glitch following the withdrawal of BGMI from Google Play turned out to be their worst nightmare, as the battle royale title was banned in the country. Fans have been waiting for an official statement from the developers, and now they finally have one.
Krafton provides official statement about BGMI ban
Rushindra Sinha, owner of Global Esports, shared Krafton India CEO's statement, which read:
"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 statement went on to thank players for the support they have shown for the battle royale title, adding:
"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."
Requesting the game's playerbase to be patient, 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 statement instilled some hope in the game's community. If all goes well, BGMI could soon once again be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. This would also be a significant relief for all the stakeholders in the esports scene, who have been concerned since the game's removal.
At this point, players can only sit tight and wait for official updates, and refrain from spreading rumors.
Players react to the ban
Players have been reacting to the game's ban on social media platforms. They expressed their concerns and were worried about the effect it would have on the Indian esports scene.
In an exclusive conversation with Sportskeeda Esports, Shivamm "420OP" Raghav believed that the ban could end the market for the game, just like it did for PUBG Mobile.
Another professional player, Ghatak, has been vocally advocating for BGMI's return and stated that banning the game is not a solution. He also highlighted that thousands of athletes and content creators depend on the battle royale title for their livelihoods.