PUBG mobile game fans in India received happy news on Thursday as the beta version of Battlegrounds Mobile India finally became available for download in the country. Thanks to the app, Indian players will once again be able to play the local version of PUBG. To express the euphoria of Indian gamers, hilarious memes have been flooded social media.
Despite all the political and cultural differences, players are very happy that their favorite simulation game and memes are back here. Several Indian Twitter users have shared emotional scenes from Bollywood films to express how happy they are to welcome PBG into their lives. One user posted Jaya Bachchan’s iconic scene from Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham where she greets Shah Rukh Khan.
Another user posted a scene from the comedy by Salman Khan and Govinda Partners.
To express the expectation of iOS users who have not received PUBG Early Access, one user shared this meme from The Family Man 2. Krafton has not yet released the official version to the public, but some fans managed to sign up for the beta version. The program is only available on the Google Play Store.
While some users were keen to share the reactions of Indian parents through memes. Using this scene from the first TV version of the Hindu epic Ramayana, one user captured the imagination of parents.
The game was released in India eight months after it was banned by the Ministry of Electronics, Information and Technology in the wake of Indo-China tensions at the border. The central government has banned many Chinese mobile apps to ensure “the safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace”. However, this time the game was launched by the South Korean game company Krafton.
Earlier in May, Arunachal Pradesh MP Ninong Ering indicated that Chinese company Tencent is running the game in India. Ering also stated that Tencent owns a 15.5% stake in Krafton, making it the games company’s second largest shareholder. Several Indian YouTubers shared racist comments against Ering after pointing out the facts. Police have arrested a YouTuber, Paras Singh, in Arunachal Pradesh after he said the northeastern state is not part of India but part of China.
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