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You must know, that your favorite Battlegrounds Mobile India has been banned and removed from platforms like Google Play and the App store. The reasons have been discussed here, why it is banned. But this ban just not makes fans anxious about their favorite game but also put effects many other sports events also.  BGMI ban has definitely come as a shock to the gamers community. One such popular sports competition was initially lined up for the first week of August. But unfortunately, this competition has been delayed for an almost an indefinite time in view of the BGMI ban in the country.

Krafton, the creator of the BGMI faces a ban-

Well, The Esports Premier League (ESPL) Season 2 was initially planned to be active from August 1 to August 5 on the BGMI platform. But now the organizers of the event have decided to put it on hold due to its ban in India.

Do you know, what the prize offered by the organizers for this event is?

It is a prize pool of Rs 1 crore. 

Yes, you heard right, The esports event was set to see gamers from across the country with a prize pool of Rs 1 crore. But now, unfortunately, this event has been postponed while keeping in mind the ban of battlegrounds mobile India.

Recently ESPL issued a statement –

“As we understand, the entities concerned will evaluate/pursue the matter in accordance with the directions issued by the government of India,” 

“We are, therefore, constrained to put the ESPL Season 2, on hold, in light of the government’s directions and the prevailing circumstances,” the company added. 

Meanwhile, Rooter, a leading game streaming and e-sports platform, also hosted a BGMI invitational esports tournament with a prize pool of Rs 15 lakh.

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Meanwhile, another gaming tournament Rooter which is already active on BGMI was started before the ban, so it will continue till August 3.  This tournament has a prize pool of Rs 15 Lakh and is hosted under the name BGMI invitational esports tournament. Since this event started on July 25 and will continue till August 3, many Indian players lost their chance to win in this tournament due to a ban in the middle of the event. You won’t believe but Thirty-two Indian teams, including 24 invited teams and eight underdog teams were to face off in the 10-day tournament.

How can you play BGMI in India now?

But the game is still available to play on all the devices that have already installed the game before the ban. Now, BGMI is also providing users with a side-load option. The APK was listed on the company’s official website.

Many Reports said that this action has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and  IT Ministry (MeitY)  due to a “China connection” where the BGMI was found to be allegedly “communicating to servers in China”.

That’s why The Indian government had finally ordered –

Google and Apple to block the BGMI gaming app from their online places like the Play store considering Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Also,

The game developer Krafton announced last month that Battlegrounds Mobile India has set a new record by surpassing almost 100 million registered users in India. The game has just completed a year in the country and now this ban has definitely shaken up the developers. Since the majority of players of BGMI belong to India.

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