Gaming Publishers Write to PM Modi, “Shaken” by BGMI Ban

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Several gaming firms from India have requested PM Modi to offer a uniform and fair treatment to entities operating in the South Asian market. In a letter written to the Prime minister of India, the group has explained the impact of BGMI ban and its adversity.

Gaming firms described the BGMI ban as an unfortunate event and said “arbitrary decisions run counter to established principles and will deny opportunities to an entire generation of youth in India.”

BGMI was recently banned in India under the Section 69 (A) of IT Act. Since the ban, several high profile tournaments that were lined up have been postponed indefinitely and this has led to a stagnant growth in BGMI esports in the last couple of weeks.

The letter, signed by founders of Outlier Games, Story Pix, Lucid Labs, Roach Interactive, Godspeed Games, Uniplay Digital and four other firms, mentioned that India has been “lagging considerably in creating high skilled entrepreneurs and global gaming giants have taken a “long-term vision” on fostering the local ecosystem.”

According to TechCrunch, the following was also mentioned in the letter written to PM Modi by the group:

“While capital and infrastructure are critical to the survival and development of the industry, the leading global video gaming companies with their experience and next-generation technology are needed for establishing a robust gaming eco-system in India. Therefore, we seek a uniform and fair treatment of all entities operating in India.”

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