Krafton donates ₹1.5 Crores to COVID-19 relief fund in India

The creators of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds and PUBG Mobile have extended a hand of support in India’s fight against the deadly coronavirus. The Indian subsidiary of Krafton has donated a large sum of ₹1.5 Crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations[PM CARES] Fund while the country experiences a huge outburst in new cases amidst the second wave of COVID-19.

The Indian subsidiary of Krafton is registered as ‘PUBG India Pvt. Ltd.’ and has pledged to aid India in its efforts to bring the new caseload under control. This donation is directly made to PM CARES Fund which is utilized for treating patients and boost the vaccination drive in India.

Talking about the big donation, the CEO of Krafton; Mr. Changhan Kim; said, “India is navigating a challenging time with the current wave of COVID-19. We remain committed to supporting the efforts of the Government in battling this unprecedented crisis. We hope our contribution to the PM CARES Fund will help the aid efforts currently operational on ground.”

Krafton is actively working with the Indian Government to bring back PUBG Mobile and get the permission to launch the localised version of this game in India. PUBG Mobile was banned in September 2020 in India and soon afterwards, Krafton announced a new version of the game named PUBG Mobile India.

This new title was never released as IT Ministry of India did not approve the game. Krafton spokespersons have assured the fan base several times that the company is trying their best to bring back the game.