Can Indian Esports athletes participate in PUBG Mobile Asian Games?

The PUBG Mobile Asian Games will be held soon and the query about India's inclusion in the games has been answered in detail here!

PUBG Mobile Asian Games
PUBG Mobile Asian Games (Image via. dotesports)

PUBG Mobile or now know as BGMI in India, is one of the most popular esports as well as game in the subcontinent. However, there were some specualtions whether Indian players can join the PUBG Mobile Asian Games because of the different version of the game used here. These doubts were recently answered in a Q/A with Krafton and we reveal the news below!

The Asian Games 2022 this time will features esports as a medal sport for the first time and features 8 games. The 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 10 to September 25, 2022. The games featured this time are:

  • Arena of Valor, Asian Games version
  • Dota 2
  • Dream Three Kingdoms 2
  • EA Sports FIFA branded soccer games
  • HearthStone
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG Mobile, Asian Games version
  • Street Fighter V

These 8 games will make their debut in the Games in 2022 and many questioned the involvement of Indian esports teams seeing that the game has been rebranded here.

Krafton Releases Statement: Inclusion of all versions of PUBG Mobile Asian Games 2022

PUBG Mobile Asian Games
PUBG Mobile Asian Games India will be included (image via. Gemwire)

As the statement recently released by Krafton reads, it is a guarantee that Indian esports teams can participate in PUBG Mobile seamlessly. This comes with the assurance that a new version of PUBG will be made for the Asian Games 2022 that will be played by every single country participating.

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This has been decided because of the separate version of PUBG like BGMI in India and Game for Peace in China.

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Minu Lee, the head of the PUBG MOBILE Strategic Marketing Department at KRAFTON, quoted:

“I’m glad that PUBG MOBILE is selected as the official medal event at the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, which will be an opportunity for people from all over Asia to come together as one. I hope that fans and players will be able to unite through a new version on PUBG MOBILE, which we developed with PUBG IP specifically for the Asian Games.”

PUBG Mobile Asian Games
PUBG Mobile Asian Games

Therefore, Indian players can be excited to join the matches in PUBG Mobile Asian Games and create history at this first Olympic esports games!

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