PUBG Mobile India is now a registered company in India. The popular game has its seperated Indian subsidiary. It is called PUBG Mobile India. PUBG Corporation owns PUBG, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. It also owns PUBG Mobile India as a separate entity.
The company is now registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs with a paid-up investment of Rs 5 lakh.
The South Korean company is also said to make an investment of up to $100 million (around 740 crores) in India. PUBG Mobile India headquarter has been set up at Bengaluru as an Indian subsidiary of PUBG Corporation. The Indian entity will directly control the operations of PUBG Mobile India game.
Sean (Hyunil) Sohn and Kuma Krishnan Iyer have been appointed as the two directors of PUBG Mobile India. Sohn has been Krafton’s head of corporate development while Iyer served as a director in more than 10 international companies including Spotify and Accuweather.
PUBG Mobile India is offering cash prizes worth Rs 6 crore. PUBG Mobile India will offer upto 6 crore prize pool with a minimum salary ranging from Rs 40,000 to Rs 2 Lakh for tier 1 teams as per the early reports. There will be cash prizes for special categories as well like maximum foot travel distance, maximum number of head shots and such.
The APK version of PUBG Mobile India was on Friday released on the official website. While many faced difficulty downloading the APK version, it has now been uploaded on different third party websites to be downloaded from. The app will be soon life on Play Store and App Store.
PUBG Mobile has been banned in India along with 117 Chinese apps by the government.
Soon after the ban, PUBG Corp took back the publishing rights. The game belonged to Chinese tech giant Tencent Games. The job listing on LinkedIn may mean that PUBG will soon be back in India. As the game cuts off its connections with China, it will get a green signal in India.
PUBG Mobile have already cut ties with the Chinese internet giant, Tencent, which previously published the game in India. Microsoft has signed a deal to move the PUBG Mobile data to Azure.
PUBG Corporation will ensure regular audits and verifications on the storage systems which holds the Indian users’ personal data.
Until the ban in India, PUBG Mobile had enjoyed over 50 million monthly active users in the country, making it PUBG’s largest market in the world. It was obvious for PUBG Corporation to come back to its largest market, which also hints at possible return of other Chinese apps to the country including the very popular TikTok.