PUBG Mobile is the mobile version of a game Player Unknown Battle Grounds which is available on Steam, developed by Tencent Games. The game was released two years ago, back in 2018. Recently, Season 13 was released. It has 100,000,000+ installs on Google Play Store, making it the most played battle royale game of mobile phones. However, PUBG Mobile is only cross playable between Android and iOS, in order to play it on PC, you need to download Tencent Gaming Buddy Emulator.
Yesterday, Lahore High Court ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to ban the famous online mobile-phone game PUBG Mobile. According to Dunya News, authority claims that it’s is having bad effects on children’s health. It is also reducing the ability of decision making in children. Part of it is true, most of the people are addicted to the game, like players who are focusing on the goal “Road To Ace”. They practically waste 10-12 hours on the game. However, that doesn’t mean the game should be banned. There are alternatives. We should focus on educating our youngsters, how to manage everything in life. Everything has good and bad impacts on a person’s life, you can’t ban everything.
During the pandemic, what other choice do we have? At Least it’s better than staying out and increase our chance of getting infected by the virus. PUBG Mobile affecting children’s health should be the least of our concerns. Since there is a virus spreading in the whole country. Pakistan is now the 6th most affected country in Asia, having 43,966 cases and 939 deaths till now.
We should be introducing more E-Sports competitions in Pakistan. Dew Gamers Arena is working on that, there is an ongoing tournament. Visit the DGA Official website for more details.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games