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Deadmau5 Livestreams Himself Getting Tattoo of a PUBG Esports Meme In a Very Painful Spot

Published: 22/May/2018 20:53 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:49

by Calum Patterson

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EDM Music star and avid gamer Deadmau5 recently got a tattoo to mock PUBG esports right on the back of his hand – and livestreamed the whole thing.

Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, is famous for his many EDM hits, including Strobe and ‘Ghosts N Stuff’, but is also known to be a keen gamer.

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He even occasionally streams on Amazon owned platform Twitch, where, in addition to making music live, he is also found playing a variety of games, most commonly PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

But, on May 21st, he took his camera out with him to do a rare ‘In Real Life’ (IRL) stream – of him getting a very… interesting tattoo.

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Despite being voted Esports Game of the Year at the SXSW awards, Deadmau5 clearly disagrees, tattooing the words ‘ESPORTS READY’ (we presume sarcastically) next to the infamous PUBG ‘frying pan’.

And Deadmau5 didn’t make it easy on himself, getting the tattoo directly on the back of his hand – a notoriously painful spot to get inked.

Considering some of his other tattoos, it is not so surprising that he would ink what is essentially a gaming meme on such a prominent spot on his body.

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He also has tats about Nyan Cat and Space Invaders, making his PUBG ‘Esports Ready’ one just the latest in a line of his gaming related body art.

You can watch Deadmau5 stream PUBG and other games on his personal Twitch Channel, and watch the full gruelling 40 plus minute ordeal as he gets a very painful PUBG tattoo below.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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