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Dr DisRespect to Host Weekly PUBG Tournament Series Featuring High Profile Streamers and Celebrities

Published: 24/Aug/2018 20:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘Dr DisRespect’ has announced that he will be soon starting a new PUBG tournament series.

According to the Doc, the series will be played weekly, include twenty teams, and feature a collection of high profile content creators and celebrities.

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This new tournament was announced via a post on Twitter on August 24.

The announcement included a video that was pure Dr DisRespect, containing high intensity music, action, and sequences of PUBG gameplay.

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While discussing his new tournament later on stream, the Doc revealed that he plans for the series to expand beyond PUBG and eventually include multiple games.

“It should be a lot of fun. […] Listen, eventually we want to get multi games, multiple game tournaments, alright? Not just Battlegrounds, you know? Eventually we’d like to get into other video games as well. But, you know, one step at a time. Anyway guys, we’re excited for that.”

Several key details remain unclear at this point, such as whether the Doc plans on playing in addition to hosting, who the participants for the first event will be, the tournament format and specifications, as well as the start date.

All that information, and more, will likely be revealed in the coming days and weeks leading up to the series’ launch. 

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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

by Calum Patterson

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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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