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Indian police arrest 10 students for playing PUBG mobile

Published: 16/Mar/2019 21:06 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 22:05

by Daniel Cleary


Police in India have arrested 10 students for playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on mobile devices after the game was banned in the region.

Despite the popularity of other games in the battle royale genre such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, PUBG has managed to hold its own and since their mobile release back in February 2018.

Gujarat, a western state in India, has banned the game from being played over concerns that it was too violent and addicting to young players after calls for the game to be banned surfaced earlier in the year by a student association.

PUBGPlayerUnknown Battlegrounds has exploded in popularity in India.

Police inspector Rohit Raval was speaking with the Indian Express when he told them that only a week after the Rajkot police had issued a notification banning PUBG, 10 people were arrested and are facing trial for not following the notification issued.

He then went on to explain how the events unfolded when discovering the students were playing PUBG: “Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game.”

PUBG has been deemed as highly addictive by Rohit as he explains that the students didn’t even realize they were being approached by police.

“This game is highly addictive and the accused were so engrossed in playing them that they could not even notice our team approaching them.”

Nico AlsemgeestThe PUBG Global Invitational 2018 in Berlin.

Following the above incidents, PUBG issued a statement on March 15 to addressing the recent banning of their game in certain regions of India.

They stressed that PUBG is meant to be enjoyed healthily and responsibly, while expressing a willingness to do what they can to have the prohibition lifted.

Official Statement from PUBG Mobile.

“PUBG MOBILE is a game. It is meant merely for entertainment and should be enjoyed in a healthy and responsible manner. In consonance with our endeavor to continue promoting responsible gaming experience, we are working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced, responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players. We were thus surprised to learn that local authorities in a few cities have decided to impose a ban on playing our game. We are working to understand the legal basis of such bans, and hope we can have a constructive dialogue with relevant authorities to explain our objectives and that they withdraw the prohibition. To PUBG MOBILE players, we want to assure you that we are on your side and we will try our best to find a reasonable solution.”


Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal


A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.