The Nepal government have officially banned PUBG Mobile citing concerns over “addiction and violence”. The country has not witnessed any ‘weird incident’ from PUBG addiction, and suggested that these were “correctional steps” taken for safety.
The ban in Nepal comes after an official ban in the state of Gujarat in India, where the police have arrested quite a few people for playing the game following which a restrictive measure of 6 hours of playtime has been set by Tencent. Even China has enforced an age restriction of 13 years for playing the game, though there hasn’t been any blanket ban as such.
“We have ordered the ban on PUBG because it is addictive to children and teenagers,” Sandip Adhikari, deputy director at Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), the nation’s telecoms regulator, told Reuters.