Not much has happened in the past weeks in the world of PUBG. Yet in the last 24 hours, some exciting news has popped up and it is our responsibility to deliver it to you.
Nepal Lifts PUBG BAN
The Supreme Court of Nepal lifted the ban on PUBG in the country. On April 11, the country’s national telecommunications regulator banned the “royal battle”, saying that it “has a negative effect on children.”
The reason for litigation was the petition of a group of Nepalese lawyers, which they sent to the Prime Minister of the country. Lawyers said that the freedom to play PUBG is protected by the state constitution. Like the court, they considered that the local authorities did not substantiate the blocking of the game. Meanwhile, Fortnite is still banned since the Iraqi government believes it promotes violence. On 22 April, The Iraqi parliament voted in favor of a resolution that banned “brutal games” in the country. The battle royales PUBG and Fortnite were banned. While it was rumored that CS: GO might even get banned in the country.
The ban on PUBG still operates in educational institutions of the Indian state of Gujarat. In March, local police arrested 10 students for playing PUBG on phones. They were released on the same day.
PUBG Earns 86% Revenue From PC
Developers PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds earn 86% in revenue from the PC client. This was unveiled by a renowned analyst platform with reference to the financial report of the company.
PUBG Corp Financials:
2018 Revenue: $920 million
2018 Profit: $310 million
Console – $60m
Asia = 53% of revenue
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 19, 2019
In 2018, PUBG Corp. earned $ 920 million in revenue. The computer client brought $ 790 million, second place was a mobile client with $ 65 million, and the third was a console version with $ 58 million. According to the source, the low incomes of the mobile client are due to the Chinese company Tencent, which takes gets paid for the license. The company earned more than half of its revenue in the Asian market – 53%. Total annual income was $ 311 million.
OP Rangers Win PUBG Classic
OP Gaming Rangers ranked first at the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic at the end of the grand final. The team from South Korea scored 101 points – 58 of them are frags. In second place is Shoot To Kill with 97 points.
At the end of the first stage, OP Gaming Rangers was sitting the 19th place and continued the struggle in the Elimination stage. Once in the top eight, the team from South Korea went to the grand final.
— FACEIT PUBG (@FACEITPUBG) April 21, 2019
FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic took place from April 17-23 in London. The basic prize fund amounted to $ 400 thousand including the 25% proceeding from the sale of thematic in-game items. The three regions that showed the best results also received one additional slot in the PUBG Global Championship 2019.
With the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic, the inaugural esports phase for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is concluded. The 24 teams that have participated in the tournament will return to their respective regions to participate in the regional leagues.