Game News Dozens of players arrested for playing a shooter video game!
Around the world, the laws that are put in place around video games are sometimes intransigent. So much so that it is even sometimes difficult to organize e-sports tournaments, even though players dream of competing against others. By wanting to defy the ban, a competition around one of the most fashionable battle royale gave rise to much less cheerful scenes than those of a tournament in a good mood.
- A PUBG tournament turned into a fiasco
- A story of censorship gone wrong
A PUBG tournament turned into a fiasco
In certain regions of the globe, there are games that are enjoying phenomenal success. In Bangladesh, for example, players love the battle royale PlayerUnknown’s: Battlegrounds or, more simply, PUBG. A title that has, moreover, unearthed a new ambassador internationally, proof of its great popularity throughout the world. The concern, however, is that Krafton’s title is simply banned in this country. : a sanction which was passed almost a year ago by the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
Just like Garena Free Fire mobile game, the iconic battle royale PUBG Mobile has thus been deemed “harmful” and “addictive”which would represent a dangerous practice for those who engage in it. Consequently, playing the game means defying a prohibition and the setting up of a competitive scene or of LAN, that is to say parts in a local network, is strictly prohibited. Despite everything, players from the PMCL (PUBG Mobile Chuadanga League) decided to tempt the devil and organize, in a community center, an event around PUBG. Unfortunately for them, the holding of this group around the battle royale reached the ears of the authorities who did not let this pass!
A story of censorship gone wrong
Inevitably, when prohibitions are put in place, some players have a hard time resisting the instructions, even if it means taking reckless risks. For once, the district of Chuadanga, close to the Indian border, and, more precisely, the city of Daulatdiar were the scene of a major operation aimed at putting an end to a LAN of PUBG. Despite the measures taken by the BTRC, PUBG: Mobile players tried to organize a rather substantial event, this Wednesday, July 20, with a total of 19 e-sports teams: some players had even traveled from all four corners of the region in the hope of winning this tournament. Except that none of this happened as planned since the local police were quickly alerted to the “clandestine” holding of such a gathering!
As a result, she went to the scene to cut off these unauthorized games (each team was supposed to play seven games) while making a few arrests, before the second game even started. In total, 108 players were arrested on the spot and no less than 24 of them were imprisoned on the grounds of “online gambling”, thus spending, for adults, up to two days in cell. Since they were mainly teenagers and students, the cases of 78 of them are still under investigation. As for the fate of the organizers, no information is to be mentioned for the moment.