Final week, within the view of complaints acquired by dad and mom, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) briefly banned the battle royale sport PUBG within the nation. Since then, the ban has been a sizzling subject, and lots of PUBG gamers have taken to social media to share their contempt in the direction of the ban.
Pakistan’s esports neighborhood had simply began gaining recognition, and this ban has been a significant setback for a lot of potential stars. Therefore, a few distinguished names have voiced how the ban is unjust and counterproductive, particularly for people who find themselves making a profession out of it.
Final night time, Arsalan Ash, esports Participant of the 12 months 2019 and Unified Evo Champion, additionally talked in opposition to the ban condemning the choice. He stated:
The present state of affairs, throughout disaster…there’s a lot unemployment, and throughout the lockdown, individuals are nonetheless incomes by means of esports. There are firms who’re making pathways for gamers, making a supply of incomes for them, and the PUBG ban is completely unacceptable as a result of many gamers are incomes by means of the sport.
Speaking about how the ban will mangle with the success of nationwide champions desirous to play on the worldwide stage, he detailed:
There are such a lot of gifted gamers in Pakistan who deserve worldwide publicity…however sponsors are targeted on Cricket, and esports are being uncared for. There’s a lot stuff occurring within the esports scene in Pakistan, and never solely it’s being uncared for, it’s being banned in order that expertise by no means makes a world leap. We’re bringing worldwide gamers in Pakistan on our personal with none assist from the federal government, and you understand how troublesome it’s to deliver worldwide gamers in Pakistan.
He additionally talked about how gamers can’t go and compete since many of the occasions have been transformed to digital occasions as a result of pandemic. Thus, the ban got here in testing occasions the place all esports gamers depend upon web connections of their dwelling nation to make a residing.
In the long run, Arsalan humbly requested the federal government to rethink their determination. He stated:
My humble request to the federal government is that in this lockdown, this troublesome part the place there’s a lot struggling globally…if on this state of affairs, gamers are creating wealth [through PUBG streaming] don’t shut their supply of revenue.