Be Banned, Players In Iraq Now Can't Play PUBG And Fortnite

Anil - Apr 23, 2019

Be Banned, Players In Iraq Now Can't Play PUBG And Fortnite

Iraqi players are able to play video games but not PUBG and Fortnite.

Nowadays, PUBG Mobile and Fortnite are talked about as massively popular battle royale games across the world. Unfortunately, their popularities came at a cost in several Asian countries like India and Nepal. Now, Iraq is likely to be the next country to have a ban on them. According to Reuters’s source, authorities in this country have considered these video games as a negative factor on the teenagers and already voted to ban Fortnite and PUBG Mobile. Citing the speech, the reason is due to the negative influence caused by these games on a couple of issues such as health and culture threats of Iraqi children and youth.

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To shine a light on the restriction, a statement from the influential Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr questioned about those kinds of game. “What will you gain if you killed one or two people in the game?”. From his view, the game does not provide you anything about intelligence or correct military knowledge. Besides, Reuters also disclosed that Iraqi lawmakers were criticized on social media when “hundreds” of Iraqi users have shown their discontent about the ban.

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Fortnite, another attractive game, is also banned in Iraq.

Iraq now becomes the third country banning PUBG Mobile. A few weeks ago, all of internet service providers and mobile operators in Nepal were asked to obey the similar ban and immediately block any streaming of PUBG Mobile from Telecommunications Authority. They do not seem to stop spreading out the ban across the country. Furthermore, the Metropolitan Crime Division had issued a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) at the Kathmandu District Court. The local officials believe PUBG would be addictive to teenagers as well as distracting them from their studies and other duties.

Along with Iraq and Nepal, India reportedly arrested ten players because of playing PUBG Mobile amid the ban activated in Rajkot and Gujarat. All of them were illegally playing the game in some public places like schools and cinemas as well. However, PUBG Mobile India has not stood aside. The ban has been dismissed since a negotiation with authorities was made. Whatsoever, it has successfully proved a commitment with Indian players.


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