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Addiction fears prompt Playerunknown's Battlegrounds ban in Nepal

Addiction fears prompt Playerunknown's Battlegrounds ban in Nepal

PUBG has been banned in Nepal over concerns of its addictive nature with children and teenagers.

The country’s federal investigation agency has requested that Nepal’s Telecommunications Authority blocks PUBG via mobile providers, internet service providers and network services. As of April 11th, 2019, the ban went into immediate effect and anyone caught playing the title will face arrest.

This is the second major ban to occur for the battle royale shooter after the game was temporarily prohibited across several Indian cities in March 2019.

No incidents linked

“We have ordered the ban on PUBG because it is addictive to children and teenagers,” said NTA deputy director Sandip Adhikari when speaking to Reuters.

The full story is over on PocketGamer.biz


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