To aid India in the fight against the second wave of COVID-19, PUBG creator Krafton is donating Rs. 1.5 cr towards the PM CARES Fund. The company said that they wish to join hands with the Indian government in fighting COVID-19.
These funds will be used for relief efforts and provide necessary medical aid, purchase oxygen supplies and extend additional resources to people across the country. India is currently ravaged by the second wave of COVID-19 and is reporting over 3 lakh cases daily.
KRAFTON's CEO Changhan Kim said “India is navigating a challenging time with the current wave of COVID-19. We remain committed to supporting the efforts of the Government in battling this unprecedented crisis. We hope our contribution to the PM CARES Fund will help the aid efforts currently operational on ground.”
Krafton is the parent company of PUBG Studio, the developer behind popular battle royale PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September 2020 and since then, Krafton has been trying relentlessly for the relaunch of PUBG Mobile in the country. The company has previously stated that they deeply care about the Indian market. Sean Hyunil Sohn, Head of Corporate Development at Krafton had stated "I cannot really tell a timing, because we don’t know it yet but what I can tell you is that we care about the Indian market greatly."
Another top representative from Krafton was quoted saying that the company is "in talks with the Indian government and are awaiting feedback and approvals to relaunch PUBG Mobile in India".
However, there is no word from the Indian government regarding PUBG Mobile's unban.