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Top Indian and SEA esports business developments in May 2021

India receives some big news in the month of May as Krafton announces the return of PUBG Mobile in the form of Battlegrounds Mobile India. The region saw an influx of brand partnerships, capital, and tournaments, as well. Each month, ESI compiles the top Indian and SEA esports business developments into a single article.

These are the big stories for the month of May, in collaboration with AFK Gaming.

Top esports business developments in India and Southeast Asia, May 2021

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Krafton announces Battlegrounds Mobile India

Eight months since PUBG Mobile was banned in India, Krafton announced the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), a localised version of the game that is believed to comply with Indian laws.