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PUBG Studio Krafton Inc. Hires New Regional Head for India and MENA

Abhimannu Das
24/Feb/2021 10:35 am

PUBG and PUBG Mobile studio KRAFTON Inc. hired a new Regional head for India to work on the studio's strategy, investments and operations.
The news comes just weeks after the studio appointed a new operations team for the country.
The studio has been collaborating with NODWIN Gaming to promote PUBG PC and may announce PUBG Mobile 2 next week.

PUBG and PUBG Mobile studio KRAFTON Inc. has hired YOZOO Games’ former CEO Anuj Tandon as their new Regional head for India, Middle-East, and North Africa. Tandon is now a part of Krafton, and he will be involved in Krafton’s strategy, investments, mergers & acquisitions, new businesses, and more for India and the Middle-East market. 

Krafton Hires a Regional Head for MENA and India Operations

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Krafton is actively working with the Indian gaming and esports community to promote PUBG. Earlier this month, Krafton and NODWIN Gaming partnered together to offer Hindi broadcasts for the ongoing PUBG Global Invitational.S (PGI.S) event for PUBG PC. The two-month-long event kicked off on February 5th and will conclude next month.

The PUBG studio also hired a new Operations team, with Aneesh Aravind being appointed the Country Manager for India, responsible for leading the team. However, Krafton is reportedly launching PUBG Mobile 2.0, which is set in the year 2051.

Should Indian PUBG Mobile Fans Be Excited?

PUBG Mobile was banned due to it being developed by Tencent. The game was banned along with other Chinese apps and games last year, and Indian fans have been missing out on the battle royale ever since. The PC version of the game is still available as it was fully produced and developed by Krafton Inc. If Krafton also develops the upcoming PUBGM2 title, the chances of the new game being available in India are high. 

The recent hiring of the operations team and the appointment of a new regional head might not lead to PUBG Mobile's return. Fans will have to wait and see if Krafton shares any details on the matter anytime soon. The PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021 event is ongoing, and PUBGM2 is expected to be announced next week. The global esports event will end on March 28th. We should receive information from Krafton over the next few weeks if the rumors are true. 

AFK Gaming has reached out to the new regional head for comments, and we will update this article if we receive a response. 

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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.