Orangutan Gaming’s Founder Indicates That BGMI and Free Fire Could Return Soon
Amid the uncertainty of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and Free Fire’s (FF) return to the country, Yash Bhanushali, owner of Orangutan Gaming, has made some contentious claims about both games in a recent tweet. He claimed that some good news related to esports is coming soon and welcomed back both games. The tweet has created a buzz in both BGMI and Free Fire communities who have both been anxiously waiting for the game to return.
Orangutan Gaming Founder welcomes back BGMI and Free Fire
Orangutan Gaming entered the Indian esports ecosystem in 2021 and has since signed rosters in multiple titles including BGMI, Free Fire, and Valorant. Over time, the organization’s founder Yash Bhanushali has become an influential personality and an important stakeholder in the Indian esports community.
In a recent tweet, Bhanushali claimed that the government of India is actively working to regulate esports in the country, and welcomed back BGMI and Free Fire. Earlier in September, it was revealed that the Indian government has been working on a framework to regulate esports and online gamings. However, given the massive audience of both games, the mention of BGMI and Free Fire in the tweet was enough to catch the attention of fans. Bhanushali did not specifically reveal any details about his claims, but being an influential personality in the industry, fans are anticipating some positive news soon.
BGMI was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on 28th July, and later MeitY confirmed that the game was blocked under Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000. On the other hand, the government of India banned Free Fire along with 53 other apps in February 2022.
BGMI fans have reason to be optimistic about the game’s return. Krafton recently added new tutorial video links in BGMI and the support section of the game’s website. Furthermore, some creators claimed that the game would return, including Abhijeet “Ghatak” Andhare and Saumya “Saumraj” Raj. Unfortunately, it is not the same with Free Fire. Since the game’s ban, there has been little conversation about the game’s return. Notably, an alternate version of the game, Free Fire MAX, is still playable in India.