Hector Claims BGMI Might Return on 15th January
A clip from Pratik "Alpha Clasher" Jogiya's livestream recently took the entire Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) community by storm. The clip disclosed the tentative launch date of BGMI from a potentially reliable source. Following this, in a recent livestream, Sohail "Hector" Shaikh spoke about this leak and claimed that the source might be actually reliable. He also echoed similar sentiments and said the game might release on the said date. Furthermore, Hector also mentioned that he would inform his audience about the game's launch date two weeks before the launch.
BGMI might return in mid of January 2023
The government of India blocked BGMI in July 2022 under Section 69A of the IT Act 2000. Although there has been no official comment about the game's current state or launch from Krafton, there have been a few rumors claiming that the game would launch in early 2022. A lot of influential figures from the BGMI community have echoed similar sentiments and said the game might release in the first three months of 2023.
In Alpha Clasher's recent livestream, he was playing BGMI on his livestream. During this livestream, one of his friends named predatorsasuke joined his in-game party. While talking with Alpha Clasher, predatorsasuke claimed that he worked at Google and revealed the tentative date of BGMI's return. "You'd be very happy, BGMI will launch on Google Play Store on 15th January; it is a tentative date." Following this, everyone in the party reminded him that he was on a livestream, and told him that making such claims might risk losing his job. Responding to this, he said, "I haven't told the exact launch date. I only said that the game shall launch before 15th January."
In Hector's recent livestream, one of his viewers asked him if he had any update on BGMI's return. Responding to this, Hector said, "The game is going to return in January, someone from Google said this. I don't know this personally, but I have heard this. That person is someone important in the Google community; he is someone in a leadership position." He added, "It doesn't matter if someone from the gaming community says that the game will return. That person said that the game would return on 15th January."
Hector also stated that he asked Thug about the game's return. "I even asked Thug about it, he said that he would inform me two weeks before the game's release. So, we will inform you two weeks before the game will return," he said.