Animesh "Thug" Agarwal has no plans to shift Team Soul outside India.


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Team Soul Won’t Shift Outside India Ever, says Animesh "Thug" Agarwal

Animesh "Thug" Agarwal on being asked about shifting Team Soul outside India said that it won't happen ever.

Deepanshu Sharma
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Animesh "Thug" Agarwal will not shift Team Soul outside India despite the BGMI blocked in the country.
BGMI was blocked under section 69A of the IT act by the Indian government on 28 July 2022.

Team Soul has returned to India after participating in the main event of the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) 2022. The team didn’t had a good run in the tournament as they finished on the 11th position in the overall standings. Many fans were curious to know the future of Team Soul as BGMI is currently blocked in the country. S8ul Esports owner Animesh “Thug” Agarwal was asked on Twitter whether the organization will shift outside India and play PUBG Mobile. In response to it, Thug said that the team won’t shift India ever.

Team Soul will continue to play from India

The absence of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) on the Google Play Indian Play Store and App Store has forced several Indian esports organizations to think about shifting their operations outside India. While prominent esports organizations like Godlike Esports have already revealed the plans to shift to Dubai if BGMI remains blocked in India, S8ul Esports owner Animesh “Thug” Agarwal said that Team Soul won’t shift outside India ever.

Animesh "Thug" Agarwal said that Team Soul won't shift outside India.

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Team Soul recently participated in the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) 2022 where they had an underwhelming performance. However, Team Soul managed to get the chicken dinner (WWCD) in the last match of the tournament. Now, since the game is currently not available in India, the Indian players are also trying their hands on other titles like New State Mobile.

It will be interesting to see whether the BGMI lineup of Team Soul will shift to New State Mobile or wait for an official announcement on Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). However, Skyesports CEO Shiva Nandy has made a bold statement on BGMI comeback, he said that Krafton is trying its best to bring back the game in India.

Skyesports CEO Shiva Nandy on BGMI comeback

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The suspension of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) from Google Play Store and Apple App Store has put the esports scene of the game on hold. Aspiring esports players who were waiting for the announcement of Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) 2022, will also be forced to wait for an official announcement regarding the game.

The future of BGMI looks uncertain in India and it will be interesting to see if other Indian esports organizations will continue hosting BGMI rosters in their portfolio.

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Deepanshu Sharma is an Indian Esports and Gaming writer for AFK Gaming.

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