After the Indian Government banned PUBG, WeChat, and other 116 additional Chinese apps, people flooded Twitter with memes and jokes.
And as prime minister Narendra Modi’s personal website got hacked following the order, Desi tweeple joked about how hurt and frustrated PUBG fans must’ve done it. And just when I was least expecting it, things took a crazier turn.
A video of some grieving PUBG players carrying out a public funeral procession after the mobile gaming app’s ban has left us in splits.
The boys can be seen crying and carrying out repeated chants of “Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner.” Check out the hilarious video below:-
Clad in white clothes and carrying a garlanded photo of the PUBG poster, they can be seen out on the streets taking out the rites for the game.
The preparations look complete from carrying a matka to showering flower petals, as the song “Yaad Teri aayegi, mujhko bada satayegi” plays in the background.
One of the men expresses his sadness saying things like, “Yaar, PUBG ke chakkar mein girlfriend chooth gayi thi” and “Kal tak toh sab acha bhala tha”.
The video then cuts to the wailing men hugging and consoling each other by saying, “Arre bhaisahab, sab theek ho jayega” and “Apna dhyaan rakhna” as they join hands in prayer and touch the framed PUBG poster in reverence. Finally, the words ‘Rest in Peace’ flash at the bottom of the video clipping.
As per a report in Ahemdabad Mirror, other groups performed their own funeral rites for the game as well. Check them out:-
Most PUBG gamers in the country are behaving as if they have just suffered the worst break-up of their life. And, a group of avid gamers are hosting a besna (funeral) in Chandlodia to mourn their ‘loss’.https://t.co/p5jDRcw73O
— Ahmedabad Mirror (@ahmedabadmirror) September 4, 2020
Here’s another similar procession posted on Facebook as taken out in typical fashion by sorrowful youths with the caption, “Funeral of our beloved PUBG😭🤧”. They too can be seen dressed in white clothing and carrying the arthi, sloganeering, “Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner”:-
Funeral of our beloved PUBG😭🤧
Posted by Wild Boy on Friday, September 4, 2020
HT reports that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite together had around 50 million active users in India, with around 13 million of them checking in every single day.
Some of them played in professional leagues and tournaments, reportedly forming a big chunk of the Indian e-sports industry revenue coming in from the game’s online streamers who tuned in to watch.
But eventually, the Ministry of Information & Technology blocked 118 mobile apps under Section 69 of the IT Act in the interest or “sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, the security of the state and public order.”
Were you a PUBG fan too or are you amongst the ones who are relieved to hear about the ban? Tell us what you think of these funny tributes!