Freestyle a PUBG Mobile team from Pakistan is not allowed to play at the PUBG Mobile World League (PMWL) 2020 due to the current PUBG ban in the country.
The news was confirmed by Team Freestyle leader FS Black on his Instagram who was told by PUBG officials on Discord about the team being unable to play at the tournament because of current government regulations regarding the game.
The message shared by Freestyle team leader reads:
Unfortunately, the team won’t be allowed to play in the PMWL as long as the game is banned in Pakistan. We are very sorry for this, but we cannot go against the government’s laws. The team will still receive weekly attendance prize money even if you are not playing. Let’s hope the government unbans the game as soon as possible.
Originally the team was planning on playing in the PUBG Mobile World League (PMWL) 2020 via use of VPN however, they were informed by PUBG officials that use of VPN will be prohibited in the tournament therefore the team is sitting this out.
This ban is destroying the ESports industry in Pakistan and many agree as there have been numerous petitions filed in the Sindh High Court and Islamabad High Court against the ban.