Pakistan Launches E-PAK to Promote Esports Within The Country

Pakistan Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MOIB) has formally endorsed the Free Fire Pro League (FFPL) Pakistan via E-PAK, an initiative that goals at promoting esports tradition amongst youths within the nation. Pakistan’s Elite Gamer Pack (E-PAK) was established by the MOIB with the goal of making a “sustainable esports ecosystem in Pakistan.” By means of this initiative MOIB goals to work carefully with a number of esports titles in Pakistan “to popularise esports to most of the people and encourage youths to turn into esports athletes as an expert profession”. The FFPL Pakistan is the primary esports league to be endorsed and supported by E-PAK.

FFPL Pakistan Turns into First Esports League to be Endorsed by MOIB and E-PAK

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain is Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, he says on a video revealed on nineteenth July, introduced this endorsement of esports throughout Pakistan.

Hussain revealed {that a} three-way Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Garena, Bigo Live, and MOIB. He additionally spoke about how the nationwide stage Free Fire event, FFPL Pakistan Season 2 (organized by Garena and sponsored by Bigo), will pave the longer term for the younger players in Pakistan.

The kids who take interest in video games, they have this opportunity to become millionaire at the young age of just 12 years old. And the overall video games market at this moment is worth more than $200 Billion and we in Pakistan think that our youth population should be able to claim their stake in this. So we have taken a huge step towards esports.”

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain

Other than this, the official web page of Free Fire Esports Pakistan additionally got here ahead with an announcement stating that they’ve been endorsed by each MOIB and E-PAK.

This can be a breath of recent air for each established and upcoming esports athlete in Pakistan. Earlier in July 2020, Pakistan temporarily Banned PUBG Mobile.

The official motive that the PTA had supplied on the time was that they’d received a number of complaints “whereby it’s said that the sport is addictive, wastage of time and poses severe unfavorable impression on bodily and psychological well being of kids.”

PTA Press Release
PTA Press Release – Image Via PTA

Nevertheless, the Islamabad High Court ordered the Pakistani authorities to lift the ban on PUBG Mobile after simply over three weeks in July 2020.

Throughout the same time period, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain had slammed the continuing “ethical policing and ban strategy” in Pakistan. Fawad stated that it was not okay to go on banning apps left, proper, and center, as it might “destroy [Pakistani] tech industry”.

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