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Akshay Kumar shares FAU-G teaser, gamers respond with memes and PUBG comparisons

The teaser is based on the clash at Galwan Valley and shows Indian and Chinese army personnel from both sides engaged in a duel in which the Indian side emerges victorious.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 27, 2020 8:21:43 pm
faug, faug teaser, faug memes, fau-g teaser reactions, faug galwan valley clash, akshay kumar fau-g, viral news, indian expressWhile gamers are eagerly waiting for the Indian game, not everyone was impressed.

A month after it was announced, actor Akshay Kumar tweeted a teaser for Indian alternative to the banned PUBG called Fau-G, on the occasion of Vijaydashami. Pretty soon #FAUGteaser was trending on Twitter with plenty of opinions and memes on the new multiplayer battle royale game.

The teaser is based on Sino-Indian clash at Galwan Valley and shows army personnel from both sides engaged in a duel in which the Indian side emerges victorious. The clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley in June resulted in a ban on multiple Chinese apps, including TikTok and PUBG, by the Indian government.

The video, that is around a minute-long, shows the soldiers engaged in hand-to-hand combat and reveals nothing else about the game or gameplay.

“Today we celebrate the victory of good over evil, and what better day to celebrate our Fearless and United Guards, our FAU-G! On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, presenting the #FAUG teaser,” the actor tweeted highlighting the Atmanirbhar initiative.

On social media, while some that cheered the teaser, others said it didn’t seem to match up to other alternatives to PUBG:

Despite allegations that the game has been developed to capitalise on the ban on PUBG, the makers of FAU-G had said that  the project was already in the pipeline before the ban was imposed.

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