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There’s a Hit PUBG Film in China. The Game Studio Didn’t Make It

  • The film is streaming on Alibaba’s video service Youku
  • Krafton, the studio behind PUBG, is contemplating legal action
“The Valorous Marksman” featuring on the Youku streaming website.
“The Valorous Marksman” featuring on the Youku streaming website.Source: Youku

A film about PUBG, the online battle royale sensation, is making waves in China. But the game’s developers had nothing to do with it.

“The Valorous Marksman” premiered on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Netflix-style video service Youku on Aug. 6 to solid reviews from fans -- many of whom commented on its remarkable resemblance to their favorite duel-to-the-death online game.