A wedding can be a ponderous affair and the temptation to sneak a peek at a phone might knaw away at the insides of a bored guest. It would be considered rude for a guest to look at their phone during a wedding, but it's way worse for the groom to do it.
It would be bad enough if the groom checks their Facebook or Instagram during the service, but one person in India decided to squeeze in a few games of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds during the ceremony.
A video that was originally circulated on TikTok has since made the rounds online and shows a teenage groom in India ignoring his bride in order to play PUBG Mobile on his smartphone. It's possible that he's preparing his wife for the rest of their married life, where he intends to ignore her whenever playing a video game (like so many husbands across the world).
An unknown person attempts to give the groom a present, but the gift is rudely pushed away, as it blocks the groom's view of the screen. It seems that even the allure of free stuff isn't enough to cause him to stop playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for even a few seconds.
Fortnite is the king of the battle royale genre, but there are still many who favor PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds over it, especially those who dislike Fortnite's cartoonish aesthetic and more comedic tone. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is especially popular in certain regions, including India.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has taken India by storm, to the point where lawmakers are concerned about the effects that the game is having on the young people in the country. The smartphone version of the game has become especially popular, thanks to its accessibility compared to the console and PC versions of the game, which is a major factor in the game's popularity overseas.
The fact that smartphones are so commonplace means that online games can be played at a lower cost than they could years ago, which is why the addictions of online gaming are being treated as an epidemic in regions that are not used to them. It's even possible that the video above was staged in an effort to draw attention to the dangers that gaming addiction can bring.