Amidst all the controversies, popular royale battle game PUBG has some positive and inspiring stories to tell too. Recently, we showed you a story of this Egyptian couple who met through PUBG and are now engaged. Now, we have come across yet another story of a couple whose marriage was saved, courtesy of PUBG.
Last year, a picture of a newly-married couple, Mohammed Rasheen and Salwa Ahamed, happily playing PUBG had gone viral. Now, some new details behind the picture have emerged: The bride Salwa Ahamed explained the couple did not meet on PUBG, but the game saved their marriage.
Here's what happened: Last year, the groom Mohammed Rasheen shared picture of the couple playing PUBG on Facebook. The caption read "Finally married my PUBG squad mate." The picture literally took social media by storm while many assumed Mohammed and Salwa met through PUBG.
Salwa made it clear that the couple did not really meet through PUBG, but it played a huge role in saving their marriage.
Salwa had known Rasheen, who she describes as someone who was a gaming addict, for four years and the two had been dating regularly throughout the period. However, was not much into gaming.
Prior to playing PUBG, Rasheen used to spend a lot of time to playing FIFA and Age of Empires, till late nights. During her final year of college, Rasheen went to UAE for a job, and that is when things got difficult.
"Long distance turned out to be a problem for both of us. Time zones played the villain in our lives. Fights got to a point where we were about to call off the wedding," Salwa told News18.
Then PUBG happened.
When the UAE blocked all Voice-over IP (VoIP) calls including WhatsApp and Skype, the duo had PUBG as the only platform to chat.
"All our ego, and who calls first after a fight just melted away. Instead, our conversations were overrun by who's going to win the game, or 'Should we team up?'" said Salwa.
Eventually, PUBG helped the couple forget the old fights and strengthen their relationship.