Game ban news always comes as a big blow in the community. And when it is well accepted and popular, it really hurts. Ban has been a popular topic in the gamers community over the last few months and now we get to hear about Supercell games including Clash of Clans and Clash Royale are becoming unavailable in Iran. Although technically it is not a ban, being unavailable or restriction of access can just be equal for a gamer. For now, the in-app purchases have already disabled. The games will be completely unavailable later this year after the next update arrives.
Why will Clash of Clans and Clash Royale be unavailable in Iran?
The official press release mentions the ending of the contract with CafeBazar. However, due to some internal reasons, Supercell is not publicly revealing the reason. Clash of Clan’s Community Manager Darian said,
Here is the press release if you would like to see,
The English translation says,
“We have made a difficult decision not to extend our contract with Cafe Bazaar, as a result of which Iranian players will no longer be able to play our games. Players will no longer be able to make in-app purchases after September 30, 2020, and games will be completely unavailable after the next update, which is released this year. Our players, wherever they are, are more important to us than anything else, and we’re really sorry that we could not find a way right now to continue offering Clash of Clans and Clash Royale to our players in Iran. We do not close this door forever; “We will continue to monitor the situation and work with Cafe Bazaar to find a way back if possible.”
Is there any chance that the Supercell games will be back in Iran?
While it may be possible to get back those games in the future, it is not happening in the near future. Finding an alternative business partner is tough for a company like Supercell. And also, Supercell did not completely reveal the actual reasons behind this. So there might be many things that we do not even know.