The non-lethal competition inspired by Netflix’s Squid Game is coming to a Korean city — pandemic restrictions seem to have allowed it.
After Netflix surpassed all previous records (Bridgerton, with 111 million viewers worldwide), the Korean dystopian drama, as expected, became a real-life event, as expected. strange and incredible, sometimes hopeless or sometimes dangerous results.
The St. John’s Hotel in Gangwon Province, in partnership with a ticket seller, includes a real prize of 5 million won ($ 4,215), as shown in the movie Squid Game.
A field day-like event will take place on October 24; however, local officials issued an order to cancel the games because they violated social restrictions in Gangneung.
The film Squid Game, starring all Korean actors, tells the story of a group of challenging contestants who are selected to compete in a children’s game tournament to win life-changing money.
If allowed, participants of any age, hotel guests or guests could take part in four games, which will take place in the pine forest of the hotel area, as seen in the exhibition: tug of war, a traditional Korean paper conversion game. ttakji chigi, delicious dalgona The “cookie” claim and the “red light, green light” nightmare. It’s not clear whether a huge, terrifying puppet will be involved.
Selected players will receive a unique mystery card with a phone number for the host to instruct them on how to play, as shown in the show. They also warned that those who violated the rules would be eliminated, even if they were “not like in the series,” the Korea Times reported.
As in the show, the anonymous host will also be revealed after the winner is crowned.
But Gangneung local authorities said there are rules against the gathering of more than eight people, regardless of vaccine and health.
Registration for games that previously cost 10,000 won ($ 8.40) will close from Wednesday, Instagram reports. A hotel employee who spoke to the Korean Times said the event had already been sold by the time the city ordered it and that talks were under way to cancel or change the games, according to a statement from the St. John’s Hotel. being carried out. city codes.
They can expect another competition similar to the “squid game” that starts on October 16 at a camp in Wonju, Gangwon Province, the Korea Times reported. Games hosted by the Frip online gaming platform are scheduled with a limited number of players subject to health restrictions.
The winner of the Frip real-life games gets 45,600 points for use on his site — which is $ 45.6 billion for the winner of the fictional series.
As the hotel said on Wednesday, plans will move forward, with “invitations sent” soon.