An actual squid game event took place last night at the Korean Cultural Center in the United Arab Emirates
A real life Squid game took place last night and it looked amazing – and, fortunately, much less fatal. Check out the images from the event here:
The event took place last night at the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the United Arab Emirates, and featured a number of games from the South Korean series Netflix, who sees indebted citizens face off in a series of children’s games, with a huge cash prize offered to the winner… and death the price of the losers.
Fortunately, yesterday, no deaths were present for the competitors, who were able to enjoy the thrills of various challenges without panicking too much about their fate.
A event listing on KCC website noted: “To match the worldwide popularity of “Squid Game”, the Korean series on NETFLIX, the Korean Cultural Center in the United Arab Emirates has organized an event where you can also enjoy the games played in Squid Game.
“Join us and enjoy the games with us on KCC Squid Game Event. Don’t miss your chance to win prizes!“
With two sessions, each involving only 15 participants, the tasks a spectacle included the ‘red light, green light ‘game, the DAlgona candy challenge, the ball game and the Ddakji Game.
Speaking before the event, the director of the KCC Nam Chan-woo told local media Khaleej weather that the participants would be dressed t-shirts with the show’s logo, while event staff would wear these iconic pink circle, triangle and square costumes worn by guards in the show.
In another interview with Initiated, Nam said the event took place at introduce Korean culture and the childhood games Koreans play to the people of the UAE.
Nam said: “Just as K-Pop gained worldwide popularity thanks to YouTube in the 2010s, I think platforms like Netflix would be a channel for the global delivery of Korean video content like dramas and movies.
[…] “The games played in the Netflix series are popular among children in Korea and remind Korean adults of nostalgic childhood memories. But similar traditional games are also played by children here in the United Arab Emirates..
“I hope that the worldwide popularity of ‘Squid Game’ will be an opportunity to spread other aspects of Korean culture, such as Hangeul, taekwondo, as well as K-Dramas and movies. “