Players will be competing for a customized green tracksuit, not $38 million, like in the Netflix series.
Calling all Squid Game fans! If you’re one of the millions of people who have streamed the Netflix original series so far, we’ve got some good news – a real-life version of the show (minus the bloodshed, of course) is set to take place this week, in Abu Dhabi.
According to Insider, the United Arab Emirates’ Korean Cultural Center has organized the event, which will be happening on Tuesday, October 12th.
This rendition of Squid Game will see two teams of 15 people each face off against one another in four different games that were initially introduced when the series premiered on September 17th.
The heavily-memed “Red Light Green Light” is one of the most highly anticipated events, although players will also get to try their hand at “Dalgona Candy,” “Marbles,” and “Ddakji.”
If you haven’t yet seen the Korean show, the premise is simple – a group of 456 desperate individuals, all very strapped for cash with no other way out, agree to participate in a series of deathly challenges, modelled after popular children’s games, all in hopes of taking home the prized jackpot of $38 million.
Unfortunately for our Abu Dhabi players, they won’t be bringing home a massive pay check if they win. However, they will receive a customized green tracksuit, and bragging rights, which is still pretty cool.
Since Squid Game premiered nearly a month ago it’s been generating major buzz. This series is currently holding onto the #1 spot on Netflix’s Canada’s daily Top 10 list, and we recently reported that the streamer is excited about the potential of a second season.
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