In lower than a month since its launch on Netflix, “Squid Game” followers are signing up for real-life occasions based mostly on the South Korean drama sequence.

The Korean Cultural Center in the United Arab Emirates already hosted a KCC Squid Game Event on Tuesday, Oct. 12, the place 30 candidates had been welcome to play video games from the hit present.

Participants traveled to the cultural heart in Abu Dhabi and reportedly performed 4 out of six of the video games that had been featured in the sequence, together with Red Light, Green Light; the Dalgona sweet problem; marbles sport and Ddakji – a folded paper tile sport the place opponents throw their tiles at the floor to attempt to flip the paper.

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The video games had been carried out in two 1 hour and 45-minute periods and had gamers divided into teams of 15. A report for The National News says practically 300 folks signed up for the Abu Dhabi match. 

“Thank you all for participating in today’s event with KCC UAE,” the Korean Cultural Center wrote in a tweet Wednesday morning.

Included in the tweet had been photographs of the occasion, which present individuals donned numbered inexperienced and white jerseys that took inspiration from the present whereas organizers donned virtually precise replicas of what the “Squid Game” guards wore –scorching pink hazmat fits with black fencing masks. 

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Staying true to the present, the guards carried weapons (on this case, pretend ones) and had shapes displayed on their masks to indicate their rank.

Roughly 4,340 miles away from the cultural heart in Gangwon-do Province, South Korea, the St. John’s Hotel can be internet hosting a Squid Game occasion on Oct. 24.

The beachside resort introduced in an Instagram post Saturday that it’s internet hosting a one-day occasion that may embody 4 rounds of video games from the present, together with Red Light, Green Light; tug of conflict; Ddakji and the dalgona sweet problem.

Aspiring gamers had been inspired to fill out an software by way of a written questionnaire. Accepted candidates can be formally invited and should “rally” in a pine forest close to the St. John’s Hotel. A small payment may even be required to take part, however the occasion is open to the public and never simply resort friends.

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The St. John’s Hotel in South Korea is situated two hours away from Seoul at 307, Changhae-ro, Gangneung, Gangwon-do. The resort is planning to carry a “Squid Game” occasion on its property on Oct. 24, in accordance with current Instagram posts.
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Similar to the “Squid Game” present, gamers can be eradicated in the event that they lose their sport or break guidelines. Marketing supplies from the St. John’s Hotel say the occasion may have a “special guest” serving as the “frontman” – sport organizer – and his identification can be revealed at the finish of the evening. 

The first-place winner of the match will reportedly win 5 million gained, which is the same as about $4,210.14, at the time of publication.

By Tuesday, Oct. 12, the St. John’s Hotel up to date its Instagram to let its followers know that the registration period has closed and that invites are being despatched out to permitted individuals. 

The riveting nine-episode sequence was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, 50, and stars veteran actors akin to Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun and Park Hae Soo.

Viewers who’ve watched the present have been handled to an action-thriller the place contestants take part in lethal kids’s video games for a money prize.