Fans of “Squid Game” really open their hearts here: A YouTuber kept his promise – and organized a spectacular and (almost) original tournament.
Bingen “Squid Game” is one thing, re-enacting “Squid Game” in a true-to-original setting is quite another: This is what the well-known YouTuber MrBeast (76.8 million subscribers) thought – and organized a sensational tournament.
Millions of dollars in production costs
He spared neither expense nor effort – and had all of the series’ venues built in a large hall. According to his own statements, he had invested a whole two million dollars in the construction of the set, which could also be followed on his social media channels. The first announcement was made in October, then construction started straight away. In mid-November 2021, MrBeast proudly announced: “I have now recreated every Squid Game game in real life”. What was still missing: the announced games.
I now have every game from Squid Game built in real life 🙂 pic.twitter.com/kzeeuSF7Rv
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) November 13, 2021
That’s how the tournament went
On November 24th, 2021 the time had finally come: MrBeast published a twenty-five-minute video on his YouTube channel entitled “$ 456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!”. So he actually kept his promise – and the tournament was definitely tough. 456 participants took part in the games. First the game “Red Light, Green Light” was on the program – and everything looked ghostly original. With one difference: the participants were all in a good mood – and the losers didn’t get away with death like those in the series. Then there were other games on the program – “Dalgona”, “Tug of War” and the “Marble Game”. With “Ddakji” they even played the recruiting game that was not part of the actual competition.
You can see the tournament here:
Mega successful action
Before the finale, the six remaining participants – as in the series – first got a fine steak. Then there was a fight for first place – and of course the prize money. The winner was happy about $ 456,000 – and so that the runner-up did not have to go home too sad, MrBeast presented him with prize money of $ 10,000. The YouTuber, who is known for his impressive actions, landed a mega-hit with his tournament: over 28.4 million people saw the video within a single day.