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It was only a matter of time before Netflix’s sensational Squid Game turned into a real-life event. A version of it, that is, obviously and thankfully without the murder and bloodshed. The survival drama involving children’s games with deadly stakes quickly became one of Netflix’s most-watched shows ever. The show has been revised for an event at the Korean Cultural Center, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates.
The Squid Game event in Abu Dhabi:
The event is set to take place on Tuesday in the Abu Dhabi office, it will involve the games played in the show. There will be two teams of 15, sporting T-shirts that feature the show’s logo. They will be playing the red-light green light, Dalgona candy challenge, along with paper-flipping games Marbles as well as Ddakji. The event’s staff? They will be wearing pink circles, triangles, and square costumes to represent the guards against the show.
While the event’s registration page says there’ll be some prizes, it wouldn’t be as the life-changing 45.6 billion won ($38.1 million) prize the 456 desperate contestants compete for in the show. Only UAE residents are eligible to compete or to apply, however, the registration form is closed. The applicants had to answer questions on Netflix’s Squid Game.
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To no one’s surprise, this is not the first time Squid Game has taken place in real life, it has happened before. Squid Game is so popular it managed to seep into a Belgium school. The students, who apparently watched the 18+ rated show, played the red light, green light stop-start game, then they beat up the participants who lost. If you liked this, leave a comment below or share it with friends, so that they also know about A real-life Squid Game is happening in Abu Dhabi.