YouTuber creates real-life 'Squid Game' with top prize of $456,000

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YouTuber creates real-life 'Squid Game' with top prize of $456,000

A screen-captured image from YouTuber MrBeast's video ″$456,000 Squid Game in Real Life″ shows a contestant playing the 'dalgona' game featured first in the original Netflix Korea show ″Squid Game.″ [SCREEN CAPTURE]

A screen-captured image from YouTuber MrBeast's video ″$456,000 Squid Game in Real Life″ shows a contestant playing the 'dalgona' game featured first in the original Netflix Korea show ″Squid Game.″ [SCREEN CAPTURE]

 
Netflix’s hit show “Squid Game” came to life thanks to a YouTuber named MrBeast. The American creator released a video of a game he set up with 456 contestants on Nov. 25.
 
The video “$456,000 Squid Game in Real Life!” had already been viewed over 108 million times as of 5 p.m. Monday.
 
The winner of the games took home $456,000, while the runner-up earned $10,000. Some other participants were also awarded prizes of $2,000.
 
It is reported that MrBeast could have earned in the region of $450,000 from the views already on the video. 
 

BY LEE SUN-MIN [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]
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