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You hear K-Pop idols speak about their hobbies all the time. To relax and get the deserved chill out after tight schedules at concerts, TV performances, and variety shows, a big amount of idols play online games. What South Koreans seem to enjoy the most are competitive PvP (Player versus Player) games! Today, we bring you 3 games that seem to be highly enjoyed by most idols! :)
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Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul is a Korean MMORPG ("Massive Multiplayer Online Roll Play Game"), by NCSOFT. It offers a mix of martial arts and magic in a fantasy world. Since it is such a huge game in Korea, it is very common that K-Pop groups are performing during the Championships Shows. NCSOFT seems to love K-Pop: In 2013 Girls Generation did a theme song for B&S called "Find your Soul", and during recent years they have had so called "N-POP" showcases where MAMAMOO and various SM artists, including EXO-CBX and Red Velvet, performed. 🎤 You can check out more videos at the plaync YouTube channel! Blade & Soul is free to play, check it out here: http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/
Overwatch (COUPON CODE: "GAMER" FOR 15% OFF)
Overwatch is a shooter game by Blizzard. Does this name ring a bell? 🔔 Blizzard is known for games like World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, and - of course - Starcraft, which has by far one of the biggest competitive scenes in South Korea. Overwatch is a team game where players can pick from various characters to play arena-based battlegrounds: The better team wins! It is always fast and easy to play a round or two, which is probably why it is so popular among our busy idols. Below, you see a video where members of VIXX play against members of MONSTA X, and even if you don't know the game, it is hilarious 😆 Jungkook of BTS is said to be a very skilled McCree player, and also members of EXO have been seen playing. Overwatch can be bought for around 39,99€ in the official Battle.net store of Blizzard: https://eu.shop.battle.net/en-us/product/overwatch (also available for console!)
League of Legends
The King of modern PvP Games: League of Legends seems to be played by almost every idol! SMTOWN even hosted the so called "SM SUPER CELEB LEAGUE" where SM arstist played against each other. But even before that, Heechul of Super Junior has been known to be an extremely skilled LoL player. EXO's Baekhyun has also broadcasted several games of him playing on VLIVE, frequently joined by fellow member Xiumin. (Check out EXOMENTARY and SMTOWN's YouTube channel if you are interested in more SM LoL!) League of Legends is a MOBA - Multiplayer Online Battle Arena - where two 5 player teams compete against each other. The global competitive scene around LoL has huge respect for Korean professional players, as they are said to be the most skilled in the world. The game is free to play and can be downloaded here: https://play.euw.leagueoflegends.com/ (for Euope). By the way: Riot Games, the makers of LoL, seem to love K-Pop as well! One of their characters called Ahri is able to perform a dance that is just all to familiar...
Do you know and play these games? Would you be down to try them out? 🎮 Which idol is your favorite gamer? Tell us your gaming experiences in the comments below! 😊
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📷 Pictures by NCSOFT (https://us.ncsoft.com/en/), Blizzard (https://www.blizzard.com/), Riot Games (https://www.riotgames.com/en)
Blade & Soul MV: Find Your Soul by Girls' Generation by Freedomplays (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAhqWN12m0M)
[N-POP] EXO-CBX(첸백시)_CRUSH U(크러쉬유)_Music Video (ncsoft X yoonsang X EXO-CBX) by plaync (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0JRSgucGMA)
VIXX vs MONSTA X / Eng Sub [정.대.만] 6회 by 모비딕 Mobidic by 모비딕 Mobidic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nh9wJBFTzw)
Ahri - Run Devil Run (런데빌런) Dance - League of Legends (LoL) by NeiLalwaysLeeT (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krNyEn1CKGY)
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