Kpopers are usually synonymous with boy bands who like to sing and dance. But wait, at the event Idol Star Athletic Championship without singing and dancing, these idols are required to show their skills in sports contests such as archery, running, gymnastics and esports. One of the winners in the esports branch is Park Ji Hoon.
Park Ji-hoon is a K-pop artist who graduated from Produce 101. He won 1st place in the PUBG tournament which took part in the special Lunar New Year ISAC 2023 last January. Playing in squad mode, he is joined by former personnel Wanna One namely Kim Jae-hwan, Lee Dae-hwi, and Ha Sung-woon.
Their opponents also consisted of other Korean boy bands such as other idol groups including SF9, Golden Child, ONF, N.Flying, Stray Kids, The Boyz, DIA and LOONA. This 20-year-old artist admits that he is interested in getting involved in the world of esports. Moreover, with the popularity of a player from Korea, Faker, who is very global, it’s only natural that many Koreans dream of becoming esports players.
However, he won’t be moving from actor to esports player in the near future. “Just as a hobby. I really love my current job (as a singer and actor), “Ji-hoon said, quoted from Antara.
Park Ji-hoon has just starred in a drama called Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency, he has also just finished holding the Fancon Asia Tour 2023 in Jakarta. Several works in the field of singing between music albums
Last year, OGN also held the second season of the Dolympic Games. This event invites around 40 South Korean K-pop artists to compete in various types and game genres. For the esports branch itself, there are 5 game branches that are contested.
Wow, if you are a K-pop idol, you have to be versatile, esports friends. It’s no wonder that the esports culture in Korea is huge because all people like to play games