YouTuber-philanthropist, MrBeast has created a real-life version of Squid Game with 456 random players to compete in a tournament offering a $456,000 cash prize for the winner.
Similar to the original series, Each contestant had to complete a challenge to win the prize money. Those who survived would bag the money they could see above their heads, similar to the show.
The internet personality, who boasts 76.2 million subscribers, documented the entire process of constructing the real-life recreation of the Squid Game set.
“I recreated every single step from Squid Game in real-life,” MrBeast says towards the beginning of the video.
In MrBeast version of the show, foam pits were placed beneath the glass bridge, while contestants had dye packs attached to their tracksuits that exploded, stimulating the effects of a gunshot and staining their clothes if they were eliminated.
The show started with “Red light, Green light”, the YouTuber explained: “Every single player has a device strapped to them, that when they’re eliminated, it pops.”
He revealed that the event cost $3.5m to organize, which included $2m for production and set-building, and $1.5m in prizes.
In the end, Player 079 ultimately won MrBeast’s Squid Game. He will be taking home the prize money of $456,000, which would mean $1000 for each person.
Those who were eliminated were sent home with $2000 as well. Following the Honeycomb challenge, MrBeast was eager to trim the herd. Those who left after the challenge were given $4000 each.