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Today Is The First Day Of Mr. Beast’s Squid Game’s Real-Life Tournament

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YouTuber MrBeast’s live-action recreation of Squid Game will go live this afternoon.

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Squid Game, a surprise mega-hit Korean drama made by Hwang Dong-hyuk that debuted on Netflix in September of this year, was developed by Hwang Dong-hyuk.

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The show follows a group of adults who compete in dangerous children’s games with the chance to earn 45.6 billion won.

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The show’s explosive drama and iconic costumes struck a chord with viewers, and Squid Game topped the Nielsen streaming charts for a month before being overtaken by You, another Netflix series.

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Mr. Beast declared his intention to recreate Squid Game with 456 real-life people in early October. He began construction on a massively expensive set, rumored to be worth millions of dollars.

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The contestants will compete in the same games as the show for a cash prize, though they will not be murdered if they do not win.

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MrBeast revealed all of the details on Twitter today, revealing that the event would begin streaming at 4 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Pacific today, November 24, 2021.