A Korean congressman had to bring a golden frying pan to an assembly just to get his point across during a discussion about the rapid success of the multiplayer online video game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG).
Congressman Dong Sub Lee recently requested the popular shooting game be given solid foundation by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism so that the country could benefit more from such instances.
The golden frying pan was symbolic to the game since they were used as trophies at the Gamescom “PUBG”
Invitational tournament in August, according to Kotaku
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Lee emphasized its importance at the government audit hearing for Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, stating that the success of “PUBG” was attained thanks to a developer from their country.
“The game has sold 12 million copies and have gone over 1.99 million concurrent players in 6 months. This is unprecedented in Korean gaming history,” Lee added.
The politician’s statement suggested that South Korea can certainly prosper if there are more developers such as Bluehole Studio Inc., the creators behind the massively successful shooting game.
South Korea can definitely capitalize on the revenues that the gaming industry generates given PUBG’s record-breaking accomplishments. The game already struck gold by becoming the first-ever title on Steam to have a player database that reached more than 2 million users, according to IGN