By day, they are charismatic idols on stage. At night, they became professional gamers. Many Korean idols view video games as a pastime in their spare time, but there are also a few of them who possess the skill of playing games like a real gamer. Here are 8 idols who are so addicted to games that they spend most of their time participating in e-sport tournaments when there are no promotions.
Kim Heechul (Super Junior)
Being a diamond rank in the game LoL (League of Legends), Heechul is definitely one of the best gamers from the idol world. His love for video games was humorously demonstrated on the reality show “Game Show”. Here, Heechul had the opportunity to confront the famous group of gamers SK Telecom T-1.
Often teaming up with his company senior Kim Heechul, Baekhyun is also a big fan of League of Legends. He used to host a promotional program for League of Legends called “Baekhyun’s LoL-lercoaster”. Although he doesn’t always win, Baekhyun is said to be a gamer who has quick reactions and smart tactics.
Yoon Doo Joon (Highlight)
The Highlight leader not only shows his will to compete fiercely in football matches, he is also an excellent gamer and spends most of his days off playing Overwatch. Good news for female gamers, Yoon Doo Joon even said that he wants a girlfriend who can play Overwatch. Gongchan (B1A4) also acknowledged Yoon Doo Joon as one of the best Overwatch players.
Don’t be fooled by Hongbin’s angelic smile, because he certainly won’t be kind to anyone when they confront him in Overwatch. Hongbin has been a huge fan of video games since he was a little boy. At the same time, this guy is also very famous in the idol world with the nickname “The Hanzo Master” thanks to his unrivaled skill in the game Overwatch. Hongbin ranked 7th in the worldwide Overwatch player rankings. He often plays games with Gongchan, Jinyoung and Baro of B1A4, Jungkook, V and Suga of BTS and even S.Coups of SEVENTEEN.
In an interview, Hongbin (VIXX) did not regret praising Jungkook’s gaming skills. Hongbin also revealed that Jungkook’s favorite character in Overwatch is McCree. Jungkook is so passionate about video games that he even has a scar on his cheek because once… he fought with his brother for the right to play on the computer.
Jaehyo (Block B)
As a frequent guest of “Gaming Show”, Jaehyo had many opportunities to showcase his talent in video games. In addition to playing well in League of Legends, Jaehyo also became the champion of the Starcraft tournament among the idols participating in the “Gaming Show”.
Kyuhyun (Super Junior)
The real King of Starcraft in the idol world is none other than Kyuhyun. His skill in this game is considered to be on the same level as a professional player. Kyuhyun once received praise from famous gamer Seo Kyung Jong. Even before and after a performance, Kyuhyun is able to sit down to play games.
The B1A4 members are always ready to compete in games, but their maknae Gongchan seems to have the best skills. Also a member of the “Gaming Show” player group, Gongchan even beat his best friend Hongbin (VIXX) in a fierce Overwatch match. He is also not afraid challenge BTOB.