Mr Beast’s highly-anticipated Squid Game video has finally been released on YouTube, but who won the tournament and how much did they win?

It’s safe to say that Netflix’s Squid Game is the ‘television series of 2021’, becoming the platform’s most-streamed title and reportedly earning the service an outstanding $891 million in impact value.

So, it was only a matter of time before fan favourite YouTuber and content creator Mr Beast, Jimmy Donaldson, recreated the deadly tournament with some more-family friendly alterations.

The video premiered yesterday, November 24th, at 4 PM Eastern Time and is taking the world by storm; but who won Mr Beast’s Squid Game video?

Mr Beast’s Squid Game video goes viral

The Squid Game video was arguably the most highly anticipated content ever to release on Mr Beast’s YouTube channel.

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In the days and weeks leading up to the video’s premiere yesterday, November 24th, there had even been a series of leaks circulating on social media. These included various screenshots and footage of the tug-of-war game.

At the time of writing, the video has garnered an incredible 27 million views and is number one on the Trending page, despite only being available on YouTube for just 12 hours!

Who won Mr Beast’s Squid Game video?

After the hilariously dramatic Bridge game, only five contestants made it onto the final game: players 75, 79, 330, 368, 406 and 456.

However, as none of the finalists knew how to play the real Squid Game, the winner would be decided by a good-old-fashioned game of musical chairs.

The first player to be eliminated was number 75, followed by 406 and 456 (who won the original Squid Game) after sitting down too early.

Payer 368 was then eliminated, leaving only two final contestants left to battle it out for the cash prize…330 and 79.

Following an incredibly tense final round of musical chairs, Mr Beast’s Squid Game video was won by player 79!

How much did player 79 win?

Player 79 won a whopping $456,000 (around £341,000 or €406,000), as each of the 469 contestants were worth $10,000 at the start of the game.

The good news is that Mr Beast’s rendition of Squid Game was far less fatal than the hit Korean drama series, with the modern philanthropist giving $10,000 to second-placed player 330.

Whilst many people have openly criticized even the concept of a Squid Game recreation, the video is going viral right now around the world.

Mr Beast’s Squid Game is reported to have cost the team $3.5 million to recreate, with the majority of that money going towards building sets and the overall production.

Congratulations to player 76, and here’s to Mr Beast hopefully making his Squid Game tournament an annual competition on his YouTube channel.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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