Baekhyun livestreamed himself playing PUBG with professional gamers.
Yesterday night (28/10), the main vocalist of superstar South Korean boy group EXO collaborated with esports organisation Gen.G Esports to play PUBG, a multiplayer mobile video game, on Youtube Live. According to sources, the joint broadcast surpassed 500,000 views, and the edited version will be uploaded onto Baekhyun and Gen.G's Youtube channel shortly.
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UPDATE (13/11): For those that missed the full livestream, a highlight reel is now up on Gen.G's Youtube channel for fans and gamers alike to relive the iconic moments of the gaming collaboration.
잠시 후, 백현님 채널에서 젠지 PUBG팀과 함께 하는 3인 스쿼드가 라이브 스트리밍이 진행됩니다!— 젠지 이스포츠 | Gen.G Esports (@GenG_KR) October 28, 2020
월드 스타와 월드 챔피언이 함께 하는 스쿼드가 궁금하다면?!👇https://t.co/Kwm4tnMSPS#GenGPUBG #EXO #TigerNation pic.twitter.com/br1j5ll7gz
젠지화이팅!!😁😁😁 pic.twitter.com/pkgjevJ0eH— Baekhyun_EXO (@B_hundred_Hyun) October 28, 2020
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Supported officially by PUBG, this livestream collaboration has been in the works for months apparently. The star previously took to Twitter in April, asking, “Is there anyone that’s good at Battleground?”.
근데요 배그잘하시는분 있나요!?— Baekhyun_EXO (@B_hundred_Hyun) April 8, 2020
Shortly after his tweet, tons of gamers replied zealously asking him if he was down for a match, one of which, was Gen.G Esports that replied with, “Were you looking for us? 1st place worldwide PUBG team Gen.G?”.
세계 배틀그라운드 1위팀인 젠지 부르셨나요? pic.twitter.com/PMJscYqwZy— 젠지 이스포츠 | Gen.G Esports (@GenG_KR) April 9, 2020
The conversation went on and when Gen.G offered Baekhyun a chance to play together, the singer-songwriter indubitably jumped on the opportunity.
Fast forward a few months later, Baekhyun is sitting together with pro-gamers Ionix and Pio as they livestream their gaming shenanigans.
Pio, Baekhyun, Ionix on PUBG
During the stream, Baekhyun mentioned that he only slept three hours last night, but he was having fun learning and playing with the professional gamers.
The three-men squad were bonding over the game, and one of them even offered Baekhyun to join as the fifth member of Gen.G if he learns a little bit more about PUBG.
The players shocked by number of viewers and Baekhyun said "I Love You EXO-L" then asked the players to say it even for once so they did and said ILY ❤pic.twitter.com/7laX0xg6XY— Hello 큥부심 🍬🕰 ૢ(❛◡❛✿) ૢ (@ibaekrauhls) October 28, 2020
Check out what went down during the broadcast through these fan reactions.
the silence when all of their characters died 😂😂😂😂 & baekhyun’s laugher 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/wsaUXj4DxG— 백현이 쥬아~! 🥰🧸 (@everlasting506) October 28, 2020
while baekhyun was riding the motorbike— 백현이 쥬아~! 🥰🧸 (@everlasting506) October 28, 2020
inonix: “i held his waist” 😂😂😂😂#BAEKHYUNxGenG pic.twitter.com/w7Hl1Ql1V0
👦🏻 If Baekhyun learns a little bit more about pubg, he can becomes the fifth member of Gen.G— Doubℓe Est 더블이스트 (@exokiss88) October 28, 2020
🐶Oh Wow !!! Gen.G B !!!
😂😂😂#BAEKHYUNxGenG #백현 #BAEKHYUN #엑소 #EXO @B_hundred_Hyun pic.twitter.com/QyqZG6xi6H
Silly Baekhyun catching a mosquito and shaking it up, then remembering who were next to him and got a little embarrassed hehehe ☺️☺️#BAEKHYUNxGenG #백현 #BAEKHYUN @B_hundred_Hyun @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/PR7Iho42nm— mon。 (@onlaymon) October 28, 2020
Baekhyun is not the only EXO member into gaming, last month, Chanyeol boosted gaming sales for the indie game Among Us when he was lurking in the servers and playing with fans.
Recently, Baekhyun has also been busy preparing for the comeback of SuperM's debut album, SuperOne, which was only released last month. His second solo mini album, Delight, came out earlier this year.
Other members of EXO also kept their schedules occupied as Chen recently released a new single 'Hello' before announcing that he was enlisting to the army, while Lay just started his own entertainment agency.
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