Sports Fan And Video Gamer BTS’s J-Hope Explains The Unexpected Reason Why He Loves Playing “FIFA”
As one of BTS‘s biggest sports fanatics and athletes, it’s no wonder J-Hope had soccer on his list of interests even before the excitement of the World Cup.
However, South Korea’s involvement in the 2022 World Cup got him even more into the sport! Posting his celebrations for their wins and thanking the players for their hard work, he never missed a game.
Most recently, though he found it hard to come up with a hobby due to his busy schedule, he shared just how much he’s gotten into soccer — but instead of actually playing it, he’s playing it as a video game!
You know, the World Cup just finished and while watching it, I felt like ‘It’s really exciting!’
As I play the video game, I felt like I fell into soccer, like I became a fan.
While watching plays of the game, he found it all super cool.
However, many observant ARMY already knew this from his Instagram post where he shared a picture of himself playing the video game “EA SPORTS FIFA 23” as South Korea’s captain Son Heung Min.
J-Hope explained how playing the game allows him to truly rest his busy mind and forces him to just focus on having fun.
Even when I play the game, I feel like I’m emptying my head. I’m the person who has a lot of thoughts, but when I played the game, I’m so into it, I feel comfortable, and I don’t think about anything.
This portable hobby is the perfect break for his busy mind, which is why he sometimes games while traveling and even in hotel rooms.
ARMY can never forget the excitement he felt when he won a Nintendo Switch from staff!
Billionaire Hoseok shouts excitedly after recieving a nintendo switch.
RM and jhope's shout 😂😂#BTS #jhope @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/XxvASVBZoN
— Misis Hobi (@MisisHobi) June 18, 2018
However, he’s not alone — The BTS members enjoy playing games together.
🧑What is a simple happiness for Jimin?
🧑What kind of happiness?
🐱We play games a lot lately!
🐥Ah right, I play computer games with Hobi hyung, jin hyung and suga hyung
(Jimin’s gaming gank)
🐿️We love to play simulation strategy games
🐥Hobi hyung is very good at it pic.twitter.com/XoyBPFXmup
— Dita⁷ (@almostdita) April 26, 2021
Plus, like many things he tries, he has a knack for it!
Hobi hyung is very good at [gaming]!
— Jimin/Tokopedia Special Ramadan Interview
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