BTS made an unexpected appearance at this year’s Gamescom, proving their global superstar status once again!
bts photcards/posters/merch on sprite’s wall in eternals bts AND their music AND bt21 are cannon in the mcu 😭 pic.twitter.com/4sMc0Baqu8
— mon🃏 (@ClTYOFMON) January 12, 2022
Yet, their appearance at Gamescom 2022 was particularly surprising. Gamescom is an annual trade fair for video games held in Cologne, Germany. On opening night Korean game developer Ji Won Choi accepted the award for “Best Playstation Game” for his new game Lies of P.
The game is reportedly based on the characters of the classic tale of Pinocchio—with a dark twist of course.
— IGN (@IGN) August 23, 2022
It has so far earned rave reviews from critics, with some even claiming they might skip the Xbox Lies of P booth due to its likelihood of being extremely crowded.
Xbox has one booth for Lies of P. 💀 Queue is gonna be crazy, so may have to skip.
— jez @ gamescom (@JezCorden) August 24, 2022
The game is due to come out in 2023, yet it already has netizens extremely excited. Having rightfully earned the award, Ji Won Choi gave a heartfelt acceptance speech. And as he neared the end of his speech, he said, “And finally, do you know BTS?”
— Sam⁷ (@BTSOriented) August 23, 2022
The shoutout came as a total surprise to ARMYs, many of whom claimed that they only heard or saw it by coincidence.
Yet, having heard it, ARMYs praised BTS for being a source of pride for Koreans.
— mae⁷ BAD DECISIONS OUT NOW🃏 (@buttercraze) August 23, 2022
And one thing that did not escape ARMYs is, of course, that Jin would surely be extremely proud!
Ji Won Choi expressed his hope to become to the gaming industry what BTS is to K-Pop, proving once again that BTS is the standard. Watch the full clip of Ji Won Choi’s shoutout to BTS right here!
— Mel (@hello19951013) August 23, 2022