Squid Game Star’s “Obsession With Streamers” the New Meme You Might Not Have Heard Of

Published 10/09/2021, 12:42 PM EDT


Netflix show Squid Game has taken the world by storm ever since it released last month. The Korean TV show shows players competing in a children’s game where the winner receives a hefty sum as a prize. However, the losers in the game lose their lives, which leads to a lot of tricky situations between the characters, and a lot of drama.

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Because of the show’s popularity, many of its characters and the actors who play them have now become a global phenomenon. This includes Hoyeon Jung, who played Kang Sae-Byeok, also known as Competitor 067. Everyone might know about her pickpocketing skills. However, a recent interview has caused her to become a massive meme, and the internet can’t stop loving it.

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Squid Game star receives the meme treatment

Recently, Hoyeon Jung gave an interview with Vogue Korea, where she talked about a multitude of things. From her early career in modeling to now the newfound global success following the release of Squid Game, the Korean star has come a long way. However, her interview has spawned a new meme which has taken over the internet.

A tweet on the social media platform Twitter made a joke about her interview. The tweet claimed that Hoyeon Jung has an “obsession” with the Riot Games FPS title, Valorant. The tweet also included a fake statement, which mentioned that her “mood changes for the better” when she plays it. Since then, this comment has become a source of hilarity, as many internet users have now created new “obsessions” for the Korean star.

“I just think it’s something the world needs right now, whenever I play it my mood changes for the better”

Streamers join the meme bandwagon

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Twitter now has multiple tweets about Hoyeon Jung’s obsession with different items and people. However, the most popular of them all have revolved around streamers. 100 Thieves star JhbTeam became the first major “obsession” for Jung as his tweet became viral on the Internet. Later on, it has caught up to other content creators like FaZe Clan’s Mongraal and many more. Twitch streamer xQc even reacted to the tweet that talked about Jung’s obsession for him, and commented saying that it was true.

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It seems like nowadays the internet has found memes and jokes from the most unlikeliest of sources. However, users on Twitter have created the perfect storm, and in the coming days, people might see find even more hilarious things for Hoyeon Jung to be obsessed about.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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