Footballer Son Heung-min says he wants to win a chicken dinner after being added to PUBG as a playable character as part of a ‘Sonny Collaboration Event’

Son Heung min PUBG

Krafton Inc. today detailed its PUBG: Battlegrounds collaboration with Tottenham Hotspur FC player and captain of the South Korean national team, Son Heung-min (aka Sonny).

The collaboration, which runs from July through October, includes an in-game event and the opportunity for players to earn or purchase exclusive Son-themed in-game items.

As part of the partnership, Krafton will also give away real-world Level 3 helmets autographed by Premier League footballer Son.

“After being a player of PUBG since its launch, I am thrilled to be able to work directly with Krafton on this amazing partnership,” said Son Heung-Min. “Krafton designed a character that looks just like me, and the skins mirror my style. I would love to win a chicken dinner with my character.”

In the Sonny Collaboration Event, from July 21st through August 3rd, players can participate in special in-game event missions to earn points that can be used to acquire exclusive Son-themed items like his Level 3 helmet and Contraband coupons. Players must own a copy of PUBG before July 21st to take part.

“After being a player of PUBG since its launch, Krafton designed a character that looks just like me, and the skins mirror my style. I would love to win a chicken dinner with my character.”

Son Heung-Min, Tottenham Hotspur

If players aren’t able to complete the above Event Missions, they will still have the chance to purchase Son-themed cosmetic items in-game from July 21st to October 20th. A total of 13 distinct items will be available for purchase, which include but are not limited to Son’s hair and face (sold as a set), two sets of Son-themed clothes, two sets of Son-themed emotes and two weapons.

Players who earn the in-game Son-themed Level 3 helmet during the Sonny Collaboration Event period will be automatically entered for the chance to win one of five real-world Level 3 helmets autographed by Son. Results will be announced on August 11th at https://battlegrounds.pubg.com.

PUBG has partnered with other celebs in the past. Actor Jonathan Frakes (who plays Commander Riker in Star Trek) was hired to act in a PUBG lore video last month, for example.

Last month, British esports host Frankie Ward was added to strategy game Humankind as an in-game avatar.

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