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7 December 2023, 09:18 | Updated: 7 December 2023, 09:20
Out of 456 players there can only be one winner, here's who won Squid Game: The Challenge.
Episode nine of Netflix's Squid Game: The Challenge revealed who was in the running to win the massive multi-million pound prize. And we found out the actual winner in the season finale, which was released on December 7th.
Before the second batch of episodes the participants had been whittled down from 456 players to less than 70 with only three players set to compete in the season's final.
The game show sees contestants take part in games that were featured in the fiction show, such as the Dalgona cookie cutting challenge and 'Red light, Green light' as well as new competitive games. If they fail the games they are 'killed' and eliminated from the show.
Their 'death' involves an ink pouch bursting on the players as if they've been shot.
So, with three players left to grab a prize of over $4 million who are they and which one of them wins? Here's what we know - but beware there are spoilers ahead!
Mai Whelan, aka player 287, is the winner of Squid Game: The Challenge. When it came down to it, a nifty game of rock, paper, scissors helped her bag the prize of $4.56 million.
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We knew that Sam was the founder of a beard grooming business called Beard Giant, and we know that he didn't make away with the prize money.
Phil was a very sporty contestant, not only is he a scuba instructor he is an active quadball player. Studying psychology at college level also gave him somewhat of an advantage in the game, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to win.
Mai has said that she was born in Vietnam, and left during the fall of Vietnam in 1975 at eight years old. Her fellow contestant TJ had expressed his faith in her winning the competition - and it turned out he was right!
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