Nickname disappeared V-League All-Star Game… Instead, it gives pleasure through dynamic games
Correspondent Lee Dae-ho = In the Dodram V-League Pro Volleyball All-Star Game, which will be held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 29th, there is no ‘Korea Nambawan’ or ‘Dati’.
Instead, Shin Young-seok (Korea Electric Power) and Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai E&C) wear uniforms with their real names on the court.
The V-League All-Star Game, which gave fans joy with its unique nickname, this year will be serious without laughter.
The nickname first appeared in the professional volleyball all-star game in the 2016-2017 season held at Cheonan Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium on January 22, 2017.
Jeon Kwang-in, who was a key player of KEPCO at the time, engraved ‘I’m jealous, Seo Jae-deok’, and Seo Jae-deok engraved ‘I’m sorry, Jeon Kwang-in’ and received a great response.
The following year, when Seo Jae-deok could not be with him due to injury at the All-Star Game, Jeon Kwang-in chose ‘Where did you go, Seo Jae-deok’ as his nickname and showed off their extraordinary friendship.
The theme of the 2018-2019 All-Star Game, which was held on January 20, 2019 at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon, was ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, a biographical film of the British group Queen, which was very popular at the time.
Seo Jae-deok dressed up like Freddie Mercury, the vocalist of Queen, engraved the nickname ‘Duck Curie’ on his back, and performed, winning the All-Star Game MVP and the ceremony award at the same time.
Last year’s All-Star Game, which resumed after three years after being unable to open in the aftermath of the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers (2020) and the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19, 2021), was also accompanied by a nickname.
Youngseok Shin walked the court with ‘Nambawan in our country’, and Lee Da-hyun, who won the ceremony award for his first All-Star appearance with his splendid dance moves, chose the nickname ‘Dati’ given to him by teammate Yasmin Bedart (registered name Yasmin).
The reason why the nickname, which had been established as a new tradition of the V-League, disappeared this year is ‘boredom’. 바카라사이트
It was not difficult for players with clear characters to have their nicknames carved into them, but players who did not have a lot of worries.
An official from the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) said, “I have been nicknamed for several years, but the response has not been as good as before.”
This All-Star Game also changed the way the set was operated.
Until last year, the 1st set women’s match, the 2nd set men’s and women’s mixed match, and the 3rd set men’s match were held.
Teams are also divided into ‘M team’ and ‘Z team’ according to age, not the results of the previous season, and compete by age.
The federation said, “This All-Star Game was planned to be a dynamic game by focusing more on the performance of the players than on the ceremony.”