Singer Jung Joon-young starts new career as pro-gamer

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2018-01-18 17:04 Updated : 2018-01-18 17:27
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[Courtesy of C9 Entertainment]

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Aju News) -- ​Singer Jung Joon-young started a new double career as a professional gamer Thursday for Battlegrounds, a free-for-all deathmatch game which has gained global popularity, his management agency said Thursday.

The 29-year-old joined Team KONGDOO, a professional team of gamers for Battlegrounds, developed by a South Korea company, which is now one of the world's most popular games.

Jung said he would try hard because he knows well about the difference between being a fan and a pro-gamer.

Jung got caught up in a sex scandal involving his former girlfriend in September 2016 and voluntarily suspended public activities. The singer was accused of filming her secretly during their sexual activities. The ex-girlfriend dropped her suit after police failed to find any clear evidence that she was recorded without prior consent. He returned to the entertainment scene in February 2017.