The Dodram 2022-2023 V-League All-Star Game will be held on the 29th at 2:00 pm at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon. As the slogan of ‘Happy New V’ was set with the meaning of starting the new year in 2023 with the V-League, a special All-Star Game that will be filled with happiness for both fans and players awaits.
I. The dignified M-Star vs the ambitious Z-Star face off properly!Reflecting the trend of the MZ generation, this all-star player was newly formed as a male M-Star and Z-Star before and after birth in 1995, and a female M-Star and Z-Star before and after birth in 1996. M-Star, a collection of seasoned veterans, and Z-Star, a collection of young, spirited young guns, compete against each other with their competitive power.
In the men’s division, a showdown between M-Star and Z-Star, who compete for first and second place in each category this season, is expected. In addition to the sparkling competition between the two foreign players Leo and Ikbairi for the score, Leo and Soo-bong Heo for the serve, and the new and old middle blockers Young-seok Shin and Sang-hyun Lee for the fast attack, the ’99s’ (Lim Dong-hyuk, Lim Seong-jin, You can see the teamwork of Kim Ji-han, Park Kyung-min, and Lee Sang-hyun).
In the women’s division, the protagonists of the myth of the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Hee-jin, Park Jung-ah, Yang Hyo-jin, Kim Su-ji, and Lee So-young, reunited as M-stars. Z-Star also boasts a splendid lineup such as Kang So-hui, Lee Da-hyun, Choi Jeong-min, and Joo-ah Lee, who were active in the 2022 VNL. A match will be held in which seniors and juniors of the national team will show off each other’s health and growth on both sides of the court.
The way the game is run is also completely different from the 2021-2022 All-Star Game. Unlike last year, which consisted of 1 set for women with 15 points per set, 2 sets for men and women mixed, and 3 sets for men, there are a total of 4 sets of 15 points per set. Court changes are also conducted after the 1st and 3rd sets in the same operation as in the actual game.
As for the team command tower for this All-Star Game, the manager of the first-place team in the third round will be the M-star, and the manager of the second-place team will be the Z-star. Accordingly, the men’s M-star will be directed by Korean Air coach Tommy Tilikhanen, the Z-star will be directed by Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong, the female M-star coach will be Kang Sung-hyung, Hyundai E&C coach, and the Z-star will be directed by Heungkuk Life Insurance Kim Dae-kyung.
Meanwhile, M-Star Shin Young-seok and Z-Star Kim Min-jae, the two teams with the most votes in the men’s division, delivered interesting messages of war to each other through the official SNS of the Korea Volleyball Federation as a prelude to the main match. The game where the pride of the old and new V-League All-Star players is at stake is expected to be a fresher pleasure for fans.
II. All-star game tailored to the MZ generation trendThis All-Star Game was designed as an All-Star Game in consideration of the diverse fan base of the V-League enjoyed by all generations of all ages. In particular, it reflects the trend of the MZ generation, which can encompass both the retro generation that feels nostalgic for the old and the newtro generation that feels the newness of the old.
Starting with hit songs by generation that will resonate in the stadium, we have prepared a lot of fun for fans to see, hear, and feel, such as a dot-type key visual design reminiscent of nostalgic entertainment, and a newly divided all-star team based on the year of birth.
Online, various contents such as ‘Youngseok Tamin’ video starring Shin Young-seok, parody advertisement video featuring male and female all-star players, and TikTok dance challenge video using 3D characters are sequentially released, leading the MZ generation to respond and participate.
III. Athletes who check admission tickets and sell goods at Cobo Market?A special event is also prepared for the fans who visited the stadium for this All-Star Game.
Before the start of the All-Star Game, V-League stars will serve as helpers throughout the gym to greet fans. Surprise fan service will be provided by the players, where fans who visit the stadium in familiar places such as the ticket booth and Cobo Market can have a fun experience and create special memories.
There are also special events that allow you to breathe closer with the players on the pitch. Fans who purchase special seats on the 1st floor, FLOOR, are given an opportunity to pass the ball to the players during the game.
In addition, the Dodram Zone on the 1st floor provides Dodram 4-ball ham sets, All-Star Game uniforms and player card sets, 1st floor seats providing Dodram Spike jerky, uniforms and All-Star commemorative products for men and women All-Star voting are provided, along with refreshments and drinks. There are various seats for fans, such as the skybox seats on the 3rd floor.
In addition, there are more attractions for fans who visited the All-Star Game, including a spectacular laser performance and a performance by the dance performance group ‘Just Jerk’, who won the final at the 2022 Mnet Street Man Fighter.
IV. Various awards and eventsBetween sets, special events and prizes unique to the All-Star Game are also prepared.
First of all, before the start of the game, the first place in the All-Star fan vote will be awarded. In the men’s division, KEPCO’s Shin Young-seok and in the women’s division, Heungkuk Life’s Kim Yeon-kyung are honored with the most fan votes in the All-Star category.
Next, after the second set, the Spike Serve Queen & King Contest follows one after another. At the pre-event on the 28th, the day before the All-Star Game, three men and three players from each of the male and female divisions will compete for the championship. It is interesting to see if the male and female participants who have passed the fierce qualifying round will be able to break the 123km record set by Moon Seong-min (Hyundai Capital) in the 2016-2017 season and the 100km record set by foreign player Karina (IBK Industrial Bank) in the 2013-2014 season. .
※ Participants in the Spike Serve Queen Contest
Dain Kim (Hyundai E&C), Yoonju Jeong (Heungkuk Life Insurance), Sein Kim (Korea Expressway Corporation), Sohui Kang (GS Caltex), Elisabeth (KGC Ginseng Corporation), Santana (IBK Industrial Bank), Eunseo Park (Pepper) Savings Bank)
※ Spike Serving Contest contestants
Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air), Hong Dong-seon (Hyundai Capital), Leo (OK Financial Group), Kim Ji-han (Woori Card), Lim Seong-jin (Korea Electric Power Corporation), Bae Sang-jin (KB Insurance), Ike Between the Bairi (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) 바카라
Spike Serve Queen & King Contest, a scholarship delivery ceremony will be held for the best 6 players of elementary and middle school students sponsored by Korean Air, the winning team in the men’s division last season. Each of the elementary and middle school players will receive the award as a representative, and the scholarship certificate will be delivered by Han, the captain of Korean Air.
After the winner of the Spike Serve Queen & King Contest is decided, the Best Libero Contest is held. This is an event introduced for the first time in this All-Star game, and the player who stably receives the flying serve and puts the most in the arranged basket wins. When 1 point is obtained, 100 bottles of Pocari Sweat are accumulated, and the accumulated drinks are sponsored to local elite athletes after the event ends.
After the 4th set, the winning team, men’s and women’s ceremony awards, and the men’s and women’s MVP awards selected through the press vote will be held.
V. All-Star Game SouvenirsReplica uniforms, player key rings, mufflers, commemorative mini balls, etc. are prepared for this All-Star Game. Uniforms and MD products of all 14 clubs will be sold. All-star commemorative products can be purchased from the official KOVO online shopping mall, Kobo Market, from the 25th, and can also be purchased on-site at the Kobo Market, located in Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon.
Meanwhile, the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League All-Star Game will be broadcast live simultaneously on the host broadcasters KBSN Sports and SBS Sports and online portal site Naver from 2:00 pm on the 29th.