iKON's Chanwoo Teams Up With 'Fortnite' & Samsung to Create New Skin

Courtesy of YG Entertainment


Later this month, certain Samsung phone-owning players of Fortnite will be able to unlock a special skin based on K-pop star Jung Chanwoo of boy band iKON.

A new outfit, dubbed the “iKONIK,” and emote created in collaboration with Chanwoo will be made available in the game on Friday. They will be accessible only by users gaming on Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e devices.

Chanwoo and the rest of iKON will appear at SXSW next week and will head to New York City to launch the collaboration at Samsung 837 in New York City on March 16, which will also feature gamer Ninja. The group will perform at the event, which will also be live-streamed on Twitch.

iKON, who got their start in 2015, saw major hits in South Korea last year through the release of several singles, including “Love Scenario” and “Goodbye Road.” They most recently landed their EP New Kids: The Final on the World Albums chart at No. 4 on the chart dated Aug. 11 of last year.

K-pop stars regularly collaborate with gaming products, and last year saw the viral League of Legends-based hit “POP/STARS” by virtual girl group K/DA, which featured two members of (G)-IDLE, and Bobby of iKon feature on the remix of "Rise," also for League of Legends.