Dae Il Kim, the chairperson of Pearl Abyss, will receive the presidential citation at the 2017 Korea Content Awards, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), and run by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).
Mr. Kim is expected to be awarded at the Korea Content Awards thanks to his contribution to overseas business expansion. Mr. Kim directed the development of Black Desert Online (BDO) and exported the game to China, Japan, NA, and EU. The outcome has been appraised to have contributed to the globalization of Korean content. Pearl Abyss is currently preparing to launch BDO Mobile, along with the international launch of the console version.
The 9th Korea Content Awards is held in order to award individuals and works that have helped advance the Korean content industry and deliver both feelings and entertainment to the public in the year of 2017.
27 nominees in 4 sectors, including the overseas business expansion, broadcast industry development, animation, and character, will be represented and awarded at this award ceremony. The award winners were selected based on comprehensive criteria including exportation of content, level of contribution to cultural exchange and industry development, and degree of completion.