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MrBeast hosts insane $500,000 game of Tag

YouTube star and philanthropist, Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson, hosted the world's most lucrative game of Tag, which saw one contestant win $500,000 after two gruelling weeks of challenges.
YouTube star and philanthropist, Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson, is famed for his outrageous video ideas, from buying every item inside a store to being hunted by an FBI agent in the craziest game of Hide and Seek. Recently, MrBeast took things up several notches and hosted a circle game challenge, where the last person standing would win a grand prize of $500,000.

The challenge saw 100 people compete and required competitors to remain inside the circle for as long as possible. Each day the circle would get smaller and competitors had to complete various tasks or challenges. After days of challenges, 10 participants still remained, at which time MrBeast changed gears and had competitors compete in a game of tag in order to win the prize money.

MrBeast hosts insane $500,000 game of Tag

The insane $500,000 game of tag was uploaded as a separate video to the MrBeast YouTube channel and saw players compete in a massive football stadium. Standing beside a pit of money, MrBeast announced the start of the challenge to the ten competitors.

MrBeast hosts insane $500,000 game of Tag
MrBeast hosts insane $500,000 game of Tag. (Picture: YouTube / MrBeast)

"This is half a million dollars in cash and whichever one of them I tag last keeps it," MrBeast said before beginning to count down the start of the challenge. As MrBeast counted down, competitors frantically darted away, as far from him as they possibly could.

After searching for hours, MrBeast was unable to locate any competitors in the massive stadium. He then recruited the help of his friends to help find the competitors. This ultimately proved to be a great choice as they soon began to find (and eliminate) contestants.

After a rather unsuccessful run the first day (having only eliminated two contestants), MrBeast enabled the GPS trackers on each of the contestants' cell phones during the second day of the challenge. "It's Tag, not Hide and Seek. So I'm going to activate the GPS I put on all of their phones," MrBeast said.

After 20 hours of playing, only 3 contestants were eliminated. As a result of struggling to find competitors, MrBeast decided to restrict the area of the game to just the race track. Several competitors were later eliminated from the game until only 2 competitors remained: Lincoln and Andy.

MrBeast hosts insane $500,000 game of Tag with 10 YouTube subscribers
MrBeast hosts insane $500,000 game of Tag with 10 YouTube subscribers. (Picture: YouTube / MrBeast).

"Lincoln and Andy, you guys spent 12 days in a circle and 24 hours running from us in a game of Tag and it's all come down to this. One of you is getting half a million dollars. I'm going to go find you," MrBeast said.

Not long after saying that, MrBeast unironically spotted one of the contestants and proceeded to chase them down.

Lincoln wins $500,000 prize in game of Tag after competing in grueling challenges for nearly 2 weeks
Lincoln wins $500,000 prize in game of Tag after competing in grueling challenges for nearly 2 weeks. (Picture: YouTube / MrBeast)

Ultimately, Lincoln was the final contestant remaining, who won the grand prize of $500,000. In good spirit, MrBeast awarded each of the contestants $10,000 for playing. The 3rd place contestant won $20,000 and the runner-up won $10,000 and a brand-new car.

The video has already garnered over 23 million videos. Be sure to watch the full video, which we have embedded above for your viewing consideration.

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Header image via YouTube / MrBeast.