V-League All-Star Game cancels 78 ‘irregularly sold’ tickets in bulk

The Korean Volleyball Organization (KOVO) has decided to cancel and refund tickets en masse after discovering that tickets were purchased using an unusual approach ahead of the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League All-Star Game, which will be held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on April 27.

The league discovered that tickets were purchased during the system setup and testing process ahead of the 22nd, the official ticket reservation day. It was confirmed that 78 tickets were purchased by a total of 25 accounts from the 19th to the 21st, when the All-Star Game 바카라사이트 ticket reservation announcement was made on the league’s website.

The league said, “Based on our own investigation, we believe that the tickets were purchased by directly accessing the link using developer tools and by changing abnormal system settings. After checking the website server, it was determined that there was no record of the reservation window being activated due to a system error,” the federation said.

“To prevent such access, we double-blocked the connection to the ticket purchase page and access to the payment system until that time on the day of the official ticket reservation. We will closely review this case and take strong legal action against any users found to have used illegal methods to gain access. We will do our utmost to eradicate ticket purchases through illegal methods in order to create a proper culture of watching professional volleyball.”

Meanwhile, this year’s All-Star Game was made more diverse by the inaugural Asian quota system, which brought together players and fans of various nationalities. The slogan for this year’s All-Star Game is “All-Star Universe.

Ryohei Iga (registered name Ryohei, Japan), Bayarsaihan Batsu (registered name Bayarsaihan, Mongolia), Matej Kok (registered name Matej, Slovenia), Leonardo Leiva Martinez (registered name Leo), and Yosvani Hernandez (registered name Yosvani), Gisele Silva (known as Silva-over Cuba), Megawati Putih (known as Mega-Indonesia), Yasmin Bedard (known as Yasmin-USA), and Ponpun Gedpard (known as Ponpun-Thailand) will come together for the All-Star Game.

The format is also completely different. Unlike last year’s matches, which consisted of four sets of 15 points per set, with sets 1 and 2 for the women and sets 3 and 4 for the men, this year’s matches will be played in two sets of 21 points per set, with set 1 for the men and set 2 for the women.

There will also be a variety of events. A pop art drawing with players and fans will be held as a pre-event on the 26th, one day before the All-Star Game. On the court of Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium, fans and players selected through pre-recruitment will be paired in teams of two to paint player portraits.

On the day of the All-Star Game, there will also be a “Cheerful Workout Kewab (K-Stars and V-Stars),” a workout where players and fans can mingle together before the game. Fans who wish to participate will be selected through pre-recruitment and lottery among ticket holders. Athletes and fans will work together as a team to play various games such as human curling, group jump rope, and board flipping.

In between sets, there will be a dodram spike serving and queen contest. Matei (Woori Card), Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air), Bayar Saihan (OK Financial Group), Yosvani (Samsung Fire), Lim Sung-jin (KEPCO), Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital), and Hong Sang-hyuk (KB Insurance) will compete on the men’s side. On the women’s side, Jung Jeong-yoon (Hyundai E&C), Jung Yoon-joo (Heungkuk Life Insurance), Silva (GS Caltex), Jeon Soo-min (IBK), Mega (Jung Kwan-jang), Moon Won-jung (Korea Expressway Corporation), and Yasmin (Pepper Savings Bank) will compete.

There will also be a fan contest for the best libero in Pocariswear. Ryo Hei (KEPCO) and Park Kyung-min (Hyundai Capital) will participate in the men’s competition, and Lee Myeong-ok (Korea Expressway Corporation) and Oh Ji-young (Pepper Savings Bank) will participate in the women’s competition.

The All-Star Game will be performed by the hip-hop duo Dynamic Duo, who have been loved for their numerous hits such as ‘Smoke’ and ‘Chuchak’.

The All-Star Game will be broadcast simultaneously on KBSN Sports and SBS Sports, the host broadcasters, and online portal Naver from 1 p.m. on the 27th.

Meanwhile, Jeong Jung-yong (Korean Air), who was selected as an All-Star for the first time on the recommendation of the expert committee, was removed from the All-Star roster due to a personal matter (brother’s marriage) on the day of the All-Star Game on the 27th.

Article 6 (Players’ Activities Outside of Competition and Training), paragraph 1, states, “The player shall actively respond to the club’s request for participation in official events, fan service activities, mass media activities, public relations activities, and social contribution activities unless there are unavoidable circumstances such as injury, illness, or mourning. The decision is based on the provisions of the ‘Clubs shall make such requests to the extent that they do not affect matches and training’.

The expert committee selected Kwak Seung-seok (Korean Air), who was the next highest pick, as an alternate.

In addition, Kim Jun-woo (Samsung Fire) will not be able to attend the All-Star Game after injuring his ankle in the Woori Card game on April 19. The federation will select a replacement player through the expert committee.

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