July 15, 2024


[MUSAI] ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ and ‘Musai Studio’ got 2019 HOTY award through Korean Users’ Vote




Musai Studio received an unexpected meaningful trophy by Konsoler.


Last year, Musai Studio introduced an event called ‘2019 HOTY’ which is an award for the best Korean localized game of the year. (See the post http://bit.ly/36Wm6ul ) Konsoler, a Korean news site specialized in console games, had run the poll for both ‘2019 GOTY’ and ‘2019 HOTY’ on Korean gamers and finally announced the result.


The trophies seem to find the right winners. ‘Death Stranding’ won 2019 GOTY with the largest number of votes and ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ received the biggest support by gamers for 2019 HOTY. Besides, Musai Studio was awarded a special trophy in honor of the passion and effort as a studio to localize various console games in Korean including ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’.


[Photo 1] Inwook Lee, CEO at Musai Studio, talking about console game market in Korea with the CEO of Konsoler (Source: Musai Studio)


Since the winners are selected by users’ votes, it was such a huge pleasure for us to hear that ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ won 2019 HOTY. Being a part of connecting between ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ and the Korean fans was a meaningful and exciting experience and now, it became even more priceless for us with a trophy as a positive feedback from the players.


The full translated article is below. (The Korean version of article: http://bit.ly/370M8fD)


2019 HOTY: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


Award Acceptance Speech of 2019 HOTY: Blizzard Korea

We are sincerely grateful to Konsoler and Korean players for choosing ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ as ‘Korean Localized Game of the Year’ with your high credit. We thought the Korean fans deserved fully immersive play from ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’, and are pleased to be able to provide the Korean localization in the desired way for them.


We would like to thank all of colleagues, including our close partner ‘Activision’, the voice actors and staffs from the sound studio in Korea for your help and support. We won’t stop to make efforts to provide players immersive experiences with better localization. Hope you enjoy ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ and please keep your eyes on the journey we Blizzard steps forward.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Story Trailer (Korean dubbing)


Another Special Trophy

The 2019 HOTY nominees had many localized titles of both Korean voice-over and subtitles. Especially, there were a lot of titles done by Musai Studio, which specializes in dubbing and sound directing for console games in Korea.

Musai Studio had participated in dubbing projects of various titles including not only the winner of 2019 HOTY ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ but ‘Borderlands 3’, ‘Gears 5’ and ‘Ring Fit Adventure’ with full of passion to make them more immersive.

Therefore, this year Konsoler decided to present a trophy to Musia Studio with deep gratitude for ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ project and their efforts to localize various console games in Korea.


Award Acceptance Speech for Special Trophy: Inwook Lee, CEO at Musia Studio

The year of 2019 was very special. Many console games were released with Korean voice-over overall and as for Musai Studio, we have met a variety of great games during the year. The more titles we have worked on, the more deeply we considered the quality to provide the improved sound and dubbing for players.


In terms of that, 2019 HOTY award of ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ was very pleasant news for us. Since the game itself was almost perfect to provide the best immersive play for the users, we have tried a new style of dubbing and directing to maximize the immersion the game had. The trophy from users means a lot for us and we are grateful the new attempts were successful.


We are thankful ‘Blizzard Korea’ for the continuous support to make it works and ‘Konsoler’ for the great event to give us a chance to communicate with users. For the most, we would like to thank the Korean fans for enjoying the gameplay with the new style of dubbing. We will see you through many upcoming masterpieces localized with Korean voice-over for this year.


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