Sitting next to Shen Yanming was He Changkong and Pudding.
After selecting their characters, Shen Yanming exchanged handshakes with the two teammates beside him, and he also nodded in acknowledgment to Meng Yan, who was sitting far away.

Then, he took a deep breath, raised his head toward the direction of the camera, and winked before quickly shifting his focus back to the screen.

The commentator said, “Chaos looks very composed.”

However, most of the audience didn’t share the same view.
Many of the whispers were filled with mistrust toward him.
Some thought he was pretending to be calm, while others believed that choosing such a character was reckless.

It wasn’t surprising that people thought this way, considering Wind Archer was considered one of the most useless characters in the current version.
Even regular players rarely used this character for fun.
In the past, some players had showcased difficult and unpopular characters, but they were well-known gods among players.
Shen Yanming’s action, in the eyes of many ordinary players, was like trying to fly before learning to walk.

Moreover, there were quite a few people who were not entirely satisfied with him being in the starting lineup.

Some even recalled his disastrous performance using Wind Archer in a live stream more than two months ago.
They mentioned that he teamed up with a passerby Nanny and lost in a solo match against another passerby Nanny.
He couldn’t even beat a passerby Nanny, let alone a professional player.
How could he use this character in a competition? Wasn’t this just a joke?

As a result, both the on-site and online comments were not favorable at the moment.

Some people even mocked him: Still winking? Do you think you’re in an e-sports boy group? Gaming isn’t about looks.
Wait a bit, and I’ll be the first to roast you if you play poorly.

The two managers from the wild fan club also came to the scene as usual.
While the players couldn’t hear the discussions below, they could pick up the surrounding noises.
They could calm down some nearby people, but they couldn’t control those who were farther away.

One of the girls simply sat down and posted a Weibo using the fan club’s account.

SweetTeaTime: When we watched the match before, I was fortunate to sit next to Chaos.
Our team almost had a mishap in that game, but Chaos said to us, “Believe in our teammates.” A while ago, when the new lineup was announced, Kong also said, “I believe in every single one of my teammates.” While other teammates might not have explicitly said the word “believe,” it was evident in their eyes and actions.
Our players have a lot of love, so can our sweet fans give them a little more trust? I know all your worries stem from expectations, but now, they are the ones fighting on the field, not us.
If there are any shortcomings after the match, we can review them together, but for now, let’s not dampen our team’s morale! (●’u’●)


This Weibo post was hastily edited, and the girl behind it didn’t spend much time carefully crafting her words.
She spoke from the heart.

In the end, she attached a picture of the new flag made by their fan club.
On the front side of the flag were cute chibi versions of the members participating in the regular season’s point matches, including both the starting and substitute players, all lined up neatly.
On the back, the flag displayed TMM’s logo, and below it were the names of the players from the second team and the youth training camp, all of whom were currently listed on the official website.

TMM, as the championship team, had this fan club, which could be considered a grassroots,1“grassroots support group” refers to a fan club that is independently organized and driven by passionate fans of the championship team, rather than being an official or formal fan club affiliated with the team or its management.
spontaneously organized support group.
Sometimes, there were people who criticized them, making it seem like a fandom, but it couldn’t be denied that this champion team had quite a lot of dedicated fans.
Moreover, this Weibo post was quite heartfelt, and once it was posted, it received a lot of shares and approvals.

Of course, the two girls at the venue didn’t have time to keep track of the reposts, comments, and subsequent responses to the Weibo post.

The girl who was holding the flag just now stood up.
She was petite, and it seemed quite difficult for her to wave the flag with all her might.

Struggling to wave the flag, she shouted at the stage with all her strength, “The Miracle Maker—fighting!!”

The players were in the player rooms and couldn’t see the audience or hear the cheers from below.

She wasn’t shouting for the players to hear.


She was shouting for the audience present.

She wanted everyone here to know—

“You will forever be—miracle creators—!”

The other girl also cupped her hands like a megaphone and shouted, “TMM! Let’s go!”

The people around them started to stir, but humans were creatures easily influenced by others.
Once the rhythm was set, some other TMM fans joined in shouting, “TMM! Let’s go!”

In the players’ room.

After the character selections, the people at GLX were also quite surprised.
They knew that TMM’s new assassin was skilled with White Wolf, so they directly banned White Wolf, thinking that no matter what, the opponent would choose a slightly stronger character.
They didn’t expect Chaos to go for Wind Archer, a character with an extremely low pick rate in this version.

But GLX was, after all, a professional team, and they didn’t consider things as one-sided as regular players.
They certainly didn’t think Chaos randomly chose the character.
Perhaps he had some kind of strategy.
Even though he was a rookie, the fact that he went from a rookie to a starting player indicated that his strength might be beyond what others estimated.

Though they couldn’t figure out the strategy at the moment.

It was just that what happened on the screen after the battle started made the members of GLX feel even more puzzled.


During the players’ training, although they didn’t publicly reveal their practice sessions, and the content of their practice matches with other teams was kept strictly confidential, the team lineup and composition were not considered classified information.
One could still gather information through inquiries.

GLX received the news that Kong and Nightmare had already split up and would be teaming up with Chaos.

However, when they encountered the first crown refresh point, they still saw Kong and Nightmare appearing together in front of them.

On the GLX side, the Nanny took on the role of team commander.
Seeing the situation, he immediately instructed the mages on their team, “You guys go intercept Chaos.
Be sure to draw their tank away; he’s quite good at stalling.
Once they are separated, target Chaos with a couple of hits, and he’ll be done for.
He’s too squishy.”

In fact, although they were puzzled, they were somewhat pleased.
After all, it would be a dead end if such a squishy character didn’t stick close to the nanny.

Unfortunately, they were wrong.

Shen Yanming’s Wind Archer didn’t leave He Changkong’s healing range at all.

This time, He Changkong used a nanny called “Moonlight Envoy,” a healing class with the appearance of an ethereal silver-haired beauty who floated as she walked.
She seemed gentle, but her healing capacity was only average, just enough to barely keep someone from dying.
The highlight of this character was her split personality setting.
In the dark areas of the map, she triggered a passive ability called “Moonlight,” which allowed her to explore the map without consuming candles.
In the bright areas, she would go into a frenzy due to the intense sunlight and gain an additional damage buff skill to provide to her teammates.

This damage buff was quite substantial.

However, the pick rate for this nanny was only average, mainly because in ordinary situations, everyone would choose characters with higher damage output.
When the damage output was sufficient, it would be better for the nanny to focus on other aspects.

He Changkong chose Moonlight Envoy to complement Shen Yanming’s Wind Archer.

After all, without any buffs, Wind Archer’s damage output was like scratching an itch, which was a hard flaw in the character’s numerical design.

Shen Yanming’s Wind Archer did follow He Changkong’s Moonlight Envoy, but they used a little trick.

The three of them walked together.
Meng Yan played a character called “Celestial Painter” and walked with Moonlight Envoy on the ground.
Wind Archer, on the other hand, hid in the trees, finding a concealed position and advancing while remaining hidden.

Although the game’s sound effects were well done, under normal circumstances, players could also rely on sound to determine each other’s positions.
However, with two people walking on the ground, the sound would somewhat mask the noises from the trees, and most people wouldn’t think that there was a third person.


The players on the ground began to face off, and Shen Yanming observed from above in secret.

Meng Yan’s Celestial Painter intentionally made a false move, luring the enemy assassin to the tree where Wind Archer was hiding.

Shen Yanming took aim and fired a Wind Arrow.
Almost at the same time as the shot, he leaped to another tree at a rapid pace, disappearing without a trace.

The enemy assassin then realized there was a third person there.

He instinctively used a skill towards the direction where the arrow had come from, but it was futile as the person had already left.
The assassin had clearly noticed this and turned around, looking for Wind Archer’s new hiding spot.

When the enemy found him, Shen Yanming fired another arrow, repeating the same tactic as before, and then swiftly retreated.

This was his purpose for using Wind Archer in this match.

In the game, characters naturally had strengths and weaknesses, but one thing could be confirmed—game developers would not design an utterly useless character.
However, for some characters, their strengths were challenging to bring out in normal situations.

For example, the Wind Archer, although having low health, defense, and attack values, had one of the highest movement speeds and agility among all characters.

Together with Shen Yanming’s incredible hand speed…

Hiding in the trees, shooting an arrow, and changing position could truly mess with someone’s mindset.

As Shen Yanming played hide-and-seek with this person, he chuckled and said, “I’ve been soloing with Kong ge every day during this period.
It wasn’t in vain.
I’ve been chased around like a dog every day.
My positioning now is not just me bragging.
The way I hide in the trees is like I activated an invisibility buff… Sigh, sorry to trouble you, my friend.”

Shen Yanming had exaggerated a bit when he said he was led around like a dog during practice.
It only happened a few times in the beginning when he hadn’t found his rhythm.
Later, he analyzed He Changkong’s positioning flaws seriously and found ways to avoid them.
Recently, when the two of them dueled in solo matches, even Meng Yan, who watched from the side, felt they were just plain boring! The two of them would exchange blows but never actually hit each other.
They didn’t do anything else during the whole match; it was all about positioning.

The commentator, whether by chance or some telepathic connection with Shen Yanming, used a similar metaphor when narrating this part, “Chaos’ evasive skills are truly extraordinary.
If we weren’t viewing from a god’s perspective and knew he didn’t pick up any invisibility tools, I’d almost think he had turned invisible.
How did he manage that? Perhaps only those watching with a lagging and buffering livestream could catch the moments of his jumps?”

The audience who were watching the match also felt pleasantly surprised.

Those who were just saying, “Why pick such a useless character like Wind Archer?” were now changing their tune, saying, “This character can actually be played like this?”

Of course, some people commented: The reason this character can be played like this is because of his terrifying hand speed and his familiarity with the position of every tree on the map.
If you try to play leapfrog on the trees like him, you’ll just get knocked down immediately.

Shen Yanming continued, “Oh, I hit him again.
I think he’s starting to lose it a bit.”

Indeed, the situation was just as Shen Yanming had said.
The GLX assassin’s mentality was already starting to crumble.

The opponent clearly knew that there was someone hiding nearby for an ambush, but no matter what, they couldn’t catch him.

Moreover, there was a mage attacking them from below, and their team’s healer was also being restrained by Kong.

It was very frustrating.

However, their commander remained calm, “Let’s leave the person in the tree for now.
He has low damage and is just trying to annoy you.
Focus on taking down Nightmare first, and the others will come to support when necessary.”

So, the assassin stopped paying attention to Shen Yanming on the tree and focused on dealing with Meng Yan.

According to their plan, if everything went smoothly, their assassin could withstand Shen Yanming’s not-so-high damage while trying to take down Meng Yan during this time.

As for Kong, they would let their healer hold him off.
With both sides maneuvering like this, there might still be some opportunities.

But then, the person who had been on the tree all along jumped down.

GLX initially thought that Shen Yanming was trying to play safe, considering his low health and Kong’s mediocre healing capacity.
If he didn’t hide and came down from the tree directly, he might be bursted down by a combo.

But unexpectedly, he jumped down directly.

The GLX assassin asked, “Should we target Chaos?”

Meng Yan and he had been entangled for quite a while, and their health was still relatively healthy.
But just now, Chaos, who they had been chasing around earlier, came down.
It was hard for this GLX assassin not to be tempted.

Especially since Chaos was such an easy-to-take-out squishy character.

They really wanted to go for it!

Even the commentator didn’t anticipate this, “I guess Chaos wanted to take advantage of the buffs from the Moonlight Envoy, but the Moonlight Envoy is currently dealing with the Shadow Shaman, so it’s unclear whether he can spare the energy to buff Chaos.
Also, there’s the issue of his low health points.
It’s hard to say if he can survive long enough to get the buffs and then release a full set of skills.
On the ground, there’s not as much cover as in the trees, making it somewhat difficult to dodge… Oh my, Chaos was indeed taken out.”

Squishy characters had this drawback; getting hit once could take away nearly half of their health.

The audience’s hearts were all stirred up.

The on-site spectators had slightly strained expressions.

Meanwhile, some unsportsmanlike fans of other teams took the opportunity to leave negative comments in the live chat.

– When he was up on the tree, his positioning was better, but once he jumped down, didn’t he just get hit right away?

– Couldn’t he just hide properly? Why did he have to come down and offer himself?

– Luanzi ge is getting a bit arrogant; he probably thinks he can show off with this character.
Looks like he’s going to crash now.

Even the regular fans began to waver:

– Can he really do it…

– Oh my god, I’m so nervous.

– It’s fine, it’s just the beginning; there’s still a chance even if he gets eliminated.

– He just got hit a bit, can you guys not overreact!!!

– TM,2TM: an abbreviation for “他妈的” (tāmā de), which is a Chinese profanity equivalent to “f**k” or “damn” in English.
It is often used to express frustration, annoyance, or emphasis.
he lost nearly half his health from that one hit! Nanny can’t spare any energy, Meng Yan also needs healing, but this character’s group healing is almost non-existent.
How are they going to manage this?

– Shut up and watch!

In the venue, the girl who had been holding the big flag stood up again and shouted, “Chaos, fighting!!!”

As soon as her voice fell, all the spectators saw Shen Yanming, controlling the Wind Archer, skillfully rolling away from the remaining attacks and entering the healer’s range.

He Changkong, still engaged with the opponents, didn’t know where he found the energy.
He quickly shielded Shen Yanming and then moved while waiting for the global cooldown (GCD) to pass, promptly providing him with the damage buff he had been holding onto.

In the instant he received the buff, Shen Yanming wasted no time and flawlessly executed the combo he had prepared in advance against the enemy assassin.
He had already calculated everything even before He Changkong gave him the buff, precisely timing every move without giving the opponent a chance to react.

Furthermore, while he was on the tree, he had been annoying the opponent with basic attacks and hadn’t used any other skills.
He wasn’t worried about skill cooldowns at all.
Everything went smoothly.

With the perfect coordination between Shen Yanming and Meng Yan, they secured the first kill in this battle.

It happened so suddenly that the GLX assassin couldn’t even wait for backup.

At the scene, there was a moment of silence, then gradually, applause broke out.

Shen Yanming’s voice became more excited, “Meng ge! Let’s take down this isolated Nanny too!!!”

Author’s Message:

Luan Luanzi: Nightmare and I want to drink milk at the same time, who will you feed?

Kong: ……

Nightmare: (looking disgusted) Don’t drag me into this! I’ve been weaned for a long time now.
You can keep your exclusive healer to yourself =皮=3=皮=: a typing emoticon used to represent a face with a mischievous or playful expression.
It is often used to express teasing, playfulness, or a sense of mischief.
In some cases, it can also indicate a cheeky or sassy attitude.

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1“grassroots support group” refers to a fan club that is independently organized and driven by passionate fans of the championship team, rather than being an official or formal fan club affiliated with the team or its management.2TM: an abbreviation for “他妈的” (tāmā de), which is a Chinese profanity equivalent to “f**k” or “damn” in English.
It is often used to express frustration, annoyance, or emphasis.
3=皮=: a typing emoticon used to represent a face with a mischievous or playful expression.
It is often used to express teasing, playfulness, or a sense of mischief.
In some cases, it can also indicate a cheeky or sassy attitude.

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