A Broken Mirror Reunited in an E-Sports

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[Cool and beautiful team captain becomes the bottom in a relationship with an ultra-strong and decisive professional gamer]

Rong Yi is the captain and chief tactician of the top team RS, cool and calm but suffering from camera phobia, and no one has ever seen his true face. After leading his team for five years and winning the championship for three years, he is betrayed by his team and left with nowhere to go. At this point, he receives a call from his ex.

His ex is a cold-hearted and popular professional gamer who recently returned from overseas, having won numerous championships. He proposes a simple condition: “Join our team and we can restore our romantic relationship to make work easier.”

Rong Yi: “Okay.”

But wise men do not fall in love, and competitions are more important than anything.

On the first day Rong Yi leaves his old team, his former teammates celebrate his departure, while the entire internet is filled with criticism. On the second day, netizens are silenced as they witness Rong Yi as the new team captain, completely dominating the game. On the third day, the media chases after him, but a low-key senior protects him, covering his face and revealing only a small, exquisitely white chin. The internet explodes with excitement.

On and on the days go.

Rong Yi’s former teammates are driven to the brink of collapse, asking with red eyes: “Captain, can you still come back?”

“I’m sorry,” Rong Yi replies gently. “I’m their captain now.”

Everyone knows that Rong Yi is the treasure of the entire VIT team, especially for the cold and reserved senior who shields him from everything and favors him to an infuriating degree.

No one knows that this team was built for Rong Yi.

From the moment Xiao Yin first saw this dusty gem, he wanted to wipe away the dust and protect Rong Yi’s brilliance. For five years, he has done just that.

Associated Names
One entry per line
An Esports Tale of a Shattered Mirror Made Whole
一本破镜重圆电竞文
Related Series
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Chinese BL Novels I've Read 2
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  3. all bl
  4. E-sports/Gaming BL novels
  5. Boys Love 2

Latest Release

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04/23/24 Hoxionia c54
04/22/24 Hoxionia c53
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04/20/24 Hoxionia c51
04/19/24 Hoxionia c50
04/18/24 Hoxionia c49
04/17/24 Hoxionia c48
04/16/24 Hoxionia c47
04/15/24 Hoxionia c46
04/14/24 Hoxionia c45
04/13/24 Hoxionia c44
04/12/24 Hoxionia c43
04/11/24 Hoxionia c42
04/10/24 Hoxionia c41
04/09/24 Hoxionia c40
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17 Reviews


Roxasfleur
New Roxasfleur
Apr 20, 2024
Status: Completed
Trutfhfully average. The game is based on LoL, story is smooth-sailing just because MC and ML are both too OP. ML is kinda weird at the start. He was so cold, and no one can guess his toughts. However, he gradually opens up and become shameless.
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bluedrop
New bluedrop
Apr 16, 2024
Status: Completed
So happy I gave this a chance despite the ratings and the reviews.

I was so surprised with how much I enjoyed this. Yes, the translations aren't the greatest but it's honestly overall pretty readable. I've had worse honestly lol. I do hope this gets a bit more cleanup and editing to truly give it justice.

I loved the MC, and I wish we got to know more about the past, but I think it was most likely lost in translation, since we do get hints but no outright discussion about it.

Loved... more>> the ML and the side characters.

It's not super long and I think the length is just right. It's not perfect, but I'm still pretty happy I got to read it. <<less
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asampe_tae
asampe_tae
Nov 25, 2023
Status: Completed
In Gen-Z slang, this book wasn't giving and the romance wasn't romancing.

I was incredibly bored. Jeez, I kept scrolling and scrolling just to power-read through. The romance was mediocre and average. It was just too bad. I saw no sugar. There wasn't even closure to their past before restarting the relationship. Also, Rong Yi's character kept flunctuating - one minute he is shy, the other he is bold. The amount of times he blushed is enough to keep him permanently red. Author also made sure we knew they're colorist. Rong... more>> Yi's milk-white and super duper pale skin was frequently mentioned. Yeah, we know, please give it a rest and stop mentioning it. Did I mention that this was really boring?

The translator is good tho. So, one star added for that. <<less
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ryrdgx
ryrdgx
Feb 02, 2024
Status: c19
Dropped it because I couldn’t stand the translations, it is essentially mtl. If I wanted an mtl I would’ve gone to google translate it myself. To mtl translators, please either edit it for readability or just don’t bother translating and hogging novels from actual good translators. The story itself has potential but the shoddy translation is near impossible for me to understand so I am unfortunately dropping this novel.
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seyamoon
seyamoon
Oct 12, 2023
Status: c43
Don't be fooled by the low rating, it's actually really good so far!

If you're okay with basically MTL, + some inconsistenties, I highly recommend it this novel!

⭐ Dog food review:

... more>> [spoiler=dog food] Both MC and ML are still in their awkward stages and they scatter dog food so nicely! Balanced diet is a must in this household it seems 🙈 I'm looking forward to reading more.[/spoiler]

⭐ My impressions so far (c43) :

[spoiler=impressions]I'm loving so far how everyone is so protective and understanding of MC. And bonus points to the fact that it's exes to lovers which I love!!

MC and ML doesn't take sh*t, doesn't give sh*t, they tease, they're pretty open and they are fond of each other! Gosh I'm blushing rn even and I haven't even finished it yet. [/Spoiler] <<less
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Rjn
Rjn
Jul 14, 2023
Status: v1c17
I haven't finished the novel yet, but I really like it. The MC is really calm and gentle, the side characters are also good so I approve 👍👍. The MC and ML are also good so far.

I also like the fact that even though the MC is lacking popularity in public's eye, the people in the actual community (players and agents) respect him and even wants him on their team.

Overall I really like the MC and the ml, so it's a must read.
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mxdberries
mxdberries
Nov 07, 2023
Status: --
Not gonna rate because I didn’t get too far into it. The concept is good, I do love doting MLs. He literally tailored everything from food to the home to the team just to bring out the best and treat MC well. I really want to know if the MC phobia to cameras is solely bc of the scandal that happened with ML or if there was something else. Also how did ML decide to do all that considering the misunderstanding that happened. It’s just a shame that the translation... more>> is rough, edited MTL, I just can’t enjoy it and get confused. Sometimes it’s minor like wrong pronoun other times it’s using the wrong name so you get confused who’s actually doing what. Or the translation will change names for the same thing. It’s not very helpful in the long run. <<less
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sprihau
sprihau
Mar 27, 2024
Status: Completed
The story should have good and fun but because of bad translation the story became bland and confusing at times. It felt more like it was MTLed and then just edited a bit. The gaming part wasn't as fun or interesting as other similar novels. The translator keeps getting confused in pronouns of the speaker and there are times when the names get mixed up or replaced. The game character and strategy seems all over the place. So there is no consistency on how a character behaves or reacts. Other... more>> translations on the website is better so I think this was just done by either a new translator or an inexperienced translator. <<less
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Achero7
Achero7
Mar 14, 2024
Status: Completed
So I had to post a review because this story is underated. Just give it chance before you turn it down, it might not be your cup of tea but I think that the author delivered what they intended and it was a beautiful world to be immersed in.

Lovely, that's all I can say. I'm glad I ignored the reviews. Rong Yi and Xiao Yan will remain a cherished part of my memory... thank you author.

Plot: 9/10 the eSports side is engaging and I didn't get bored reading the matches... more>> despite never playing MOBA games.

Romance: 9/10 chef's kiss to my two little angels. Big Boss Yi is domineering and caring to his Easy.

Side Characters: 9/10 I loved my VIT babies and will surely miss them. Lin Yin is a good friend. I love XY's family they're are adorable and realistic, unlike Easy's parents (they are tr*sh in every sense of the word, apart from Easy's grandmother).

Read this if you want a semi-fluffy and realistic story with characters who stick together from the start of the story (small misunderstandings in their past but it's never truly used as a measure of the present - if anything, it just makes Xiao Yin love Rong Yi deeper and better). There isn't too much conflicts to resolve. <<less
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Hadhira
Hadhira
Oct 08, 2023
Status: Completed
Good novel!
Spoilers below!

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From the beginning, I’m already hooked! This past lover typa shi and being a pro and stuff! I love it! OMG I LOVE HOW DECISIVE ML IS OMG

I hope their relationship defrosts after a bit because I just want them to be gay

Xiao Yin... He makes you feel magical! WTFFFF MAN IF A MAN WAS THIS POSSESSIVE AND COLD YET WARM TO ME, THE WAY I WOULD FOLDDD! HSAENDUDVEUDVJE HES BRILLIANT! I LOVE HIS JEALOUSY AND PROTECTIVENESS

RONG YI CATCH THIS MAN AND NEVER LET GOOOO, he wouldn’t even allow you to leave 😂

RONG YI YOU CANT RESIST, YOUR MANS UNSTOPPABLE! HES SO f*ckING HOT! NEVER HAVE I WANTED TO MEET SOMEONE WHOS IN A FICTION BOOK LIKE THIS!

Ok maybe it’s his mysterious, cold outer character? Maybe that’s why? Maybe the way he teases makes everyone feel a type a way? Who knows I can’t rn 🥹!

Mate... What kind of Jewel of a ML is this? He created a team especially for MC, he gave his championship trophy to him as a gift, he’s also cute yet possessing and has jealousy! He’s also stunning and good in bed... YOU BEST TREASURE HIM RONG YI

My guy got his nose slit when he wanted his dads approval of RONG YI 🥹, he really everything you’d want in a man

Bruhhhhh RONG yi’s Uncle should be in JAILLL, put dat fat hoe in jail

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It was a good novel, they’re quite the kinky couple 😂

But of course it doesn’t go into detail but you could guess 😂😂

Good novel overall!
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Mosshead
Mosshead
Apr 12, 2024
Status: --
Firstly, I hope you'd consider reading this book without taking the other comments about translation into consideration. Sure it may be beginner level english but it's still understandable.

Secondly, oh myyyy goshhhh!!! This book had me on a tight grip, I loved it from the start to the end. It doesn't just revolve around the 2 characters but the author also mentions the esports so well! Really enjoyed it.
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Shlhtwwmhl
Shlhtwwmhl
Mar 06, 2024
Status: Completed
3.25 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒔

"𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑏𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔"

Honestly the plot was bland and the e-sports aspect was pretty awful, I used to play a lot of MOBA's so following what's happening in e-sports novels generally aren't hard for me as they are usually based off of popular MOBA's or LoL, I think this one was based of LoL as I saw the names of some champions appearing of LoL appearing 2-3 times but then again it's really confusing because the translator seems... more>> to keep changing the names of champions AND characters randomly for some unknown reasons. The translator also seems to frequently get pronouns mixed up and sometimes they also put the characters names in the wrong place (?) e.g. When Rong Yi was talking to Xiao Yan, the translator would replace Xiao Yan's name with Rong Yi and it would seem like he was talking to himself

The whole misunderstanding where the MC and ML are separated for 5 (?) years wasn't really explained properly, in a couple of instances, the MC's camera phobia magically disappeared and the MC also went OOC in some occasions.

Anyways, it was still a decent read as long as I switched off my brain. I managed to finish this in 2 days whilst balancing (ditching) my school work so it's a pretty addicting read, but then again, I probably just read this to procrastinate, lol. <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt
Mar 05, 2024
Status: Completed
It was fine, ML is the most OP.

I think the author forgot about the whole setup

... more>>
Spoiler

why the MC and ML broke up 5 years ago, and what misunderstanding they actually went through

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because it's really rarely ever mentioned again and only vaguely referred to in passing. And the way the misunderstanding was resolved was pretty anti-climactic. In fact, there was an additional misunderstanding

Spoiler

of the MC thinking the ML didn't really like him that much, or wasn't actually gay, and they were just together for convenience of building a team.

Now, usually, with that setup, the angst is precious, and the author would at least spend 1-2 lines to explain why the MC thought that way when they had dated and broke up. But nope, a few vague confessions from the ML and things are just water under the bridge.

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Normally I do like less explicit statements or summaries of the plot, but I think this lacked a lot of crucial details that would have made the relationship development more engaging.

Additionally, the way the camera avoidance (probably inspired from King's Avatar) was described was a bit inconsistent as well...

Spoiler

for example, MC enters video-call with ML at one point when they were visiting family during holidays and he wasn't uncomfortable at all? wild/weird especially since MC tapes up his phone camera

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Another example, MC making a speech at a esports event, he stands up and addresses the crowd, and the camera-men/people get translated as "mosaic" - also doesn't make sense because MC is afraid of the lens (doesn't matter if the camera is disconnected) and mosaic'ing him/his identity wouldn't solve his innate fear. Plus, I find it absolutely absurd that in a venue with 100k people or who knows how many, that nobody pointed their phone cameras at the MC??

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also mixed feelings about the MC/ML doing exposure therapy on MC's camera phobia and turning it into a kink/s*x thing. Not knocking it but... it apparently was the only thing that worked and actual therapy didn't work lol...

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Otherwise, the translation was very spotty. It really needed an editor. Felt like MTL, tons of unedited or mistaken pronouns (MC being referred to as "she/her" constantly) and the different characters (eg. Ci She -> Thorn Snake, no no no).

Finally, as other people have mentioned, there tons of really good esports novels out there... this one really felt a bit flat or as a King's Avatar fanfic/spinoff type feeling.

I did enjoy the reading LoL/League esports parts... sadly the plays were hard to follow because the author definitely took some creative license with the champions skills and names. <<less
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rocketsigns
rocketsigns
Dec 14, 2023
Status: Completed
I enjoyed it overall (It's more like a 3.5 to 3.6 to me but I won't be stingy with round-offs). The translation isn't perfect and there were a lot of times I was confused about who was being referred to so had to backtrack or accept as is, but otherwise, it was generally easy to understand. The characters are very lovable and I adore the main couple very much—Rong Yi (MC) is impossible not to love and Xiao Yin (ML) is the best at doting on him.

I would personally say... more>> that this read is quite a... fast read? It feels like a fast read. There are many portions where the gameplay feels in-depth but more times where it feels like it's just being run through. It's definitely not on the same gameplay depth as other esports danmei like ICDI, Glory, FOG, etc. but it also doesn't always skip over it entirely. I personally feel like if the chapters were more spaced out and the pacing was a little slower, we would have been able to enjoy it more. I still have minor questions about some aspects of the story that I don't think was elaborated on or explored as much—but considering that I think that the intention was to go for an easygoing short novel, I guess it's acceptable to not do so. As it is, I did enjoy the novel and would recommend that others give it a try. <<less
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Aone1989
Aone1989
Dec 12, 2023
Status: c91
So cute! I really liked how easy going the novel is. The topics are too heavy emotionally. The pace is good as well, it wasn't a slowburn. Great characters
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Qiaoyishanren
Qiaoyishanre
Dec 01, 2023
Status: Completed
Honest Rating: ok I'll give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐ if it's score base maybe 3.7 or 3.9 so yeah, 4 stars is justifiable right? Lol

Ok let's chat, this is not my first time reading E-sports/BL novel, if you're gonna check my reading lists I even make my own "Gaymer" list, dedicating it to all BL novels with E-sports, but for the 1st time I find myself not too enthusiastic about it, there's something missing, maybe after you read it you will agree, or maybe not, its up to you, maybe I... more>> just missed those characters that have the mindset of, "Ok we used to have misunderstanding, lets solve it step by step while focusing on our career and healing each others emotions at the same time" and not just focusing on one person's decision and feelings, I dont have problems with other characters protecting their captain and that's sweet, but it has to be give and take, wether its in the novel or real life relationship it has to be a 2 way street. And I was really confused with the summary, bro I even thought the ML was the bad guy lol 😂 the dummy kani has clock in again lol kidding aside, I hate comparing novels to other novels cause for me each novel and each writer have their own charm, plus mind you, this is not my first time encountering ex couple characters in a novel, guess I have to really re-read it again with a different mindset, we'll see. For now I'll give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐. <<less
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KaelynC
KaelynC
Nov 28, 2023
Status: Completed
Cute story! The translation had me backtracking and rereading a couple times, but otherwise, I really enjoyed the novel. Would warn future readers that there is a lot that is left unexplained at first, so you do have to sit and wait for things to slowly come together. The main couple are cute, and there is, surprisingly but very welcome, no drama given the context.
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