The E-Sports Circle’s Toxic Assembly Camp


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Chief tactician Lin Yan entered an e-sports novel. At this time, there was still a whole year to go before the original plot started.

The big devil who would frighten people in the future was still a thin-skinned little anchor; the disaster who once disturbed the e-sports circle was playing as an accompanying player; the best healer was sitting on the cold bench of a third-rate team; the strongest king at shooting his mouth off offending the media and his black materials were flying all over the place…

They would shine as the plot progressed but unfortunately, their teams weren’t strong enough. In the end, they couldn’t escape the fate of a cannon fodder.

Lin Yan couldn’t bear to see these talents being wasted. The e-sports professional reality show started and he spent money to set up the GH Club, moving from east to west to select his team.

The variety fans: ??? Is this ‘Go Home’ team picking up the junk?

This lasted until all the opponents were coughing up blood at GH’s tactics and could only watch GH get a ticket to the professional league.

The entire e-sports circle knew that apart from their captain Jing Yuanzhou, the entire GH team was a group of barely qualified variety show players not worth paying attention to. As a result, this toxic team swept through the field and reached the top in their first year of the league.

When the media interviewed GH: Captain Jing, why did you agree to Coach Lin’s proposal and join GH?

Jing Yuanzhou: He pestered me every day saying ‘I want you’. It was really difficult to turn down such great kindness.

Lin Yan: “???”

Check the salary deduction warning.

The entire Internet went crazy: Parental love is real!!!

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The E-Sports Circle’s Assembly Camp of Demon Kings
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94 Reviews

Sep 26, 2020
Status: c111
I'm kinda regretting reading this, only because I'm already at the last updated chapter in the raws (it's still ongoing) and now I'm stuck wanting for more chapters but there's nothing to read anymore 。・゚ (゚><゚) ゚・。

The protagonist, Lin Yan, is a very talented tactician who transmigrated as a rich second-generation in an e-sports novel. He's intelligent, cunning, and incredibly sassy with the wonderful habit of speaking in ambiguous, easy to misunderstand words with the male lead, who plays along with him. Despite his arrogance (though I'd argue that... more>> it's more like well-founded confidence rather than empty arrogance), he is actually very hard-working and always give his best as a coach for the "Going Home" (GH) team. He not only gives his 100% in training and teaching the team, but also places much consideration towards the members' emotional and psychological well-being, supporting them in times of needs in his own domineering, cool and sassy way.


He used to be a professional e-sports player, but his career as a player was very, very short-lived. He played in only one competition and that was as the substitute player for their captain, who had unfortunately been caught in an accident on the way to the competition venue, and had to bear the heavy responsibilities and expectations of bringing their team to the championship while shouldering the grim knowledge that his captain was fighting for his life in the hospital. When his captain didn't make it out alive, Lin Yan received a great psychological blow and was later diagnosed with PTSD, causing him to be unable to continue his career as a professional player and later retreated behind-the-scenes as an analyst for the league.



Lin Yan has a PTSD which causes him to be unable to play matches, especially team matches, because his body relieves the trauma whenever he hears a lot of voices assaulting his ears in an enclosed space. He could better cope in 2v2 or 3v3 matches but he still couldn't handle playing the game for more than 3o minutes or so, also depending on the pressure he bears during the game.


Meanwhile, the male lead - Jing Yuanzhou - is a man who's already in the top of the national e-sports circle from the very beginning of the novel. He is one of the five 'great gods' of the e-sports circle, the ace player of one of the best teams in the country (BK) and a person who is recognized for his outstanding individual and team abilities in the sport. After he was driven by his team's management to slowly fade out of the circle and give way to a newcomer (who was also his successor, 'apprentice' and big fan), he later transferred to the new and unknown GH team to the surprise of the entire e-sports circle. Although he appears cold in the outside, he isn't actually a cold-hearted person and has a rather open-minded, calm, and both intellectually and emotionally intelligent character. He is very supportive towards the protagonist and always plays along with the MC's whims.

As for the rest of the GH team, as mentioned in the summary, they're basically a bunch of eccentric, highly underestimated and some even infamous but insanely talented players with their own share of dramas in life (some more than others). I really love the fact that each one of them always supports their teammates, showing a solid camaraderie, trust and protectiveness towards each other. Their daily anecdotes and interactions are also very enjoyable to read.

Plotwise, it's definitely centered on the e-sports theme and how the team makes it to the world championship (though by chapter 111, they're still at GH's very first competition in the league) with a few side-plots where we go into some of the characters' back stories and fix broken ends from their past for some character development. I can't say much about the technical aspect of the novel, since I myself isn't very knowledgeable and savvy with e-sports and the likes, but I think it's good since I find that the way the author writes the gaming elements and matches made it pretty interesting (even when I don't understand some terms, and even more since I'm just MTL-ing) and more easy to understand for readers like myself who aren't very familiar with e-sports. Also, even without the e-sports element, it still remains really good because the characters themselves are really interesting and funny. The lines really made me laugh a lot of times while reading this. It's also pretty light-hearted (yet) and has a lot of exciting and heartwarming moments.

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. I wish I can read more, but that'll have to wait until the novel's updated... (╥﹏╥) I'm really excited to see where this story's taking me! ✧ <<less
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Aug 20, 2020
Status: c63
Ah ah ah ah ah cuteeeeeeee, wholesomeeee, eeeeeeeee

MC and ML are "Parent CP" doting on their 4 childrens (members)

As the title&summary said, each of them have their own problems, but there's very little dogblood drama here since MC is really efficient in fixing those problems

Overall theme of the story is heartwarming and fun

I like this, a lot >w< ♡♡♡

5/5 recommended!
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Dec 07, 2021
Status: Completed

I say, this novel completely broke the normal stereotypes of transmigration, as well as e-sports. The MC Lin Yan is a sly fox who is hardworking, but he was transmigrated into a novel one year ahead of time where the original plot starts. Here ML is NOT the lead of the novel. ML is a god-level player who sacrificed himself for the club. In novel, this character should just retire with regrets. Story of ML is indeed sad.

But MC fall in love with such a character... more>> and he decides to enter into E-sports circle as a coach to help ML release himself from that tragic ending. Since he already know all the future god level players (who are unknown at that time), he will pull all of them into his team and start off the journey to the top. S*xual tension between both leads is extreme. ML and MC have very healthy relationship. There are many heart touching little emotional parts which is bittersweet.

I love all their team members, each of them have their own story and it is really awesome where support characters have story of themselves.

Biggest twist here is about ML in the end!!!! Usually e-sports novel ends with their winning journey continues, but we all know in real life, there is no such thing called permanent banquet in this world, the leads will retire for sure. Here ML will retire at the end and join with MC as coach. I would say this as a perfect ending which embarks the new journey.

And within this one year, MC will achieve what he wanted, and he will pull the main protagonist of the novel into his team and the story ends here. As a result, all the god level players of futures will be in the team of MC and ML and they start off their new dynasty in the e-sport circle. REALLY WORTH THE READ!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! <<less
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Oct 12, 2021
Status: c194
I'm not sure how to rate this.

It's not wrong to say the focus of this novel is the e-sport part but it's also not right since the relationship matters of MC and ML were a big part too.

The e-sport was OK. It didn't detail out all the games. The important one were more detailed and unimportant were partly skipped or mentioned the highlights. The special setups for different teams were fun to read at the beginning but in the later parts the quality was lost. Especially disappointing was the final... more>> match. Somewhat boring or I was just numb already. There were not much surprises since the team is setup as op and you can even predict what team match up the writer will come up with. Who will be in the quarter finals and finals etc.

About the love story... it was ok. Again, it was fun at the beginning but lost steam later on. ML is the silent doting part and the MC is straight out but also tsundere. The flow is good but something felt lacking.

Well I feel like this is a rather standard e-sport novel. It's good to read it once but nothing that draws me in a second time. So it's going to be a 3 to 4 star for me. <<less
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Oct 08, 2020
Status: c74
Didn't notice this was an ongoing novel so I just sit here waiting for the update like :, -)

Always knew this was gonna be a fun read cause chrysanthemum pick it up

The story revolves around our protagonist Lin Yan and his journey to coach a third-rate team GH to become the best of the best, oh and there's some love story going on too in the middle of it lol

So far I am in love with the MC, ML, and even the side characters. There's not much drama leading... more>> up to them getting together but their interactions are always very sweet and heartwarming that people around them already thought they were together even before they were together.

The e-sport element is very interesting too. Thought I know not much of e-sport, I got so excited over the match like a know-it-all

Those who would usually binge-read, I suggest you wait for more chapters cause once you read this you can't put it down <<less
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Jan 17, 2023
Status: c194
Note: the following review is about the novel as an e-sports novel, not as a romance novel. Any romance novel that requires you to skip content to enjoy is not a good fit IMO, so I'll assume most readers are at least borderline interested in the genre and focus my review on that (which is what I have an issue with, the romance is fine - they have a fun dynamic and it's rare to see characters that are actually gay).

This fails as an e-sports novel. This is a formulaic... more>> genre where the beginning, process, and end are all known in advance. The fun is in the thrill of the journey to the known end. The thrill of the process is completely ruined by the muddy gaming concepts and fuzzy matches. It's hard to get excited about something so poorly defined.

The team players are dubbed as strong and skilled, but what makes them strong? Nobody knows. What are their specific weaknesses in the team? Other than some generic nondescript adjectives like "too independent" without specific cases that show how it affects the gameplay negatively. They are said to "train a lot", and have "personalized training plans", but what do they exactly do when they train? How are the plans personalized? Nobody knows. When they lose a game, the matches are very short and you don't get a sense of player growth at all. It feels like failures are there simply because the formula requires them.

Same for matches. A lot of words with barely any substance. They ban a hero, netizens go wild for an unknown reason and we're supposed to get thrilled about banning a randomly named hero in an imaginary game without knowing why it's good/bad other than "x player is good at playing this hero." You don't get a sense of those heroes, and it's not a real game so you can't look them up. It feels more like random namedropping. You see a player killing another "using a lot of skills", but what skills? How? Why? What weapons are bought when they level up? Why? What moves make their playstyle special? You get nothing. All you get is "they went to x lane", "they ganked X", and "they killed X". Nothing is described. You get some generic descriptions and can more or less understand the fight if you are familiar with MOBAS, but it's not vivid enough to actually imagine it. The matches are too short and formless to be immersive, and too long to skim through.

I think I liked one, maybe two matches out of the whole novel, and for no reason other than the strategy being interesting for a change (the gameplay itself was still muddy). For a genius strategist who takes comprehensive "genius" notes (and of course, you are never told what notes or what strategies he's building), only a couple of matches being interesting rather than simply playing dirty is a low score.

I wouldn't complain at all if they wanted to focus on the characters with e-sports as a backdrop. There are a few successful cases of that where the matches are short and only show you gameplay highlights (usually shorter than the matches in this novel, not this awkward neither long enough nor short enough.) The difference is that in these cases, they use a real game. When they name a champion, you know how it looks, what it's good at, what its skills are, how it's usually played... etc. (or can look that up easily) so you can easily imagine it. When you hear "champion x used y skill, " you know exactly how it went and how it looked. When they ban a champion, you have at least a rough idea about the types of strategies they were trying to ban Because the world of the game is already clearly defined, it doesn't feel like random namedropping.

There is also this transmigration subplot. It's mentioned maybe a couple of times but isn't explained at all. It's there maybe to hook in transmigration fans, but most likely, to explain the initial player selection without having to delve into the skillset of the selected players. <<less
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Nov 05, 2021
Status: --
  • Initial Impressions
The story is a lot... older? more mature? than I expected, having just come from novels like Glory and ICDI with younger protagonists. The POV is from a cunning, shameless, rich manager rather than a hot-blooded young player, and the ML is an older man about to leave the field because of age, not a still-young adult being forced out because of an injury. Which is a little funny considering I just realized the ML here is around the age of both Glory and ICDI's MLs. It's still funny,... more>> but the humor feels more adult compared to ICDI and Glory's manic crack. The romance also has more of the flirting and UST fitting to a racier/more mature danmei novel, rather than a sweet love story/pure first love/lighthearted rivals-to-lovers.

Speaking of, it did seem a little extra to me for the author to be like "The ML HAS to stop playing at exactly 25". I did google it and apparently LoL players retire at around 25, but I also found an article with 7 older than 25 active players and ML is also the FIRST esports novel player I've read who seems to actually be looking forward to retiring at 25 rather than trying to fight to play as long as he can. Also, while I'm mentioning the article, I'm surprised to note that there actually is a good amount of good LoL players that are also goodlooking?? esports danmei didn't lie to me.


  • The E-sports
Like Glory, the author made up the game here (although this one is significantly less detailed and more vague), and like Glory, I think it was a bad move, but for a different reason. Not sure if its an author issue or a TLer issue, but the impression I got from this was... "is this author an old grandparent who has never played a single online game before?" The explanations of the games are very technical and not natural at all, and feels more like someone writing the first part of their thesis and quoting a source without actually understanding it.

For example, "First was the failure to pre-empt the core hero that would restrict the opponent's tactical system and second was the key hero taken by the other side in the middle of the selection.", which I had to read twice to figure out that it was just saying, "First, they failed to ban the right hero to limit the other team, and secondly they failed to ban the key hero the other side would choose in the middle of the selection (which I still can't figure out what that middle is)."

I mean I can't say much since I don't even play MOBA games (unless Pokemon Unite counts), but I at least get how roles and the basics work, and I can't understand the descriptions here at all most of the time. It makes me wish the author had decided to focus entirely on the managerial aspect of things and just made the esports parts a side note, since the games are uninteresting and bland anyway.

  • Writing
The writing is like a mix of "exagerated sports anime" and every standard danmei ever. While the story is a little unique, there's nothing about it that stands out. Even while I was reading, I was already thinking about the next novel I was planning on reading, and when I finish reading this I'm sure I'll forget it within the week.

  • Overall Experience
Do I recommend this novel?... probably not, it wasn't particularly enjoyable or a standout hit. However, it was still decently entertaining, so I wouldn't say /don't/ read it. I can't imagine reading the entire thing in one sitting, but it's easy enough to pick up when I'm idle. <<less
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Nov 09, 2021
Status: c137
Putting down my current two-cents before it gets vaporized from my brain. Feel free to disregard this review because I technically wrote it for myself

This novel is cute; it meets the minimum standard of what I consider sweet & soft. The main couple—though I adore both moments of extreme s*xual tension & parent combo—it still felt a little lacking. Is it because I was fickle while reading & lost much of its momentum? Or is it because of censorship? Probably both, but nevertheless my attraction to the CP has dwindled... more>> A LOT much to my disappointment. The e-sports is as simplified as it gets. The details are sparse, the overall gameplay easily summed up. In other words, you can only nitpick it if you really craved more specifics & strategies. I recommend God Level Summoner in that case. The cast is adorable, but for the same reason of me being fickle throughout the novel, I don’t hold much attachment to them. The plot is pretty linear & straightforward. I don’t think this novel is boring, but I do think it’s more of a blander cookie than ones I’ve tackled before. I think it’s unique in the way that MC is a master strategist coach & the main team is all full of OP players. It’s a nice touch that this novel discusses the imbalance as well as the importance of having capable teammates. In that sense, the plot holds a much more fascinating perspective than others in its own subgenre.

If there’s anything to get out of this, do yourself a favor & don’t distract yourself when reading novels. I wish I could have given my undivided attention to this, as I would with every novel I start. I try to finish in at max 3-4 days, but holy sh*t I started this in the beginning of October & here I am not even done. I did this novel dirty & I’m sad cuz it’s not even tr*sh lol <<less
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Jan 15, 2021
Status: Completed
I finished this really quickly, and it was surprisingly good?

The romance and gameplay, and everything is really good. No forcing (which is basically first on my list for a good romance, unless it's in the tags), smooth gameplay, no repetitive games, interesting tactics, nice characters, and basically everything nice, which I don't know how to express with my negative mind. Its also fresh how the MC is actually a coach rather than a player. It's also quite new in this genre how the ML... more>>

decides to retire rather early instead of waiting until they get old to do that. Another thing is they did the [Beeeep—] before they officially started dating though, so I found that a bit weird.


One thing to remember is that the original setting doesn't take a heavy place in this story. Most isekai or reincarnations use that as a heavy part of the plot, but this one doesn't, and usually I'd think it'd be annoying for there to be "useless" things in the story, but I guess it sets up the backstory of the MC. The setting does exist in someway or another however, like how

(Big spoiler) The original MC in the novel, Spear, showed up in the end. But just as an ending to the story. No continuation. Perhaps it'd be interesting to see the original MC do something. Well, for me, at least.


Anyways, I may have written about the story using a rather negative tone, but that's just because I'm negative and I'm in a foul mood today. It's a really comfortable novel to watch. I guess I'm sorry for the misleading review, but I'm not really good at listing good things of the novel without listing bulletpoints and writing a lot. Have a nice day. <<less
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Dec 31, 2020
Status: Completed
Very good novel! Some things in this story are a bit like TKA, but the story is packaged in a different way. It was great to watch their journey in the World Championship. This is a light read that's great for reading, so feel free to read it!
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Oct 17, 2020
Status: --
I just realized that this is still ongoing in raws... welp I guess I'd be camping here for a long time~

Esports! OP MC and ML! Funny main and side characters! If you like any of those, this will be a great read for you. Plot wise its literally just MC making one hell of a monster team to Worlds. I honestly don't mind, but what kept me going is the MC and ML. YEs. I haven't seen this much s*xual tension between two leads since Earth is Online (and probably... more>> thrive in Catastrophe).

If you want to MTL, you can. Its quite comprehensible but there are some parts missing. Solid novel, can't wait for the next updates! <<less
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Oct 05, 2020
Status: c21 part1
I haven't read the raws yet but I REALLY LOVE IT!

If you already read, Glory, you would like this. It has a different humor and at the same time focuses on empowering and team play.

The characters are not outshining one another and everyone is uniquely made. So far, the parental cp is not here yet (chapter 20) but you can already see how the ML and MC developed. It is one of those, I tease you for fun but I didnt know I fell for you.

I really like BB and... more>> Gun hehe <<less
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Jul 04, 2022
Status: Completed
MC transmigrates into a novel about competitive E-Sports a year before it actually began. This gives him the opportunity to snag the yet-unknown powerful players to create a team around the industry’s current strongest (the ML), God Jing. The rest of the story that follows is a mix of character/relationship development and E-Sports gameplay. There’s a good balance so that you can enjoy the novel pretty whether you’re looking for one or the other.

The use of gaming terms does make it a little difficult for those who don’t know a... more>> lot about E-Sports. The translator helps clear out some of the more common lingo, but when it came to gameplay parts, they’re not very beginner-friendly! It was my first E-sports novel so I don’t have much to say when it comes to that aspect, other than that. Though I did learn a lot about game tactics here and what it takes to make a strong team~ Recommended if you’re looking for a good slice of life novel with E-sports excitement! (07/05/2022)


The cast of this novel are all wonderful! It’s a very classic arrangement, where there’s lots of depth and complexity to match up to the slow development. The side characters don’t fall back either. Each one is given their chance to shine (even the tertiary characters!)

Lin Yan (MC)

The MC is the casual flirt type, which is very novel! He’s incredibly shameless, and the type to hide a lot of hurt behind a smile. As one part of the Parental Love duo, he’s probably mature than most of the Danmei Shou!Protagonist that you see but he doesn’t fall back when it comes to charm.

  • Minor Spoilers: He was an E-Sports coach in his former life as well. But before that, he was a player whose time in the spotlight was cut because of unfortunate events. This second chance at life gives him the opportunity to start to heal.
Jing Yuanzhou (ML)

The ML is the usual stoic type but with a side of shamelessness! He’s the perfect match to the MC, who is the exact opposite LOLOL. As mentioned in the intro, he was one of the strongest players on the field when the MC arrived. However, because of his age, he was slowly being pushed aside. The MC’s arrival and offer to change sides gives him the opportunity to shine again.

ROMANCE: 9.5/10

The romance was very charming! I love the banter~ If there’s banter, then it’s an automatic +1000 on the rating for me 😂. Their romance starts with a lot of hilarity but it ends up having quite the mature trajectory. And by the end? They’re feeding everyone dog food like no tomorrow LOLOL.

There are some minor side CPs, but only in the extras. And not explicit! Speaking of, this is the skip the spicy parts kind of of story. Level of heat is around... 1/5? There are some allusions but no more than that!

SETTING: 8.75/10

The setting is of course your typical Modern Day, but with a big focus on competitive E-Sports. To begin with, the MC builds a team and then proceeds to steal a free ticket straight to the professional league. It’s very detailed in this regard and the gameplay doesn’t disappoint either. It’s a mix of detailed and not detailed. Depending on how important the game is to the plot 👌

As a beginner to E-sports, my comprehension suffered a bit. But there’s no denying that I was completely hooked into the genre by the end. So! Props!!

PLOT: 9/10

This is half slice of life and half E-Sports. The balance between the two is pretty solid though you can probably get away with skipping one or the other if you really wanted to LOL (tho I don’t recommend it since the gameplay does a lot to build tension!) The author does a great job developing the characters throughout the process and keeps the games interesting by mixing the two~ I give it a 9 because the character development was solid!

RATING: 4.65/5

I totally understand now why this novel is so highly rated! I don’t usually like Slice of Life because I’m picking about character-centric novels, but this one didn’t disappoint when it came to the characters. I’ve been dropping a lot of novels recently, and I was worried I would end up dropping this one as well, but I read it through to the end and am already looking forward to rereading it in the future! Definitely worth the try in my opinion. <<less
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Oct 10, 2021
Status: --
The MC indeed get a golden finger since he's transmigrated to a novel in which he could get information regarding some potential characters and gathered them into his own team. But without MC's strength as a coach, their team won't get the best output.

The ML is already an OP but MC can unleashed ML's full strength. And he's so whipped, hahahaa.

The story and the games keep me engaged, it's interesting enough, but tbh it's barely have any tension.
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Feb 08, 2021
Status: Completed
It's entertaining.

I have read other e-sport related novels and this is one I believe is more "technical" than the others. From characters to strategies, are well thought and interesting.... for people who understands the core mechanics.

But, for me, I don't understand most of the stuff, I mean I don't really know about MOBA games. That took some joy away but the translation team did a great job in explaining the terms used. Unfortunately for me, I read this book in Chinese and "suffer" because of the jargon (because the raws... more>> had no explanation ;-;).

If you are someone who plays are understand MOBA games, this is a great book, details of the game are explained with enough room for imagination. Although I don't understand/play MOBA games, I just can't cut out points of the writing honestly, hence 5 star :3 <<less
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Sep 30, 2020
Status: c19.3
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Aug 18, 2020
Status: --
This is from the same author as This Omega is Immune to All Abilities. It is a funny e-sports novel although the gaming part made me not wanna read it the interactions made up for it. The novel is a mix of of gaming elements with romance? The humor is different but funny
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Mar 11, 2024
Status: c82
Literally the 2nd or 3rd time I'm trying to finish this and it's still disappointing. The plot has so much potential and the characters are quite likeable. The biggest problem is probably the author's writing. It feels like the author has pictured the end and every detail is written with the end in mind.

ML was a stoic gaolin flower for maybe the first chapter and then he quickly became this playful golden retriever character? If ML is not flirting with MC, he is being needy and acting spoiled. So he... more>> really fell in love at first sight huh.

MC isn't much better. Based on the writing you would think MC fell in love with ML even before he transmigrated into the book.

And even as someone who has never played LOL but enjoys watching worlds, the gameplay is questionable at best. Like I get the game is some kind of dupe of LOL, but support isn't some role that you throw anywhere. And the whole game isn't just about team fights and laning. It's kind of jarring to see author describe MC as some amazing strategist when his tactics are bronze at best.

Also who is the ogML? <<less
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Mar 06, 2024
Status: c150
MC: Lin Yan

ML: Jing Yuan Zhou

It is an E-Sports, Yaoi, Romance, Transmigration. MC was an E-Sports player turned Coach in his original world. He transmigrates as the son of Lin Group and spends money to create an E-Sports Club. He gets ML and others to join his club.

MC has PTSD so he cannot wear his headphones and play in group matches.


ML is the Top Side-Laner of China, who is considered a player on the verge of retirement, when MC contracts him.

The chemistry between MC & ML is so good. They were already teasing each other even before they realised that they liked each other. What makes them (good) different for me is that they talk and think about practical things when considering their feelings.

Gu Luo - Gloy

He is the mid-laner of GH, who us a die hard fan of Titans. He is inexperienced in any professional games. He has a cute face with fierce way of fighting.


Chen Yushen - Abyss

He is the jungler of GH. He retreated from professional gaming field after a violent incident in which he attacked people who bullied his good friend so much that he committed su*cide. He is always cold and has a 'stinky face'.


Jian Ye - Gun

He is the Support of GH, who was a substitute player. He used to get in fights before. He has a younger brother Jian Ning who will be the sixth member or substitute of the GH team.


Bi Yao Hua - BB

He is the shooter of GH, who used to be a professional player but his old team used to match-fix so he scolded them, which is against the rules. He is called tr*sh Talk King.

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Aug 23, 2022
Status: c45
2.5 Stars - Dropped

Hmm, this seems like a fine story but I don't feel all that excited about the sport because it isn't all that interesting. At first they just didn't explain it so I had to google LOL and how it works. So I understand a very basic structure but there are still many terms I don't understand, like Heads, the row of apparently spawning soldiers that maybe belong to each side that attack the other's base (?) and economy. Also, I don't understand what all the buffs do... more>> for the team or what a jungler's rhythm is or how it helps the team. It is okay to read it but there is no excitement in it for me, even though I love underdogs. It's just the main group has too much of a protagonist halo for me to feel any stakes. Even if they lose, the game they lost has no importance so it doesn't matter. Any training or teaching that goes on by the coach isn't really substantial because it's all empty words. For example, the first one for Gloy, it was all just if you were faster by 3 seconds, you could fit a move here, at 7 minutes 37 seconds, if you stepped 1 step to the left, you could have fit in this move, etc. It has no meaning for me as a reader so I just skimmed it. Then, for everything else until now, it was all told, not shown, like how Lan Yin went through the half-hour replay that was so detailed that it extended to 2 hours, but we don't know what he has to say. Basically, all the lectures are just minor things like the efficiency of the players which is a boring problem for the reader to read about. Or something simple like they need more communication and practise working together since there are tiny mistakes happening... but we don't feel the impact of these tiny mistakes because they are just told to us that way. Like, were they too slow? Too fast? Accidentally ignored a teammate? It feels a little too glazed over. I really want to feel right in the thick of it, not this distant feeling from the game.

Honestly, the only reason I kept reading on was the idea of Abyss face-slapping the bad guy. But it's gonna take a long time to reach that. And a lot of game-related stuff needs to happen before that. Also, the faceslapping feels a bit lukewarm so far because it happened in the game which doesn't feel important enough zzz The criminal charges were done too but it happened too offscreen for me that there is currently no satisfaction. Like I want to see their faces and hear all their denials but it was all handled by a side character I don't know over the phone.

The romance part is okay when reading about it but after reading, I don't understand how the ML fell in love? He just had a drunken encounter with the MC where the MC spent hours talking about all the things he would have done instead of the ML's management's bad choices. It was too skimmed through. The story only told me the meaning of the actions not really what the actions were, so I felt distant from what they were talking about. It was told not shown. Apparently, the ML was feeling down? But this period of feeling down wasn't shown to me so I don't feel it. I didn't see the ML feeling sad and then feeling touched when the MC said all those stuff. So it was insta-lovey for me.

I also find the writing of the sad pasts a bit too quick and simple. I wish they had drawn it out more so we would feel more curiosity before giving us the answers. And then, when the author did decide to give us the sad past, it was all told in one shot. So... after that, there was nothing interesting left to know about the MC. So far, for the MC, he is okay-ish interesting to read about. I just wish he could display his smartness in a way I really get it. For the ML, so far he's kinda bland and kinda boring? We just know that he is a God in the game but we don't really see why he is so good? Like what makes him so unique? Is he particularly cunning? Particularly fast? Unpredictable? A gamer that is good at spotting opportunities in midgame and the small mistakes of the enemy team? Amazing at planning and strategy? What? Idk :) Dang I'm making too many comparisons to King's Avatar. Every player there is unique and brings their own specialties into the picture unlike here where the specialty seems limited to their game role only.

Honestly, this is my 3rd time reading an esports CN (the 2nd one I DNFed because it was so shallow) and I can't help comparing it unfavourably to Glory King's Avatar which I feel handled the esports far better, making me really understand what was happening and giving me a much easier time rooting for the MC in the game. I feel much more involved with all the gamers' goals and actions. Also, there are more relevant female characters there than here. So far, there isn't a single female character so it feels a bit unreal to me. Unless you count the cooking lady, who is only mentioned and not shown lol In King's Avatar, there are a few prominent female characters, 2 of which are part of the team and 1 as a sympathetic to the MC side character.

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