You Use a Gun, I Use a Bow

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SGH is a multiplayer online tactical competitive shooting game.

When Wen Xi first came into contact with the game, like most people, he used a gun as his main weapon.

But his shooting skills were too poor, often having teammates vent about whether he was the master of outlining the human body.

Until one day, he picked up a bow.

Since then, SGH has had another archer assassin named “Wency”.

It’s said that his arrows never miss their shot, a hundred shots and a hundred hits, killing with one blow.

It’s said that only the first ranked sharpshooter “Mac” succeeded in killing him.

It’s said that he likes “Mac”.

Wen Xi: …where did this rumor come from? Mac, come out and clarify!

Mo Chen: En, it’s a rumor. Actually, I like you.

A shou who wholeheartedly wants to make money through livestreaming vs. A gong who wholeheartedly wants to trick the shou into joining his team.

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BOW
Các cậu dùng súng tôi dùng cung
你们用枪我用弓[电竞]
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My Teammates Are All Crazy (Shared Universe)
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Latest Release

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06/26/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c100
06/24/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c99
06/21/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c98
06/19/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c97
06/17/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c96
06/14/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c95
06/12/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c94
06/10/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c93
06/07/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c92
06/05/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c91
06/03/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c90
05/31/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c89
05/29/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c88
05/27/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c87
05/24/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c86
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ImmortalMoonlight
New ImmortalMoonlight rated it
December 3, 2021
Status: Completed
I rate it 4.5. A fun read, not too much competition, more on romance. And since both of them are already great gamers, it's not very much a challenge for them dominating the game in a duo. It's okay. Easy and light read, no deep plot going on, pretty much focused on the fast improvement of MC using a bow in another game. Recommended read for a break in between other novels or after a heavy plot novel.
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chiizuholic
New chiizuholic rated it
December 2, 2021
Status: Completed
It was fun reading about the MC shocking and terrifying everyone with his bow, and I really like his personality, but I didn't like the ML at all. Aside from his god-like sniper skills there isn't anything else good about him imo. Even the way he's so devoted to MC is a bit of a turn-off because he does it in a way that shows that he doesn't care about everyone else, even his teammates. And that's just terrible considering he's the team captain. The team dynamics are just so... more>> bad, though it does get slightly better later on, and ML does reflect and change for the better. But it wasn't enough for me to like him.

I did like the other teammates, they had interesting personalities. And I liked the side CPs. My fave character is still Ai Zhe/Love Pig, though lol. <<less
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Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro rated it
May 19, 2020
Status: c50
If you don't mind typical BL characters thrown in game settings then it's for you. But if you're looking for something new and fresh then it isn't it. The plot is fluffy, comedic and light with some angst sprinkled in. The plot is quite similar with some novels in a sense of "I use uncommon stuffs to be OP". Plenty of dogfood even before they're dating even their teammates are complaining lmao. There are also character growth and the slow burn of MC's and Ml's journey towards love. Like most... more>> of gaming novels this one is also filled with gaming scenes. If you like fortnite or pubg you'll probably hate/love this due to OP talents MC and ML have.

MC is your typical BL MC, a silly, cute, lonely doormat pushover and he knows that he's someone easily bullied. Hence he's quite timid irl but inside the game He's a fighter and his talents are no joke. He was a "bow god" in his old game hence he's OP asf. Author exaggerated MC's talent but in author's (weak) defense he's playing with the same weapon (bow) lol.

ML is your cold and tyrannical ML but he's cold and tyrannical only to people other than MC (due to reasons). He is really awesome because he's almost omnipotent in the game
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but he can't use bow hence his fascination with mc

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. And he's the first rank, just not sure with mtl if it's in China or the world. He is certainly tenacious. Like a rabid dog that won't let u go once he bit you lmao. He's also super black bellied and smooth. He likes to bet with MC but he knows not to push MC to do something he doesn't like/doesn't wanna do.

Their interaction is based on different interests. ML certainly pursues MC but for different reason (which may change) that MC's audiences thought of.
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ML does things like betting to bring MC to his team and in his pov it's been mentioned that he's good to MC because he sees MC's talent. Because he have motives he want to look good to MC but somehow along the way MC's silliness make his motive turn more sincere. As in he's good to MC not because he want to poach him but just because he can.

ML's smooth playa lines keep making MC's heart beat/touched but ML be like: I need to show him my good side so he want to be my teammate lmao
BUT that doesn't mean MC is s*upid/insta love with ML since he know ML want to bring him to his team. What I mean is that MC is not immediately swooning over ML's kindness. It's a gradual thing and his logic is quite clear.

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The interaction between characters is like a tsukkomi and boke. So it's fun to read. The game is based on BR shooting games and I love the way author portrayed the games.

So far I recommended this and you should try to read a couple of chapters to get the feel of MC ML and the plot. <<less
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dee_ism
dee_ism rated it
June 28, 2021
Status: Completed
ok, I can't help but to compare this story to FOG, which in result: this story lacking a lot, imo
so anyone, I would recommend you FOG instead!

basically it's just MC and ML being so OP with the game, so there's no tension whatsoever.
game-wise, it's not dwelling so much in technical issue.
story plot wise, it's also not anything interesting.
character wise, not anything remarkable either.
and the ending feels rushed.

so, my rating is average and a bit boring honestly.

MC:
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He's a newbie for the game, yet he's so OP with his bow from day1.
He's supposed to be in his mid 20s (given he's already graduated from college and work for some time), yet he's still qualified being a professional e-sport player, when normally a professional e-sport player retire at that age
He's cute but the writer make it annoying by mention it a lot: "he's cute". "How come he's so cute" basically almost on each chapter

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ML:
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The most OP
Biased too much to MC and he's not concealing it at all, which is baffling, lmao

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homoloaf
homoloaf rated it
June 19, 2021
Status: c96
The writing gets very cheesy towards the end and feels really rushed.

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like they just win the championship with barely a struggle then they're off to get married like way too fast

And when they got together the writing became v cheesy and I did like the cuteness at first then felt it got to be too cutesy I dunno I'm picky

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secondthots
secondthots rated it
June 26, 2021
Status: Completed
Anticlimactic. That has to be my word of choice for this novel. I have to say that it excels really well in the beginning half & it had me hooked. The flirting, the unintentional PDA, the gaming aspects- all were great! It wasn’t until we actually got to the domestic & global trials that things went downhill. Everything was sped up & lightly brushed over, making it seem that the author was in a hurry to end the story. The main CP’s connection felt bland & some of the bigger... more>> plot developments were shoved in some small tight cubby to never see the light of day. I gave it 4-stars because I did genuinely enjoy the beginning half; it’s a shame that it ended the way it did. Nevertheless a HE! <<less
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potxki
potxki rated it
August 18, 2020
Status: c96
i only managed to read up to 96 chapters via mtl in 88danmei because those are the only chapters available there, so I'm missing 4 chapters I guess? Anyway, I'm satisfied with what I've read. It's a nice, fluffy story with only very minimal conflict.

most BL stories here set in e-sports gaming focus on the gaming parts most of the times but this one is almost 70% more focused on the love story. Even if you have no idea about gaming, this is quite easy to understand.

some stories try to... more>> make the captain as fair and unbiased as possible when it comes to his teammates even if he's dating one of them, but in this one, ML have no qualms showing how partial he is to MC, lmao. No, he doesn't let it affect his decisions when it comes to the game itself, like team composition and which players to send in which category of the game, but he has no problem showing how vindictive he is when someone tries to kill MC in the game. MC's salary is even 10x that of regular players, lol. ML also treats MC visibly better than their other teammates, something their teammates accept because imagining ML treating them like how he treats MC give them goosebumps ?

anyway, if you're up for something light and fluffy with MC and ML being OP, this one is for you. It's also very easy to mtl but I'll still read Chrysanthemum Garden's translation because I probably missed some details, and their translations are top-tier. <<less
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idledays
idledays rated it
June 20, 2020
Status: c40
If you like gaming BL, then you should definitely check this out! All the characters are pretty fleshed out, and the side characters are all memorable!

I really like the characterizations! It's a cute airhead but kinda a pushover MC x an overpowered, overbearing but kinda cheeky ML! The relationship is really sweet, and the ML never really pushes MC out of his comfort zone. It's nice seeing MC come out of his shell when he focuses on the game itself and really wowing everyone with his abilities.

I like how the... more>> way the plots make sense, especially when
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MC joins ML's team

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They have to kick someone out of the official roster to make room for the MC, and I like how its portrayed semi-realistically. The person kicked out doesn't create unnecessary dogblood drama, but they also don't leave instantly with no emotions. It's nice how he doesn't resent the team, instead he chooses a fresh start somewhere else. There's no heavy betrayal and no unnecessary drama.

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I mtl'd the chapters, so I might get some details wrong. <<less
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plainbreadstick
plainbreadstick rated it
July 28, 2021
Status: Completed
If you’re looking for suspense, drama and the feeling of stress you won’t find it in this story. This is mostly just fluff and the MC and ML dominating their enemies with their (although not as strong as them but still strong) friends.

There’s not much plot going for this so don’t expect any. Purely a feel good story which I find refreshing. Is however kind of boring at some points as it’s constant repetition and praising of the MC/ML. The fact that they’re both very strong is enjoyable though and... more>> the lack of suspense/stress is a reason why this story is enjoyable (personally). Seeing someone dominant and crush their opponents is satisfying and I don’t think the story is that long either.

Main appeal though is the characters/friendship. The way they cooperate with their teammates is very nice and I truly do enjoy them even if they aren’t apart of the main team. I do find the MC a little too childish for my taste. He’s 23 at the start of the story so I kind of expected him to be a little more mature as the story (and characters) all make him out as a cute cat who’ll lightly scratch you. I wanted to see more maturity in him honestly. Nothing wrong with being child-ish, innocent and naive but I kind of expected a little touch of the life lesson reality gives you, yknow? The ML is fine, he’s your typical cold to everyone but the MC (in a cold way, not in a, “being a piece of shit/d*ck to everyone but my sweetheart” way) and I think it’s funny. It’s clear that he also likes his teammates (which he learns to) even if he’s cold to them but his sweetie.

Usually would’ve put a 4 instead of 3 on this but I don’t think it’s that good tbh. It’s fine for a story that’s suppose to be more lighthearted but obviously lacks. Whether that be the characterization, writing or plot. Especially plot, I don’t expect much since it’s just sweet but there’s no build up for the grand competition, they just f*cking win. There’s barely any struggle and we could assume there was (as it’s obviously implied) but we only get shown a bit which ruins it. The ending was bland, I didn’t expect much though.

Okay story. Don’t expect much from it and especially don’t expect in-depth plot. Good points; dog food, good side characters, the satisfaction of curbstomping your enemies. Recommended if you want something light hearted and not serious. <<less
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Queen_of_Chaos000
Queen_of_Chaos000 rated it
July 1, 2021
Status: Completed
To honestly say, this is your typical e-sport, BL novel.

But!!!!

I loved it and it made me happy.

The MC and ML are so precious and black-bellied!

Hehe...
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scrapsd
scrapsd rated it
July 30, 2021
Status: c42
Sorry, it's a 3/5 for me even though I haven't completed it yet. It did not keep me engaged at all... as funny as it is. I sat back and then thought of the reasons why:

1. The gaming aspect of this isn't well written out. The hame concept itself is like PUBG, but like imagine needing to cash in from the start and no picking up loot as you land and explore. And the game is considered no. 1 trending internationally... like how? Anyways, the author really doesn't do a... more>> good job describing any of the in game details, you just almost get a summary... compared to others shooter type gaming novels I've read? I've read better.

2. It's slow burn, up till chapter 42, MC still doesn't really know or take ML's advamces towards him seriously... which brings up another point of how ML fell in love with MC, it's soo abrupt we did not see that coming... literally. He just decides to treat him gently and good after playing a few matches with MC... I love their interactions though, but ngl, the courtship is bland as boiled chicken.

3. Sadly I was there for the live streaming, and it soon fizzled out as the plot goes (not going to spoil it here, plus lazy to type it all out). The e-sports apect of it seems so meh. The ML belongs to one of the better teams, yet the team seems so empty. Like it's more of a just formed team than a formally set up team (is what I got from them anyways). <<less
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sunwolf
sunwolf rated it
June 13, 2020
Status: --
our MC is the cool and clumsy type who is really meng! Even though he hates it when people call him cute. His shooting ability with a gun and a bow is inversely proportional. I haven't read far but as far as I have read is enough to get me hooked and begging for more.
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burn.tbutter
burn.tbutter rated it
August 22, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm kinda disappointed in this novel, the first half was good but after it becomes quite boring. But if u like e sports novels with more competition than romance then this one is for you. I personally prefer when there's some more about the private life of the main characters like in FOG or I CAN DO IT. The amount of dog food was HUGE but since the relationship was, in my opinion, rushed I didn't particularly enjoy it.

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The amount of dog food was good but don't expect any light smut scene or anything. They kiss something like two times and then marry eachother...

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SORRY FOR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS ENGLISH ISN'T MY MAIN LANGUAGE <<less
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bunnydesuuu
bunnydesuuu rated it
August 15, 2021
Status: Completed
It was a fun and enjoyable read. As a gaming novel, the game setting was lame, there was minimal strategy needed gamewise and it was mostly either skills or luck, which wasn't particularly interesting. (Game was probably PUBG or PUBG imitation?) As a BL novel, MC and ML were cute but the relationship was quite sudden and simply built on the fact that they play the same game and then somehow just ended up liking each other?? But overall, this novel was honestly a pretty fun. There were many times... more>> when I was just like "lololol wtf" in a 'wts is happening this is so random but funny' way. Side characters are also cute and fun. Overall, a very enjoyable casual read, good for some fluff and non-serious gaming vibes (lots of accidentally lootboxes and friendly-fires lololol). <<less
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shuulys
shuulys
July 19, 2021
Status: Completed
If you're looking for fluff then you're at the right place. However, if you are looking for interesting and deep and complex plots then you may consider another novel. This honestly is a very simple novel. The plot isn't too complex but it's quite well written I guess? The main purpose of the novel definitely conveyed clearly and something I like about this novel is that the relationship between the MC and ML didn't happen all of a sudden. So it kind of took quite some time before they actually... more>> got together (not rushed at all). Overall, there is character growth for some characters and most the characters in this novel are quite lovable. Yea that's pretty much it.

Will recommend if you're interested in fluff and a simple plot. Good for relaxation <<less
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Red Rose
Red Rose rated it
July 17, 2021
Status: Completed
I started eSports novels by first reading Love You 59 Seconds and instantly fell for the genre. So I pretty much enjoy reading every eSports BL.

This novel is the kind where Romance comes second with which I'm fine as along the way we can see the ML and MC's development. ... more>>
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Tho romantic development is quite abrupt but not completely unexpected. I enjoyed reading the novel but got a bit bored while reading the "domestic trials" part as it was quite a bit draggy. Then the finals were concluded just like that! I mean author should have added a bit more suspense and details? (But I guess she exhausted her everything just describing the domestic trials?)

Then comes the wedding part... How should I react? I read so many BL's and this is the first where I saw this kinda rushed decision to get wed? Author should have at least added a part of greetings each other's parents formally!

Aside from these few problems I actually quite like the novel... And all the side characters are gems! Their antics are hilarious... I actually shipped Lightning and CC!

About the side couples I don't have any complains but wanted a bit more of WolfPig couple. WeiZhe couple is the kind that I like the most! One is Tsundere while the other one is sunny! Also felt really happy that LY found his love despite everything... So if you like this kind of genre then go for it...

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jellyfishies
jellyfishies rated it
July 16, 2021
Status: Completed
TLDR: chapter 1-70 was very good, and the rest was lackluster

Usually, my complaints about pacing would be that the novel dragged on for too long. However, for this one, it's actually the opposite. I think around chapter ~70 or so, the author themself wrote a note saying that they have written everything that they wanted to write, and would begin wrapping up the story. And you could definitely tell that's what happened. The remaining 30 chapters had very minimal development. It felt like I was skimming the novel even though... more>> I wasn't. There were very few moments of relationship development between the two main characters or even the side CPs. It was like, as soon as the confession scene was reached, the author has decided that it was no longer necessary to really write about them. The few "sweet" moments in the later parts of the novel basically had no substance. And a part that bothered me a lot was:

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They motherf*cking immediately agreed to like, get married? After the confession? Like. Literally. Noo hesitation. It straight-up sounded like a joke but then they actually went and got married after the global competition. And honestly I would have been fine with how fast it happened if there had been adequate development in their relationship after the confession. But honestly, there wasn't. I guess I was happy about how accepting both of their parents were about this relationship, but I don't even recall Wen Xi telling his parents about it at all before deciding to get married abroad. Like, no matter how accepting his parents are of same-s*x relationship, isn't the problem here that their son just went and decided to get married a few months into a relationship without a serious discussion?? And it's not even like there are any familial issues preventing a discussion. Maybe I'm looking too much into it, but I really don't think there was enough development between the two of them to decide on marriage.

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With respect to the gaming aspect, I feel like it was done quite well in the beginning. I've played FPS games before so it was quite easy for me to understand the setup of this game and the description of the matches (especially Wen Xi's archery skills) might be exaggerated, but fall within the realm of creative liberties. But I really don't understand how the author just decided to summarize the global competition the way she did. The entire premise, all the initial setup, the reason that Wen Xi joined CLM, was because he wanted to accompany Mo Chen to win the global championships. And there was so much like potential with how Mo Chen was absent on the first day of the championships last year. There was just so much the author could have done with it in terms of character development, conflict resolution, and written a very satisfying climax with teamwork and the joys of accomplishment. It's not like I particularly enjoy angst or dog-blooded plot points but honestly, I would have preferred if the author threw a few conflicts in there. Like how are you going to just write 5 chapters summing up what was meant to be the penultimate of the story.

Anyways, perhaps the author was trying to avoid being overly repetitive, or she got bored/tired of writing the same games over and over again. But there is a lot to be said about the pacing of the plot and the development of the characters' strengths. If you hurriedly rushed to make your characters so strong, then you needed to have the foresight of how they could develop, and interestingly, in the future. I still ended up giving this story a four star because despite all of my complaints, I did very happily read the first 70 chapters, and there were a lot of lighthearted and sweet moments even in the rushed ending. Overall, when reading a novel like this one, it's best to not overthink the plot holes. The enjoyment factor is still a net positive. <<less
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Ouryane00
Ouryane00 rated it
July 7, 2021
Status: Completed
Positive:

  • This is really good! I don’t play games so I tend to avoid novels with game plots as I might not get it but in this novel, everything was understandable and clear! I feel the ups and downs of the games, the tension and everything!
  • I love the MC. Some might say that he’s very OP especially with the bow but we have to remember that he played Spirit Trace for years and he was a god there so it’s really more on MC’s practice and experience
  • I love how even though the MC/ML are good at playing games, they weren’t too OP, they had down times too
  • The relationship between the MC/ML is very natural, not pushed at all, I love it!
  • Side characters are given real substance here, this novel is not just about the MC/ML
Negative:

  • I feel that the later part of the story (Global competition onwards) was quite rushed. The tension building from the very first chapter was very awesome but it suddenly seems to fall short in the Global comp. I know they’ll win, but I did hope the narrative there wasn’t just like a summary explanation. The Domestic competition Arc was like 12 chaps while the Global competition arc was just 5 I think
  • The last few chapters especially the MC/ML’s interaction was a bit like a story filler, just too much dog food everywhere, not much explanation
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    like how they suddenly got married etc

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Overall:

  • Even if you don’t play games, you’ll find this novel very enjoyable as long as you like characters workimg hard towards a goal, team play etc
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Magz84
Magz84 rated it
July 7, 2021
Status: Completed
It is a somewhat sweet gaming novel. I was really rather excited when I first found it and I loved the 1st half of the story.

The 2nd half I thought it was rather anticlimactic and although I actually like gaming novels I thought this story (2nd half) focused too much on the game and it lacked the interaction between the MCs... And then they got married.

The story was ok to read. It had some good humorous moments but I would not choose to reread it.
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ziyiqin
ziyiqin rated it
April 3, 2021
Status: c50
Cute novel with moe MC and cold but soft on the inside ML. It features a shooting game similar to PUBG called SGH. The MC is crap at using a gun (at the beginning, at least) but he's godly at using a bow because of his experience in another game. ML is a professional gamer with a bad reputation in the gaming community.

The MC is seriously so moe! His actions are always very cute and a bit absent-minded, but he's endearing all the same. Underneath his cute mask, he's hiding... more>> a vicious side that comes out when he gets serious or really pissed off. I thoroughly enjoyed his meng moments. Really too cute >_<

The ML is pretty textbook - serious, overpowered guy who's a bit cold but likes the MC because of his skills ingame. His "double-standard" attitude was a bit overplayed in my opinion, but he's very sweet to the MC and eventually learns to play nice with his teammates.

I think the novel is alright. Both the MC and ML are super overpowered and don't really struggle much ingame, which makes it a little boring when you keep reading about their headshots and wins hahaha. There's almost too much dog food, really makes you feel for the other teammates who have to see them acting like that all the time. It's fluffy, but not really to my taste. Read it if you're into overpowered characters and lots of CP moments :) <<less
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Akira26095
Akira26095 rated it
March 25, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel is super cute and fluffy, no drama at all. It focus on romance more than pubg competition. Lol
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omgquiznak
omgquiznak rated it
January 7, 2021
Status: Completed
The romance in this novel is quite cute, though if you're expecting good gameplay, you should probably skip this. Half of the novel is the ML and MC being OP at the game, and its romance with only a little bit of gameplay.

The romance is quite cute, though a bit fast, and how they protect each other on the battlefield is fluffy. Lots of dog food for you to choke on, which means tons of fluffy and lovey dovey moments.

This novel was quite fresh and new in the beginning, but... more>> even I, a lover of e-sports novels and a reader who almost never skips game chapters had to skip a few parts in the novel. Perhaps it's a bit repetitive, but take it as how OP the ML and MC are with their snipes and Arrows.

Overall a light read, no drama at all, and quite focused on the romance. I'd recommend this if you want a romance with e-sports on the side.

P. S., I'm taking an online class right now and the teacher is talking about e-sports. What are the odds. Sorry for the bad English and have a nice day. <<less
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