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[Yao Yao, if it’s you, how would you go about dating a professional gamer?] Tong Yao thought for a moment, before earnestly responding — —

If it was me, I wouldn’t date a professional gamer. If I had that kind of patience, then I might as well use it to get into Tsinghua University or Beijing University.

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Ni Wei Xiao Shi hen Mei
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11/16/18 DHH Translations c41 part1
11/14/18 DHH Translations c40
11/09/18 DHH Translations c39 part5
11/07/18 DHH Translations c39 part4
11/02/18 DHH Translations c39 part3
10/31/18 DHH Translations c39 part2
10/26/18 DHH Translations c39 part1
10/24/18 DHH Translations c38 part5
10/19/18 DHH Translations c38 part4
10/17/18 DHH Translations c38 part3
10/12/18 DHH Translations c38 part2
10/10/18 DHH Translations c38 part1
10/05/18 DHH Translations c37 part4
10/03/18 DHH Translations c37 part3
09/28/18 DHH Translations c37 part2
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New machumechu rated it
November 9, 2018
Status: c140
One of my favorite romcom novels omg. It legit focuses around gaming too, it's not just a random setting where they talk about it briefly. I went ahead and MTLed most of the story cuz it was too good and I didn't wanna put it down. The romance is decent-paced to slowburn-ish and in my opinion not too cliche at all? There are obviously the cliche cheesy moments but (maybe it's just a bad google translation) things turn out unexpected?? This is spoilery so: ... more>>

The ML in the beginning is your typical cold and handsome dude who's rich af and makes snide comments all the time but very gradually you can see that he changes. And when I say gradual I mean gradual. Totally natural manner like how you think about/talk to ppl in real life. He starts to see how FL is about gaming. In his words she's "serious and cute" about the profession and he actually respects her for it and you can totally see it in their interactions. He actually teaches her and cares about her. And he totally doesn't really let on that he likes her or thinks she's cute until right about when they're together and dating. And then when they start dating he does a big flip where he's really sweet to her (but not ooc!! which I think is amazing) and he even reflects on how his actions affect her.

I really like how LoL is featured in this. I'm not big on LoL but I played briefly and things are always explained about the game even if you've never played so it's pretty easy to understand. The translation's pretty high quality but then again it ain't like this is a wuxia novel so there isn't a lot of description. The story is actually inspiring me to get into LoL ngl... overall it's a super fun story and all the characters are great. Plot isn't stupid and love triangles are there but insignificant cuz each lead literally dismisses both of them on their own. 5/5 would recommend. <<less
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New maimai05 rated it
October 23, 2018
Status: c38 part4
I’m hooked! The interactions bw the leads are surprising and laugh-out-loud funny without being embarassing and cringeworthy. Definitely a must read. My problem now though is how to wait until the next translated chapters come out! 😵😵😵 Any leads on how I can read this novel in English?
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Lily Noir rated it
January 28, 2018
Status: c20 part2
This is hilarious. The MC is funny, the ML is funny, their interactions make you choke in laughter. The ML is a total little sh*t though, with a bad temper - which tends to get funny results.
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toyyoda rated it
December 22, 2017
Status: c16 part2
I'd like to encourage people to give this novel a try! It has a refreshing female lead, and her interactions with the male lead are playful and cute. Gaming references are used throughout the novel, but they're explained in a user-friendly way so they can be understood by a wider audience. (But if you happen to like both video games and K-dramas, this is a must-read!)

Edit: I docked one star because some unnecessary drama was added – it would have been more interesting to see the teamwork of an... more>> esports team, or at least some interactions between the leads. I'm sure that the author will be back on track soon though. <<less
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PiCrazy31415 rated it
June 30, 2018
Status: Completed
I frickin love this. Huge TKA vibes, especially bc of the esports plot. I've grown to really enjoy stories about esports, probably bc video games are so prevalent IRL. I have many friends who are obsessed with LoL, and while I don't know much at all about the game, I don't really need to. I love that the FL is a pro gamer, and that she was a really strong girl, both mentally and in terms of gaming skill. Being the only girl in a competitive space is difficult, something... more>> I've also experienced a lot in my math competition days. The pressure and need to be better is pretty intense, even when it's not explicitly or intentionally made to be that way. I think TY really experienced that, and she was able to succeed, something that I find really important in supporting girls everywhere. I personally can't really relate to the FL's petite kindergartener vibe, but I'm sure that only compounded her problems. Sigh.

The ML is a somewhat OP, possessive, jealous, etc alpha, and I love the interactions between the FL and ML, a lot of fluff there in the later half of the story. Though I would have liked a more explicit buildup of feelings between the ML and FL (I kind of thought it was happening but I couldn't really see too many signs) esp since the ML is frickin tsundere lmao (though tooth-achingly mushy when he wants to be). HOWEVER. I'm very angry now after finishing the 191 chapters bc there's no epilogue?? Why does the story just end when they win? Hello? Isn't this story like half romance? You gotta show me their happy families! We didn't even get to meet the ML and FL's parents! What's going on here?? I was seriously frustrated by this frickin ending. You can't just give me a spoiler about what the ML wants to do for the rest of their lives and not actually write out some sort of HEA after the win! Pls!

Sigh. I would still seriously recommend this story for the romcom and esports vibes, though don't expect to get diabetes epilogues, unfortunately. <<less
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chibiheaven rated it
December 30, 2017
Status: c18 part2
I've barely started and I'm already hooked. Will update with more detail once I get farther. I have to say though that the pro-scene and League of Legends got me interested, as I've been an avid player since the game came out!

The novel has a lot of game jargon that will probably be confusing along with the game knowledge.
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sakirol rated it
February 22, 2018
Status: c22 part1
This story is about a girl who joins a Chinese LoL pro team. Her ex is on one of the different teams. So far, the story is great! I love stories where our MC is in e-sports. They're somewhat few and far between.

It comes off a little bit ranty at first because, yes there's a lot of s*xism in gaming esp. RTS & FPS, but I doubt any interactions between these type of guys & our MC would end the way they did in the first few chapters. XD

The story... more>> quickly moves on from that to mainly focusing on her new pro life, interactions with the ML, and some nice details about her matches. Once, it got to that point, I died of laughter. The MC and ML's interactions are absolutely gold. I'm grinning ear to ear and holding my stomach through half of the chapters.

There is a fair bit of jargon in it for people who haven't played the game, but I think the novel does a decent job of explaining everything.

So far, so good. I'm really enjoying this. <<less
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royallylilac rated it
December 20, 2017
Status: c17 part1
Both the FL and the ML are hilarious and petty. I love them.

The story itself has a lot of gaming jargon, but that doesn't take anything away from it. So far, it's a fun read.
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velleneo rated it
August 3, 2018
Status: c34 part1
Probably one of the funniest online novels and i've read a lot. I binge read the other night and my face ached from laughing/smiling so much. The pace doesnt feel too slow and the translation quality is quite good! Definitely give this a try. Personally I dont think you need to play LoL to enjoy the novel as i've never played and I still love it, but I can see ppl liking this novel even more if they did.
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Kala rated it
July 18, 2018
Status: c32 part2
A really funny and we written novel. The story is pretty slow but because of this development of characters is steady and not rushed.

I just can't get enough of interactions between male and female lead... Too funny and too cute!

I just have one minor complain... maybe it's not even a complain it's just that after first few chapters I was expecting MC to be smart, cool, down to the ground and keeping your word girl (along with being funny and cute)... But is the end it's just the opposite.. She's... more>> silly and childish, cute and laughable... Sometimes just too embarrassing...
So I am unsure if male god will fall in love... for what reason exactly??

I just thought she will be more of a hard to get and "I was hurt once by professional esport player so I don't want this to happen again".... but she is just a soft cotton ball... and she is mostly all over the place... <<less
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Shinygold13 rated it
September 19, 2018
Status: Completed
I mtled this months ago and never got around to leaving a review, until now that is. First, let me warn you about the ending... yes, a reviewer from above already spoiled it and it is true. It’s almost a downer ending because there’s no extra chapters or even an epilogue.

Aside from that, it is an amazing novel. The romance is subtle, no outright love at first sight kind of thing. But there is what you call as chemistry between the two leads which is why their interactions are so... more>> funny that it sucks you in, make you crave for more. Fortunately, the eSports didn’t take a backseat, in truth, it served as another form of development in the two leads’ relationship. From respect to trust and, the end game, to love; a healthy foundation, if I may say so myself.

The first part is full of laughter while the second part is full of sugar so any shippers out there will definitely be satisfied with how our ML finds ways to be with the FL in secret and before that is his “courtship”.

Remembering it today still gives me the tickles! Definitely one of my faves. <<less
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calledout rated it
August 21, 2018
Status: c34 part6
A lot more focused on the character interactions and real life shenanigans than I expected, and the growth of the team as a whole, although I guess because its a league ln its harder to have more game aspects. Some unnecessary drama, imo, but that kind of drama is what takes it from your regular slice of life to a more developed novel.
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May 24, 2018
Status: c29 part2
I really like this novel. The interactions between the characters feel very natural (too natural, in fact? I feel like the lead characters have known each other for a couple of months, instead of a couple of days!). My only comment would be that the novel has slow pacing. This isn't bad, it fits the story, but a couple of chapters go by before events finish - completely normal, but it means that while this is being translated it feels like it is going slower than it actually is. I... more>> found myself wishing for more chapters to binge read after I came to the end of those translated! <<less
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April 13, 2018
Status: --
This story is so entertaining! I’m loving the FL and the ML they’re so funny. At times I couldn’t control myself and just burst out laughing.

I especially like the FL she’s so funny and quirky.
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