is using the term “dad” in a slang or playful way to refer to the girls as his close friends or buddies.
It’s a casual and affectionate expression, often used among friends to show camaraderie and a sense of familiarity.
It doesn’t have a literal meaning of being someone’s father but rather signifies a friendly and close relationship.
, really”
Saying that, Shen Yanming signed her notebook with his childish handwriting.

Girl B hesitated and asked, “Did you really make it into TMM?”


Shen Yanming answered, “Yes, I’m going to clean the toilets at the base.”

The girls: “???”

As the conversation drifted, the commentator finished the opening remarks, and everyone’s attention returned to the game.

This game was between TMM and GLX.
GLX was considered a mid-tier team in this region’s rankings—not too strong, but not bad either.
They had undergone major changes in their roster this year, aiming to make it to the top eight.
However, they unexpectedly ended up facing TMM in the first round of the qualifiers.

As players, they naturally couldn’t be pessimistic, but fans privately discussed their situation.
Some said GLX was unlucky to draw TMM, and they would probably only have a chance in the revival rounds.

The revival rounds offered a second chance for teams eliminated in the first round.
However, there were only two slots available for advancement, making the competition fierce.

Unexpectedly, just before the match, TMM had some issues and had to change their roster.
Furthermore, nobody knew whether the new members’ mentality was stable or not.

This gave GLX a glimmer of hope.
In the esports world, there were strong teams, but no team remained a powerhouse forever.
The decline of many teams often started with roster changes.

Shen Yanming and other TMM fans were feeling nervous.
The starting lineup for TMM had remained unchanged for a long time, consisting of championship-caliber players.
However, an accident occurred at the start of the new season, leading to a roster change.

Bringing in fresh blood was undoubtedly a good thing, and they had practiced with the substitute players before.
The substitute, Kuma, was incredibly talented during his time in the youth training camp, so theoretically, there shouldn’t be much concern.

But Shen Yanming was a person who held the script of a prophet.

In the previous life, after Lan left, TMM initially replaced him with Kuma.
Although Kuma’s skill was undeniable, his mentality wasn’t quite stable.
Before big matches, he tended to crack under pressure, and once he collapsed, his performance deteriorated, leading to a vicious cycle.
He Changkong probably knows this too, but at the moment, there was no better candidate to take the position than him, and the roster had already been decided.
If they wanted to make a change, they had to wait until the next round of the round-robin matches.

Thinking too much won’t help.

The match began, they picked their characters and entered the game.
In the first round, they played it safe, just like TMM always did.
There were no new strategies; they split into two lanes, with Kong Shen following Nightmare, and Pudding taking Kuma to find the Crown on the other side.

The start went well this time, and Pudding quickly found the map.
Normally, players had to explore the map to find the Crown’s location.
However, having the map made it much easier, as it directly marked the spot where the Crown was.
There was also a rare occurrence in the game where fake Crowns could appear, but it was unlikely in most matches.
In a match where a player discovered the map, there was a 0.5% chance of encountering a fake Crown.
In those cases, both teams would scramble for the crown, only to find out later that it was a fake after placing it on the throne.

However, due to the low probability of encountering a fake Crown, players usually followed the map’s guidance when they found one.

The opponents didn’t know they already had the map, so to confuse them, TMM decided to stick to their original plan of splitting into two lanes.
Pudding would secretly take the Crown through the shortcut to the endpoint, while Nightmare’s team acted as bait to lure the enemies away.

Everything seemed to be going well until Kuma encountered the first trouble while taking the shortcut.

For some unknown reason, his hand trembled, and he accidentally aggroed a nearby sleeping dragon with a basic attack.
This was a random boss that, when disturbed, would breathe fire, dealing massive damage.
If used well, it could be a deadly weapon against opponents.
However, if mishandled, it could turn players into cannon fodder.


The problem was there were only two of them, and there were no opponents nearby.
There was no reason to disturb the dragon.

However, the dragon was agitated, but Kuma managed to dodge its first fireball attack.

However, as the fire spread, the area became completely exposed.
With the loud noise from the dragon’s attack, the players from GLX quickly realized that two sneaky players were trying to steal their Crown.

The dragon’s fireballs were random in number, and as the second one was about to be shot, it continued chasing Kuma.
Seeing Kuma unable to dodge in the open, Pudding quickly made a decision.
He dropped the Crown and used a taunting skill to draw the dragon’s attention, then started kiting the dragon.4kiting the enemy: refers to a strategic maneuver where a player, typically playing a ranged character, keeps moving away from an approaching enemy while still attacking them.
The player maintains a safe distance, preventing the enemy from getting close enough to deal damage effectively.
The enemy in this context is a dragon.

Anyway, he’s got thick skin, even if he can’t dodge it completely, he can still be saved even after being hit by the flames, unlike the fragile mage who can’t withstand much damage, once they’re hit, they’re done.

He’s indeed skilled at kiting, and even the commentators praised him several times: “Despite all the cover around being destroyed by the flames, Pudding’s positioning is still excellent.
At the moment when the fireball is about to hit, he chooses to roll forward and directly dives under the boss’s feet.”

The character Pudding chose for this round is called Ancient Mage, appearing massive in size, but under his control, the gigantic mage turned into an agile chubby character, zigzagging around under the dragon’s belly.

All they needed to do was wait for the dragon’s anger to subside, or for the opponents to arrive and redirect its attention to them.

Two opponents came their way—an assassin and a healer.
A team fight was not feasible as the rest of their teammates were having fun on the other side of the map.

No big deal, Pudding plans to dodge the fireball and then attract the aggro.

However, the opponents had also planned the timing well.
While Pudding rolled, the healer froze Kuma in place, and the assassin launched several damaging skills, taking away half of Kuma’s health.

Then, the enemy assassin used a knockback skill, pushing Kuma towards the dragon.

The timing is perfect, just as the dragon spits out its final fireball, and Pudding is still on the other side, unable to come back and help Kuma block the damage.

Kuma fell to the ground.

The arena erupted in a commotion.

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1“Tang Seng” is a character from the Chinese classic novel “Journey to the West” (西游记), also known as “Monkey” in some translations.
Tang Seng is a Buddhist monk who embarks on a journey to India to obtain sacred scriptures.
Throughout the journey, he is protected and accompanied by the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) and other disciples.
2This metaphorically to describe someone who remains calm and unaffected by external disturbances, similar to how Tang Seng focuses on his Buddhist practices during his adventurous journey.3he is using the term “dad” in a slang or playful way to refer to the girls as his close friends or buddies.
It’s a casual and affectionate expression, often used among friends to show camaraderie and a sense of familiarity.
It doesn’t have a literal meaning of being someone’s father but rather signifies a friendly and close relationship.
4kiting the enemy: refers to a strategic maneuver where a player, typically playing a ranged character, keeps moving away from an approaching enemy while still attacking them.
The player maintains a safe distance, preventing the enemy from getting close enough to deal damage effectively.
The enemy in this context is a dragon.

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