le defeat just for training or stability or any other reason.

But he also needed to take care of Kuma’s emotions.
Pudding found a moment to say, “Xiong jiang2Xiong jiang: “熊酱” (Xióng jiàng), kuma nickname, Xióng means bear, hide in the back, hold on until Kong Ge comes over.
I’ll handle the ones below… You go ahead and drink your fill of milk, and later come to collect some heads, be good.”

Pudding activated a damage reduction skill and, relying on his thick health pool, got close to the enemy.
He first targeted the nanny, leaving two skills unused, but he created some illusions to make the nanny think he was going to attack him, so the nanny quickly put up a shield.
Pudding then forced the nanny to use all her healing skills in a short period of time, laughed, and turned to attack the assassin.

The assassin’s positioning was agile, but Pudding was not completely helpless either.
He communicated with Kong and intentionally led the opponents towards Kong’s direction.
In the meantime, he managed to land a full combo on the enemy assassin.

Tanks also had combos, but their execution was complex and low in efficiency, and tanks weren’t meant for direct combat, so few people would actually execute these combos.
Additionally, the Destroyer’s ultimate skill had a combo damage bonus, so as long as he hit fast enough, taking down one opponent was not a problem.

The opposing assassin’s health was in critical condition.

Pudding’s fingers flew swiftly across the keyboard.
To be honest, after so many years of being a Crown Carrier, there were rarely moments when he needed to show off his hand speed.
But his basic skills were solid; a long time ago, when he received specialized training in the Youth Training Camp, his performance in this area was often unmatched.

The audience was dumbfounded: “…Is this damn guy a tank? Are Pudding and I playing the same game?”

Shen Yanming, watching from below, also widened his eyes: “Pudding ge is so handsome, I love it.
o”

The two girls beside them probably also read some CPs online and teased Shen Yanming when they heard his words: “Why do you fall for every person you see? Didn’t you swear to protect Kong jiang last time?” They were referring to the incident during the previous livestream when Shen Yanming imitated Doomsday Guardian lines.

Shen Yanming had a thick skin and confidently replied, “…Is there a problem? I have a broad heart, I can love many people, whoever is stronger, I’ll love them.”

The girls pretended to be sad, “Kong is ultimately being treated unfairly.”

Shen Yanming added, “Of course, the one I will protect with my life is still Kong jiang, he’s different from others.”


The girl became interested, “How is he different?”

Shen Yanming thought that Kong was powerful and acted as his guiding light.
Kong knew some of his secrets and was a partner he could trust in life and future matches.
But he couldn’t possibly explain all that to two random girls, so he simply replied with a smile, “He’s so handsome, I love him a lot, hehe.”

The girls teased him further: “…I recorded a short video just now.”

Shen Yanming: “???”

The girls continued, “I’m going to post it.”

Shen Yanming panicked: “No, please don’t, it will ruin my image.
Unless you help me edit it… Or, just record another one, and I’ll start again.”

The girl was just joking earlier and didn’t actually record any short video.
But when she heard Shen Yanming’s words, she took out her phone again.
“Alright, go ahead.”

Shen Yanming cleared his throat and said, “I officially announce that I don’t fall for every person I see.
The so-called Pudding, Nightmare, and Zhang Xixi are all just for fun.
The only one I truly love is… Luanzi ge.
Hahaha, did you think I was going to say Kong ge?”

The girl teased him again, “You’re no fun.”

After chatting for a while, they shifted their focus back to the match.

The buff obtained from the goblin had a short duration, but Pudding made the most of its effects.
In the end, he lured the enemies to where Kuma was holding on, “Xiong jiang, let’s collect some heads.”

Kuma: “…”

Although it seemed like a lot happened earlier, in reality, not much time had passed.
Both teams’ remaining players quickly gathered, and a team fight ensued.

Following Pudding’s instructions, Kuma scored a kill on one of the opponents.
However, while the praying mantis stalked the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind3while the praying mantis stalked the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind: “螳螂捕蝉,黄雀在后” (táng láng bǔ chán, huáng què zài hòu) is an idioms, it describes a situation where someone is so focused on their immediate goal or target (the cicada) that they fail to notice a third party (the oriole) secretly plotting to take advantage of their vulnerability., a beam of light from an enemy mage was about to hit him.
Pudding rushed to shield Kuma and, at the same time, Kong used a rescue skill to pull Kuma to his side and immediately fed him some milk.

Meng Yan commented, “Wow, what a team’s pet treatment4pet treatment: the term is often used in a somewhat humorous or teasing manner to describe situations where a player is receiving special treatment from their team, especially in situations where it might be considered unnecessary or excessive.
is this? I remember when I was about to die before, Ding Ding jiang just pushed me away and even told me to sacrifice myself.”

Pudding responded, “Well, you’re not as young and cute as others.
If you die, you die.”

The tide of the battle began to turn, and the tension in the team members’ hearts eased slightly.

Kuma thought he would definitely get scolded for his poor performance, or at least be given a few disapproving looks.
However, these big brothers didn’t blame or say anything to him.
Instead, they intentionally used teasing and jokes to console him.

In the second half, taking advantage of the good momentum, TMM pressed on and won several clashes, successfully snatching the enemy’s crown and securing victory.

They won one round.


In the decisive third round, the members were still in great shape and effortlessly achieved victory.

They successfully advanced without needing to play in the revival match.

Though it wasn’t a particularly big tournament, the audience below was still very excited.

The two girls beside Shen Yanming were already screaming without caring about their image, even jumping up while hugging each other.

Shen Yanming also wanted to jump and hug someone, but there were no companions around him.
After greeting the girls who had watched all three rounds with him, he slipped away from the crowd and headed to the lounge.

There were so many people that it took him some time to finally leave the audience area and make his way towards the backstage.

He expected to see a harmonious scene of laughter and joy, but as soon as he pushed open the door, he heard Meng Yan’s yelling.

“Ding Zixian5Ding Zixian: Pudding’s real name, can’t you understand what I’m saying?!”

Shen Yanming: “???”

He Changkong pulled Shen Yanming, who was standing stunned at the door, over and shook his head, indicating him not to interfere.
After closing the door, He Changkong finally… reached out and poked Shen Yanming’s cat ears.

Poke once, and they twitched.

It was quite fun.

Shen Yanming was completely distracted by the commotion between Meng Yan and Pudding, so he didn’t pay much attention to He Changkong’s actions.

His mind was filled with questions: What’s going on? Meng Yan usually calls using Ding Ding jiang, so why is he using his full name now? Why is he calling him by his full name now? It looks like they’re about to argue?

Author’s Message:

Luan luanzi: Ahhhhhhhhh, it’s going to turn into an argument.

Kong: (poke poke ears)

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1“不过,搏一搏,单车才有可能变摩托” (Bùguò, bó yī bó, dānchē cái yǒu kěnéng biàn mótuō) is an idiom, it means “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” or “You have to take risks to have a chance at success.” It conveys the idea that sometimes you have to take a chance or try something new in order to achieve a better result or improve your situation.2Xiong jiang: “熊酱” (Xióng jiàng), kuma nickname, Xióng means bear3while the praying mantis stalked the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind: “螳螂捕蝉,黄雀在后” (táng láng bǔ chán, huáng què zài hòu) is an idioms, it describes a situation where someone is so focused on their immediate goal or target (the cicada) that they fail to notice a third party (the oriole) secretly plotting to take advantage of their vulnerability.4pet treatment: the term is often used in a somewhat humorous or teasing manner to describe situations where a player is receiving special treatment from their team, especially in situations where it might be considered unnecessary or excessive.5Ding Zixian: Pudding’s real name

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