Those Sweet Times
Chapter 43 Part 2
Throughout the night, the viewership of Hu Ge’s stream changed in a zigzag. Every half hour, the viewership would shoot up then after a few minutes, it would drop straight down to the bottom. After another half hour, the pattern would repeat itself again.
When Lin Chuyan wasn’t singing, there were only small number of fans staying with the stream.
Chen Yinghu wasn’t bothered by the situation. His superior skill at playing games gave him unusual self-confidence. Even though no one was watching him tonight, he was sure that by tomorrow when he showed off some of his brilliant moves while playing ranked matches all the fans would come back.
However, there was one thing he couldn’t figure out-- --There were still some fans that kept watching his stream but none of them were typing bullet comments.
“Why are none of you saying anything?” Chen Yinghu asked.
A beginner level fan left a comment: We’re all banned from leaving comments, - _ -
Chen Yinghu: “Why did you get banned?”
“Because we complained about Nuannuan’s bad moves.”
Chen Yinghu thought that it indeed sounded like something Lin Chuyan would do.
At the same time, all the way in a house in the suburbs of Nanshan City, a man with glasses sat right in front of his computer, thinking.
This was a large house. The living room was divided into two areas by a wooden partition; on the one side was the reception room, the other was the training room. There was a black flag hanging on the wall with a logo and the word “Unbeatable” on on it in gold.
A short man with a crew cut happened to pass by with a cup of water in hand. He saw the man with glasses with his eyes glued to the computer screen and curiously came close to ask: “Chang Ge, what are you watching? Oh, Hu Ge? You aren’t thinking of recruiting him? I heard from the team next door that……”
“No, I’m not.” The man with glasses interrupted him. “Look, Xiao Zhi, look at this Diaochan.”
Xiao Zhi took a look at the moves of Diaochan and commented: “It’s just so so.”
“It is just so so, but three hours ago, she’s much worse than this.”
“Chang Ge, you’ve watched this for three hours?” Xiao Zhi noticed the unusualness of Chang Ge’s interest in Hu Ge’s stream: “You aren’t really thinking of recruiting Hu Ge, are you?”
“No, I don’t like talkative players…...Let me ask you, when you just started playing the game and weren’t familiar with many of the champions, if I give you three hours, could you play Diaochan to this level in three hours with someone giving you tutorial?”
Xiao Zhi was surprised at the question but he gave it an earnest thought. Then he shook his head: “Maybe not.”
Playing Diaochan well required fast hands and the ability to read the enemy. Even if a player had learned everything about Diaochan, it still took a lot of practice to handle her well.
Chang Ge didn’t bother to point out the difficulties to Xiao Zhi. He pushed his glasses up and said instead: “There are a lot things in this world you can reach by just working hard. But there are other deciding elements as well besides hard work, talent is one of them.”
Xiao Zhi went to get another cup of water and came back to sit with Chang Ge in front of the computer.
They watched for another two hours.
Towards the end of the two hours, Xiao Zhi had a surprised look on his face.
“Is it possible that it’s only a publicity stunt?” Xiao Zhi suggested a possibility.
“It doesn’t seem so. Let’s wait and see tomorrow. Tomorrow this girl is going to do a one on one with someone else. Chen Yinghu said he’s going to do a stream for the match.”
“A one on one match could be a publicity stunt as well.”
“Why are you so suspicious at such a young age?”
Xiao Zhi stuck out his tongue.
Translated by Team DHH at http://dhh-workshop.blogspot.com.