In the afternoon, Pei Feng took Jiang Shaoyu to go around the community. It was called a ‘walk after a meal’ but it was actually ‘walking the dog on a leash.’
The two of them walked side by side by the frozen lake. Pei Feng held the dog’s leash and asked casually, “Master, when did you start raising Doudou?”
Jiang Shaoyu answered, “I adopted him the year I went abroad. He is exactly five years old this year.”
Pei Feng smiled as he looked at Doudou running in front of him. Then he praised it. “It is worthy of being the puppy taught by Master. He looks cute and is well-behaved. He doesn’t tear down the house. I was cooking in the kitchen just now and he was circling around me, wagging his tail and looking for something to eat. It was almost a refined ability.”
It was said that a toy poodle was energetic and had strong combat effectiveness. Meanwhile, Doudou was a rarely well-behaved toy poodle. He liked to run around but he didn’t jump up and down to destroy furniture. He would ask his owner for food when he was hungry and play by himself when he was full. This was very worry-free.
Over the years, he had accompanied Jiang Shaoyu abroad. In Jiang Shaoyu’s heart, he was as important as family.
Jiang Shaoyu was in a good mood as he watched Doudou’s lively back. His voice became a bit softer. “Xiao Pei, your contract with the new platform hasn’t been signed and you won’t stream for the next few days. Do you have any plans?”
Pei Feng replied, “It is rare to have free time. Why don’t we go to the Korean server together and casually play the rankings?”
Jiang Shaoyu was slightly stunned and stopped. “Korean server?”
“Yes. In fact, I’ve been playing privately on the Korean server all these years. South Korea’s e-sports strength is very high and the Gun King game has several world famous players. I also know Kim Minji, whom we met on the international server that day.”
The expression on his face was serious when he said this and his gaze toward Jiang Shaoyu was also very focused.
This made Jiang Shaoyu remember the past. Pei Feng would be this focused every time he asked his master about e-sports related issues.
His apprentice never gave up the dream of becoming an e-sports player. Jiang Shaoyu felt very pleased and he said, “Then go to the Korean server and play casually. This will allow us to understand the high-end game routines on their side.” Jiang Shaoyu paused before asking, “You have been ready to go back to playing at any time so why drag it out for so many years? If I hadn’t come back, would you continue to drag it out?”
Pei Feng smiled and shook his head. “My original plan was that if Master didn’t come back, I could just rebuild a team. Just like ACE in the past, I would start from scratch and enter the A-grade League step by step. Now that Master has returned, I won’t torment myself so much. I will concentrate on playing the World Series with Master. It is more important to achieve good results in the World Series than to amuse myself in the domestic competitions.”
Jiang Shaoyu looked at this person’s confident appearance and felt a sense of relief that ‘my apprentice has grown up.’
In the past five years, both the master and apprentice had changed a lot, but some precious things hadn’t changed. For example, Pei Feng’s love and persistence in e-sports and the mentor-apprentice trusting relationship between them.
They returned home after walking the dog and Pei Feng took Jiang Shaoyu to the first floor.
Unexpectedly, it was a completely different world here. It was built into a very cool e-sports room by Pei Feng. There was a blue light strip with a sense of technology on the roof. Two high-end computers were placed side by side on the table with a mechanical keyboard and mouse next to it. There was also a pair of very professional gaming chairs.
Jiang Shaoyu found that the keyboard and mouse were engraved with the words ‘Wing’ and ‘Fred’ respectively. It was very low-key and delicate.
He was a bit surprised. “Is this set of equipment specially prepared by you?”
Pei Feng pulled out the black and blue gaming chair and said with a smile, “Master, please sit down. The gaming desktop, keyboard and mouse that I personally assembled were custom-made by a manufacturer. I engraved your name on it and it is a small gift for Master.”
Jiang Shaoyu’s heart moved slightly. He sat down and placed his hands casually on the keyboard, tapping on it. The sound was crisp and the rebound was neat. The feel was very comfortable.
There were also a pair of beautiful small wings on both sides of ‘Wing’ in the lower right corner, symbolizing wings.
The ID ‘Wing’ originally had the meaning of wings. Pei Feng was very careful when designing this exclusive logo. The engraving technique was very exquisite and beautiful.
Pei Feng sat down on the black and red gaming chair next to him and turned on the computer.
The official website of Gun King International had servers in various competition areas to be downloaded. As long as the Internet was good enough, players could go to any competition area server to play the rankings. The installation package of the Korean server was quite large and it took 10 minutes to download.
Pei Feng spoke while waiting for the update. “The South Korean team has attached great importance to the scout play in the past two years and often adopts the strategy of attacking from the rear. In the last World Series, Kim Minji and Kim Minho directly used the double scout sneak attack tactics to remove the sniper points of the United States and destroy the rear of the US team. If it wasn’t for the US team quickly adjusting its strategy to break through by charging, they would’ve lost that game.”
In the last World Series, the US won the championship, the South Korea team was runner-up and the German team of the European division won the bronze medal.
In recent years, almost all the medals of the Gun King World Series had been won by America, South Korea and countries in Europe.
The Chinese team was the younger brother who was bullied by others in the world arena.
Jiang Shaoyu thought his apprentice was focused on the streaming business. Unexpectedly, Pei Feng had been paying attention to the World Series.
Pei Feng continued, “The pace of the World Series is much faster than the domestic league and the tactics are richer. If we don’t learn from the experience of others and remain complacent, the Chinese team will never be able to lift its head at the World Series.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded. “I think so too. The cooperation of the national team isn’t tacit enough and the tactics aren’t rich enough. The ability to adapt to changes is too powerful. If others use new tactics then our players can’t cope. It is like sleepwalking.”
Pei Feng said, “Master, the league has given you a mess.”
“I already knew that. Therefore, from the next season, I will start with the selection of people and adjust it from the beginning.”
Pei Feng nodded with a smile. “The next season has Master and I believe you will definitely be able to adjust it. If you need help with anything then your apprentice will do his best.”
Jiang Shaoyu was silent for a moment before suddenly saying, “In fact, I have some tactical ideas I want to try but there is no one to test them out with me. Why don’t we go to the Korean server and play a side account? You can still play your sniper while I will use other positions to see how it fits.”
Pei Feng simply nodded. “Okay.”
The clients for both computers were downloaded. Pei Feng opened his phone memo and found the account registration email for the Korean server. He leaned over and helped enter the account password and logged in to the side account for his master.
The names of the two side accounts were ‘winner01’ and ‘winner02.’
The commonly used firearms and skins were also bought.
The server notifications were all in Korean and Jiang Shaoyu couldn’t understand it. However, the biggest button in the lower right corner was for the mercenary arena, which was the entrance to the qualifying competition. The two men entered the arena. Pei Feng formed a team and pulled his master in.
In Gun King, the sound of footsteps and gunshots were very important and could be used to judge the position of the enemy.
The two of them silently put on headphones and turned on the team voice channel.
Pei Feng said, “Master, you command and I will cooperate with you.”
January happened to be the beginning of the season and all player ranks were recalibrated. Both side accounts were relegated to the 1500 segment.
The master and apprentice pressed the ready button and quickly matched with opponents.
The IDs of the teammates were all types of unintelligible Korean. They typed and chatted on the public screen. Pei Feng looked at the content of their chat and translated it in a simple manner. “Master, the 2nd position player wants to play charger while the 3rd position player only plays charger. The two people are arguing.”
Jiang Shaoyu: “……”
Sure enough, low level quarrels were a problem that occurred all over the world.
As a result of the quarrel, two chargers were chosen.
Jiang Shaoyu said, “Don’t pay attention to them. I will take the medic position in this round and we’ll play as two people.”
Out of the three Korean players, two were arguing and one was persuading them. Pei Feng and Jiang Shaoyu sneaked in and locked onto the sniper and medic positions. The 1st position player also played medic so it became a strange lineup of two medics, two chargers and a sniper.
Not long after the start, the people arguing pressed to surrender.
Jiang Shaoyu didn’t understand the Korean notification box popping up in the upper right corner but he ignored it.
Pei Feng smiled. “Master, they want to surrender.”
Jiang Shaoyu told him, “Ignore them and concentrate on fighting.”
The two person guerrilla warfare was a new tactic pioneered by Jiang Shaoyu when he was in ACE. It lay in the cooperation between the medic and sniper.
The charger, scout and assaulter opened the way ahead, attracting enemy fire. Meanwhile, the medic protected the sniper at all cost. At the beginning of the game, the sniper would first hide. The sniper would shoot and kill the players on the opposite side. This meant the sniper would expose their position and it was very dangerous.
However, snipers weren’t afraid of death if there was a medic.
The two people cooperated to fight guerrilla battles. The medics could raise the bulletproof light panel at any time to protect the sniper. The two people moved quickly and kited the opponents. If the opponents couldn’t kill both of them at the same time then the medic would continue to use the first aid kit to resurrect the sniper.
This was like a violent output in an online game with a healer who had the ability to resurrect.
Die once and be saved one. It was quite disgusting.
One time in the playoffs, Shu Chen and Jiang Shaoyu teamed up for a guerrilla battle. They were 2 against 5 and overturned the disadvantage to defeat the strong enemy.
It was just that in recent years in the double A-grade League, the medic basically followed the front row. After all, three people could be saved in the front row while there was only one sniper in the back row. The tacit understanding of the medic+sniper combination was rare. This type of double guerrilla warfare method that sold the teammates in the front row for the endgame had almost disappeared.
Pei Feng and Jiang Shaoyu cooperated very smoothly.
Jiang Shaoyu’s calm command kept ringing in his ears. “There is a person in the 11 o’clock direction.”
The moment the opposite side appeared, the thing that awaited them was Pei Feng’s fierce sniper shot!
Jiang Shaoyu ordered, “At 9 o’clock, go around clockwise.”
The two of them kept their distance and went around together. Pei Feng shot twice in a row and took away two heads. He directly exploded the opponent’s rear.
The remaining two players were also hit by Pei Feng setting up the gun to guard a point and they were quickly killed.
The one-shot skull symbol appeared five times in a row in the middle of the screen.
The three Korean players who were typing and arguing in the public chat inexplicably found that as they were arguing…
The sniper had already killed the opponents?
In the first round, the guardians won!
The three Korean players were a bit stunned and a lot of Korean characters soon appeared in the public chat.
Pei Feng smiled and translated it for Jiang Shaoyu. “They are asking where did this master come from? They also wanted the bigshots as friends.”
Jiang Shaoyu wondered, “Do you know so much Korean?”
Pei Feng said, “I have been playing on the Korean server for the past few years and I have learned some simple daily expressions. This means I can communicate without obstacles.”
Jiang Shaoyu: “……”
Okay, I will rely on you when playing the Korean teams in the future.
This match was undoubtedly won with a score of 3-0. Pei Feng won the MVP and Jiang Shaoyu got the best assist.
The two of them continued to the next round.
Throughout the afternoon, the master and apprentice played in the e-sports room and carried out the guerrilla tactics. Jiang Shaoyu found that his apprentice’s reaction speed was indeed very fast and his marksmanship was stable. He couldn’t help asking, “What was your highest ranking in the Korean server?”
Pei Feng said, “The peak competition was 3500 and in last season’s settlement ranking, I was 16th place in the entire Korean server.”
Jiang Shaoyu: “……”
This was higher than some professional picks in South Korea.
After all, Pei Feng’s time was limited and he couldn’t play on the Korean server every day. It was already remarkable for him to be able to get into the top 20.
Pei Feng said with a smile, “Many Korean e-sport clubs sent my private messages inviting me to play professionally but I rejected them with ‘no interest’. They thought I was Korean but in fact, I was an undercover agent.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded and praised the other person. “Not bad.”
Xiao Pei was really unfathomable. It was thought he was just a streamer but he actually secretly played the Korean server and gained such a high ranking. Many clubs in South Korea thought he was an amateur master, right? No one would’ve thought that Winner02 was actually a streamer from China.
If it was changed to another streamer then they would use ‘top 20 in the Korean server’ as a gimmick to attract fans.
Meanwhile, Pei Feng was very low-key.
He played in the Korean server for no reason other than to maintain his competitive state and to understand South Korea’s endgame tactical style.
It was as if said. If they remained complacent then they would never be able to lift their heads in the world.
The master and apprentice had a winning streak and directly rushed to 2500 points that night.
2500 was equivalent to the king ranking of other games. Next, they were likely to bump into pros.
It was already 12 o’clock in the evening. Pei Feng was about to play two more rounds when Jiang Shaoyu suddenly said, “I’m going to sleep.”
Pei Feng was stunned. How could an e-sports player go to bed at 12 o’clock? When did his master have such a routine?
Jiang Shaoyu simply turned off the computer. Pei Feng had no choice but to turn off the computer and follow him upstairs while saying, “There is hot water in the bath and I bought new shampoo and shower gel. Master, take a shower and then sleep. Remember to blow dry your hair.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded. “Okay, good night.”
Pei Feng’s master bedroom was opposite Jiang Shaoyu’s room. Jiang Shaoyu quickly took a shower and went to bed, but Pei Feng couldn’t sleep.
His master had lost a lot more weight than before. His work and rest schedule had completely changed. Was there a disease? Pei Feng always felt uneasy in his heart. He tossed and turned before falling asleep at 2 a.m. Then he was awakened by a nightmare.
He dreamed that Jiang Shaoyu was covered in blood and pulled by an ambulance to the hospital’s emergency department.
Pei Feng rubbed his temples. This dream was a bit frightening and his heartbeat was really fast. He couldn’t bear the result of ‘losing Master’. Thus, he would definitely do his best to cure Master no matter what illness had.
The time was 8 a.m.
Master had gone to bed at 12 o’clock last night so he should be awake, right? Why not ask him what he wanted for breakfast. If Master’s stomach wasn’t good then he could cook some porridge.
Pei Feng washed his face, went to the opposite bedroom and knocked on the door.
There seemed to be a sound coming from inside. He thought that Master had let him go in so he pushed open the door to look…
Jiang Shaoyu was sitting on the edge of the bed. He had his sleeves rolled up and was injecting something into his arm.
His arm was pale and thin and there were many faint bruises left by long-term injections above his elbows. He didn’t notice Pei Feng coming in. After taking the medicine, he simply pulled out the needle, threw the syringe and inhibitor package into the trash and grabbed a disposable cotton swab to stop the bleeding.
Drops of bright red blood streamed down the pale skin and looked startled.
Jiang Shaoyu quickly wiped it with a cotton swab.
Pei Feng’s entire body froze and his mind was a mess.
What was Master injecting? How was this small injection so similar to the packaging of omega inhibitors that he had learned about in middle school physiology class? No, Master could never be an omega! It should be medicine for gastrointestinal conditioning, right?
Jiang Shaoyu finished injecting the inhibitor and looked up to find Pei Feng standing in the doorway in a daze.
His back stiffened slightly and panic flashed in his eyes. Then he quickly calmed down and asked, “Did you see it?”
Pei Feng regained his mind. He walked over to Jiang Shaoyu with a distressed expression and asked, “Master, does this injection hurt?”
Jiang Shaoyu was about to explain when he heard Pei Feng seriously say, “Your stomach isn’t good. I will slowly help you adjust it in the future and make you some light food. Medicine is 30% poison. Don’t use this injection often in case there are side effects.”
Jiang Shaoyu: “………”
This is an inhibitor. Idiot, do you think it is gastrointestinal medicine?