Xu Fei was behind 0:2 and his expression was stiff.
He was one of the most promising candidates to win this Rising Stars Cup. It was said that he and Gui Siyang, two of the strongest youth trainees from the south and the north, would participate in the competition and there was a high probability that the final champion would be born between the two of them.
Unexpectedly, they were killed halfway by Pei Feng. Then there was another Hua Hua Da Shao with a bizarre style of play?
The third game was the home of Hua Hua Da Shao. The purple-haired teenager quickly submitted his selected map: Fire Ruins.
It was a classic dark style map. The sky was covered with dark clouds. A small village suffered heavy casualties after a fire and damaged buildings were everywhere. There were scorched black marks from the fires on the walls.
The key feature of this map was: bombing.
Since the fire destroyed the houses, the houses in the village weren’t very strong. They could easily collapse if they were bombed.
Xu Fei saw this map and a bad feeling rose in his heart.
Was it time for a bombing again?
He was just thinking about this when he saw Hua Hua Da Shao change his main weapon to a laser cannon.
This was the most powerful cannon in Gun King and it could blow up a house in an instant. It could also blow a player to pieces!
However, the drawbacks were also obvious. It had a huge weight. If the player ran with it on their shoulders, they would be as slow as a snail. In addition, it only had four shells and needed to be mounted on the spot. It wouldn’t work when moving with the weapon so it was easy to become a live target.
In the fight between Jiang Shaoyu and Shi Xiaobin, he used the ‘laser cannon’ to blow up the stone obstacles.
Such inconvenient heavy weapons rarely appeared in the professional leagues. Unexpectedly, Hua Hua actually took it out in today’s Rising Stars Cup.
Jiang Shaoyu praised it. “This player’s thinking is indeed very novel.”
Yu Mingxiang didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. “Is he going to play the ‘wild bombardment’ style to the extreme. He even took out a cannon?”
Xu Fei couldn’t help being stunned when he saw the laser cannon chosen by his opponent.
This type of cannon was used to survive in dungeons and to bombard zombie swarms, so it didn’t need to be mastered when training at the academy. No one in the professional league used it.
If they moved forward slowly like a snail while carrying the cannon, wouldn’t they die in seconds from the sniper on the other side? This player really liked sensationalism.
Xu Fei frowned and quickly selected his weapons. He continued to take the AK assault rifle that he was best at.
At the beginning of the game, Hua Hua Da Shao was still the same as the previous two rounds. He threw a smoke bomb first and used the smoke as cover to move. This was followed by throwing grenades in a row, forcing Xu Fei to avoid the blast damage of the grenades.
After the first two rounds, Xu Fei had discovered this player’s bombing-based playing style.
In Gun King, each gun had a limit on the number of bullets. For example, the upper limit of the UMP in a game was 25 bullets x 2 magazines for a total of 50 bullets.
The grenades were throwing weapons and only five could be carried in a game. Therefore, a player had to be timely when using them.
He wouldn’t lose health as long as he wasn’t blown up by a grenade. The output of Hua Hua Da Shao wasn’t enough and he didn’t even carry around a submachine gun in this round.
Xu Fei was blown away in the last round and he had already found a way in this game. He saw the grenade rolling over and ran away quickly. In the blink of an eye, Hua Hua Da Shao had already thrown three grenades. Xu Fei was like a flexible fish as he successfully dodged the large-scale damage of three grenade blasts.
Xu Fei hid behind a house and was slightly relieved.
There were two left. Once the opponent threw all the grenades, wasn’t he just waiting to be slaughtered?
Xu Fei wanted to adjust the rhythm and take the initiative to attack. Just then, there was a sudden bang in his ears. The sound was deafening and it was accompanied by colorful smoke rising. The room in front of him collapsed violently and the collapsed wall pressed straight toward him!
Xu Fei who was buried in an instant: “……”
In the live stream room, the netizens were about to die of laughter.
[Hahaha the house blew up!]
[This is a really crazy bombing. If it was me, my mentality would collapse.]
[I’ve never seen such a strange charger.]
[Sympathy for the buried opponent.]
Hua Hua Da Shao’s grenades were thrown very sharply and they didn’t roll to Xu Fei’s feet. This was why Xu Fei couldn’t find their location immediately. They rolled aside and blew up the house.
It didn’t matter if he was buried by the house. He could just climb out.
The thing that mattered was that after being buried, he was greeted by the shell of a powerful laser cannon!
With a loud bang, Hua Hua set up a laser cannon in the distance and directly blasted Xu Fei to death.
The live stream room was full of ‘6666’ and everyone felt incredible.
Could someone still play like this?
Jiang Shaoyu understood Hua Hua Da Shao’s idea immediately. He used the continuous grenades to force the opponent into position. Then the laser cannon that had been set up a long time ago could exert its power and kill the opponent in one shot.
In fact, it was very similar to the game that Jiang Shaoyu had played when he faced Shi Xiaobin.
Forcing the opponent into position and completely disrupting their rhythm. Letting the opponent fall into the trap and then killing them with one blow.
It was like herding a sheep into a sheep pen.
Qin Bo commented, “Xu Fei’s rhythm is completely chaotic. He was forced to flee but in fact, he should’ve taken the initiative to attack in order to win, right?”
Jiang Shaoyu said, “Yes. Hua Hua’s disruptive bombing seems to be disorderly but in fact, the connection between grenades and smoke bombs is very smooth. He completely led the opponent’s rhythm. Such players will be difficult to deal with in team battles.”
Don’t hide from his bombs and you will be injured.
Hide continuously but it is easy to be disturbed by him.
Jiang Shaoyu immediately pointed out a shortcoming. “However, his style of plan is like a double-edged sword. It is easy to cause his teammates to collapse at the same time. Most players won’t be able to keep up with his chaotic rhythm.”
Qin Bo smiled. “This really belongs to a ‘lone wolf’ style of play. He just cares about himself, regardless of whether his teammates are dead or alive. Is there anyone in the national team who can cooperate with him?”
Jiang Shaoyu paused. “There are two people who can perfectly cooperate with him.”
Yu Mingxiang asked curiously, “Who?”
Jiang Shaoyu replied, “Ye Qingming and Xiao Pei.”
Ye Qingming was the core scout and his playing style was flowing and agile. He was like a shadow and no one knew where he would appear. It was very difficult for other players to cooperate with him so in most cases, Ye Zi played by himself.
This Hua Hua was also a player who ‘played by himself.’ He didn’t care where his teammates were or what they were doing. There was a wave of smoke bombs and grenades every time he rushed up, completely confusing the opponents.
Two players with such different rhythms needed a long range player with strong adaptability to stabilize the situation.
The best candidate in Jiang Shaoyu’s mind was Pei Feng.
Pei Feng was abused by the ACE team members in the past and was familiar with the play styles of various positions. He could keep up with Ye Zi’s rhythm and Hua Hua’s wild bombardment. Once the time came, whether the enemy was chasing Hua Hua or Ye Zi, Pei Feng could aim quickly from a long distance and shoot the head of the person on the opposite side.
Jiang Shaoyu summed it up. “This is a typical ‘two movements and one static’ triangle play. Hua Hua acts as the front row charger and his indiscriminate bombardment interferes with the rhythm of the opponents. Ye Zi sneaks around, harassing the sides and rear of the opponent. Xiao Pei harvests heads and provides cover from a long distance. Since Hua Hua and Ye Zi play their own way and their rhythm isn’t consistent, Xiao Pei needs to protect his teammates on the left and right sides at the same time.”
This was very demanding for snipers. In addition to their quick reaction speed, they needed to balance the left and right sides.
It was impossible for Ye Zi or Hua Hua to die in front of him.
Yu Mingxiang said excitedly, “This ‘two movements and one static’ style of play sounded very interesting!”
Two front lines that were difficult to cooperate together were easily disjointed and couldn’t form a tacit cooperation. Then simply don’t cooperate. One would go to the left and the other to the right. Splitting up would completely disrupt the rhythm of the opponents. Add a particularly stable long-range sniper and wouldn’t it form a core point with two moving points of the ‘iron triangle’ combination?
Put different players into different lineups and playing an effect of 1+1 is greater than 2. This was the role of the head coach.
In the future national team, there would definitely be all types of strange systems that would surprise the opponents!
The match ended 4:1.
Xu Fei managed to pull back one victory in his home field in the fourth game. Unfortunately, the fifth game was a random labyrinth map. Hua Hua used the smoke bombs as cover and flew everywhere. He threw a grenade at every turn to interrupt Xu Fei’s pursuit. Xu Fei couldn’t find his own offensive rhythm at all.
In the end, Hua Hua went around the side and seized an opportunity to take away the opponent’s head with a submachine gun.
After the game, Xu Fei’s face was pale as he looked at the purple-haired teenager in front of him.
As the strongest youth trainee this year, he actually lost to a passerby? He didn’t even make it to the top 8. How unlucky was this?
In the commentator’s seat, Xiao Hu smiled and said, “Audience friends, the round of 16 to 8 of the Rising Stars Cup is over! Let’s rest for an hour. The round of 8 to four will be played at 7 p.m!”
Ah Yan said, “Today will decide the top 4 players. Tomorrow at 7 p.m. will be the final championship battle and award ceremony! Everyone is welcome to pay attention to the official live stream room in advance.”
Advertisements started to be played in the live stream room and the audience at the scene went out to eat dinner one after another.
Jiang Shaoyu got up and walked backstage with Qin Bo and Yu Mingxiang.
In the backstage rest area, the staff members had already sent boxed meals to the contestants.
Since the 16 to 8 and 8 to 4 rounds were scheduled to be played on the same day, the organizers also considered the problem of not being able to finish in the afternoon and continuing in the evening. Therefore, dinner was prepared in advance. The top 8 players would have to play again after dinner while the eliminated players could return to the hotel early.
Jiang Shaoyu came backstage. Pei Feng wasn’t in the hall. He was eating in a lounge with his agent. Likewise, the youth trainee Gui Siyang wasn’t there. Instead Hua Hua Da Shao (Hua Ran) and The Affairs of the World are Impermanent (Chang Rongxuan) was sitting at a table and chatting happily.
Hua Ran opened the boxed meal and said in an admiring manner, “Brother, you are too awesome. You can actually play hide and seek in the final round!”
Chang Rongxuan smiled. “You are also quite powerful. This is the first time I’ve seen this type of charger style. In the third game, weren’t you afraid of running out of grenades?”
“What is there to be afraid of? I will just lose.” The teenager took a bite of the meal and asked, “Brother, do you lack any skins? I’ll send it to you after going back.’
Chang Rongxuan was stunned. “Skins? I rarely use skins to play games.”
Hua Ran looked at him in surprise. “Really? I am a skin collector. My main account got the achievement of ‘skin collector expert.’ Hahaha, when I first played the game, I thought that I wanted to be a fancy rookie and to die a bit more beautifully.”
This guy was a skin control?
The title of ‘skin collector expert’ required buying at least 120 skins to get it.
It seemed that he had collected more than 95% of the gun and ammunition skins in the game. It was estimated that he even had several colors of the ‘medical gauze.’
Jiang Shaoyu was a bit amused in his heart. He looked at them before turning around and walking toward the lounge in the corner.
Soon, a staff member brought over dinner. Jiang Shaoyu had dinner with Qin Bo and Yu Mingxiang.
The organizers had prepared a sumptuous meal with four dishes of chicken thighs, beef, broccoli and cucumber, as well as seaweed and egg soup and a fruit platter.
Jiang Shaoyu hadn’t injected any inhibitors during this time and his appetite had gradually improved. He was slowly eating a chicken thigh when his phone rang. It was Pei Feng who sent him a WeChat message: Master, are you backstage? Can I come to you?
Jiang Shaoyu typed back: The competition isn’t over so you shouldn’t come. I am the organizer and we should avoid suspicion.
Pei Feng: Yes~
He really wanted to see Jiang Shaoyu but he was a player and Jiang Shaoyu was the referee. It was really inappropriate to meet at this time.
Pei Feng changed the subject: That Hua Hua just now has a very interesting playing style.
Jiang Shaoyu: Hmm. If you draw him next, are you confident of winning?
Pei Feng: Of course. The range of the smoke bombs is fixed, regardless of whether it is red-green or has special cherry blossom effects. The explosion time and blast range of the grenades won’t change. The number of throwing weapons is limited and easy to avoid. He looks colorful with different skins but the key is actually the rhythm disturbance. Don’t be led astray by him and ignore his bombardment. Find his position and act. You can even face the smoke and rush over to fight in person.
Sure enough, this was Xiao Pei. He saw through to the core at a glance.
Hua Hua’s playing style in an individual game wasn’t difficult to break. It was actually more powerful in a team battle.
The reason why Xu Fei of the Imperial Capital Youth Training Camp was blown up by Hua Hua was because he encountered a novel way of playing and didn’t know how to be flexible. He actually shouldn’t have lost 1:4.
Then Jiang Shaoyu asked: What if you draw the medic, The Affairs of the World are Impermanent?
Pei Feng: A medic is easy to fight. I can beat him using the method I used to beat Brother Chen. I just have to react fast enough and I can break through his shield.
The answer of Jiang Shaoyu’s apprentice was very satisfactory.
Professional players must learn to adapt to changes. They couldn’t be confused by the opponent using a fresh way of playing.
Xiao Pei was the most flexible player Jiang Shaoyu had ever seen, with the most flexible tactical thinking and the richest playing style. If it was Xiao Pei who encountered a medic who hid or a charger who bombed wildly, the ending would definitely be different, right?
If nothing else, Xiao Pei should be able to win the Rising Stars Cup. Jiang Shaoyu was very confident in the strength of his apprentice.