Gold Medal Coach: Chapter 63

Opening of the New Season

Jiang Shaoyu and his party inspected the YY Club and returned to the hotel together. Qin Bo handed over the copied data for Jiang Shaoyu to see.

The data of the YY team was much better than the TNG team. Everyone was very serious when it came to training.

Ye Qingming might love to sleep in but he hadn’t completely abandoned training. Judging from the attendance sheet, his training time was different from others. He slept in the afternoon and practiced until 3 a.m. at night. He was a typical night owl.

The YY Club managed the players in a ‘free and easy’ manner. It didn’t matter what color they dyed their hair or the specific training time. They could decide by themselves. They just couldn’t drop the ball during team training and official matches.

It was just like how the self-study teacher at school didn’t care about the students. They could arrange it by themselves, whether it was sleeping, answering questions or reading novels. They were good students as long as they did well in the exams. Under such a free management model, the players of YY were full of energy and got along well with each other. For them, playing games was no longer a type of pressure but had become fun.

Qi Heng said, “The major clubs have different management models. YY’s free mode is actually very popular with players. Every year, the number of players from the youth training camp who sign up with their club is very large. Many of them come here in admiration.”

Jiang Shaoyu nodded. “Yes, it is no wonder that Ye Zi sighed with YY as their captain back then.

Ye Qingming’s unruly and casual personality could only be perfectly integrated into a club like YY. If he went to other clubs, he would be uncomfortable and the coaching staff would be even more uncomfortable.

Judging from the practice match, YY’s training model wasn’t a big problem. The old players played as the main force and the newcomers practiced in the 2nd team for a while before gaining the opportunity to play. The newcomer that Ye Qingming brought out, Ye Suian, was the best proof of this.

Qi Heng asked, “Ah Yu, what do you think of the child Ye Suian?”

Jiang Shaoyu said, “Xiao Ye’s talent is good. Ye Qingming’s style of play is really difficult to learn. The fact that he can learn 90% of it in half a year shows that his hand speed, reflexes and sense of improvisation are excellent. However, the national team doesn’t need the same players as a substitute. I want more changes in the lineup. There is Big Ye and Little Ye. Their style of play is almost copied and choosing just one is enough.”

Yu Mingxiang said with a smile, “Xiao Ye Zi is so young and there will be many opportunities in the future. It isn’t too late for him to join the national team when he is more mature.” She selfishly hoped that Ye Qingming could join the national team and reunite ACE. Nevertheless, she didn’t dare interfere in how Jiang Shaoyu decided it in the end.

Jiang Shaoyu said, “Let’s talk about it later. If Ye Qingming continues to be lazy then I will let him roll back to the YY base with his bed.”

Everyone: “……”

It would be too miserable to roll back with the bed.

Then Qi Heng asked, “What about the others? Did you find any of them particularly outstanding?”

Jiang Shaoyu glanced at the detailed data table. “YY is based around using the scout as the core to formulate tactics. The scout is the most eye-catching one. The players in the other positions are similar and their strength is relatively average. They aren’t particularly excellent. Of course, there is no one dragging them down.”

He was the coach of the national team and didn’t need to interfere with the management model of each club. The YY team was very well prepared before the game and the attitude of the players in the training match was very serious. The players who had the strength to enter the national team were Big Ye and Little Ye. He would talk about the one to let in later.

The next afternoon, Ye Qingming said goodbye to the team members while holding his suitcase. “Brothers, I’m going.”

Everyone waved to him in unison. “Captain Ye, go well!”

”Captain Ye, take care!”

Ye Suian reluctantly said, “Master, will I be able to see you come back alive again?”

Ye Qingming flicked his apprentice’s forehead. “My inheritance is left to you. If I die in the national team then remember to burn paper for me.”

The team members sent Ye Qingming away in a lively manner.

Ye Qingming found Jiang Shaoyu’s group and took the car with them to the airport. On the way, he was sleepy and his head kept moving up and down like he was chanting a scripture. Finally, he leaned back against his chair and fell asleep. After arriving at the airport, he woke up for a moment. He yawned and boarded with everyone. Then he slept again until he had to get off the plane.

Jiang Shaoyu really admired his sleeping ability. This guy really didn’t choose the time or place at all. He slept when he was free.

Once the plane arrived at the imperial capital’s airport, Ye Qingming finally woke up. He had a full sleep and seemed full of energy.

Qi Heng returned to the league headquarters and Jiang Shaoyu returned to the national team’s base with Yu Mingxiang, Qin Bo and Ye Qingming. It was precisely afternoon when they arrived and the car drove to the dormitory building.

Pei Feng and Shu Chen were in the training room at this time. They could clearly see the car driving into the E-sports Park from the window. Pei Feng smiled and said, “Master is back.”

Old Chang was curious. “I wonder if Coach Jiang has made any gains this time.”

As he was speaking, he saw a tall young man get out of the car with a suitcase. There was a smile on the man’s face as he looked up at the building in front of him. “I’m back again. Last time, I lived in Room 301. Should I continue to live in 301 again?”

Jiang Shaoyu told him, “Whatever you want.”

Ye Qingming carried the suitcase and went upstairs in a familiar manner.

Pei Feng and Shu Chen looked at each other. “That person… is it Brother Ye?”

Shu Chen nodded. “It seems to be him.”

Pei Feng didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. “Master is really amazing. He goes to a club and brings someone back.”

Jiang Shaoyu’s raid was like doing an instance in an online game. Every time he went to a club, or finished playing an instance, he would get a trophy. In the blink of an eye, he brought back Shu Chen and Ye Qingming to the national team as ‘trophies.’

A moment later, Ye Qingming came to the training room and greeted them warmly. “Xiao Pei, I missed you to death!”

Then he stretched out his arms for a hug. Pei Feng hugged him and said with a smile, “Brother Ye, I haven’t seen you for a long time.”

Ye Qingming was a bit surprised when he saw Shu Chen. “Why is Chen Chen also here?”

Jiang Shaoyu told him, “I brought him back. Do you have an opinion?”

Ye Qingming hurriedly waved his hand. “I don’t dare, I don’t dare.”

The rest of the coaching staff came to the training room and Ye Qingming greeted them in turn. Then he saw Old Chang and couldn’t help being curious. “Isn’t this… The Affairs of the World are Impermanent? During the Rising Stars Cup, he played the hide-and-seek medic, right?”

Chang Rongxuan laughed heartily. “That’s right, it is me. I am now the assistant coach of the national team.”

Ye Qingming looked at Jiang Shaoyu and flattered him, “Brother Yu is really powerful. You can even recruit an assistant coach from the Rising Stars Cup… by the way, what about Hua Hua Da Shao? The members of my team watched the Rising Stars Cup together and liked him very much.”

Jiang Shaoyu wondered, “Do they like his purple hair?”

Ye Qingming coughed slightly. “His style is also very interesting. Didn’t he come to the national team?”

“He is a college student and will come here in March after completing the deferment procedures. Once he comes, you will train together.”

Jiang Shaoyu paused and looked at the members of the coaching staff. “I brought Ye Zi here as a tactical sparring partner. Once Hua Hua comes, the trio of Hua Ye Pei will first go to practice the triangular tactics to see the effect.”

It was the triangular tactic of two dynamic players and one static player. Ye Qingming and Hua Ran would act as the front row interference to completely disrupt the opponent’s rhythm while Pei Feng would be the stable output in the back, taking the opportunity to harvest heads. The styles of Ye Zi and Hua Hua didn’t coordinate well with others so let them play their own game while Pei Feng was the main output. This was the better integration method that Jiang Shaoyu had thought of.

As for whether it could be integrated or not, this would only be known after practicing it.

Hua Hua hadn’t come to the team so Ye Qingming didn’t have to rush to train for the time being. Jiang Shaoyu just asked him to play the rankings with Shu Chen.

Next, Jiang Shaoyu suspended his club inspections. It was because the opening ceremony of the A-grade Pro League would be held in two days and many teams weren’t at their base. They had to go to the imperial capital to participate in the opening ceremony and the first round of the regular season.

The opening ceremony was held at the Imperial Capital’s E-sports Center and Jiang Shaoyu planned to go to the scene to see it in person. He was worried that bringing Shu Chen and Ye Qingming would cause random speculation from other clubs so he only brought Pei Feng, the champion of the Rising Stars Cup.

At 7 p.m. on March 1st, the ninth season of the A-grade Pro League officially opened.

Jiang Shaoyu and Pei Feng took the backstage passage into the E-sports Center. Last time, Pei Feng came here to play the Rising Stars Cup and this time he came as the national team’s youth trainee. He followed the head coach to watch the game.

Jiang Shaoyu took Pei Feng directly into the guest viewing area backstage. It was a separate room with a large projection on the wall and a row of sofas. They could watch the game while drinking tea and it was more comfortable than watching a movie.

Pei Feng took the initiative to pour a cup of warm water for his master. Then the two of them sat side by side and watched the big screen.

At this time, in the backstage player preparation room, several people from TNG were sitting on one side. Xiao Pang and Si Wenhui were sitting together while Lu Xingyun sat with his two ‘bodyguards.’ They each talked among themselves.

Suddenly, there was a burst of hearty laughter from outside. “Hahaha, Captain Liu, long time no see!”

“Lao Lin? Your team isn’t playing today, right? Why did you come to the scene?”

“We rushed to the imperial capital in advance. We were free anyway, so we came to see the opening ceremony.”

In the lounge, Lu Xingyun’s expression changed. Lao Lin? Did he hear that right? He opened the door in disbelief and his throat tightened when he saw the smiling man in front of him. “Lao Lin?”

Lao Lin greeted him warmly. “Hello, Xiao Lu.”

Lu Xingyun’s smile gradually solidified. He forcibly kept calm as he asked, “You… aren’t you retired?”

Lao Lin laughed. “I originally wanted to retire. Then I thought about how I’m not particularly old. There are still 25 year old players abroad. I can fight for a few more years!”

Lu Xingyun: “……”

Just then, the players of the RED team came over. Shi Xiaobin was excited after hearing the news. “Brother Lin, you’re really not retiring?”

Lao Lin touched Shi Xiaobin’s head. “Really. How else can I appear in the players backstage area? This is my entry card.”

Shi Xiaobin’s eyes lit up. “Great!”

Lu Xingyun: “……”

The group of people around him were laughing but Lu Xingyun was restless. Was Shi Xiaobin stupid? If Lao Lin didn’t retire then the competition for chargers in the national team would be even more intense? Why did he say he would retire and then not retire? Could it be changed like this?

Soon, the YY team also came. The row of colorful heads was really eye-catching.

Lao Lin greeted them. “Rainbow team, what about your Captain Ye?”

A young boy whose hair was dyed red said, “Our Captain Ye is cultivating in seclusion and will soon soar to become an immortal.”

Lao Lin didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. “You are really naughty! He is suspended so he didn’t come, right?”

Xiao Ye Zi nodded. “Yes.”

Lu Xingyun glanced at them and returned to the lounge with a sullen expression. The only thing that comforted him was that Ye Qingming of the YY team wasn’t present. Without this main force, today’s match should be stable. He took a deep breath and said, “Ye Qingming was suspended and didn’t come today. Fight well later.”

At the same time, Pei Feng heard the movement outside the lounge and smiled. “Lu Xingyun must be shocked after seeing that Lao Lin hasn’t retired, right? Later, if he meets Xiao Ye Zi and loses another game, it will be a double crit and his mentality will completely collapse!”

Jiang Shaoyu indifferently said, “He won’t be able to get into the national team.”

Pei Feng was puzzled. “Master, do you think his level isn’t good enough?”

Jiang Shaoyu looked at Pei Feng and clearly emphasized, “The national team doesn’t need players with such improper mentality. The strength of the members of the national team is one thing. Their psychological quality and character are also very important measures. I don’t want to see players who only scold their teammates when losing a game.”

Pei Feng saw his master’s indifferent side profile. He didn’t know what happened when his master went to inspect TNG but Lu Xingyun’s performance must be very bad. His master had completely rejected Lu Xingyun in his heart.

In today’s match, TNG would most likely lose. They underestimated the enemy and thought that YY was just giving points away in Ye Qingming’s absence. They didn’t know that Ye Qingming might not be reliable but he had taught a very talented apprentice.

The opening ceremony soon started. After a few warm-up events, the two hosts walked onto the big stage. “Audience friends, I welcome you to the ninth season of the A-grade Professional League! The opening match of the season is about to begin and it is a showdown between the YY team and the TNG team! Let us invite the players of both sides to enter with warm applause!”

The five players of the YY team lined up on stage. Their hairs were five different colors and it was worthy of the Rainbow team with the shamate style.

The five members of TNG didn’t dye their hair but one was chubby and one was really thin. The difference in body size was huge.

The match soon started. The first game was YY’s home game and the map and mode chosen was the same as when Jiang Shaoyu arrived that day.

Messages kept popping up on the screen.

[’YY-Little Yellow Leaf’ has used the Rose Blade to kill ‘TNG-Hug’ with one strike!]

Pei Feng whispered, “A single person targeting tactic? They are staring at the sniper.”

Jiang Shaoyu nodded and looked at Pei Feng. “How would you deal with it if you were the commander of TNG?”

Pei Feng thought about it. “Surround the point targeted by the opponent and fight a wave of counter-encirclement. Invite them into the urn and lure the enemy to the bait. Or kill the front row as soon as possible. Don’t drag it out and let the scout find our sniper.”

Jiang Shaoyu’s eyes were appreciative. Xiao Pei’s tactical awareness was indeed very strong and his reaction was fast enough. This allowed him to think of the method to crack it.

Unfortunately, TNG didn’t do this. After the sniper was killed twice in a row, Lu Xingyun would just blame his teammates and scold them on the voice channel. “Xiao Pang, can you pay attention to your position?”

Pang Yu was also angry in his heart. ‘You can’t hold back the f*king front row. You don’t know how to support and you will scold your teammates if they are killed. What is the use of you?’

TNG’s team fight was completely disjointed and they were beaten 50:35 in the first game. It was a difference of 15 heads!

TNG failed to adjust their strategy in the second game. In the wave of 5V5 head-on fight, YY’s newcomer Little Yellow Leaf used the classic scout and shadow attack tactics to move in a haunted and quiet manner. He even got a wave of five kills!

The audience applauded warmly.

The two commentators were excited. “Little Yellow Leaf of the YY team, Ye Suian. This player is playing for the first time today and his performance is very good. In the last game, he cooperated with his team to collect five heads. His playing style is the same as Ye Qingming and his shadow attack tactics are like replicas!”

“He should be the successor trained by Captain Ye, right? Unexpectedly, Big Ye was suspended for half a year but YY has the surprising Little Ye. Let’s congratulate the YY team on winning the first round of the regular season with a score of 2:0!”

Backstage, Pei Feng sighed. “TNG is likely to be overturned this season. They are really bad.”

Jiang Shaoyu’s voice was cold. “As expected.”

He thought that TNG could quickly adjust after his inspection. It turned out… the mud couldn’t hold up the wall.

Lu Xingyun had a problem with his mentality when playing e-sports. He only rushed in without thinking to take people’s heads. If he won then he was the awesome one. If he lost, he blamed his teammates. It was always someone else’s fault and he was right.

Jiang Shaoyu took out his notebook with a black cover and put a big red cross behind Lu Xingyun’s name.

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