After Jiang Shaoyu took Shi Xiaobin away, Coach Chen hid in a corner. He quickly took out his phone and sent a message to a friend. “Old Cheng, Coach Jiang of the national team is conducting surprise inspections. Has he found your club?”
The other person quickly replied. “Huh? What is the situation?”
Coach Chen told him, “Vice-chairman Qi took Coach Jiang to check the daily training situation and brought a signal jammer to prevent us from reporting the information. He isn’t easy to mess with and you should be prepared.”
Old Cheng was stunned for a moment before hurriedly replying, “Thank you, Brother for tipping me to the information! I will arrange for them to train hard every day!”
Three hours later, the car drove into the national team’s base. It was already 11 o’clock in the evening and Jiang Shaoyu arrived for Shi Xiaobin to go to the dormitory building to check in.
Shi Xiaobin lived in Room 203 last time. He chose the room he had lived in before and unpacked familiarly.
The group of people returning to the dormitory after training heard the movement and ran to watch. Old Chang was curious. “Hey, why did Coach Jiang bring back another person?”
Pei Feng glanced at Shi Xiaobin and said with a smile, “It seems that Master has cleared the dungeon again and gained loot.”
Hua Ran was excited. “Loot? Am I also Coach Jiang’s loot? The reward for the Rising Star Cup?”
Shi Xiaobin greeted everyone politely. “Hello, my name is Shi Xiaobin.”
Jiang Shaoyu looked over at Shi Xiaobin. “Don’t think about anything and sleep well. I’ll tell you about the next training arrangements when you wake up tomorrow.”
Shi Xiaobin nodded obediently. “Yes, Coach Jiang. Good night, everyone.”
Everyone went back to their room to sleep.
After arriving at the 4th floor, Pei Feng suddenly stopped Jiang Shaoyu and spoke in a low voice. “Master, Brother Chen sat on the cold bench as a substitute for TNG and it was useless for Brother Ye to stay in YY when he was suspended from playing. If you take these two away, the club won’t react much. However, Shi Xiaobin is part of the main team of RED, right? If you take away a main player directly, how will RED play the next match? Won’t they have any objections to you?”
Jiang Shaoyu turned his head to see Pei Feng gazing at him with concern.
His apprentice really saw the problem thoroughly. The substitute Shu Chen and the suspended Ye Qingming leaving the club didn’t have much impact on the club.
Yet once Shi Xiaobin left, RED would never give up.
Pei Feng told him, “I’m worried they won’t be convinced and will play tricks in private to tarnish Master’s reputation.”
Jiang Shaoyu sneered. “If I was afraid of a group of rats, I wouldn’t have become the head coach of the national team in the first place.”
Pei Feng’s voice was soft. “Master, I’m just worried about you. You haven’t been in the country for many years and the open and secret battles of the clubs are very complicated. The forces behind them are intertwined. You aren’t afraid of the upright shadows but you have to guard against the villain’s despicable means. In the meantime, you should pay attention to protecting yourself and keep evidence of everything you do, so as to not end up with trouble.”
Jiang Shaoyu’s heart warmed up. “Don’t worry, I have long guessed that they would secretly engage in small actions. The process of going to the clubs for an inspection has all been recorded.”
Pei Feng sighed with relief. “That’s good. If they dare to do anything, I can also testify for Master. I still have some influence in the streamer circle and will bring the rhythm of public opinion.”
Jiang Shaoyu looked at his apprentice. “Xiao Pei, do you know why I have to bring Shi Xiaobin back?”
Pei Feng thought for a while and had a guess. “He differentiated into an omega and the club hyped up this matter. The players on the team are all alphas and there is a very popular ‘Refined and Courteous’ super talk on the Internet. You are afraid that if Shi Xiaobin stays in the club, he will be a tool for them to hype up relationship news and his safety can’t be guaranteed. Therefore, you simply took him away?”
Jiang Shaoyu raised an eyebrow. “You guessed it all. Did you install surveillance on my phone?”
Pei Feng smiled and shook his head. “No, I just know Master better. You cherish talents very much and will never watch a player you admired be wronged and buried. The fact that Shi Xiaobin differentiated into an omega has been on the hot search. The moment I thought about it, I could guess why you brought Shi Xiaobin back to the national team.”
Pei Feng guessed completely correctly. It was fine if omega players stayed at a fair and just club. However, staying in a club like RED, which was like an idol boy group in the entertainment industry, was like a sheep entering the mouth of a tiger. Based on President Chen’s shamelessness, he might be able to do something like sending an omega to an investor’s bed.
Jiang Shaoyu took a deep breath. “So I can only use this method to protect this omega.”
‘But you are also an omega, right?’ Pei Feng swallowed back this sentence and said, “Master, according to RED’s routine, you took Shi Xiaobin away and they will probably start from the matter of unspoken rules. They will say that you are the coach of the national team and have an improper style of work. You abuse your private power to take away omega players and have a chaotic private life, etc.”
Jiang Shaoyu’s voice was cold. “I guessed this. They will say I like Shi Xiaobin and marked Shi Xiaobin in private, taking this omega player into the national team as a lover.”
Pei Feng couldn’t help laughing loudly. “Ahem, they don’t know you are an omega.”
Jiang Shaoyu told him, “This trick is useless. Sister Yu was present the entire time I was in Shi Xiaobin’s ward and the sound was recorded. If they really use this despicable method one day then this recording will be released.
Pei Feng gave a thumbs up. “Master still thinks very thoroughly.”
“After all, I took away Shi Xiaobin like this. I don’t want to ruin the child’s reputation.”
The master and apprentice chatted for a while and Jiang Shaoyu’s mood was much better. No matter what, Xiao Pei always understood and supported him. He believed that there were still more players in the world who still loved e-sports and wanted to play seriously.
The next morning, Jiang Shaoyu had just finished breakfast when he suddenly received a call from the league headquarters. “Hello, is this Coach Jiang? Please come to the headquarters of the league as soon as possible. Chairman Zhang has an urgent matter to discuss with you.”
Jiang Shaoyu answered positively. He found two people in the group of the national team’s working group: @Yu Mingxiang @Qin Bo, follow me to the league headquarters.
On the way to the headquarters, Yu Mingxiang was uneasy. “Why is the league suddenly looking for you?”
Jiang Shaoyu looked calm. “It has alarmed the big leaders so it probably isn’t simple.”
The vice-chairman in charge of the Gun King World Series was Qi Heng. The league bypassed Vice-chairman Qi and the top leaders directly summoned Jiang Shaoyu. This must not be a good thing.
The car drove quickly to the headquarters. Jiang Shaoyu led the two people to the top floor of the office building. The female assistant stopped Yu Mingxiang and Qin Bo with a smile. “Coach Jiang, the chairman asked you to go to the office alone to find him.”
Jiang Shaoyu raised an eyebrow. “Oh?”
Yu Mingxiang and Qin Bo became even more uneasy. Jiang Shaoyu looked at them and gave them a reassuring look. He said, “You guys wait here and give me the thing.” Yu Mingxiang immediately gave Jiang Shaoyu a small USB flash drive. Jiang Shaoyu took it and turned to walk into the office.
The moment he entered the door, he saw Chairman Zhang, the top leader of the Gun King League, as well as the staff of the Discipline Inspection Commission.
Only Vice-chairman Qi who supported the national team was missing.
The corners of Jiang Shaoyu’s lips raised lightly. “Hello, leaders. Is it so lively today?”
Chairman Zhang pointed to the other end of the desk and said with a smile, “Coach Jiang, please sit down.”
Jiang Shaoyu sat down calmly. An assistant poured him a glass of water and he didn’t drink it. He looked directly at Chairman Zhang. “Chairman, are you looking for me for something?”
Chairman Zhang coughed lightly. “That’s right. We have received a complaint from a club, saying that you abused your power, ignored the wishes of the club and directly took away an active player from the club, seriously affecting the club’s competition arrangement… Ahem, is there such a thing?”
Jiang Shaoyu answered, “Yes.”
Everyone looked at each other.
Jiang Shaoyu continued to stab in the knife. “I have taken away three.”
The smile on Chairman Zhang’s face almost disappeared. ‘Taking away three, why are you so awesome! You take away players paid by other clubs. Is this the national team’s coach?’
Next to him, the head of the Discipline Inspection Commission looked at Jiang Shaoyu and said in a low voice, “If the coach of the national team abuses his power and this is spread out, the impact will be very bad. I hope that Coach Jiang will give us a reasonable explanation or we won’t be able to ignore the complaints of the club.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded. “I took one with me from the TNG Club. You can take a look at their match video.”
He connected the USB flash drive to the computer in the meeting room. “Lu Xingyun insulted his teammates when playing the game and the club let other players deliberately give him heads in order to make this rich second generation popular. The substitute Shu Chen rescued three people in a row in the Extreme Duel mode. His operation was very eye-catching yet he was sitting on the bench as a substitute.”
His eyes were slightly cold and swept over everyone in the meeting room. “Excuse me, as the head coach of the national team, I saw that an excellent player was buried by the club for many years. Am I not qualified to take this player to the national team as a youth trainee?”
Everyone listened to Lu Xingyun’s swear words and insults and exchanged looks. They hadn’t know that Xiao Lu actually had such a temper!
Jiang Shaoyu continued speaking, “The second is Ye Qingming. He was suspended from the competition and slept in the YY team every day. I took him back as a free sparring partner. The YY team happily sent him away. I believe the YY team shouldn’t have complained about me, right?”
Chairman Zhang touched his nose. “Not really.”
Jiang Shaoyu continued to release the third part. “For Shi Xiaobin, this is a video of him playing a game when I was inspecting the club, as well as a recording of my conversation with him.”
For this part of the recording, Qin Bo had processed it later and cut out the few sentences of Jiang Shaoyu saying that he was an omega. He left only Jiang Shaoyu and Shi Xiaobin calmly analyzing the pros and cons and Shi Xiaobin resolutely wanting to leave RED.
The more everyone listened, the more frightened they became…
How was Coach Jiang abusing his private power to forcibly take away the player? This was obviously Coach Jiang rescuing players from dire straits!
Chairman Zhang trembled with anger after hearing this. “The RED Club still has this type of black box operation? Using omega players for hype and even leaving an alpha in a newly differentiated omega’s hospital room just to post for photos?”
A few people next to him also discussed it in whispers. They found it incredible.
Jiang Shaoyu said, “The recording of my conversation with Shi Xiaobin is physical evidence. The beta team leader Yu Mingxiang was present throughout the process and she is a human witness. I believe that the leaders will have your own judgment about whether I abused my personal power to forcibly take away players or not.”
Everyone looked each other. Chairman Zhang took the lead to say, “It turned out to be a misunderstanding! Ahem, Coach Jiang, the league received a complaint and called you over for questioning. Don’t be angry. This is just a routine process to investigate clearly.”
Of course, Jiang Shaoyu wasn’t angry. A complaint was the lightest method. It was estimated that there would be more ruthless tricks in the future. Fortunately, he was cautious and recorded the whole process when going to the clubs, or it would be really unclear.
Jiang Shaoyu stood up and stared at everyone calmly. “Some of my practices might harm the interests of major clubs and they have opinions about me. This is normal. However, I can say with a clear conscience that everything I do is for the sake of the national team gaining results. I have my own way of selecting and leading the team. I will try to be fair and impartial. If you want the national team to play well, please trust me as the head coach of the national team.”
He looked at Chairman Zhang and said clearly, “Chairman, our goal should be the same, right?”
Chairman Zhang was speechless due to him!
Of course, the league hoped that the national team would produce results. How much had they been scolded in the previous seasons? They couldn’t even lift their heads when going out for a meeting!
It wasn’t long after Chairman Zhang took over as the overall leader. He very much hoped that the national team would win an award during the office term and he could retire safely.
Jiang Shaoyu’s thunderous means of taking players away from the club directly was indeed unprecedented. However, he had to say that the national team’s head coach was very bold! Maybe it was only in this way that the national team could completely turn around?
Chairman Zhang smiled when he thought of this and said, “Coach Jiang is right. Since it is a misunderstanding, I will trouble the comrades of the Discipline Inspection Commission to write a report, hand it to the leaders above and resolve the complaint first. We still support Coach Jiang very much. Coach Jiang, please work hard.”
After hearing the chairman’s statement, the people around him also agreed.
Outside the door, Yu Mingxiang and Qin Bo were anxious and afraid that Jiang Shaoyu would be wronged. As a result, within half an hour, Jiang Shaoyu came out with a relaxed expression. Yu Mingxiang immediately stepped forward and asked with worry, “Ah Yu, are you okay?”
Jiang Shaoyu answered, “I’m fine. I showed some audio and video recordings to the leaders. Chairman Zhang is very angry and the league should be on our side in the future.”
Yu Mingxiang was overjoyed. “It will be much easier if the league takes our side! These clubs won’t dare to be too presumptuous. After all, their qualifications needs to be approved by the e-sports league.”
It was still very important to take the trip today to give the league a clear look at what these clubs were doing in private.
The boss of RED shouldn’t be so stupid. Jiang Shaoyu had his handle. There was no need to directly complain to the league and hit himself in the foot. It was better to buy a water army to engage in a public opinion war…
So which stupid ‘friendly army’ directly complained to the league and helped Jiang Shaoyu by mistake?
Coach Chen, is it you?