Chapter 1019: C, the G.o.d of Gaming (6)
The head coach quickly logged in to the clubs Facebook account and posted a clarification notice.
Club HS E-Sports: We believe that our players have the freedom to engage in romantic relations.h.i.+ps, but we would still like to clarify that Lionel is currently not in one; the young lady is a new member of our club. As for who she is, were keeping it a secret for now.
Players easily became targets in e-sports compet.i.tions.
C was an expert gunner who could be said to be among the top tier of players in the league. Because of this, there were many who liked to study her habits and play style.
This made it easy for her to become a target for other teams.
Though she would reveal her presence in compet.i.tions sooner or later, having their compet.i.tors study her play style after the start of the compet.i.tion was still preferable to revealing her ident.i.ty at this point and giving them sufficient time to target her.
They would just keep it a secret for as long as they could.
It would be ideal if they could keep it a secret until the first round of the compet.i.tion so that they could catch the opponents by surprise.
This was what everyone in the club had agreed upon previously.
As soon as the coach posted the notice, the fans calmed down.
To be honest, the fans were just expecting better from Club HS, that was all. They were the champions every year, yet they had come in second place this year. The retirement of the top gunner in the league due to injury had led to everyone paying special attention to Club HS.
They were afraid that the club would not fare well in the future.
Therefore, now that the club had cleared the air, the issue was resolved.
Nevertheless, when some looked at Cheryls side profile in the photo, they couldnt help but raise a few questions.
Is the new gunner a girl? Isnt she the first female professional player in the league?
Whats wrong with female players? Cant we girls take part in the compet.i.tion? What a joke! What age are we in now? Are there still people discriminating against girls?
Men have better reflexes in e-sports than women, right? Besides, the people who make it to the pinnacle of various industries all seem to be men.
LMAOing at the guy above. Here, let me tell you a story: the most famous surgeon in the world is a woman.
Heres another piece of trivia: Yanci, the top car racer in the world, is also a woman.
Chiming in to add that Q, the most well-known hacker in the world, is also a woman.
After receiving a crash course from the rest, the person who had raised the question in the beginning immediately wussed out.
Im not discriminating against her. Im welcoming her In any case, the G.o.dly Zac is so strong that he can carry anyone anyway!
Yes, I welcome female players!
The comments were relatively peaceful. After all, women had successfully achieved high positions in various industries over the years. Though there were few female compet.i.tive e-sports players, they did exist.
The head coach looked at the rest of the staff with a smile and said, Its fortunate that women have made it into the ranks of top performers in every industry over the years, so there arent many who question their abilities anymore when they become professional players.
However, among these comments was a question:
Judging from her side-profile, she seems very young, though? Is she an elementary school student?
The coach immediately replied to the message: Dont worry, our new member just took her college entrance examination this year. She reported for duty right after that.
Then its fine.
The problem was resolved easily and smoothly. All the dissent online seemed to have disappeared, and not many had raised doubts about girls partic.i.p.ating in e-sports.
Even though the coach knew that there wouldnt be that much opposition in the first place, wasnt this going a little too smoothly?
Little did he know
In New York, Alexander stretched lazily and said, Tsk, tsk. Trending on social media when she has only just reached the club. As expected, Cherry cant manage without her big brother!
As he spoke, Peter, who was sitting opposite him, slowly looked up.
Differences were already starting to show in fifteen-year-old Peter and Cheryls looks.
Cheryl still looked cute and adorable, but there was an additional sense of toughness in the same facial features on Peter. In addition, Peter had trained in martial arts frequently over the years, so his features were more defined, and he didnt have any baby fat. He looked absolutely das.h.i.+ng.
He slowly said, You mean big brothers.
Fine, said Alexander.
He pulled his hand from the keyboard and said, Write a program and keep an eye on the Internet. If anyone says things like girls cant be professional e-sports players again, ban their accounts! Also, Cherrys side profile is more than enough on the Internet; all full-frontal photos must be deleted. Dont go too soft on them. I have something on, so Ill go for now.
The incident was resolved quietly. When Cheryl returned to the club after she was done shopping for daily necessities, she didnt yet know that she had trended on social media.
Her teammates enthusiastically escorted her to the room and even helped her clean it up.
When the head coach came over, he immediately saw Cheryl seated on the sofa while the rest of the team was busy with ch.o.r.es.
The corners of his lips spasmed.
Generally, whenever there was fresh blood in the team, everyone treated them with mild skepticism. Moreover, they were all still young and hot-blooded. The head coach had been worried that they would get into a dispute with the new member.
But from how things looked It seemed despite having only been here for two hours, Cheryl had already become the club favorite!
However the head coach looked at Cheryl.
The teen girl sat quietly on the sofa as she munched on a potato chip she was holding between her fair fingers. Her little mouth was moving constantly, making her look cute and well-behaved, like a little squirrel. Even he didnt dare to raise his voice at her!
So, it was only natural that she would end up as the club favorite, right?
While the head coach was musing, a staff member suddenly came over. The man looked serious as he said, Coach, Club JQ is so shameless!
Surprised, the head coach asked, What happened?
Take a look at this!
The staff member took out his cell phone, opened up Facebook, and handed it to the coach.
Only then did the head coach realize that Club JQ, their archrival, had officially announced a new member in their team this year!
Team JQ had also welcomed a new player this year, and everyone had been guessing who it might be
However, they had just made an official announcement, and the new member was also a well-known player in the gamethe female live-streamer, Jimy.
A female player!
Well, that was some pretty hot news.
The problem, though, was that Team JQ had made a special mention of Jimys education when they introduced herbecause she was a rare one with relatively high academic qualifications among the group!
She was an undergraduate at a prestigious university!
After the news went public, fans of Team JQ took the opportunity to create the image of a highly-educated intellectual for her
They were clearly facing off with Club HS by doing this!
Fans of Team JQ were even starting to antagonize them on the Internet.
They outright at-mentioned Club HS official account and asked, How high can your new member score in the college entrance examination?
The head coach: !!!
This was an e-sports compet.i.tion!! What was the point of obsessing over the players college entrance examination results?!
What a ridiculous way of antagonizing them!
Had they let their win go to their heads after becoming the champions just once?
They had practically come all the way to their doorstep to bully them now!
He glanced at Cheryl.
Sensing that he was looking at her, Cheryl looked up, whereupon she saw the head coach smile kindly at her as he said, Its okay. College entrance examination scores arent everything. We dont look at ones college entrance examination results in this industry.