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BATCFO Chapter 48

There are still three days left before the National League, and everyone entered the most tense state of preparation.

According to the NCLM competition system, the group stage consists of single-player PK and team PK matches. A single-player PK win will get 1 point, a team PK win will get 3 points, and the team with the highest total score will win. This competition style continues until the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals and finals there is an additional 6 vs. 6 offensive and defensive battle. This is a new competition item in recent years, in order to evaluate the strength of a military school more comprehensively.

According to the fighting strength and style of the school team members, Richard divided them into two 3-player teams and 3 single players, of which Yun Xingze was one of the single players.

Single-player battles tend to be quick, and require higher personal mental and physical strength, so Yun Xingze spent most of his time honing his individual combat ability during training.

As soon as Yun Xingze came to the training hall to prepare for a morning run, he met Luo Wenchuan who had a black face.

Luo Wenchuan usually has a poker face, but today the iceberg breath on his body was more biting.

Must be in a bad mood.

Ke Lei reminded Yun Xingze in a low voice: “Da Chuan encountered something unpleasant yesterday, so try not to irritate him…”

It seemed like he had already hit the iceberg wall before.

Yun Xingze nodded, feeling uneasy in his heart.

Something unpleasant?

It must mean that he lost to some unqualified guy in Mecha Star…

Just as Yun Xingze pretended not to see Luo Wenchuan and was about to train, he suddenly heard his voice: “Yun Xingze.”

Hearing someone call his name, he stopped and turned to look at Luo Wenchuan, and then asked calmly, “Are you looking for me?”

“Well.” Luo Wenchuan said in a low voice. “Come here.”

Clean black  eyes stared straight at Yun Xingze, with a bit of exploration and deep meaning in his pupils.

Yun Xingze’s heart skipped a beat.

However, he has lived two lifetimes after all, and still has a bit of acting skills.

Yun Xingze calmly walked in front of Luo Wenchuan and cleared his throat. “Do you need me to modify a mecha for you?”

“Yes.” Luo Wenchuan said calmly. “Just tonight.”

Yun Xingze breathed a sigh of relief. It seemed that Luo Wenchuan did not doubt his identity.

He nodded. “Okay, I’ll take a moment to see what needs to be modified for your mecha.”

After speaking, Yun Xingze wanted to flee quickly. Luo Wenchuan’s eyes looked really terrible.

However, before he could walk far, the voice from behind came again:

“Do you play Mecha Star?”

Yun Xingze stopped and his eyes widened instantly.

No way? Did Luo Wenchuan really recognize him?

The first battle only took five minutes, and Luo Wenchuan could tell that it was him?

This…

Yun Xingze didn’t know for a while whether to say that Luo Wenchuan was too smart, or that he knew himself well.

Concentrating the expression on his face, Yun Xingze turned to look at Luo Wenchuan, and asked blankly, “Mecha Star… is that the very popular game?”

Luo Wenchuan stared at Yun Xingze’s eyes, and made an “en” sound.

“I used to have an account,” Yun Xingze scratched his head. “But I haven’t had much time to play recently. The training is too hard…”

Hearing Yun Xingze say this, Luo Wenchuan’s suspicions disappeared.

What’s more, the person whose ID was “I’m so weak” was very rude when speaking to him. It didn’t look like something Yun Xingze would do.

“It’s okay, I’m just asking.” Luo Wenchuan’s tone was still calm, and there was no emotion in his eyes.

Yun Xingze swallowed his saliva quietly, and his tensed shoulders slowly relaxed.

However, Luo Wenchuan’s next sentence made Yun Xingze nervous again:

“Next time if there’s a chance, let’s play together.”

“…” Yun Xingze confirmed that Luo Wenchuan was not joking. Thinking he could use a trumpet1fake or secondary account anyway, he smiled and replied: “Okay, let’s play together.”

Luo Wenchuan let him go.

After the morning exercise, Richard appeared in the training hall and asked everyone to gather. Behind him are a number of staff members, all of whom are coaching staff. Their responsibility is to record the training of the school team members every day and help Richard train them.

“Today the school has another meeting with the coaching staff.” Richard said with a serious expression. “As you know, our opponent in the first round is the First Military Academy of Jicot, the third runner-up last year. To be honest, our chance of winning is… less than 30%.”

In the eyes of most people, Xinghai Academy fighting against Jicot First Military Academy, is tantamount to using an egg to smash a stone.

Originally, the school did not have much hope for this duel, but…

“If we fail in the first match, it will definitely damage everyone’s morale.” Richard’s black and white eyes glanced at everyone. “So, we specifically studied the members of Jicot’s school team this year, and adjusted our plan.”

Adjusting players in the single-player and team matches, and order of appearance is a very common strategy in the league.

Richard turned on his optical brain and called up the meeting minutes.

Then, his eyes turned to Yun Xingze, and he said slowly: “Yun Xingze, you can’t play singles.”

Yun Xingze was stunned when he heard the words.

In the past ten days, he has been training his individual skills. Although he has also dabbled in team competitions and 6v6 in Mecha Star, he spent much more time on 1v1.

The coaching staff on the side added:

“According to the assessment of our coaching staff, Yun Xingze’s overall strength is weak, with a mental strength of A and a physical strength of B, ranking the bottom among the school team members of Jicot First Military Academy and Xinghai Academy. In contrast, Jicot’s overall strength this year is stronger than last year. In addition to Cheng Jun, who has just been promoted to SS, and Qiu Yuan, who was promoted to S+, they also recruited a new genius named Xi Bolai…”

“As far as I know, Cheng Jun and Qiu Yuan have calm and steady personalities, while Xi Bolai has a rebellious temperament.” Richard looked at Yun Xingze and added, “To gain the most points, Jicot’s best choice are to let Cheng Jun and Qiu Yuan fight in the 1v1 matches. Xi Bolai’s character is not suitable for the team competition either, so he should also fight in the singles.”

After listening to Richard’s analysis, Yun Xingze felt that it was not unreasonable.

But what he didn’t expect was that the game ID of the calm-tempered Cheng Jun is “Don’t mess with me if you have a bad temper”, while the game ID of the unruly Xi Bolai is “Please eat shaved ice”.

It seems that the game ID really does not necessarily represent one’s character.

“I accept the coach’s arrangement.” Yun Xingze nodded in Richard’s eyes. “I agree to go to the team competition.”

Richard thought Yun Xingze would have an opinion, and did not expect the kid to have a good temperament.

In fact, Yun Xingze just felt that he had played a lot of singles, and it would be good to play in the team competition.

However, Richard’s next words made Yun Xingze instantly feel remorse. “He Haomin, you will leave the original three-person team and fight in the single match. As long as you are not against Cheng Jun, there is still a chance. Yun Xingze, you go to He Haomin’s original team.”

He Haomin immediately replied: “I accept the coach’s arrangement.”

Yun Xingze’s mouth twitched.

He Haomin’s original teammates were…

Kaleb and Chi Yu.

One is the crazy redhead, who wanted to madly tear him apart during the competition. While the other is already the most hated person in Yun Xingze’s mind, there is no one he hated more.

Being teammates with these two…

Yun Xingze moved his lips. Richard saw what he was thinking, and said quickly: “No teammate swaps are allowed.”

The other three-member team was Ke Lei, Sato En, and Ou Rui. Yun Xingze was thinking that even if only one teammate can be changed, as long as he can change Chi Yu…

But Richard cut his hopes.

Hearing Richard’s arrangement, Luo Wenchuan frowned invisibly. His expression was originally not very good, but at this moment it was even more frosty.

A group with Yun Xingze and Chi Yu together?

Luo Wenchuan wanted to speak out against it, but he knew that this was the result of a collective discussion among the coaching staff, for the goal of the school team obtaining victory.

After all, the three of Jicot students were not easy to deal wirth, so it was really risky to let Yun Xingze, a freshman omega, to challenge them.

Chi Yu’s eyes were filled with unexpected joy. He didn’t expect that he would have the opportunity to be in the same group with Yun Xingze.

Kaleb walked in front of Yun Xingze, and pursed his lips. His eyes looked a little cold under the red bangs. “It really surprises me to work with you.”

Yun Xingze looked up at him and the corners of his lips couldn’t help twitch. “I’m your teammate this time. Don’t think about tearing me down.”

“Don’t worry.” Hearing his words, Kaleb showed an arrogant and smug smile as he looked at Yun Xingze and said, “Brother will bring you to lie down and win, little brother.”

Chi Yu was naturally upset when he heard Kaleb say this.

In terms of strength, he is no worse than Kaleb.

So he stepped forward and said seriously to Yun Xingze, “Xingze, since we are teammates in the team competition, I will definitely protect you…”

Yun Xingze ignored him, turned and walked away.

Chi Yu gritted his teeth and looked at Yun Xingze’s back with a bit of unwillingness in his tone: “Yun Xingze, this is a competition. You have no other choice but to cooperate with me to win the game. Don’t bring your personal emotions against me into the match.”

Luo Wenchuan closed his eyes, frowned, and looked at Chi Yu and Yun Xingze with a bit of unclear emotion in his eyes.

Although Kaleb hated Chi Yu, he had to admit that Chi Yu was telling the truth.

Even if he lost the qualification to enter the school team last year because of Chi Yu releasing water, he must cooperate with Chi Yu to win this time.

When Yun Xingze heard what Chi Yu said, he turned his head and glanced at him.

There is no emotion in the eyes.

He lightly opened his thin lips, his face was white, and his lines were neat. The words he said made Chi Yu stunned: “Chi Yu, don’t be sentimental. What personal feelings do I have for you?”

Chi Yu’s pupils trembled slightly, He always thought that even if Yun Xingze didn’t like him, he at least cared about him. Even if he hated him, it was because the former Yun Xingze loved him too much.

Chi Yu’s adam’s apple rolled: “You…”

“You are, at most, a teammate I don’t know very well.”

Leaving this sentence, Yun Xingze turned around to prepare for the training for the team competition.

For the entire day, Yun Xingze did as he said, and did not show any personal emotions to Chi Yu.

The training of the team competition is carried out in the school team’s exclusive simulation training room, so teammates can better cultivate tacit understanding.

Yun Xingze didn’t speak during the whole training. Although he would cooperate with Chi Yu during the battle, he returned to the state of being strangers after cooperating.

This made Chi Yu more uncomfortable than simply being unfamiliar.

He clearly felt that Yun Xingze was by his side during the game, but there seemed to be a wall between them, preventing them from getting closer.

After Yun Xingze’s training, he left the simulation cabin. Chi Yu wanted to invite him for dinner, but found that he had left quickly.

For a time, Chi Yu’s heart seemed to be squeezed by a hand. It was unbearable.

Wiping his sweat with a towel, Yun Xingze was a little tired after the coaching staff asked them to practice. It was late when he left the simulation training room, where he encountered a familiar tall figure.

Yun Xingze was stunned. “Senior Luo… you still haven’t left?”

Luo Wenchuan looked at him, bangs casting a shadow on his forehead, wearing an expressionless face.

After a while, he pursed his lips, frowned slightly, and asked in a deep voice: “How did it end?”

There was a bit of dull jealousy in his tone.

 


So many things to note: YXZ lying to LWC about Mecha Star, Kaleb treating YXZ as a little bro, and then the scum man.

 

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  1. Thanks for the chapter! I hate group work.

  2. Rash says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Now he can’t even give others hints aboutplayers(may be he never intended, becauseotherswon’tbelievehim🤔🤔🤔🤔). At the possibility of exposing his identity

    1. komorebi says:

      Don’t think he ever intended to give hints about other players. If they knew, he’d be chased after for insulting them. 🤣

  3. owo worm? says:

    It’s ok Yun Xingze, we all know you’re the real carry of the team. Anyone else wanna watch him 1v3 the Jicot team?
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. komorebi says:

      He’s not that strong yet.

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