Wang Yi smiled and said, “Of the strongest experts in China, Coach Liu Hai chose four civilian contestants as his teammates. Therefore, I recommended myself and wanted to join Senior Lei Yunfang’s team.”
“But Senior Lei Yunfang rejected me; he also decided to choose four civilian contestants.” Wang Yi sighed. “The two seniors I like don’t like me, while I don’t like the other teams either.”
Li Miaomiao smiled and said, “I finally understand. The teammates you want are the first-tier experts in China.”
“Countless people want to team up with Liu Hai and Lei Yunfang,” Dai Xiaoqing said with a smile. “But the two seniors have decided to choose five civilian contestants. As for Zhou Yi, just having a sharpshooter in his team is enough.”
“Seriously, why must the two seniors insist on selecting civilian contestants?” Wang Yi shook her head. “In the Firestarter Cup, the two of them might be able to carry the team by themselves, but when they fight teams from all over the world in the future, will they also carry civilian contestants? Instead of changing teammates in the future, it’s better to choose the most suitable teammates from the beginning.”
“Don’t worry about the two seniors. Perhaps they will team up in the future,” Dai Xiaoqing teased. “It’s the 28th tomorrow, and registration will begin at 12 midnight on the 28th. Your team hasn’t been decided yet—are you not participating in the Firestarter Cup?”
“Of course I have to.” Wang Yi’s eyes lit up. “There are many hidden talents in China! Nobody knows which experts remain hiding. Anyone who pursues the limits of combat can’t miss the clash between experts! I won’t miss it either!”
“Then, what about your team?” Dai Xiaoqing asked.
“If you really can’t find any strong teammates, take on the central role yourself,” Wang Yi said. “I’ll choose a team that’s centered around me.”
Dai Xiaoqing sighed. “Many teams are inviting you. You have the right to choose, unlike me… I was so excited when Master Zhang Qing was willing to choose me that I jumped up. I agreed to join the team with both hands raised.”
Wang Yi smiled.
She was ambitious. She had been an Olympic archery champion since she was a teenager, so she naturally pursued being the strongest. She was also very cautious when choosing teams. She also wanted to stick to the same teammates and wasn’t willing to change them easily.
“Wang Yi,” Li Miaomiao said, “perhaps I can find you a team that will satisfy you.”
“A team that satisfies me?” Wang Yi looked at Li Miaomiao in surprise. “You know how high my requirements are.”
“Don’t be in a hurry to make a decision. When the time comes, I’ll get that captain to come find you. You can talk when you meet,” Li Miaomiao said confidently.
“Alright, but I have to make a decision at 8 a.m. on the 28th,” Wang Yi said.
“It’ll definitely have to happen before then. I’ll introduce the team leader to you,” Li Miaomiao said with a smile. “He should be better than all the teams that have invited you.”
Wang Yi was a little puzzled and thought of many things.
“I’ll be waiting then.” Wang Yi was also curious. Who was it? Cat’s boyfriend? He didn’t seem that outstanding, right?
Evening of the 27th.
In Wang Yi’s livestream, Wang Yi was live-streaming a battle. The number of viewers had climbed to more than eight million.
“The registration starts tomorrow night, so Sister Yi should be deciding on a team, right?”
“It hasn’t been made public yet.”
“Sister Yi said that she’s definitely participating in the Firestarter Cup.” Countless people in the comment section were in discussion. Wang Yi’s fans were extremely concerned about which team the strongest female sharpshooter they liked would join.
In the forest map, Wang Yi was like a ghost in the forest; she flew between the trees and quickly chased after the enemy as they retreated. It’s over. This strongest female sharpshooter is too terrifying. Her movement is even faster than an assassin like me. I can’t escape.
If he ran with his back to Wang Yi, he would die from a single strike.
He had to keep an eye on Wang Yi! However, he would slow down if he kept staring at Wang Yi.
Wang Yi flashed and shot out three arrows the moment she appeared behind a tree.
The three arrows tore through the air at terrifying speeds. The enemy wanted to dodge, but he discovered that the three arrows had locked onto a certain range. Just a slight hesitation resulted in two arrows penetrating his leather armor, causing his body to turn ethereal and vanish.
The last enemy was successfully killed.
“When fighting those in heavy armor, I can only aim at their heads. Against those in light armor… I can also kill them with armor-piercing arrows. As for such assassins? It’s said that assassins are a threat to sharpshooters, but as long as the sharpshooter’s movement is fast enough while maintaining a certain distance, it’s easier for sharpshooters to kill assassins,” Wang Yi said to the audience as she exited the map.
Suddenly, a large number of tips were given.
“Thank you for the tip, Chairman Qian,” Wang Yi said. “There’s no need for you to tip me. Even if you tip me, I might not choose to join your team.”
Whoosh, another large tip flew past.
“Director Tian…” Wang Yi was helpless. The large corporations were very enthusiastic tonight and kept tipping her.
“All five teams are inviting Sister Yi. The bosses behind them are personally giving out tips.”
“The tips from the five bosses tonight add up to a few million. How extravagant.”
“Boss, look at me. If you tip me 10,000, I’ll join your team.”
“I’m willing to join any of the five teams even if I have to pay 10,000.”
“In your dreams. Do you think stupid huskies like you can sneak into a wolf pack?”
“Even with all the tips from the bosses, Sister Yi can only join one team at most. Won’t the tips from the other four bosses go to waste?”
“What do you know? There are nearly ten million people in our livestream, and everyone is talking about the five companies. This is considered an advertisement. Spending hundreds of thousands to do an advertisement isn’t a loss for the bosses.”
Countless comments appeared as everyone discussed the five battle teams.
Wang Yi looked at the tips and said publicly, “Regardless, I will definitely choose a team on the 28th. I will officially announce it at 8 p.m. on the 28th.”
“Sister Yi, we’ve invited you for more than half a month. Don’t abandon us.” This was Director Tian’s large tip message.
“Once the team is confirmed, I’ll inform everyone. I won’t let you wait in vain,” Wang Yi promised.
In the martial arts arena in his personal space, Xu Jingming was seriously practicing Heavenly Python Evolution.
Spearmanship, shield techniques, footwork, and so on were considered combat techniques!
The core of combat techniques was one’s control of the body. The higher one’s control of the body, the faster one could unleash their speed, strength, and reaction with the same physique…
As for his physique, it was improved through the evolutionary method! This was a fundamental improvement.
Xu Jingming was immersed in training his evolutionary method; he felt his entire body burn as if he had turned into a fire wyrm. The flames burned and peeled off his outer shell to undergo a complete transformation.
Xu Jingming suddenly felt cool and extremely comfortable. He opened his eyes and tapped his personal combat strength interface. He couldn’t help but smile when he saw his interface. I’ve finally mastered the evolutionary method after training in seclusion for so long.
Master said that one’s combat techniques have to reach Lv. 3 before the evolutionary method can be upgraded to Advanced. Only by experiencing it for myself can I understand it. By mobilizing my body at a deeper level and cultivating the evolutionary method, I can achieve greater effects. Xu Jingming came to a realization—the higher one’s control over their body, the stronger the evolutionary method.
Looking at his personal combat strength interface, Xu Jingming tapped lightly. My body has been raised to its limits.
Genetic Evolutionary Method: Heavenly Python Evolution (Advanced 3%) (602 days of practice. No room for improvement)
Technique: Spearmanship (Lv. 3 12%), Footwork (Lv. 2 97%), Shield Technique (Lv. 2 99%)
Basic Combat Strength: 3800
Combat Bonus: 32%
Combat Strength: 5016
My body has become stronger after I upgraded my evolutionary method to Advanced, Xu Jingming thought. My combat strength was only about 2500 two days ago, but it’s now at 5,000. I’m much stronger than two days ago!
Xu Jingming happily exited the virtual world.
At home, it was pitch-black outside. It was late at night.
“Miaomiao, why didn’t you enter the virtual world at night?” Xu Jingming walked into the living room and saw his girlfriend eating supper.
She looked up at Xu Jingming and said, “I guessed that someone would be starving, so I got Five to prepare a sumptuous supper. Five, quickly heat up the supper and serve it.”
“Yes.” Five, the butler robot, proceeded to heat up the dishes.
Xu Jingming touched his stomach and smiled. “I only had breakfast in the morning. It’s already midnight, so I’m indeed starving.”
“You’ve been going crazy the past two days,” Li Miaomiao said helplessly. “You don’t even eat regularly. Oh right, did you break through after going into seclusion?”
“Smart girl.” Xu Jingming walked to the dining table and started eating his supper.
“You really broke through?” Li Miaomiao rushed to the dining table with a whoosh, filled with excitement and anticipation. Although she had some guesses, they were ultimately just guesses.
“Yeah.” Xu Jingming nodded.
“What’s your combat strength now?” Li Miaomiao asked curiously.
“5,000!” Xu Jingming said as he dug into his rice.
“Woah!” Li Miaomiao’s mouth formed an O shape.