Volume 3: Chapter 18 – Winning While Lying Down?! (Explode!)
Fawn wasn’t angry at Tiny Sud’s idealism. He gave a wry smile and said, “Courage is sometimes just an ordinary man acting bravely.”
The forum was in complete confusion as everyone was in shock, even in private communications. What was over was over. The result should have been broadcasted live. Although it was infuriating, nothing could be done as no one expected such a situation.
There were many people who often skirted the line between what was right and what wasn’t. If anything, a person could only blame their bad luck for the current situation.
One’s teammate was heavily dependent upon luck.
The blizzard’s occurrence caused the mech’s speed to decrease while severely obscuring vision. Such a blizzard, however, wouldn’t last long, and better quality mecha would not be as affected by the environmental conditions.
Many people could no longer watch the show. Although there were still people tuning into the livestream, it couldn’t compare to the number of viewers leaving. There were only half the number of viewers as before.
It was clear that many were unwilling to see the result.
Solon was flabbergasted. This was the first time his grand plan was being rolled out.
And on the Moon, McLaren was also watching intently, a cup grasped tightly in his hand.
Luck was necessary for success sometimes.
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“Make sure he can’t escape. Give me the finishing blow! If I get the kill on him, I will increase the reward by 30,000 coins!”
Natural King was very excited—as though he was fucking climaxing! Being able to kill Skeleton in front of so many people felt absolutely amazing.
This was why he enjoyed playing CT. He enjoyed crushing his enemies with the help of his wealth, dominating them until they screamed for their parents.
Suddenly, the radar started beeping; Wargod No. 1 entered their attack range.
The blizzard was slowly receding. Although it had a slight impact on the situation, the effect was mostly negated.
The mecha on both teams accelerated toward each other. Blue team maintained their formation. The wealthy Natural King was protected in the centre while the other four players surrounded him closely. In such a situation, the power of an individual mech was even more obvious. So what if it was Skeleton? So what if it was a Wargod No. 1? Miracles were meant to be ruined.
Wargod No. 1’s speed increased more and more. It flew over the rugged, icy terrain with great speed and was completely different from its originally slow speed.
Exceptional speed might not necessarily be a good thing. One had to know that braking was even harder in such terrain.
Laser fire blanketed the snowy plains, coating it with a resplendent array of lights. Wang Zheng held his laser rifle in his left hand while his right hand clutched an alloy knife as he calmly advanced.
He was in their firing range now.
It was a competition of one’s accuracy!
“Fuck, the damned snow is affecting my vision!”
“No need to aim, just spray and pray. With so many of us here, we’re bound to destroy him!”
“Fuck, if you actually destroy him, then we lose 30,000 coins!”
After Natural King spoke up, the other four players reduced their firing rate. Wang Zheng’s speed didn’t decrease, however, and his laser rifle constantly fired.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
“Fuck! That bastard hit us!”
“I’ve been hit!”
“What are you worried about? You have energy shields. These explosions are meaningless!”
The lasers hit them again and again, and the other four no longer cared about the extra prize. If they lost, they would absolutely lose all of their reputation.
A firefight ensued as explosions echoed around the battlefield.
By this point, Wargod No. 1 suddenly leaned over. It had actually started skirting around the battlefield at a 45° angle to the ground, using inertia to maintain its posture!
Simultaneously, the laser rifle in its left hand was calmly firing at not just a single target, but at all five mecha simultaneously!
Meanwhile, the five of them were still lined up in a row firing wildly. Wargod No. 1 was like a snowy ghost, weaving in and out while the laser beams were only able to cause explosions of snowy flowers as they missed him time and time again. Ironically, this obstructed their vision even more.
“Fuck. He disappeared… No! He’s next to us!”
An alarm rang out which meant that the enemy’s mech was extremely close to them.
All of them had already drawn their laser swords. Then a pile of snow exploded, and a Wargod No. 1 was seen falling from the sky. At this point, the five scout mecha were already fully prepared to fight.
“Destroy him!” shouted Natural King hysterically. Right now, it didn’t matter who killed him.
Snow slowly drifted down.
The five seemingly sluggish scout mecha suddenly burst into action. They weren’t noobs. Even the worse one among them was a bronze player. Although Natural King looked dumb, his mech reacted the fastest. His laser sword was the first to lunge toward Wargod No. 1.
Wargod No. 1 braked and kicked in, the mech plummeting. Pushing the mech to its limits, Wargod No. 1 used the great plummeting speed to increase the inertia of its rotation as it spun downward.
Wargod No. 1 fell straight into the center of the enemies. Lasers fired, and an alloy knife danced amongst a string of blossoming fire flowers.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The Radiant Type A Mech’s energy shield was destroyed, and the mech was knocked down by the Wargod No. 1, whose feet were pressed firmly on the mech.
A laser rifle was pointed right at its head.
Natural King was completely flustered. All he’d seen was a snow flower, followed by a ring of light which brought with it a string of fiery explosions before it had all ended.
“No… No, don’t kill me! Let me win! I’ll give you 100,000!” Natural King shouted. This was his last chance.
“Either live a despicable life, or be immortalized in battle!”
The laser rifle flashed four times. Mech destroyed!
The system announcer screamed wildly!
Red Team WIN!
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A cry rang out. Tiny Suds jumped up excitedly. She had completely forgotten her previous analysis and was instead roaring endlessly in excitement.
Everything went crazy!
“Boss! Boss! It’s about to explode! It’s going to explode! It’s DEFINITELY EXPLODING!”
On the data boards, the constantly dwindling number of viewers had suddenly exploded upward like a rocket launching into space. In a short timespan, it had reached the skies.
Solon’s hand clutched the side of the table tightly. “Immediately analyze the video!”
“Boss! It’s a call from headquarters!”
“Receive it.” Solon calmed himself slightly before speaking.
It was McLaren.
“Thank you, Chairman!”
Although it was a simple congratulations, the meaning behind it was extraordinary.
It was as McLaren had said, success required a certain element of luck.
“Boss. The two newly added servers installed to accommodate traffic are full. The number of VIP’s has exceeded 500,000!”
Even the workers were rambling incoherently at this point.
“Boss. The ones who have become VVIP’s have exceeded 200,000. We’ve set a new record!”
“Boss. The number of hits have exceeded 2,000,000!”
The situation for Solon was extremely wonderful.
“ ‘Either live a despicable life, or be immortalized in battle!’ ” Solon mused over those words.
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No one else left. Those who had left, upon hearing the news, immediately regretted their decision.
At Brothers Net Café, Yan Xiaosu was hugging An Mei and giving her a deep kiss while cheering excitedly. This time, An Mei didn’t reject his advances!
There truly existed such tyrannical people in this world.
Congratulations, Player Average Tom, you have been promoted to Silver Rank 5.
Average Tom stared blankly as he sat at home. Was this even possible???
He was promoted. He’d failed for an entire month, but succeeded under such circumstances?
Fawn’s eyes were about to pop out of their sockets. This bastard could win even under such circumstances. How could anyone live!?
This was Skeleton Army’s festival. “I’m Not Afraid!”
Countless people from numerous backgrounds were all shouting and cheering together. This was the strength of battle!
This was a hero!
No one left as they were waiting for the video analysis to come out.
Either live a despicable life, or be immortalized in battle!
The huge headline came out and numerous people rushed over. The ones who were already streaming were extremely lucky.
The slow-motion video started playing.
Only like this could one see what was happening during the blizzard. Blue team’s unscrupulous blind firing didn’t manage to hit even a hair of Wargod No. 1. They had been overconfident. On the other hand, Wargod No. 1’s control was like that of a snow ghost. What was supposed to be a restriction on mecha ended up becoming Wargod No. 1’s strength.
“He was using the main engine’s thrust to assist his slide. Fuck. How is this possible!” Fawn suddenly shouted. Although his personality left much to be desired, his knowledge, however, was superb.
The blizzard affected the accuracy of the five mecha but didn’t affect Wargod No. 1. Every shot made by Wargod No. 1 hit its target.
Right now, the video was edited to show a 360° view of the situation. Regardless of whether Wargod No. 1 was sliding and firing from left to right or right to left, every single hit landed at the exact same position. This showed that the individual had supreme confidence in their firing skills.
This showed that the last fight with Wild King wasn’t a fluke!
Wargod No. 1 was calm and cold-blooded as it slaughtered its enemies on the snowy plain.
This was in contrast to its maniacal maneuvers.
Yet, getting that close was dangerous.
As Wargod No. 1 leaned forward as it advanced, it used its inertia to keep itself close to the ground. Thus, on the snowy plains, Wargod No. 1 maintained full control and could accelerate quickly. In addition, it was from a direction no one expected.
The more dangerous the approach, the safer it would be!
Although everyone understood this concept, acting upon it was a completely different idea.
In the blink of an eye, he had rushed in front of them. Natural King and the rest had already made their preparations and were prepared to chop him into pieces. Yet, the brilliant use of an emergency brake maneuver had thrown them off.
Upon braking, the engine went into reverse and allowed the mech to forcefully land, all of which was part of his calculations.
What happened next was a terrifying battle.
This was something that could only have been done by repeatedly polishing oneself in a deadly snow environment.
Carlman’s Tornado of Death!
That year, Carlman from Mars had faced off against fifteen enemies on the planet’s ice field with this very move.
But that had been done in a mech that was specially adapted for the environment while this was a Wargod No. 1!
Even if one used the Tornado of Death, no one would be killed!
Once the video analysis came out, everyone felt a sense of fervent bewilderment.
The sparks from the alloy knife hadn’t been due to him attacking. It happened in self defense. In a brief moment, he had deflected all of the attacks while the killing blow was actually delivered by the laser rifle. Delivering shots to the head at close range, within two exchanges, he had killed four of them!
The closer one was to the enemy, the more intense the fight would be. In addition, the previous fight had exhausted them, and it would have been enough to simply destroy them.
But what was most important was this bastard’s control! His body and mind were synchronized to the point where an ordinary person couldn’t possible do what he did.
Tornado of Death with dual control!
The video paused at this moment. The laser rifle and alloy knife were pointed in different directions and held at different angles. The mech itself was also pointed in a third direction.
This was the multi-tasking ability used to dual control!
When the match had ended, people were already going crazy. After watching the analysis, everyone went absolutely ballistic!
This was truly an example of godly piloting!
It would forever be engraved in their hearts!
However, another word was to be announced…
This was the legendary announcement.
Being able to kill five enemy mecha alone, and dealing at least 80% of the damage to each one… Obtaining these five kills within five minutes, meaning a chain of kills, would trigger the announcement of the highest prestige in the CT battlefield.
Skeleton God had finally descended!