Chinese Drama 2019
The King’s Avatar (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)
Global Granary Recommendation
- Genre: eSport, Virtual Games, Thriller, Action, Adventure
- Release Date: 31 July 2019
- Origin: China, based on a novel and anime called Quan Zhi Gao Shou
- Cdrama: 40 Episodes
- Yang Yang as Ye Xiu/Ye Qiu?Jun Mo Xiao
- Lai Yu Meng as Su Mu/Rou Rou
- Maggie Jiang as Chen Guo/ Guo Guo
- Lion Lai as Bao Rong Xin/Steamed Bun
- Liu Qiu Shi as Lan He (Capt of LanXi Pavillon)
- Jiang Xue Ming as Xi Zhou (Lan Xi Pavillon team Member)
- Liang Yi Mu as Sun Xiang / Yue Yun (New Capt of Jiashi)
- Hao Shuai as Chen Ye Hui (Jiashi Team Member)
- Sun Ning as Luo Ji
- Zhao Chu Lun as Tao Xuan
- Yang Ting Dong as Mo Fan (Wei Cao Team Capt)
- Gao Han Yu as Yu Wen Zhao (Capt of Lan Yu [Blue Rain]Team)
- Jiang Long as Huang Shao (Team Member of Lan Yu)
- Ji Xiang Ning as Zhou Yi Bai
- Gu You Ming as Han Wen Qing (Capt of Ambitions Team)
- Song Han Yu as Wu Chen (V-capt of Ambitions Team)
It is the rise and fall and rise again of a genius e-gamer.
This first episode is catchy already.
In my opinion, Ye Qiu is the most gorgeous drama e-sport gamer, well to be honest probably second to Yixiao Naihe of Love020. LOL
Gorgeous or second most gorgeous, poor Ye Qiu had the most frustrating and soul-destroying experience with his management right after delivering another victory to Team Jiashu.
He was unceremoniously informed that he was no longer the captain for his group. They wanted to introduce new blood to the game and made a newly arrived Sun Xiang the new captain.
Ye Qiu was made to surrender his One Autumn Leaf account.
This was because of money.
Ye Qiu had always appeared mysterious to his fans. He is a top-notched e-player of Glory, which is the game that had been beguiling male and female e-sporters.
Ye Qiu wanted total privacy and would use face mask and baseball hat to cover up. His fans do not know how he really looks like.
His management blamed him for their shares not going up because Ye Qiu refused to do fan meeting and sponsorship.
With his demotion, he chose to retire instead.
That snowy evening he stood looking up at the majestic building of JianShu and promised himself, he will be back, a la Terminator, and will take everything.
That same lonely evening, he ended up in a palatial gaming center where youths of both genders were waiting to battle in Glory.
The atmosphere got Ye Qiu. He was never after the money, he just wanted to immerse himself into the Glory game.
He noticed the assistant vacancy for the center and applied immediately.
Chen Guo is the manager of the e-gamers centre.
When she interviewed Ye Qiu, she asked for his ID and she was surprised to see that he has the same name as her ultimate idol of Jianshu.
She asked Ye Qiu if he had experience with working at a computer centre, he said “no”. She then asked him if he had experience with cleaning, again he said “No”. He ended up saying ‘no’ to everything and yet she hired him because she liked his answer about Glory.
The job includes accommodation, which was really not fit for purpose and yet Ye Qiu was satisfied with it as it has a bed and that was all he needed.
His first day as an assistant was not a success. He was not domesticated. In fact, he causes so much mayhem that he ended up owing money to the centre more than the salary he was going to receive.
But he likes the place, it has that community feel. Everyone was completely into Glory.
Ye Xie was surprised to note that his manager may be his biggest fan. She was so upset when it was announced that Ye Qiu was no longer a part of Jiashu. It was unthinkable for her that the Glory god had left.
Ye Xie is beginning to adapt to his new life situation and with a purpose.
Ye Xie was in the middle of a Glory game when Chen Guo tasked him to insert the SD card reader directly to the television.
Unfortunately, television is not the latest model and does not have card reader inserts. So Ye Qiu plugged the telly into the computer without checking further.
He then went back to playing his game. His avatar was on death throw but he managed to save him and defeated the giant monster as well using various special tricks. His game was witnessed by Chen Guo who was about to tell him off for short-circuiting the telly.
Chen Guo though was impressed because the tricks and moves being used Ye Qiu was similar to Glory god, Ye Qiu.
Chen Guo started to think that maybe, just maybe, her assistant was the real Ye Qiu.
After his game, Ye Qiu asked Chen Guo to forgive him and give him another chance but Chen Guo was so happy and even told him to forget about the telly.
Another character had been introduced. It was Tang Rou, a pianist, who was such a perfectionist. She is Chen Guo’s best friend and also enemy at times.
She told Tang Rou that she had not finished her homework because of a new assistant. She used Ye Qiu as an excuse.
Chen Guo said that she had been trying to defeat Ye Qiu but can’t. She added that her assistant is as good as the Glory god.
Tang Rou who was also into the Glory game, challenged Ye Qiu. She was so sure to defeat him. But after 10 games, she did not win even once. She then said to herself that she will defeat him.
Ye Qiu continues to gain more extra-ordinary ammo from playing as a mercenary for groups who wanted to advance their levels.
Su Meng was missing him in Jiashu because Sun Xiang was bullying her because of her standard technique in the Glory game.
During a tumultuous Glory game, Ye Qiu met Bao Rong Xin, who was the other who stayed alive.
There was a tournament between Jiashi Team against Lan Yu Team.
This was the introductory gave for Sun Xiang as the new captain of Jiashi and account holder of One Autumn Leaf, which has all the ammo and tricks accumulated by Ye Qiu as a previous captain.
To start with Jiashi defeated the members of Lan Yu in individual battle.
Then the group battle began. The captain of Lan Yu, Yu Wen Shao has more tricks off his sleeves and Ye Qiu noticed it immediately.
Not halfway during the game, he anticipated that Jiashi will lose.
Chen Guo heard him and thought he was joking as JIashi was obviously leading the game.
Ye Qiu was adamant.
Sun Xiang was no doubt an extremely able Glory e-gamer but as a captain, he was immature and easily riled.
And Yu Wen Shao took advantage of this weakness of Sun Xiang.
He tasked Huang Shao to needle and provoke Sun Xiang, who separated from his group to fight Huang Shao’s avatar to the death.
Without his guidance, his teammates led by Su Meng became an easy target for the wily Yu Wen Shao.
The Lan Yu team en masse then surrounded Sun Xiang and killed his avatar.
The happiest person in the defeat of Sun Xiang and Jiasi was Chen Guo. She was still smarting from how they treated her hero-god of Glory, Ye Xie.
Yu Wenshao was able to get the information on what Ye Qiu was currently working on quite easily from Huang Shao.
Wenshao had told him that he had three hours to get the Smart Umbrella.
A couple of hours later Huang Shao returned with the physical prototype umbrella which made Wenshao laughed.
Ye Qiu came up wanting to know why his umbrella was stolen.
He greeted Wenshoe amiably.
Apparently, they had a history.
Wenshao used to attend a Glory training camp where Ye Qiu was a trainer.
Wenshao was the weakest amongst the trainees and as luck would have it he ended up having a match with Ye Qiu, the best trainer.
Wenshao spent hours and hours practising and it paid as well as he was able to have a good much with Ye Qiu, who was just too good. He ‘died’ at 2:18, which had become a very significant time for him.
Now he challenged Ye Qiu to another match which runs for 2:18 only. Wenshao is now experienced and a captain of his own team, Lu Yan.
In the end, he still lost at the hand of Ye Qiu but he was quite satisfied and it cured his psychological asthma.
I have to say Yang Yang is perfect, totally gorgeous, but there is something about Gao Han Yu that is so totally attractive.
There is another team called Wei Cao where Xiao Yifan is a member but being sent to a training camp to improve.
The boss of Wei Cao suddenly called the group in the training room to play Glory. They were to ambush Jun Mo Xian, Steam Bun and Tang Rou.
Yifan turned back to join in the game but one by one in quick succession, his teammates ‘died’ under Jun Mo Xian and team’s hand.
Yifan put a good fight but died as well but he was told by Jun Mu Xian that he was good but he did not see the problem.
The boss of Wei Cao was disappointed with his team, who told him that Jun Mo Xian was so experienced and obviously knew the game inside and out.
They were told that they had just met the greatest boss in the history of Glory. Jun Mo Xian is none other than Ye Qiu himself.
Xiao Yifan went to the Glory training centre and did well though he was told that competition to be in the top five is so fierce that he had to consider that.
He remembered what Jun MuXiao had said to him that he had the coordination but he doesn’t see the bigger picture.
He asked Jun MuXiao if he could train him in person. Jun MuXiao was only too happy to oblige and gave the internet cafe address.
On his way, Yifan bumped into a rather bumbling delivery guy, Bao Rong Xin, who insisted to take him directly to where he was going.
When Bao Rong Xin realised that they know the same person, Rong Xin could not contain his excitement. He was finally meeting Jun MuXiao his Glory master. He told him that he was Steamed Bun.
Jun Mu Xiao took Yifan aside and told him that he has a rare potential but perhaps being an assassin was not the way he should go. He advised that Yifan should start from the beginning and find his way and probably as a trickster.
Yifan wasn’t sure at first and was having nightmares about starting over.
Jun MuXiao, Tang and Steamed Bun went to the Glory shopping centre in the sky to barter and buy new ammo and equipment.
On their way back they were ambushed by a vengeful Chen Ye Hui and players from Jiashi. There were dozens of them against three until Yifan arrived as the Trickster.
“Change your fate, not give up!”
Yifan missed the training exam because he was gaming with Jun MuXiao. Yifan did not mind at all missing the test. He then realised that becoming a trickster is no way giving up on Glory.
Back at the Xing Xin Net Cafe, a leader of the Yue Lun Guild begged Jun MuXiao to help their guild who was on the brink of being razed to the ground. Their subscription was very low because they are relatively unknown and being out of the leaderboard.
The leader wanted Jun MuXiao to create them a dungeon. He said that they can’t pay much.
Jun Mu Xiao loves Glory and wanted everyone to enjoy it too so he accepted a nondescript double-headed battle-axe as payment from Yue Lun Guild.
The dungeon he created became top of the leaderboard, which put the unknown Yue Lun Guild in the map.
This was noticed immediately by several clubs and teams including Lan Xi Pavillon who had previously let it be known that Jun Mu Xiao is part of their club.
With the goading of Chen Ye Hui of Jiashi Team, the teams will be joining forces together and defeat Jun Mu Xiao and his team.
Lan Ye of Lan Xi Pavillon sent a message to Jun Mu Xiao to lie low for the time being.
But it was too late Jun Mu Xiao had given Tang Rou a new purple-headed spear which they were testing.
Then out several dozens of assassins baying for blood.
As much as Jun Mu Xiao is almost indestructible, there were just too many of the assassins and all of the same time. He had to battle it out and try to protect his team of Tang, Yifan’s trickster and Steamed Bun.
First to fall was Tang Rou and her purple spear was taken away.
It was exciting but it was grim for Jun Mu Xiao. Steamed Bun, though safe was trapped in a dug-out. Yifan was busy. And then a masked Huang Shao appeared and started fighting side by side with Jun Mu Xiao.
Really exciting episode.
If episode 9 is exacting this one is more so. I love watching he CGI gaming, it was so thrilling and electrifying.
Chen Ye Hui of Jiashi is trouble. He recruited and led 7 guilds for a sure-thing defeat of Jun MuXiao. But that did not happen. It was the 7 guilds who were seriously battered. The most worrying thing for them was that their rankings will go down.
Tang Rou’s taking back her purple speak from the defeated Chen Ye Hui was exhilarating.
Jun Mu Xiao with his posse which included Tang Rou, Steamed Bun, Yifan and a new recruit, Mei Guang were treated to a hot pot by Su Meng, who was also part of their battling group.
It was a happy get together.
In the middle of it, Hun Mu Xiao received a call from Huang Shao, who pretended that he was upset that he was not invited. He then asked if everyone of the group was there. He commented that it sounds like Jun Me Xiao is started a new group.
Jia Shi officially announced the retirement of Ye Qiu. They made it sound that it was Ye Qiu’s decision alone. He was not force out.
Poor Chen Guo attended the announcement alone and was obviously very upset being a die-hard fan of Ye Qiu.
Meanwhile, Jun Me Xiao’s fame is beginning to go viral.
The vice captain of Ambitions Team heard of him and wanted to challenge him. They heard that he was really Ye Qiu.
VC Xinjie is a healer in the game and quite good as well but not as good as jUn Me Xiao. After an interval, Han Wen Qing joined the game as well. He knew Ye Qiu rather too well as they have plenty of interaction in the past being each other’s nemesis.
In the end, Jun MuXiao won. Wen Qing asked him if he really did retire.
Jun Mu Xiao asked back “what do you think?”
The aftermath of the announcement of the retirement only made Ye Qiu more popular because of the fans not believing that he would willingly leave Glory.
Wen Qing being the numero uno opponent of Ye Qiu was asked for an interview.
He clearly said that Ye Qiu did not say about retirement to him and therefore believed that Ye Qiu was about to return.
Chen Guo was ecstatic.
This episode is full of eye candy, super handsomeness. There is really something deliciously appealing about men in uniform! 🙂
Jun Mu Xiao finally gave notice to Lanxi Pavillon that he can no longer help them for gaining dungeon points. Instead, Jun Mu Xiao sold Lanxi the Dungeon 101 manual that even the most inexperienced gamer can win if he follows the instruction religiously.
Guo Guo was going spare because she can’t get a ticket for the Glory All-Star Game.
Fortunately for her, Ye Qiu was given by Su Mungcheng tickets for the game which Ye Qiu secretly put in a place where Guo Guo will find it.
She was so excited.
The day of the game came and Guo Guo set up her table for Ye Qiu being the all time god of Glory. Fans were rather fickle. It seemed they have forgotten the genius of Ye Qiu.
In fact, Guo Guo got a bit manhandled when her table was tipped over and she was pushed around.
Guo Guo was so sad but visibly cheered up when Su Mengchen came to sit with her at the audience arena. Su Mengchen further made her happy when she asked for a limited edition of the Ye Qiu’s badge because she is Ye Qiu second most ardent fan, Guo Guo was, of course, the first.
The game became. It was a battle between Yiingje and his captain at Wei Cao.
Both Ye Qiu and Wen Zhao knew immediately that the captain sacrificed himself to give confidence to the young player who was being trained as the next captain of the Wei Cao.
What an exciting episode!!!
Poor Yinjie was feeling upset that he defeated his captain. He instinctively knew that it was done on purpose.
The next player was Yifan of Wei Cao vs someone who was highly professional.
Ye Qiu immediately the Yifan will lose.
He then found Yifan having a breakdown after his defeat.
Ye Qiu said he was foolhardy to choose one of the best when he had only been training as a trickster for a month.
Yifan said that he had to try his luck against the very best because this might be the only chance could play during a tournament and also he wanted to impress the captain because he feels that he might be out of the team.
The next players were Sun Xiang, the new captain of Jiashi vs Han Wenqing of Ambitions. Sun Xiang tried every trick in the book to try and make Wenqing loose confidence but it did not work because he was already het up from his confrontation with Ye Qiu earlier.
It was a most exciting game and Sun Xiang was so confident but Wenqing was in the league of Ye Qiu and Wen Zhao.
In the end, he loses and was further humiliated during the impromptu interview when Wenqing said that Sun Xiang played very well but if it had been Ye Qiu, he would have not lost.
The next players were between a professional and an amateur from the audience. The amateur happened to be Rou Rou.
The professional was from Jiashi and the second in command to Sun Xiang. He was rather dismissive of Rou Rou as being a girl and had only played Glory for less than a month.
He was surprised though how good she was. She was winning and about to exact the final jolt when Sun Xiang secretly replaced his second in command.
Sun Xiang toyed with Rou Rou. Even the professional players were disgusted how the professional was humiliated the amateur Rou Rou.
Sun Xiang was about to deliver the final blow to Rou Rou but she escaped courtesy of Ye Qiu who had come to help her out knowing that there was irregularities with the other party.
Sun Xiang was surprised at how agile she had become. Whatever punishment he gave she returned in spade.
And they both used the dragon ammo.
Ultimately her dragon was better than his dragon.
This showed though that Ye Qiu was in the building!
I have to say that I would have been quite happy if this entire episode is just about Blue Rain and Ambitions in their uniforms are just walking or marching. They were gorgeous.
Anyway, Guo Guo finally found out that the Ye Xie she had hired as her internet cafe’s network manager is in fact her super idol Ye Qiu.
Now she was bothered that he would leave her cafe. Despite having had confirmation from Ye Xiu that he was not going to leave any time soon, Guo Guo was still apprehensive.
She was so apprehensive that she had shied away from speaking to her idol. She could not even ask him to do his normal menial job because she can’t really ask her idol to do lowly jobs.
In the end, Ye Xie did some drastic action for Guo Guo to behave normally towards him again. He purposely made a reporter suspect that he was Ye Qiu.
Guo Guo went protective and told the reporter that her network manager is just that. She then told Ye Xie to go clean up.
Still, she was worried that he will leave. She told Rou Rou that she will close the internet cafe and lock in Ye Qiu in the attic with a computer so he could play Glory. He should be just happy to do that. Rou Rou said that was rather drastic. Another suggestion Guo Guo came out with was just to break Ye Qiu’s legs.
Ruo Ruo was beginning to get concerned with Guo Guo so she made a suggestion to perhaps spoil Ye Qiu into staying in the cafe.
This episode is about how Ye Qie , Mengxiao and Tao started on their way to Glory.
Ye Qie has always been the best player, while his friend Mengxiao was the engineer. He creates superweapons.
These two 15 years old were the best players in Glory and with Tao, who doesn’t really play well was in charge of logistics, they became a team
Mengxiao was so brilliant with creating superweapon, where his ultimate was called the Thousand Machine Umbrella, which he called the King’s Avatar Mengxiao.
Tao, who had by then became money man had told Mengxie to bin the Thousand Machine Umbrella and not to give it to Ye Qie.
If the umbrella exists, it would be their end and that of their beloved Glory because they will be unbeatable and no one would one to play Glory anymore.
Mengxiao saw the logic of it and he sealed the Thousand Machine Umbrella and will never see the light of day again.
Ye Qie was furious but Mengxiao promised him that once he reached the top of Glory he will have the umbrella back.
(But where is Mengxiao now?)
Tao, who now works for Jiashi, who made Ye Qie retired requested for a meeting. He said he wanted Ye Qie back. He wanted Ye Qie to comeback as a coach.
Ye Qiu said that he wanted to comeback to the arena not coach.
Tao said that was not going to happen.
They ended up had a furious row and Tao to make a point of severing all his connection with Ye Qiu and Mengxiao ordered an assistant to get rid of an old computer display that started Ye Qiu and Mengxiao.
Ye Qiu stopped the assistant and out of the harddrive? came out the notebook of Mengxiao with his plan of the Thousand Machine Umbrella.
Omg! There are two Yang Yangs! Yipeeee