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The following teams are those who are a part of the "Glory Professional Alliance", the official competitive organization for Glory. To prevent spoilers on mid-series player transfers, characters are grouped in their initial organizations during the start of Season 8.
- Adapted Out: 301 Degrees is removed from the live-action drama.
- I Let You Win: In a Season 8 regular match against Excellent Era, they deliberately throw the Group Challenge in such a way that it boosts Sun Xiang's ego, draining his stamina and disrupting his rhythm. In the subsequent Team Challenge, they sweep through Excellent Era after easily isolating Xiang's One Autumn Leaf from the rest of the team.
- Quantity vs. Quality: Instead of focusing their resources into one god-level character, like Excellent Era does with One Autumn Leaf, the team invested equally in their six starting characters, all of whom are on par with All-Star level characters.
Player ID: Scene Killer
Captain of 301 Degrees, Yang Cong is the best Assassin-class player in the league who started playing professionally during Season 3.
- The Chains of Commanding: The Assassin's ultimate skill "Life Risking Strike" reduces the character's HP to 1 while simultaneously deals a One-Hit KO on their opponent. Yang Cong doesn't use it because he still has to lead the team. In Season 10, he decides to slowly let go of his leadership responsibilities and begins having fun using this Death-or-Glory Attack on enemy ace players.
Player ID: Tide
Making his debut in Season 6, Xu Bin is seen as an incredibly patient player. He centers his strategies around "grinding" his opponents mentally and physically, extending Player Versus Player fights via positioning and dodging attacks frequently. This often leads his opponents into frustrating, irritating bouts, exhausting them in the long run. Before the start of Season 9, he transfers to Tiny Herb to replace the retired Deng Fusheng and is given the latter's character Angelica.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?
- Despite being snubbed for the 6th Glory All-Star Competition, Ye Xiu states he's a better Knight player than All-Star Deng Fusheng.
- Although Xu Bin is a modest, reliable teammate with generally good tactics, fans of 301 Degrees don't necessarily appreciate his presence on the team. Following his transfer into Tiny Herb, fans realize exactly why he was an essential part of 301 Degrees.
- In-Series Nickname: He's nicknamed the "Grind King" due to his Stone Wall play-style, maintaining his defenses in order to drag out duels, hence why every fight against him is seen as a "slow grind".
A professional player hailing from England, Bai Shu joins 301 Degrees in the midst of Season 10 as the operator for Tide after Xu Bin's transfer to Tiny Herb.
- But Not Too Foreign: Played with - Bai Shu is explicitly of Chinese descent; he simply comes from England to compete in the Alliance.
Guild: Blue Brook
- Amazon Chasers: Implied; as the only team from the beginning of the professional scene that has yet to have a female member on their roster, their reaction to Tang Rou's "Soft Mist", upon seeing an article regarding Team Happy, amounts to bouts of "Hot girl!" and "She's pretty good!"
- Combat Pragmatists: Blue Rain's primary strategy revolves around finding and creating opportunities to exploit - Yu Wenzhou baits opponents into making mistakes and gaps, while Huang Shaotian roams around and constantly goads them by vocally pointing out their shortcomings. The team's effectiveness, however, is reduced when the opponent doesn't make any significant errors.
- Logical Weakness: Wenzhou's hand speed, which was exploited by Thunderclap's tactics in prior seasons. Ironically, it was only possible because the Alliance higher ups began disabling voice chat due to Huang Shaotian's antics.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Blue Rain's roster consists of a noisy master of Trash Talking, an analyst with slow hand speed, an inexperienced Blade Master-class player and a skilled, but unmotivated Spitfire-class competitor.
- The Rival: To Tiny Herb, after they snatched the Season 6 championship title, which would have let the former be the second team after Ye Xiu's Excellent Era to have three consecutive championships.
Voiced by: Xia Lei (animation, audio drama)
Played by: Gao Hanyu (live-action)
Player ID: Swoksaar
Blue Rain's captain, Yu Wenzhou made his league debut in Season 4 of the professional league. Calm, patient and very easy-going, Wenzhou is part of the four "Master Tacticians" of Glory. Seen as a composed player, Yu Wenzhou never feels discouraged because of his weaknesses, nor does he ever need to prove his strength against competing Glory opponents. When the debut "World Glory Championships" is organized, Wenzhou is selected to be captain of Team China.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: As one of the "Four Master Tacticians"
- Wenzhou deduces Lord Grim's identity and the chain of events behind the Boneyard Dungeon records simply by reading them.
- During Wang Jiexi's match against Gao Yingjie at the 6th Glory All-Star Competition, he surmises the former held back on allocating his skill points to widen the damage difference between their avatars, giving Yingjie the edge and assured victory.
- Character Tics: In the Animated Adaptation, he loves spinning mechanical pencils.
- In-Series Nickname: Because of his relatively slow hands and APMnote , he's nicknamed "The Cripple".
- Little "No": Gives this when Huang Shaotian openly invites Lord Grim to Guild Blue Brook.
- Mighty Glacier: Wenzhou may be the captain of a championship winning team, but he's one of the slowest players in the league due to his low APM.
- Nice Guy: Not only is Wenzhou friendly, polite and maintains good relations with everyone in the pro circuit, he smiles often and rarely raises his voice.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Wenzhou's a "cripple" only when compared to his peers on the professional level via hand speed, yet he's still within the top 5% of Glory players with an APM higher than 200. For comparison, Chen Guo can only reach 120 APM.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Huang Shaotian's red, given the latter is hot-headed and rambunctious.
- Superior Successor: Even before his professional debut, Wenzhou defeated Blue Rain's ex-captain Wei Chen in practice duels repeatedly.
- Weak, but Skilled: Wenzhou makes up for his slow APM with being The Smart Guy, often out-predicting his opponents. Ye Xiu Lampshades if Wenzhou has faster typing hands, he'd be unbeatable.
Voiced by: Ye Qing (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Jiang Long (live-action)
Player ID: Troubling Rain (current), Flowing Tree (alternate)
Class: Blade Master
Vice-captain of Blue Rain, Huang Shaotian made his debut in Season 4. Because of his expertise with the sword, Shaotian is given the epitaph "Sword Saint" among Glory players, though among professionals, Shaotian is best known for being an incredible, if not, redundant and unbearable Trash Talker.
- The Ace: A rare example of a Glory professional player skilled at PvP who isn't a team captain.
- Berserk Button: Any mentioning of his Old Shame or that his gimmick-based play-style is "trash".
- Calling Your Attacks: Shaotian combines this with Trash Talk alongside Motor Mouth; Justified due to his Combat Pragmatist stance in Blue Rain.
- Cute Little Fangs: Seen in the animated version to denote his mischievious nature.
- Goshdang It To Heck: Has to resort to this in professional matches due to league rules; outside of professional circles, he turns into Sir Swears-a-Lot.
- Exact Words: In the animation, when Shaotian spams multiple messages at Ye Xiu for a chance at PvP, but rival guilds are gunning for Lord Grim, Xiu responds he's busy - that they can duel tomorrow. Moments later, Shaotian does it again, as it's seconds past midnight into the next day.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Invoked; whenever he visits Ye Xiu in the tenth server, he will get dragged into Ye Xiu's fights.
- I Shall Taunt You: Arguably Glory's greatest Trash Talker, Shaotian is so good at it, he can simultaneously type in the chat box while fighting.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: During the Season 10 playoffs, he is beaten by Mo Fan when the tree he's cutting falls on top of Troubling Rain, eliminating him from the match.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After annoying and taunting his fellow pros with his Motor Mouth for years, even the more polite ones like Zhou Zekai have no problem heckling and mocking him when he's on the losing end.
- Motor Mouth: Exaggerated in the animation where speech bubbles appear everywhere in the middle of a fight when he goes full-on taunting. Hilariously, this trait leads to him becoming Mr. Exposition for a short while in the web novel.
- Nice Guy: He's genuinely eager for Ye Xiu's comeback and will even help him out for free on the tenth server.
- Obvious Rule Patch: His Motor Mouth tendencies, especially when his character is eliminated in matches, resulted in the league making a new rule to prevent dead players from talking.
- Old Shame: He was scouted by Blue Rain because he was an expert in stealing boss kills, something he never wants people to bring up ever again.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Yu Wenzhou's blue, the well-mannered and patient team captain of Blue Rain.
- Right Behind Me: Variation - when Ye Xiu is chatting with Huang Shaotian online and casually insults Yu Wenzhou's handicap, Shaotian quickly says the man is standing behind him. Ye Xiu continues to trash talk Wenzhou.
- Right in Front of Me: When going incognito as Flowing Tree, he gets flamed as a "Huang Shaotian ripoff" by his own fans when he starts using his Motor Mouth.
- Talking Is a Free Action: In-Universe, he's so skilled at juggling a fight and typing away in the chatbox that he can taunt opponents in the middle of a scuffle, even when he's losing.
Player ID: Brilliant Edge
The best Berserker-class player in the league, Yu Feng stepped into the league's spotlight with a bang during Season 6 and was crowned the "Best Rookie" of that season. He transfers from Blue Rain to Hundred Blossoms at the end of Season 8, operating the character Blossoming Chaos.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Despite joining Hundred Blossoms as their new captain, bringing back one of their All-Star level characters and working to resurrect the combination that propelled the team to greatness, Yu Feng feels none of the team's fans pay any attention to him or his efforts unless it's to spite Zhang Jiale. As a result, Feng falls into a major slump during the first half of Season 9. Partially remedied when Zhang Jiale and Sun Zheping create a situation which forces the Hundred Blossoms fans to see it's Yu Feng who is protecting the team, not their former idols.
- Inadequate Inheritor: The boots he has to fill in Hundred Blossoms is more than just personal skill. Under his predecessor Sun Zheping's leadership, Hundred Blossoms were regular members of the playoffs and a force to be reckoned with during the regular season. As the new captain, Yu Feng is able to make the playoffs, but only barely.
- Newcomer Saves the Day: His outstanding rookie season played a huge role in Blue Rain's championship run in Season 6.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's the best Berserker-class user in the league during Season 8 with a solid fan base, but Yu Feng's not as important to Blue Rain compared to Shaotian and Wenzhou. Seeing there's little-to-no opportunity for him to be a core player, Yu Feng leaves for Hundred Blossoms after Season 8.
Player ID: Flowing Cloud
Class: Blade Master
A middle-school student who's being developed under Blue Rain's youth system, at 14 years-old, Lu Hanwen makes his debut in Season 9 as the youngest ever professional Glory player in the league, even winning the title of Best Rookie for the season.
- The Apprentice: Hanwen is being groomed to potentially succeed Huang Shaotian and his Troubling Rain account.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Equally as fast as Tiny Herb's Liu Xiaobie and can create eight Blade Master shadow clones, but his lack of control means opponents can see through half of them easily. Compare this to Huang Shaotian, who can make seven perfectly indistinguishable clones.
- Combat Pragmatist: After getting influenced by Ye Xiu for a few days, he becomes extremely opportunistic with a shamelessness on par with the game's veterans.
- Conservationof Ninjutsu: Subverted; when he attempts to take on the Four Guild Alliance single-handedly, Hanwen ends up getting himself trapped and kicked around like a ball.
- Determinator: After getting crushed by Ye Xiu twice, he still wants revenge, and will cut through an entire squad of opponents to get it.
- Genki Guy: Nothing gets him down, not even after being continuously toyed with by Ye Xiu like a rag doll.
- It Only Works Once: He has an immense capacity for learning and the mental strength to correct his weaknesses on the spot. After Ye Xiu sees through his many poorly managed clones and defeat him soundly, Hanwen recovers immediately and adjusts to focus on quality instead of quantity.
- Naïve Newcomer: In his first appearance, Ye Xiu easily manipulates him into sacrificing himself to gain the upper hand in a 3-way Wild Boss fight.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: After a few days of constantly being bullied in the off-season Wild Boss hunts, most players in Team Happy have a low opinion of Hanwen's skill - only veterans acknowledge him as a dangerous threat. Lampshaded by Ye Xiu, who points out Hanwen isn't by any means weak, even if he does get easily trounced by veterans.
- Popularity Power: He's not necessarily better than other Blade Master players, but his youth and upbeat personality makes him the second most popular in the league after Huang Shaotian.
Player ID: Bullet Rain
Zheng Xuan made his debut in Season 4 alongside Yu Wenzhou and Huang Shaotian.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Zheng Xuan is one of the most skilled Spitfire players in the league and was the first option of inheriting Dazzling Hundred Blossoms when Zhang Jiale suddenly retired after the Season 7 finals, yet he's always unmotivated and lacks the ambition to become a core member of the team.
- To Yu Feng: Zheng Xuan is a Spitfire-class player, who excels at ranged combat, while Yu Feng uses a Berserker, ideal for melee. Both players come from Blue Rain and are recruited by Hundred Blossoms for their respective classes post-Season 8. While Zheng Xuan declines the offer, citing it to be "stressful", Yu Feng jumps at the chance to become the team's core player.
- Lampshaded by Chen Guo: Xuan's tendencies is the polar opposite of Tang Rou's personality - a Blood Knight Competition Freak.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Zheng Xuan's skill as a Spitfire player is inferior to Zhang Jiale; similar to Yu Feng, he's not as important as the dual core of Yu Wenzhou and Huang Shaotian in Blue Rain.
Guild: Excellent Dynasty
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Ye Xiu was getting old and would have retired in a few seasons. Excellent Era's downfall began because they didn't want to wait for him to leave.
- Didn't Think This Through: Excellent Era successfully manages to force Ye Xiu to retire and gain new talent to replace him, believing this will be their meal ticket into rising back up from their poor rankings in the league. However, due to several circumstances, and some indirect actions from Ye Xiu, Excellent Era slips further down the ranks.
- Disc-One Final Boss: They become Happy's biggest obstacle in their path to being promoted to the pro league during the Season 9 "Revival Tournament" of the Challengers League.
- Divided We Fall: In Season 8, the team hovers around the relegation zone and is finally relegated at the end of the season. Individually, Excellent Era's starters are highly valued by playoff teams; even their substitutes are no-brainer starters in mid-card organizations. As of Season 10, eight out of ten players from the disastrous Season 8 roster are still active and doing well in the league.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Due to Ye Xiu and One Autumn Leaf's brilliance, the other players in the roster gets sidelined and is the other catalyst of Ye Xiu being kicked out of the team.
- Irony: Ye Xiu's downfall was him not appearing for the media, which angered Excellent Era's management; Excellent Era's end is marked by Ye Xiu's media appearance after beating the former in the Season 9 Revival Tournament.
- Nostalgia Filter: As Excellent Era's relegation struggles continue, vocal fans complain about how much better it was when Ye Xiu was still the team captain.
- Vestigial Empire: At the height of their success, Excellent Era was the number one ranked team in the league with some of the best and strongest players, but with Ye Xiu's exit, alongside losing multiple players through transfers to other teams (especially during Season 9 and beyond), the team is less than a shadow of their former selves. Emphasized when Excellent Era loses in the Revival Tournament for Season 9 - the team essentially becomes bankrupt. Ye Xiu has to ask Xia Zhongtian, a rich fan and sponsor of Excellent Era, to purchase the organization in order to save it from liquidation.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Zigzagged; once Ye Xiu makes his exit from Excellent Era, the latter makes a public announcement on Ye Xiu "choosing to retire" - that they're still in good relations with him. Later, the team claims they do not understand why he's causing "trouble" for their Excellent Dynasty guild in the tenth server, turning many fans against Ye Xiu. While Ye Xiu doesn't outwardly show his displeasure, those who know the truth about Excellent Dynasty guild members essentially harassing him are more openly upset.
Voiced by: Liu Sanmu (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Liang Yimu (live-action)
Player ID: One Autumn Leaf
Class: Battle Mage (current), Berserker (former)
Formerly of professional team "Conquering Clouds", Sun Xiang becomes Excellent Era's replacement team captain for Ye Xiu, having been bought for 7 million renminbi, and is the current user of One Autumn Leaf in the midst of Season 8. Before the start of Season 10, he and One Autumn Leaf transfer to Samsara.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Has black hair in the Manhua and live-action, but is a blonde for the animation.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Sun Xiang has trouble co-operating with his teammates during competitive matches and stepping out of Ye Xiu's shadow (given the legacy of the character he's been handed to by management); this sets him at ends with Excellent Era when they start losing at regular season matches. Discussed when Ye Xiu states to Chen Guo that Sun Xiang sweeping 301 Degrees in the Group Challenge for a Season 8 regular match slowly turns him arrogant, thereby raising his APM, throwing off rhythm with the rest of his Excellent Era teammates for the subsequent Team Challenge.
- Break the Haughty: After encountering Ye Xiu in-game and being defeated by Happy in the Season 9 Revival Tournament, Sun Xiang realizes that skill and possessing a god-level character alone won't help him win matches. With his transfer into Samsara for Season 10, he turns into the one of Zhou Zekai's best teammates throughout the regular season.
- Can't Catch Up: How he feels In-Universe towards Ye Xiu due to not being able to surpass the former's legacy even after inheriting the legendary One Autumn Leaf. When Ye Xiu starts competing again professionally with Team Happy, Sun Xiang feels obliged to defeat One Autumn Leaf's former owner to prove he can avert this.
- Dark Is Evil: Played with; Sun Xiang certainly isn't evil, despite Excellent Era taking away One Autumn Leaf from Ye Xiu and handing it to Xiang as a result of business transactions, but given his Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy attitude among his own Excellent Era teammates, alongside One Autumn Leaf's avatar having black hair, dark-colored armor and weapon, this trope still fits.
- Inadequate Inheritor: As much as Sun Xiang is one of the top players in the league, even he can't live up to the initial hype as One Autumn Leaf's successor. Emphasized at the 6th Glory All-Star Competition - when Sun Xiang selects Han Wenqing as his opponent in the rookie vs. pro event, the latter beats him, with Han Wenqing putting Sun Xiang in his place for trying to think he has what it takes to best the league's veterans.
- It's All About Me: He has this worse than Tang Rou, as Sun Xiang's Pride prevents him from co-operating effectively with his teammates. This causes their attempt to rise back up the league rankings becoming incredibly rocky, despite his individual talent.
- Meaningful Name: "Xiang" means "to soar"; when he led Conquering Clouds, he took what was essentially a low-ranking, no-name team in the Alliance to within reach of the Season 7 playoffs.
- No Social Skills: He's bad at reading the atmosphere and taking social hints. During meetings, he usually needs someone to spell out what he needs to do.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: Played with; Sun Xiang's handling of One Autumn Leaf is heavily influenced by Ye Xiu's style of play rather than focusing more on his own. Excaberated when Excellent Era's upper management decide to change One Autumn Leaf's equipment as much as possible to throw off Ye Xiu in the Challengers League. While successful in that regard, it simultaneously creates disharmony with Sun Xiang due to him being unaware of what Xiu's Unspecialized build with Lord Grim is compared to his prior use of One Autumn Leaf.
- The Peter Principle: He's one of the best players in the league, but as a team captain, his leadership abilities are non-existent - an Authority in Name Only, as he has very little influence over Excellent Era. After joining Samsara, he no longer needs to lead and becomes more dangerous than ever.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Sun Xiang receives two from Ye Xiu in the series.
- During Excellent Era's hunt for Lord Grim's group in the Heavenly Domain, Ye Xiu berates Sun Xiang for his attitude and lack of teamwork by wiping out their entire roster. It leads to Excellent Era's performance going into such a slump, they get relegated at the end of Season 8 into the Challengers League.
- Ye Xiu calls out Sun Xiang again in the Season 10 playoff tie-breaker match during the Group Competition against Happy: Sun Xiang attempts to control a peak level One Autumn Leafnote , but Xiu cites his inexperience with a Battle Mage entirelynote . Fortunately, Xiang listens to the advice and reverts One Autumn Leaf back to its normal, easy-to-control state.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: During the Team Challenge of the Season 9 Revival Tournament finals, despite One Autumn Leaf having more Hit Points, Sun Xiang purposely leaves the game when he's placed in a 1 vs. 2 situation against Ye Xiu's Lord Grim and An Wenyi's Little Cold Hands, giving Team Happy the win by default.
- Teen Genius: Rose to fame at 18-years old when he led a struggling Conquering Clouds just outside of a playoff appearance in Season 7. Before being transferred to Excellent Era in Season 8, Sun Xiang and the team dominated with an impressive 13-6 win-loss ratio; after his departure, Conquering Clouds become relegation strugglers again.
- The Usurper: Enforced by Excellent Era's management, allowing Sun Xiang to take Ye Xiu's position away as team captain.
Voiced by: Tong Xinzhu (animation), Liu Xiaoyu (audio drama), Nie Yuying (live-action)
Played by: Lai Yumeng (live-action)
Player ID: Dancing Rain (current), Cleansing Mist (alternate)
A rare female professional player in Glory, Su Mucheng is touted as the best at the Launcher-class in the league. Mucheng was raised in an orphanage, but left some time later, becoming Childhood Friends with Ye Xiu when Glory started its beta. When he joined the professional league and signed on with Excellent Era, Mucheng followed suit and started playing for the same team in Season 4. When her contract expires at the end of Season 9, she leaves to join Happy, along with Dancing Rain; post-Season 10, she succeeds Ye Xiu as its team captain.
- Captain Ersatz: An orange-haired female companion to the male protagonist who spends much of her time in a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game - is this Su Mucheng or Asuna Yuuki?
- The Chick: The only female player in Excellent Era; Subverted when she joins Happy as Tang Rou is part of the roster.
- Colourful Theme Naming: Mixed with Meaningful Name - "cheng" means "orange" in Chinese, matching the hair color of her and her avatars.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In Mo Fan's eyes, at least - after a week of watching her do nothing but eat, watch television dramas and play Flash games, he duels her in PvP and gets curb stomped within one minute.
- Cultured Badass: Character names such as Lord Grim, One Autumn Leaf, Cleansing Mist and Dancing Rain all came from Mucheng through poems.
- Defector from Decadence: Played with; she's displeased with Excellent Era's mistreatment of Ye Xiu - his forced retirement being the last straw for her. However, she cannot leave the team as Mucheng has roughly 18 months left on her contract when he left Excellent Era. Once it expires, she refuses new offers and joins Team Happy at the end of Season 9.
- Male Gaze: In episode five of the animation's first season, when Mucheng joins Ye Xiu's raiding party, the camera deliberately goes for a close-up shot of Cleansing Mist's avatar, starting with Zettai Ryouiki.
- Only Friend: Mucheng is the only person in Happy who can effectively communicate with Mo Fan.
- Popularity Power: Although she isn't the best female player in Glory, she is considered the most popular woman, being deemed as the most beautiful and the one who holds the most commercial value from league sponsors.
- Satellite Character
- Deconstructed In-Universe: when Ye Xiu was with Excellent Era, her play-style revolved around working with him, but due to his exit from the team, she's forced to adapt without him since Sun Xiang doesn't use One Autumn Leaf the way Ye Xiu does. In the live-action, he refuses to heed any advice or strategy from her, which leads to animosity between the two. Further exemplified when she and Ye Xiu won the league's "Best Partners" award for four consecutive seasons after she starts playing professionally. This becomes another reason why she leaves Excellent Era to join Happy.
- Discussed between Ye Xiu and Huang Shaotian: when the latter wonders why Ye Xiu didn't transfer to another team, but take Excellent Era's forced retirement, Xiu asks him what Mucheng would do if he did join another team. Shaotian Lampshades she would follow where Ye Xiu will go, implying Mucheng would have left Excellent Era along with him, but the latter cannot allow it as per her contract with Excellent Era. Taken to its logical conclusion in the live-action series when Mucheng is willing to drop everything to leave with him, but he insists she stays.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Downplayed; a Launcher's BFG is already large, but Mucheng's avatars are slightly taller than the gun.
- Take This Job and Shove It: Mucheng becomes so fed up with Excellent Era's management that after beating Sun Zheping in the Group Competition of the Season 9 Revival Tournament finals, she openly declares this and sits among the seats with Happy's members, indicating she will join them no matter what.
Voiced by: Zhao Yi (animation)
Player ID: Total Darkness (current), Hateful Sword (alternate)
Class: Spellblade (Total Darkness), Berserker (Hateful Sword)
The vice-captain of Excellent Era. At the beginning of Season 9, he is transferred to Thunderclap; by Season 10, he signs with Wind Howl.
- Adapted Out: Zigzagged - Liu Hao doesn't exist in the live-action series; however, some of his characteristics are folded onto Chen Yehui instead.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Ye Xiu and Su Mucheng's partnership in Excellent Era gets him sidelined, a source of his frustrations against Xiu.
- Evil Makes You Ugly: He's not very attractive in the animation; in the web novel, Wang Jiexi and Huang Shaotian describe him as having the face of a schemer who's up to no good.
- Glory Seeker: Liu Hao's modus operandi after entering the Glory Professional Alliance, to the point where he instigates Excellent Era management in kicking out Ye Xiu just to have his "brilliance" seen by all.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Due to Ye Xiu's talent for Glory, Liu Hao targets his resentment to him and is one of the masterminds of Ye Xiu's ousting from Excellent Era.
- It's Personal: He feels that Ye Xiu had long been holding him back from stardom during his tenure as team captain, hence his continued efforts to humiliate Ye Xiu even after the latter has retired.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Despite his role in forcing Ye Xiu out of Excellent Era, Liu Hao gets off-loaded to a weakened Thunderclap post-Season 8.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Delights in Ye Xiu's fall from grace by openly mocking him at his workplace as a lowly Internet cafe manager.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After suffering major losses to Huang Shaotian and Ye Xiu in the same day, he realizes pursuing Revenge on Ye Xiu at his current skill level isn't worth it, but played with because Liu Hao will still try only when he thinks he can win.
- The Peter Principle: Ye Xiu acknowledges his gaming skill, but he still affirms Liu Hao is hardly fit for the role of a vice-captain. Lampshaded when Xiu questions Liu Hao why he doesn't take over leadership duties during Excellent Era's Team Challenge against 301 Degrees during a Season 8 regular match after Sun Xiang starts slipping up, reasoning it's one of the vice-captain's responsibilities when the team leader is faltering. In Season 10, when he no longer has to lead in Wind Howl, Liu Hao clinches a spot on the All-Star roster.
- Revenge Before Reason: In his quest to beat Ye Xiu's Boneyard Dungeon speed record, he forgets about a regular season match against Blue Rain and gets defeated by Huang Shaotian easily, leading to a victory for Blue Rain.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Liu Hao hates being in Thunderclap so much he immediately leaves at the end of Season 9 following his contract expiration.
- You Are in Command Now: Due to the leadership vacuum caused by Ye Xiu's departure and Sun Xiang's lack of influence over the team, Liu Hao informally takes charge of Excellent Era. After joining Thunderclap, he becomes captain to fill in its absence caused by Xiao Shiqin's departure.
Voiced by: Zhao Yi (live-action)Played by: Zhao Chulun (live-action)
Chief executive officer and owner of Excellent Era, Tao Xuan is the one who forced Ye Xiu to retire at the beginning of the story.
- Composite Character: The live-action series plays up his Adaptational Jerkass traits by combining Tao Xuan with Excellent Era's manager Cui Li, who conspired to have Ye Xiu thrown out of the team.
- Failure Gambit: Played with - the method he used to force Ye Xiu into retirement runs far deeper than is initially shown. He deliberately set Excellent Era up to fail by weakening Ye Xiu's authority within the team, causing most members to question his status as team captain, thus dampening their overall performance and leading to their gradual decline after the fourth championship season. This allowed him to bide his time finding a replacement for Ye Xiu without causing a gigantic public relations disaster; Sun Xiang appearing on the scene merely served as the final lynchpin for kicking Ye Xiu out.
- Fatal Flaw
- Greed: had he not focused on weakening Ye Xiu's influence for being a recluse, it wouldn't have led to the downfall of Excellent Era. Furthermore, his inability at pulling the team back together after purposefully hiring players with teamwork issues, while refusing to admit that giving up on Ye Xiu meant losing money (unlike Su Mucheng) brings into question if Tao Xuan was acting simply on emotions rather than on rationality.
- Envy: Tao Xuan wonders if the real reason for his actions and resentment are in fact his own jealousy regarding Ye Xiu's skill and youth.
- Foil: To Chen Guo - Tao Xuan was a former Internet cafe owner who creates championship winning team Excellent Era, but a pursuit centered on Greed ultimately destroys his organization. Chen Guo is an Internet cafe owner who creates grassroots team Happy, yet isn't motivated out of money or exploiting her idol Ye Xiu, but rather so he can recapture the glory of a championship, leading to Happy's victory in the Season 10 playoffs.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: See Failure Gambit; Tao Xuan initially planned to bring Excellent Era back to its championship status again after forcing Ye Xiu to retire. Instead, Ye Xiu becomes a thorn in their side, indirectly causing their relegation at the end of the eighth season. He doesn't account for his quiet attempt at creating a mutiny to further feed the enmity of several players on Excellent Era's team against Ye Xiu and cause them to make rash decisions that has negative repercussions on their professional performance. As a result, the team plummets much faster than he had accounted for.
- Laser-Guided Karma: With Excellent Era losing the Revival Tournament in Season 9 to Team Happy, which would have brought them out from relegation, Tao Xuan exits as team owner after scandals come pouring in due to their loss in the tournament, alongside the revelation of why Ye Xiu truly left Excellent Era. As the team is bought out by Xia Zhongtian, Xuan leaves for the United States.
- Nothing Personal: He doesn't hate Ye Xiu personally, but his reclusive nature renders him and the team unmarketable. Excellent Era lost out on many lucrative team endorsement contracts because Ye Xiu refuses to appear in public. The eventual reveal that kicking out Ye Xiu would cause their original money maker, Su Mucheng, to pack up and leave the team after Season 9 brings into question if it wasn't at least partially an emotionally motivated decision.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Although Dancing Rain is an All-Star character worth millions of renmenbi, Tao Xuan hands Su Mucheng her character to Team Happy for a token sum of 450,000, an incredibly cheap offer, because of his past friendship with Ye Xiu.
- Self-Made Man: Before he became rich as the owner of Excellent Era, he was an owner of an Internet cafe.
- Taking Advantage of Generosity: Ye Xiu gave away his wealth to help unemployed retired pros go back to school and find jobs. Tao Xuan took advantage of it and forced Ye Xiu to retire since he was unable to pay the contract termination fees.
- We Used to Be Friends: As the league became richer, his Greed for commercial success and Ye Xiu's refusal to do celebrity endorsements broke their friendship apart.
Voiced by: Gu Jiangshan (live-action)
Played by: Zhai Zilu (live-action)
Player ID: Combat Form
Class: Battle Mage
A talented, young Battle Mage-class player raised in Excellent Era's youth camp, Qiu Fei makes his debut in Season 9.
- All of the Other Reindeer: As the most outstanding player in Excellent Era's youth program, he's disliked by his peers and is a constant target for their gossip and slander.
- The Apprentice: Qiu Fei was personally trained by Ye Xiu before his forced retirement and was originally projected to inherit One Autumn Leaf before Sun Xiang came along.
- Green-Eyed Monster: As Ye Xiu's favorite student, he attracts the jealousy of his peers, who are quick to mock him upon his mentor's forced retirement.
- If I Wanted You Dead...: When Ye Xiu plays against Qiu Fei in a match, he slowly points out the flaws in Fei's style, handing out many pointers on how to improve his game. Qiu Fei Lampshades that if Ye Xiu wanted to win, he would've easily curb-stomped him.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Other than the outsider Xiao Shiqin, he's the only player in Excellent Era who knows nothing about the true circumstances behind Ye Xiu's abrupt retirement.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Even as opponents, Qiu Fei still admires his former mentor, and is on good terms with him.
- Talk to the Fist: After Chen Yehui starts badmouthing Ye Xiu, Qiu Fei punches Yehui.
- Undying Loyalty: Refuses to leave Excellent Era after its bankruptcy when it is defeated by Happy in the Season 9 Revival Tournament. With Ye Xiu's help ensuring Excellent Era stays afloat, Qiu Fei becomes the team captain, eventually winning the Revival Tournament in Season 10, allowing them back into the Alliance for Season 11.
The core member of Excellent Era's research department, Guan Rongfei joins Happy after the end of Season 9.
- Brains and Brawn: Bao Rongxing's brawn to Luo Ji's brain - both are even roommates in Happy's residence with their interactions bordering Vitriolic Best Buds.
- Cherry Tapping: Due to how weak their characters are and Lord Grim's Unspecialized-class having access to low level skills (with one skill point on high level skills), the team functions as this. Played with, however, as Happy's teamwork makes up for their shortcomings.
- Confusion Fu: Happy has three unpredictable players/characters (Ye Xiu, Bao Rongxing and Fang Rui) with unpredictable results in team matches. Their initial success in Season 10 relies on this since their competitors can only afford to research so many opponents, and Happy is just one out of twenty teams in the Professional Alliance.
- Crazy Enough to Work: Happy is the only team in the Alliance that can run a strategy of using no heal-based Character Class like a Cleric or having it as the sixth member in Team Challenges for official matches. To be fair, thanks to Lord Grim's access to dozens of skills, Ye Xiu can provide a miniscule amount of healing if necessary.
- David vs. Goliath: While the team is by no means weak, their characters are comparatively weaker than a fully upgraded character with silver-tier equipment in the Alliance. They make up for it with each player's individual performance and nigh impeccable teamwork coordination.
- Dark Horse Victory
- Their Season 10 playoff run is this, trouncing former championship teams Blue Rain and Tyranny in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, respectively, ultimately winning the championship against Samsara and ending their two-year reign. In-Universe, color commentators state this is nothing short of a miracle, as Happy is the first team to win the Challengers League and professional league back-to-back.
- Prior to that, Happy beating Excellent Era, the heavy-favorites, in the Season 9 Challengers League tournament finals, winning their ticket into the primary league.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Quite a few people join Happy's guild and team because they were defeated by its captain, such as Wei Chen, Tang Rou and Wu Chen. However, Mo Fan plays with this - when he initially refuses to join the team, the captain's solution is to hunt and kill his character Deception repeatedly until he finally relents.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: What is essentially a grassroots organization beats a three-time championship team in the relegation league, promoted to play in the Professional Alliance's regular season and nabs the top prize in the entire competitive Glory scene after their debut in the latter.
- Geo Effects: Happy is the team that pioneered using the environment to devastating effects against their opponents, such as Mo Fan using a tree to eliminate Huang Shaotian and Luo Ji wiping out the entire Team Tyranny by creating an avalanche.
- In-Series Nickname: "Ye Xiu's army", as most of its members are personally hand-picked by the man himself.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Happy's exceptional teamwork is honed by practicing in dungeon raids and hunting monsters.
- Mythology Gag: In the live-action series, when the guild is first formed, the owner decides to call it "Unrivaled Super Hottie" before changing it to Happy. The former is based on the name of an avatar used by Ye Xiu as a Paper-Thin Disguise in the web novel to spy on the Tyrannical Ambition guild.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Played with - although Luo Ji and An Wenyi have the slowest hand speeds in Happy, their APM is still higher than 200, which only the top 5% of all Glory players have.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: What the initial roster of the team is (pre-player transfers) - its members include an Internet cafe owner who doubles as an amateur team manager/owner (Chen Guo), two newcomers to Glory (Tang Rou and Bao Rongxing), a scrap picker from the Heavenly Domain (Mo Fan), a mathematics university student (Luo Ji), a former member of the Tyrannical Ambition guild (An Wenyi) and two retired professional players (Wei Chen and Ye Xiu).
- Recognition Failure: During the earlier parts of the novel, Happy's rookies, mainly Bao Rongxing, Tang Rou and Mo Fan, usually tend to not recognize famous professional players in the Alliance.
- Underdogs Never Lose: Played with - nobody, aside from Chu Yunxiu and Happy's fans, expect them to win the Season 10 championship upon making it into the playoffs, especially when they're up against the top three teams in the Alliance (Blue Rain, Samsara and Tyranny) whom they lost horribly to throughout the regular season.
- Unlocking the Talent: Happy's rookies (including Qiao Yifan, despite not being a rookie) are so talented, along with Ye Xiu as The Mentor, they become the league's darkhorse such that powerhouse organizations are actively trying to recruit them.
- Special Team Normal Name: Who would have thought the championship team of the Challengers League and Glory Professional Alliance is aptly named "Happy". Even its loyal fans are disappointed about the team name being too ordinary.
- The Rival: To the surprise of everyone, they become Samsara's, as blatantly seen during the 8th Glory All-Star Competition.
- Took a Level in Badass: The team struggles through Season 10 regular matches whenever they're against powerhouses like Blue Rain, Samsara, Tiny Herb and Tyranny, often losing to them. However, once they make it to the playoffs, Happy displays why exactly they're on par with their competitors - some of the highlights include Tang Rou, the remaining Happy member, wiping out Samsara in a 1 vs. 3 situation during the Season 10 Game 3 playoff finals in the Group Challenge, and Ye Xiu reaching an APM of 764, a record performance.
- Trash Talk: Happy is third in the Alliance according to public chat statistics, bested by Blue Rain (courtesy of Huang Shaotian) and some unnamed team.
- Two Girls to a Team: Su Mucheng and Tang Rou; they are bested by Misty Rain's Chu Yunxiu and the Shu sisters for most number of females on a professional team's primary roster in the league.
Voiced by: Feng Sheng (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Bai Xiang (live-action)
Player ID: Swoksaar (former), Windward Formation (current)
Ex-captain of Blue Rain and former user of Swoksaar. Some time after Ye Xiu enters the Heavenly Domain with Lord Grim, a run-in with Wei Chen leads the captain of Happy to recruit Chen into the team, with the intended goal of winning the championship.
- The Bully: He's so happy after successfully upgrading his silver-tier weapon the first thing he did was head straight to the arena to bully weaker players.
- Bullying a Dragon: He, along with Ye Xiu, are the only existing Glory players who dare to talk trash against Tyranny's captain Han Wenqing.
- Can't Catch Up: By Season 10, in light of his declining stamina and the growth of Happy's rookies, he becomes a substitute player.
- Combat Pragmatist: Wei Chen will do anything to survive and keep his silver-tier weapon, including but not limited to lying, gang-ups, flattery and throwing his teammates under the bus.
- Crutch Character: In-Universe, when he joins Happy, he's easily the second strongest player on the team - an expert who can fight evenly against Bao Rongxing and Tang Rou is just a chew toy to Wei Chen. However, the team slowly weans off their dependency on him as the rookies grow stronger and are able to stand on their own feet.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: His character's face is a copy of his Real Life face; when the leader of Guild Blue Brook doesn't recognize him, he feels insulted.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: He flies to Hangzhou in a few days when the team captain invites him to Happy, implying Wei Chen's either unemployed or under-employed.
- Feeling Their Age: Played with; at 33-years old, Wei Chen's skills in Glory PvP have already declined, but his experience at commanding a team is still impressive, thus it comes as no surprise when he's recruited into Happy for his leadership qualities.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: When he retired, Glory pro players were closer with their fans and often played with them in the game. After unretiring, he maintains his standard practice from years ago because he hates the current climate of players distancing themselves from their fanbase. Other pro players are shocked when they see him being close with Happy's fans and Trash Talking one another.
- Founder of the Kingdom: Before retiring, he set the foundations for Blue Rain's success - he created Swoksaar, scouted and recruited Huang Shaotian, mentored Yu Wenzhou as the future team captain, and developed Blue Rain's play-style having deep roots in his opportunistic philosophy. Many years later, only a few senior pro players remember him and no one else.
- Good Is Boring: To Wei Chen, Level Grinding for equipment is inefficient and beneath him. If he needs a specific piece of equipment, he'd rather kill unsuspecting players and loot them.
- Hot-Blooded: Despite his best efforts to restrain himself, he enjoys being this even at his age.
- Hypocrite: Cusses out Ye Xiu for bringing in a helper to their fight...when he's bringing in reinforcements that sets Lord Grim going up against twenty other players.
- In-Series Nickname: "Old Wei", to denote his Real Life age as a professional player.
- I Shall Taunt You: As Huang Shaotian's predecessor, he's one of the old masters at Trash Talking. Upon meeting Sun Xiang, Chen leaves him almost speechless just from uttering a few words.
- The Lancer: Becomes the de facto second-in-command to the captain after joining Team Happy due to his wealth of in-game experience, despite Fang Rui being the actual team vice-captain.
- Long-Range Fighter: Windward Formation's weapon has an extremely high casting distance, even compared to pro-level characters, and can easily take out unaware players who underestimate the avatar's magic range.
- Mole in Charge: Zigzagged; Subverted when Wei Chen joins the Samsara guild as The Mole with a few helpers, but is promoted too quickly, and becomes in charge of the guild's second elite team. Due to being completely isolated from his fellow moles, his spy work is limited to mere information gathering. However, this is played straight months later when he slowly earns the trust of the guild and secretly sabotages their Wild Boss hunts in Guild Happy's favor from time-to-time.
- Mr. Exposition: Ye Xiu and Han Wenqing do not talk much about themselves or the early days of Glory. Wei Chen is more out-going and reveals a lot about the early days during his nostalgic moments.
- My Greatest Failure: Losing to Yu Wenzhou when he was in Blue Rain played a key factor as to why he initially retires.
- Obsolete Mentor: Before his first retirement, he was this to Huang Shaotian and Yu Wenzhou, and had a lasting influence on their current play-styles. Downplayed during Season 10 - though he may be weaker than Happy's starting lineup, his breadth of knowledge and eye for detail are invaluable for the rookies during post-match analysis and discussions.
- Old Master: Post-comeback onto the professional scene, he becomes the oldest professional player in Glory.
- Pet the Dog: Wei Chen might be a crude person to be begin with, yet he has nothing but sincere gratitude for Happy's manager, who arranges for living accommodations for the newly gathered team.
- The Pete Best: As the first captain of Blue Rain, he retired before the team became popular. Post-retirement, Guild Blue Brook's leader doesn't recognize him.
- Rags to Riches: Becomes a millionaire overnight after selling his maximum skill point guide to Samsara.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The brash, hot-tempered red to Ye Xiu's stoic, tranquil blue.
- So Proud of You: How he feels upon seeing his newcomer teammates in Happy perform after their growth, especially during the Season 10 playoffs.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: When Wei Chen was in Blue Rain, he was allowed to smoke in non-smoking areas because he was the captain.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: It's hard for him not to cuss loudly every other time he speaks. He even tends to begin sentences with a curse word.
- Talking Your Way Out: Does this twice when cornered by Qiao Yifan, and might have gotten away with it if it weren't for a meddling Ye Xiu.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He's this as the leader of Guild Samsara's second elite team by painting himself as a kindly figure who comforts the guild members after their failures in Wild Boss hunts, right after manipulating events to Ye Xiu's favor.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ye Xiu in Happy, which team members are amused by their Trash Talking with each other.
- Warts and All: Wei Chen may be a legend in the Glory community, but his Real Life tendencies aren't appreciated by Happy's team manager.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: This is one of his bullying tactics - he plays to his opponent's level, and wins only by a slight margin to provide a glimmer of hope and encourage the opponent to try again. The process repeats until his opponent surrenders.
Voiced by: Teng Xin (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Lai Yi (live-action)
Player ID: Steamed Bun Invasion
A security guard who starts as a casual player, Bao Rongxing is recruited into Happy when his latent abilities and talent are showcased.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the Animated Adaptation and drama series, he goes to the Happy Internet Cafe to find Ye Xiu in-person roughly 450 chapters earlier than in the web novel.
- Adaptational Job Change: In the live-action drama, he works as a warehouse manager who balances his spare time in Glory. Unlike other adaptations, Bao dreams of joining a professional team.
- Beware the Silly Ones: In the team, Bao Rongxing is the Life of the Party, often providing Comic Relief and distractions with his unorthodox mindset. His PvP abilities are no different as he often makes unexplainable decisions for no apparent reason, with said decisions being either moronic to the point of incredulousness or so terrifyingly brilliant that even the Alliance's best can't keep up.
- Born Lucky: He's the luckiest member of Team Happy, much to his team members' chagrin.
- When Ye Xiu offers to buy items for him and Tang Rou for a dungeon raid, he immediately finds an orange-tiered weapon specifically for Brawlers. Xiu is shocked since he had been trying to find such rarity for this weapon type after hours to no avail.
- Bao manages to dodge a random-based Area of Effect attack from a Wild Boss, while Tang Rou's Soft Mist gets badly injured.
- Chaotic Stupid: Bao's play-style, as Yu Wenzhou puts it, is a ticking time bomb to Happy and their opponents alike (see Cloud Cuckoo Lander and Confusion Fu).
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Outside of the game, he's a Genki Guy, but he veers into this whenever he's using Steamed Bun Invasion. In fact, Bao is recruited into Happy because his thought processes are so odd - he can't read the mood in a room, is essentially immune to all types of Trash Talk since he misses the point and makes baffling decisions during matches. However, professional players are unable to read him, being so far outside of any established meta, nor can Bao be emotionally manipulated into getting angry or sloppy via traditional means.
- Confusion Fu
- His movements are unpredictable mainly because he doesn't know what he's doing most of the time. Wei Chen even proposes he should operate Lord Grim — a character build which thrives on unpredictability — after Ye Xiu retires again post-Season 10; this thought gets shot down quickly due to the fact that Unspecialized builds rely on lots of game experience, something Bao still has very little of.
- Lampshaded by pro players in the league, who describe Bao as "excessively random", with "fleeting decision-making", a "natural destructor of balance", and being a "less precise Wang Jiexi".
- As he gets more experience and the ability to articulate minor portions of his decision-making process, Ye Xiu discovers that Bao isn't playing mindlessly, but he has a different and creative train of thought similar to Wang Jiexi.
- Face of a Thug: Lampshaded by Chen Guo, who mentions he dresses like a gangster in his first physical meet up with Ye Xiu at the Internet cafe, except Bao is anything but mean. Downplayed in the live-action as he looks no different than any amateur player of the game.
- Genki Guy: Friendly and upbeat, Bao Rongxing has zero qualms about the competitive nature of Glory, often becoming Fun Personified among Ye Xiu's party members when Bao starts casually playing Glory.
- Improbable Weapon User: Averted in the case of Steamed Bun Invasion's claw gauntlet, but played straight when it comes to the Brawler's skills of throwing sand at the enemy and pelting them with a brick.
- In-Series Nickname: "Steamed Bun" (包子; baozi), after his favourite food and surname.
- I Shall Taunt You: Not quite on the levels of Huang Shaotian, but he can rile up opponents with just a few words, sometimes even by the opponents' own Trash Talk.
- Literal-Minded: Is occasionally this in the web novel.
- During the Thousand Waves Dungeon massacre, Tang Rou mentions they don't need to chase players into the water since "the boss"note will take care of them. Bao mistakenly believes there is an actual boss and that Ye Xiu already took care of it.
- When Wei Chen and Ye Xiu review one of Excellent Era's matches, the former is so disgusted at their performance he wants to throw up. Bao proceeds to grab a bucket for him to puke in.
- Magikarp Power: His random play-style has the potential to turn him into the next Wang Jiexi, but his development also needs a lot of care because conventional training methods would just hinder his growth.
- My Friends And Steam Bun: How he's introduced by Tang Rou when they meet her father.
- No Social Skills: He's a loose cannon who usually speaks before thinking, thus the rest of Happy end up having to either rein him in or handle the awkward social situations caused by him.
- Punny Name: The character used for his surname "Bao" is "bun" in Chinese, hence his Trademark Favorite Food are steamed meat buns.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Subverted; he would've picked up smoking from Ye Xiu and Wei Chen had they been willing to share their cigarettes with him.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Coupled with Bare Your Midriff, Steamed Bun Invasion's appearance in the animation shows off a well-muscled abdomen and chest.
- The Un-Hug: In the animation, Bao greets Ye Xiu in their first face-to-face meeting with an immediate glomp, something the latter doesn't expect and is clearly embarassed or uncomfortable about it.
- Unskilled, but Strong: A complete beginner at Glory who favors Attack! Attack! Attack!, but Happy's captain and Wei Chen agree Bao only needs more experience with the game to become a viable opponent against seasoned veterans.
- Useless Useful Spell: The Brawler skill "Sand Toss" can blind an opponent, but experts already know how to deal with this skill easily.
Voiced by: Zhang Boheng (animation)
Played by: Sun Ning (live-action)
Player ID: Concealed Light
- Awesome, but Impractical: Discussed by Ye Xiu; the initial Idiot Guides Luo Ji writes are completely accurate, right down to skills and weapons used. Unfortunately, these guides are a reflection of his idealized view of the game - it requires readers to pull off the same feats as Ji dictates without any mistakes. Newcomers to Glory will be unable to understand these guides, while experts who can comprehend them won't need it because they've already figured out other ways to tackle dungeons.
- Ditzy Genius: Despite his high IQ and strategic prowess, his mechanical skills are downright abysmal to the point of being near-helpless when it comes to controlling Concealed Light, often botching his skills and clumsily moving about. Often, he'll randomly crash into obstacles and other players while simply trying to run around, and cannot properly command summoned creatures to fight for him. Happy's team captain finds it incredibly hard to train him due to his handicap, and Luo Ji is often relegated to having his summons become meat shields during a confrontation to even be of any use to the party. Downplayed in the live-action series - Ji is still a member of the team, but doesn't play in matches; instead, he's primarily The Strategist consulting the captain.
- Joke Character: Due to the difficulty in controlling the summoned beasts with limited results, his Summoner is deemed a joke and shunned by parties going for dungeons and raids.
- Meaningful Name: He compiles and edits (Ji) the raw data from Wei Chen's maximum skill point guide. Thanks to his efforts, the guide is worth 20 million renminbi.
- The Smart Guy: Hired to be the brains for Happy's operations and strategies during competitive play in the league.
- Taught by Television: Deconstructed; Luo Ji makes his Idiot Guides simply by watching game-play videos of Glory, but the problem with his guides lie not with his methodical reasoning, but rather his lack of experience playing Glory. Ji never considered variables such as actual player skill and alternate setups for armor, skills and weapons used over his suggestions from his guides. For example, Bao Rongxing has to tell him his character doesn't have orange-tiered equipment when they break the Boneyard Dungeon record because he can't afford to buy any.
- Teen Genius: Won many math competitions as a teenager, allowing him to enter a famous university with a math recommendation at 17-years old. Lampshaded during and after the first match against Tyranny in the Season 10 playoffs where Luo Ji manages to trigger an avalanche that secures the win for Happy. It's noted the Master Tacticians would never be able to pull this off due to their lack of knowledge in math and science.
- The Perfectionist: Discussed and thoughtfully Deconstructed - the reason Luo Ji's mechanical skills are so bad isn't because he lacks the skill, but because he has a bad habit of over-thinking each and every move he makes, a Real Life condition known as analysis paralysis. Ye Xiu notes that the only way for him to overcome it is by changing the way he approaches the game - a difficult task for anyone with Luo Ji's tendencies.
- Utility Party Member: He may be the weakest player in Happy, but his ability to process the game's complicated formulas in a mathematical approach prove invaluable to the team.
Voiced by: Chenzhang Taikang (live-action)
Played by: Li Junchen (live-action)
Player ID: Little Cold Hands
A third-year university student, An Wenyi was originally a member of the seventh branch guild for Tyranny's guild "Tyrannical Ambition", but is eventually scouted by Happy and offered a contract on the team.
- Adult Fear: As the weakest player among Happy's rookies, he knows the fans regularly cry out for the team to replace him. At one point, Wenyi has nightmares about getting fired.
- Always Someone Better: When scouting him, Happy's captain warns Wenyi that while he has the potential to be a professional player, he's still significantly weaker than the top Clerics in Tyrannical Ambition and has a lot to work to do.
- Brutal Honesty: When Happy's captain and owner are scouting him, Wenyi immediately tries to counter their offer by showing just how familiar he is about the professional Glory scene and the requirements a team contract signing will entail, quickly exposing the owner as an amateur in the business. Ye Xiu has to resort to doing the same thing in order to have Wenyi even consider joining Team Happy.
- Cannon Fodder: Is considered this in the Tyrannical Ambition guild, but he's slowly training to get better after joining Happy.
- Cross Player: After receiving a female Cleric avatar from a friend, Wenyi just went with it; Averted in the live-action as Little Cold Hands retains a male appearance.
- Fan Boy: Like most Tyrannical Ambition Cleric players, his admiration for Zhang Xinjie is on the level of hero worship. A simple compliment from Xinjie is enough to send his morale skyrocketing. This gives him the motivation to work hard to pull himself out of his temporary slump during the Glory pro-season.
- Heroic BSoD: Twice in the series
- During Happy's second match against Samsara in Season 10, despite being given a full set of silver-tiered equipment, his performance is the reason Happy loses during the Team Challenge, angering many fans and destroying his confidence until Ye Xiu stands up for him while confronting reporters in the post-match.
- In the Season 10 playoffs finals tiebreaker, Samsara's offensive players deliberately ignore him in favor of other more threatening members of Happy until Ye Xiu talks him out of it, stating that he chose him for the team, Wenyi snaps out of it and earns Samsara's respect during the match.
- The Load: He's the weakest link among Happy's rookies and Happy's tactics revolve around his limitations.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: His parents are strict with his education; to persuade them into letting him drop out of university, Wenyi shows them his paycheck earned as a professional player.
- Shoot the Medic First: Among Happy's starters, he's the weakest and easiest player to defeat; other teams devise their tactics around getting rid of him quickly while Happy's tactics revolve around keeping him alive.
- Skipping School: He skips school to practice for the Challengers League. When a reporter comes to interview the team, he immediately panics and goes into hiding to prevent the university from finding out. Taken to its logical conclusion with Wenyi quitting university to become a full-time professional player.
- Small Name, Big Ego: His ego gets not-so-subtly displayed after he's scouted by Team Happy - Wenyi believes because he's being scouted, he must therefore be someone special. Happy's captain has to remind him he's not that good yet and requires training. Completely crushed when he becomes nicknamed as "Glory's Worst Healer" after screwing up several important matches in a row, despite receiving high-level equipment that boosts Little Cold Hands into the strongest Cleric in the league.
- Squishy Wizard: By mid-Season 10, Wenyi pumps Little Cold Hands' skill points into its intelligence stats and Critical Hit rate, at the expense of everything else, including Hit Points.
- Strong, but Unskilled: His natural talent at healing is limited by his weakness in performing other tasks - if he's required to do nothing more than stand in one spot and heal allies, Wenyi is one of the best Clerics around; however, if the unexpected occurs and he has to play by ear, Wenyi's lack of skills in other areas become evident.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Wenyi's just 20 years-old, but is easily the most level-headed member in Happy, a boon for Ye Xiu, since as team captain, he can worry about him the least.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: After the devastating defeat of Happy against Samsara in their second match of Season 10, despite Ye Xiu's comforting words, Wenyi encounters a slump until Zhang Xinjie gives him a compliment and stating he understands why Happy chose him for their roster. Wenyi proceeds to become the match's "Most Valuable Player" against Team Parade in Season 10 .
Voiced by: Hu Lin (live-action)
Played by: Yang Tingdong (live-action)
Player ID: Deception
An infamous scrap picker in the Heavenly Domain.
- Combat Pragmatist: His survival-based play-style requires him to be conservative by retreating quickly after a few strikes and hide if he can't find any openings. Deconstructed as professional players leave few openings for him to exploit, while hiding from combat is deemed unsportsmanlike conduct in the league, with repeat offenses as grounds for immediate ejection.
- Everybody Knew Already: He was on most teams' scouting radars long before he joined Happy. His pretty successful rookie season proved all of his scouts right.
- Foil: To Huang Shaotian - both are opportunistic in PvP, but while Huang Shaotian is a chatterbox, Mo Fan prefers to be silent.
- Hypocrite: Mo Fan balks at the idea of attacking players at full Hit Points and looting them, comparing it to outright robbery. However, he has no problem killing an almost dead player for more loot.
- If I Wanted You Dead...: His notoriety comes from his ability to escape mobs of pursuers while scrap picking. He eventually learns that his survivability is only because the guilds think of him as an annoyance rather than a real threat.
- In-Series Nickname: He gains the moniker "God Killer" after managing to defeat Huang Shaotian and Sun Xiang in the Professional Alliance in his first year.
- I Work Alone: Due to the dirty nature of his past-time, he starts out insisting on being a lone wolf. Mo Fan doesn't appreciate it when he's forced to team up with Ye Xiu while escaping pursuit from no less than three angry guilds.
- Literal-Minded: When Fang Rui jokingly tells him to "hurry up" in a Season 10 match, Mo Fan literally "hurries up" against his usual play-style and loses spectacularly.
- Robbing the Dead: His modus operandi at the start is to steal precious equipment from players' corpses, often from victims of world PvP or Wild Bosses. What differentiates him from other scrap pickers is Mo Fan's skilled and brazen enough to kill weakened stragglers himself for the sake of more loot.
- Team Spirit: As a lone wolf, he has a twisted concept of this. To Mo Fan, it's nothing more than just maximizing damage-per-second by being aware of his teammates and adjusting his moves accordingly.
- The Stoic: Mixed with The Quiet One, among Happy's rookies, Mo Fan doesn't really show outward emotions too much, nor does he prefer talking at all.
- Tree Cover: Used by Mo Fan to devastating effect by letting Huang Shaotian cut the tree he's hiding in; the tree falls on Troubling Rain, eliminating Shaotian from the match.
- Time to Unlock More True Potential: Mo Fan's initial motive for staying in Happy - he loves their training regiment and enjoys watching his skills rapidly improve.
Guild: Heavenly Justice
- Break the Haughty: The team underestimates just how wide the gap between them and professional players are after they are trounced by Ye Xiu in the arena.
- Idle Rich: All of the regular members come from wealthy families, can afford the best equipment money can buy and have the free time to train their in-game skills.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: They are wealthy enough to enter a restaurant and order whatever they like. If the latter isn't on the menu, they use their money and order it through delivery, anyway.
- True Companions: The regular players in Heavenly Sword are Childhood Friends and extremely close with one another.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Invoked In-Universe - in order to let the team experience what it's like to face the top pros, Ye Xiu defeats them easily in a casual match; a few days later, he arranges a surprise outing with Huang Shaotian, who eagerly proceeds to turn Heavenly Sword into his personal punching bags; shortly thereafter, they spar with Wang Jiexi and are wiped out in an instant. Their early encounters wake them up, showing them how much they have to work on.
Player ID: Loulan Slash
Captain/owner of the Heavenly Sword professional team and guild leader of "Heavenly Justice". He is also a fan of Yu Feng.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: Thanks to his accumulated wealth, Heavenly Justice's fame is on par with the major guilds in the Heavenly Domain. Downplayed when One Autumn Leaf is put up for sale after Season 9, Guanning passes on the character, despite easily affording it, reasoning that it isn't efficient use of the team's money.
- Idle Rich: Zigzagged; Guanning is filthy rich enough in Real Life to buy a professional team on the spot, although he leads said team's ranks as a moderately skilled Berserker, capable of impressing even Huang Shaotian with his play. Guanning is also humble enough to happily accept Ye Xiu's leadership and tutelage, using it to great effect by winning a group battle against Liu Hao's team of Griefers, comprised of Excellent Era's professional lineup, which includes Sun Xiang.
- Let No Crisis Go to Waste: When large club guilds are being flamed for being insensitive to players, Guanning stokes the fire further to promote Heavenly Justice as a guild that stands up for the little guy.
- Money Is Not Power: Thanks to his battles with professional players prior to Heavenly Sword' debut, Guanning realizes early into his career that he cannot win in the league with money alone.
- Mundane Utility: He can use his hand speed to operate a calculator really fast.
- No One Gets Left Behind: Subverted; when Guanning gets carried away during a Wild Boss fight and goes too deep Behind Enemy Lines, the Four Guild Alliance decides to let him get killed.
- No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: In-Universe, Guanning is such a master at generating hype, he's willing to anger the large club guilds if it means promoting his own guild and team.
- The Team Benefactor: He's this for Happy, and would willingly go out of his way to help them out with equipment, information gathering and man-power. In return, Happy's captain is also this for Heavenly Sword by giving them assistance with Wild Boss hunts and training them to survive in the Glory league.
- The Worf Effect: Every time a new expert appears in the Heavenly Domain, Guanning will lose to the player at least once.
Guild: Blossom Valley
- Always Second Best: They have entered the finals three times without a single championship to their name; Zhang Jiale was there for all three.
- Born Unlucky: As a team, Hundred Blossoms is given the worst of chances at the worst of times, such as losing three times in three championship finals. On two separate occasions, the team lost their star players with no one to replace them, while their latest star rookie plays the wrong position and they can only afford to give him an ordinary character. By the end of Season 8, they are forced to sell both the rookie and star Spitfire-class character because they can't exploit their full potential.
- Fan Disillusionment: After selling Tang Hao and Dazzling Hundred Blossoms at the end of Season 8, fans of Hundred Blossoms start abandoning the team in favor of others.
- Floral Theme Naming: Their founding characters are all named around flowers.
- Put on a Bus: Their star Berserker-class character "Falling Scattered Flowers" was shelved after Sun Zheping's retirement in Season 5 and forgotten afterwards because the team couldn't find anyone skilled enough to operate it. It comes back into action for Season 9 after they bring Yu Feng aboard.
Voiced by: Gu Jiangshan (animation)
Player ID: Delilo
Rising star of Hundred Blossoms after his debut in Season 7, Tang Hao is currently the best Brawler-class player in the league. He transfers to Wind Howl at the end of Season 8 and receives new character Demon Subduer.
- Challenging the Chief: He publicly challenges Lin Jingyan over the title of "Best Brawler player in the league" at the 6th Glory All-Star Competition in the rookie vs. veteran event and wins.
- Strong, but Unskilled: According to Lin Jingyan, Tang Hao's play-style has plenty of holes, but they're extremely difficult to exploit solely due to his high APM.
Player ID: Dazzling Hundred Blossoms
Ex-captain of Hundred Blossoms, until his retirement, Zhang Jiale was unanimously the best Spitfire-class player in the league. He un-retires at the end of Season 8 and joins Tyranny together with his character.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Jiale loves using skills with flashy effects even though they're easy to read and dodge by opponents. Subverted when the true purpose of his play-style is to obscure his opponent's vision before launching a surprise attack.
- Berserk Button: Never bring up his lack of championship trophies in front of him.
- The Bully: He admits he enjoys bullying weaker players, especially Ye Xiu controlling a Nerfed Unrivalled Super Hottie.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: His play-style is often dismissed as flashy without substance by non-expert pundits.
- The Eeyore: He laments over his trophy-less career a lot. Upon losing the Season 9 finals, the team is concerned about him the most. Ironically, the character "le" in his name means "joy".
- Feeling Their Age: His reason for declining Ye Xiu's offer to join Happy - Zhang Jiale wants to be part of an immediate title contender before his skills deteriorate too much.
- Hate Sink: In-Universe, his decision to join Tyranny infuriates many of the original Hundred Blossoms fans, turning him into their public enemy number one.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: His reason for rejecting Ye Xiu's offer to join Happy as he feels Tyranny has the largest chance at winning the championship.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: After ending up as runner-up for the fourth time in Season 9, Ye Xiu's first question for him is "Did you cry?"
- Long Haired Prettyboy: Both him and Dazzling Hundred Blossoms have long hair tied into a ponytail, which further cements Dazzling Hundred Blossoms as the most flamboyant character in the league.
- Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: When Ye Xiu fights him while using a Knight, he defeats Ye Xiu by relying purely on a Spitfire's range.
- Nothing Personal: Jiale uses this as his answer when he joins Tyranny upon coming back from retirement; Hundred Blossoms fans don't take this well.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: Prior to retirement, he was the best Spitfire-class player in the league and the only one who could unlock the full potential of Dazzling Hundred Blossoms. Even after an entire season of searching, the team still has not found a suitable replacement to operate it. The character ends up getting sold to Tyranny because Hundred Blossoms couldn't find anyone else capable of using it, but Jiale, since he joins Tyranny for a championship run.
- Second Place Is for Losers: After many seasons of being second place, he's plain sick of it. Taken to its logical conclusion when Zhang Jiale joins a team with the best chances at winning a championship.
Player ID: Blossoming Chaos
The founding team captain of Hundred Blossoms, Sun Zheping partnered with Zhang Jiale, having reached the league finals twice with him and was the best Berserker-class player in the league until his retirement in Season 5. He joins Happy in Season 9 for the Challengers League and signs with Heavenly Sword as a substitute player in Season 10.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His very aggressive play-style is comparable to Han Wenqing and Tang Rou, though using such tactics contributed to his injury and early retirement.
- Career-Ending Injury: He had to retire early after suffering a hand injury in Season 5.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: When Lou Guanning tries to recruit him to Heavenly Sword, Sun Zheping assumes the offer is made out of pity, thus refuses. He eventually accepts the offer when he's convinced it's genuine.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: It's implied because he can travel to Hangzhou in a matter of days upon being invited to Happy by Ye Xiu, Zheping is either unemployed or he is employed, but isn't earning as much as he needs to; nevertheless, he accepts the offer.
- Handicapped Badass: The pain from his old Career-Ending Injury prevents him from playing more than one intense round at a time, but he can still defeat most players within that single round.
- Heroic RRoD: Sun Zheping's play-style has placed an immense burden on him and it contributed to his hand injury and early retirement.
- The Mentor: Post-Season 9, Heavenly Sword begin looking for a veteran who's skilled enough to provide leadership, yet also willing to sit back as a substitute player. Zheping's injury makes him a perfect fit to mentor the team.
- Underestimating Badassery: Subverted; in the Prequel novel, Zheping is among the few people who knows that Excellent Era vice-captain Wu Xuefeng is pivotal in the team's championship run, whose performance was overshadowed by Ye Xiu's play with One Autumn Leaf.
- Uninhibited Muscle Power: The original Hundred Blossoms style is almost unstoppable, but it places an immense burden on the user, contributing to Zheping's early retirement in Season 5. Many years later, he still hasn't recovered fully.
- The Worf Effect: He first appeared as an unknown expert and defeated Ye Xiu in a fair PvP match, to the shock of the audience. Granted, he was the best Berserker player in the league at the time and Ye Xiu was using an unfamiliar Berserker character before switching to a Battle Mage.
Player ID: ???
A Spitfire-class player on Hundred Blossom's roster and current operator of Dazzling Hundred Blossoms, Zou Yuan made his debut in Season 7.
- Be Yourself: After failing to replace Zhang Jiale in Season 8, he receives a new character and slowly works towards shaping it to fit his own play-style.
- Inadequate Inheritor: He's unable to use Dazzling Hundred Blossoms to its full potential. After Season 8, the team decides to sell the character instead.
Guild: Misty Castle
Player ID: Windy Rain
Captain of the Misty Rain professional team, Chu Yunxiu is the only female captain in the professional league until the start of Season 11.
- Didn't Think This Through: By no means is Chu Yunxiu unattractive - in fact, she could've been just as popular as Su Mucheng. However, she was given a generic looking male avatar by Misty Rain's management, which attracted significantly less fans than Mucheng's Dancing Rain. By the time the owners realized their mistake, Mucheng had already garnered more popularity than Yunxiu.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: While Yunxiu is undisputedly the best female player in Glory's professional league, she doesn't have the Popularity Power as Su Mucheng.
- Extreme Doormat: When it comes to tense situations, Yunxiu winds up with a low win ratio, and is generally perceived to be "soft" compared to other top players in league.
- Fangirl: Of TV shows like Twilight; after missing the final episode of a popular television drama, due to it overlapping with her schedule, she Curb Stomps Zhao Yuzhe during the 7th Glory All-Star Competition in frustration.
- Irony: Misty Rain's mistake of not using her beauty aside from her skill has put Yunxiu's team into dire straits when Happy exposes the weakness of having both of the Shu sisters and her into the starting line-up of the Team Competition during Season 10.
- Smoking My Sorrows: After beating Happy in their second match against Misty Rain during Season 10, she and Ye Xiu spend some time smoking together, where Yunxiu laments the In-Universe Executive Meddling of her team's strategic adjustments when Ye Xiu points out its flaws.
Player ID: Lower Your Head (Shu Keyi), None Dare Attack (Shu Kexin)
A pair of identical twin sisters, Shu Keyi and her younger twin Shu Kexin make their Alliance debut in Season 9. Together, they form Misty Rain's "Twin Sister Flower Gun" combination duo.
Guild: Royal Heritage
Player ID: Peaceful Hermit
Captain of Royal Style, Tian Sen began his professional career during Season 4.
- The Big Guy: The web novel describes him as very muscular, with "the back of a tiger and the waist of a bear".
- Inadequate Inheritor: Peaceful Hermit is deemed one of the best avatars in Glory, as famous and powerful as Desert Dust and One Autumn Leaf, but Tian Sen's skill level at operating the character isn't as high as the previous generations.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Tian Sen tries extremely hard for his team; he even helps out Royal Style's club-backed guild "Royal Heritage" when its members couldn't get enough rare materials in the Heavenly Domain due to the Four Guild Alliance. His efforts goes as far as helping them out just before a match by skipping practice with Royal Style and arriving to the match a minute before it starts.
- Undying Loyalty: Invoked during the Season 10 transfer deadline - 301 Degrees tries to recruit him and Peaceful Hermit, but before Royal Style could give answer, Tian Sen insists he and his account will not leave the team, nor does he mind taking a pay cut when Royal Style begins losing its sponsors.
- Adapted Out: Zigzagged - the team does exist in the live-action series, but is only mentioned by name a handful of times. Its same-named guild also participates at Chen Yehui's request when he recruits them and the other top guilds with antagonizing Ye Xiu. However, aside from Zhou Zekai, none of Samsara's other players are referenced; instead, more emphasis is placed on the league rivalry between Excellent Era, Blue Rain, Tiny Herb and Tyranny. Furthermore, since Du Ming is absent in this adaptation to face Tang Rou at the 6th Glory All-Star Competition, an Excellent Era player named Li Rui takes the former's place.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: Their Season 8 championship run is made possible after they purchase Wei Chen's guide for maxing out skill points at 20 million renmenbinote .
- Don't Celebrate Just Yet: Invoked on two occasions during the Game 3 tiebreaker match of the Season 10 playoff finals against Happy.
- Zhou Zekai manages to get out of a 1 vs. 3 situation against Happy's Ye Xiu, Mo Fan and Su Mucheng, but Fang Rui manages to eliminate Zekai and chips away at Lu Boyuan's Hit Points enough to allow Tang Rou to reverse her own 1 vs. 3 match-up against Samsara's remaining members Boyuan, Du Ming and Jiang Botao in the Group Challenge.
- In the Team Challenge, once Su Mucheng is eliminated, Ye Xiu is left facing Samsara's big three players alone. Unfortunately, Xiu wipes them out, creating a record-breaking performance of reaching 764 APM, ending Samsara's championship run and securing Happy's victory.
- Next Tier Power-Up
- Their newly acquired maximum skill point guide in Season 8 elevates Samsara from an ordinary playoff team to a true championship contender.
- Having One Autumn Leaf in their ranks for Season 10 makes them truly powerful, such that they almost surpass Excellent Era's record for most points earned per match in a season.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: All of Samsara's starters are championship team-caliber, but they're overshadowed by Zhou Zekai's game-play brilliance.
- The Quiet One: Although the rest of Samsara's members aren't as quiet as its captain, the team is unusually averse to talking in general.
- Rising Empire: While other powerhouses are either declining or about to decline, Samsara only grows stronger with every season when Zhou Zekai joined the team during Season 5, reaching the playoffs every year, winning the Season 8 championship and repeating it a second time the year after.
Voiced by: Jin Xian (animation)
Player ID: Cloud Piercer
Captain of the Samsara professional team, Zhou Zekai is touted to be the best Sharpshooter-class player in the league, earning him the title of "Great Gunner".
- Achilles' Heel: Zhang Jiale's play-style by vision interference through a Spitfire's skills with visual flair is the only known counter to Zhou Zekai's sharp-shooting.
- No Social Skills: Despite his popularity, Zhou Zekai doesn't communicate well with people, especially the media, where his responses are usually in the form of single word answers.
- Not So Above It All: He is not above the occasional Trash Talk, especially if Huang Shaotian is involved.
- One-Man Army: The strongest player in Samsara, such that Zekai can reverse unfavorable matches to Samsara's advantage single-handedly.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much, and his interviews are an ordeal for reporters who have to squeeze out even a word from him. His word count goes up only when he is angry.
- The Peter Principle: He's the best player in Samsara, yet is horrible at commanding a team, and delegates it to his vice-captain.
- Poor Communication Kills: Zekai often plays by ear and is bad at communicating with his teammates, such that the team has been held back from winning until Jiang Botao came along.
- Popularity Power: Due to his Bishounen looks, audience members consider him the most popular player in Glory. This is emphasized after he wins the Season 8 championship - the number of players using the Sharpshooter-class on Glory's tenth server skyrockets to over 50,000.
- Product Placement: In-Universe, he's the spokesperson for McDonald's and their brand of ice cream cones.
- Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: Among male ace players in the league, he receives the most celebrity endorsement offers because the others aren't marketable - Ye Xiu was a recluse, Huang Shaotian is a loose cannon, Han Wenqing is too frightening to approach and Wang Jiexi has mismatched eyes.
Voiced by: Zhang Fuzheng (animation)
Player ID: Empty Waves
Vice-captain of Samsara.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Because Zhou Zekai is bad at giving orders and tends to fly off on his own, Botao essentially calls the shots for Samsara.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Botao was made vice-captain precisely because he can understand Zekai's movements and command the team to coordinate with him.
- The Heart: He's the glue who holds Samsara together. In Season 10, his role becomes more critical because he now has to help integrate Sun Xiang into the team.
- Keigo: He's polite, soft-spoken, and uses honorifics when speaking to his seniors.
Voiced by: Cao Xupeng (animation)
Player ID: Feather Mark
Class: Blade Master
A Blade Master-class player on Samsara's roster.
- Amazon Chaser: Du Ming begins admiring Tang Rou ever since the latter defeated him in the 6th Glory All-Star Competition. This continues as she gets stronger every match during Season 10 against other teams in the Alliance, including Samsara's.
- Bested by the Inexperienced: Du Ming is unexpectedly defeated by Tang Rou during the fan vs. professional player event in Season 8's All-Star Competition due to the latter keeping up her high APM for 10 minutes.
- Blatant Lies: Du Ming is totally cheering for Zhou Zekai when Tang Rou is finally acknowledged by Happy's fans after her fight against Glory's number one player.
- Everyone Can See It: Samsara's roster knows Du Ming's obvious crush on Tang Rou, despite him saying otherwise.
- In-Series Nickname: He's nicknamed the Berserk Blade Master; however, "Berserk" in this context is not because Du Ming is The Berserker, but rather a reference to his bold, unrestrained fighting style.
- Love at First Punch: It's implied Du Ming fell in love with Tang Rou ever since she gave him a run for his money in the fan vs. pro event during the 6th Glory All-Star Competition.
- My Greatest Failure: Losing to Tang Rou twice during the 6th Glory All-Star Competition fan event where casual players can fight professionals; two seasons later, he still remembers it.
- Not Helping Your Case: After losing to Tang Rou in the All-Star Competition, Du Ming's idea of redeeming his lost honor is to challenge and defeat her as thoroughly and as many times as he can. When Tang Rou is forced to log out before he's satisfied, he proceeds to loudly taunt and provoke her on stage.
- David vs. Goliath: On paper, they're just a mid-card organization, but with Xiao Shiqin at the helm, they're capable of taking on even the strongest teams in the league.
- Morton's Fork: During their first match against Happy in Season 10, Ye Xiu bullies and targets Xiao Shiqin to the point of him being unable to type commands, which puts the rest of Thunderclap into a dilemma of breaking formation to save Shiqin and be devoured by Happy's offensive players or letting Shiqin die, effectively crippling Thunderclap.
- The Worf Effect: They become the first team to get crushed by an improved Samsara with their upgraded skill points during Season 8.
Played by: Leng Jiyuan (live-action)
Player ID: Life Extinguisher
Captain of the Thunderclap professional team, Xiao Shiqin is another person to inherit the title of Master Tactician. In Season 9 of the professional league, he joins Excellent Era as its vice-captain on a one-year contract, but returns to Thunderclap for Season 10.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: As one of the four Master Tacticians; it's how Shiqin leads Thunderclap, often considered a weaker team compared to the powerhouses, to occasional victory over them. After his confidence boost (see Break the Haughty) during Season 10, he leads Thunderclap to claim multiple team victories over the powerhouses many times during the regular season, as team fights are where his abilities as a Master Tactician truly shine.
- Badass Bookworm: He's famous for his brains, and he's also the best Engineer player in the league who's capable of doing a 1 vs. 3 occasionally.
- Break the Haughty: A minor example - Xiao Shiqin believes his inability to win a championship, despite being a Master Tactician, is due to his team holding him back, a belief the public and his teammates hold to be true. After losing to Ye Xiu and Happy in the Challengers League, he realizes it's he who is the one holding back the team.
- Crazy-Prepared: He switches from a do-your-best mindset to this after losing to Happy in the Challengers League finals of Season 9.
- Dragon-in-Chief: During his tenure in Excellent Era, while Sun Xiang may be the team captain, Shiqin's the one truly in charge.
- Gentleman and a Scholar: He's intelligent, polite and well-adjusted socially; Shiqin even defuses Chen Guo's temper just from his polite greeting.
- Guest-Star Party Member: He helps Happy out with an important Wild Boss hunt in return for observing them in their training room.
- Ignored Expert: In Excellent Era, he has the most experience at leading a team and dealing with Ye Xiu, while constantly recommending to management the team stops their unhealthy obsession with Xiu to focus on training to get out of the Challengers League and exit relegation; Shiqin's recommendations are ignored. This is Averted in the live-action as Shiqin is brought aboard specifically to help them get out from relegation.
- Laser-Guided Karma: During their first match against Happy in Season 10, Ye Xiu's Unspecialized offensive bullies him to the extent where he can't give commands to Thunderclap, similar to what Shiqin and Thunderclap's offensive does to Yu Wenzhou by abusing his slow hand speed.
- MacGyvering: Ye Xiu describes him as someone who can "use his tactics to maximize everyone's abilities". He can make the most of any team with any player composition.
- Meaningful Name: "Shiqin" means "to respect" and "time". As he's getting old, Shiqin leaves Thunderclap to join a potential title contender.
- Misery Builds Character: After a hellish season with Excellent Era and still losing to Happy, he regains his confidence and returns to Thunderclap with a new resolve to win the championship post-Season 9.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Unlike most of his teammates in Excellent Era, Shiqin maintains friendly relations with Ye Xiu when he's off duty.
- Straight Man: Being in his element after rejoining Thunderclap in Season 10, he takes on this role in his interactions with Ye Xiu.
- The Rival: To Ye Xiu in the Challengers League, as he's the only person who's smart enough to be a legitimate threat to Happy, who are fighting against Excellent Era for promotion into the Professional Alliance.
- There's No Place Like Home: After his contract with Excellent Era expires, he immediately returns to Thunderclap for a tearful reunion with the team and fans.
- They Were Holding You Back: One reason for his transfer from Thunderclap is they're significantly weaker than the other powerhouse teams in the league, rendering Shiqin unable to do more than simply qualify for the playoffs. Subverted as Happy's victory makes him realize that his own lack of confidence is what's holding him back.
Guild: Herb Garden
- Multiform Balance: For team battles, they generally switch between their offensive-friendly Cleric or defensive Paladin depending on how aggressive they want to go.
- Never My Fault: The reserves on the team use this excuse when trying to explain to Wang Jiexi why they aren't able to complete his kill order on Lord Grim. The first player to die states it's due to their characters' low levels, rather than admit they are less skilled than the one controlling Lord Grim (they aren't aware it's Ye Xiu at the time).
- Straight for the Commander: Happy exploits this during their second match against Tiny Herb in Season 10 due to the fact that Gao Yingjie is still inexperienced at leading the team, losing two players to Wang Jiexi, but winning the Team Challenge. Thunderclap in a later match against Tiny Herb also pulls the same schtick.
Voiced by: Wei Chao (animation, audio drama)
Played by: Gu Yufeng (live-action)
Player ID: Vaccaria
Captain of the Tiny Herb profesional team.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: The web novel and live-action series emphasizes his eyes are unevenly sized; however, the animation and Manhua makes the difference not as noticeable.
- Crazy-Prepared: Wang Jiexi will personally investigate every new professional player in the league or do it simply for preparation's sake.
- He makes an offer to Tang Rou about trying out for Tiny Herb after she spars against his players, noting she's getting incrementally better with every session.
- He becomes the first professional team captain to invite Heavenly Justice to a friendly match and also logs-in during his vacation to observe Lu Hanwen's play-style.
- Jiexi is willing to have Tiny Herb complete dungeons with Happy in order to gauge both teams' skill levels.
- He would examine a seemingly average starting rookie like Qin Muyun in Tyranny as much as the rest of their All-Star lineup; Jiexi's suspicions prove correct when Muyun takes a starting position from the other Tyranny veterans.
- Failure Gambit: Jiexi publicly loses to Gao Yingjie at the 6th Glory All-Star Competition in order to build up his protege's confidence and support from the fans, as he intends to have Yingjie succeed him.
- Improbable Piloting Skills: His mastery over the Witch-class makes him completely unpredictable and has earned him his In-Series Nickname.
- In-Series Nickname
- "Magician", due to his exceptional use of Confusion Fu for the Witch-class; notably, while other "godly" titles belong to the character, Magician belongs to Wang Jiexi himself.
- "Big-Eyed Wang" as a result of his eyes being unevenly sized (one is larger than the other).
- It Only Works Once: After losing to Blue Rain during the Season 6 league finals, Jiexi learned to ignore Huang Shaotian's Trash Talking.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He restores his Magician play-style during the 8th Glory All-Star Competition since Ye Xiu can actually coordinate with this during the Team Challenge. It crushes Tang Hao and Sun Xiang as they have no experience against it.
- My Greatest Failure: In the Season 6 finals, Jiexi lost to Blue Rain due to a combination of player pressure and Huang Shaotian's taunting.
- Nothing Personal: There's no animosity between Jiexi and Qiao Yifan, but the former still recommends against renewing Yifan's contract to management because he is unable to find a role for him in Tiny Herb. Rather, Jiexi explicitly notes Yifan might perform better in a different environment altogether. When he learns that Yifan signs with Happy, Jiexi praises the latter for his choice.
- One-Man Army: According to Ye Xiu, Tiny Herb's performance depends solely on how well Jiexi carries the team.
- So Proud of You: Seeing Yifan's performance, especially against Samsara in the Season 10 championship finals, Wang Jiexi has nothing but respect for him, given he believed Yifan would do competitively better on another team.
- Team Dad: He's a team captain who thinks of his players. Even after Zhou Yebai, Tiny Herb's main Ghost Blade player, loses disappointingly to Qiao Yifan in an official match during Season 10, Jiexi only has encouraging words for him.
- The Men First: Wang Jiexi will do many things for Tiny Herb, including sacrificing his own play-style to better coordinate with his teammates and dismissing his own reputation for the future of the organization and his successor, Yingjie. Their duel in the 6th All-Star Competition ends up building Yingjie's confidence and setting him up for future success.
- The Smart Guy: Though he does not hold the title, Jiexi has Awesomeness by Analysis via pure game knowledge, decision-making and skill to keep up with the four Master Tacticians of Glory. Lampshaded that if there were five Master Tacticians rather than four, he'd be considered among their number.
- They Were Holding You Back: Inverted; Jiexi had to change his Magician play-style due to his teammates' inability to keep up with it.
Voiced by: Fu Chenyang (animation)
Player ID: Angelica
An All-Star player and vice-captain of Tiny Herb.
- Million-to-One Chance: Fusheng is a vice-captain of a multiple championship winning team with All-Star credentials, something more hard-working and talented professional players have yet to touch. Lampshaded as he acknowledges this and doesn't fight back when the media attributes his fame largely to what amounts as luck rather than skill.
- Peaceful In Retirement: After playing for six years, becoming a two-time champion and getting a seat at the All-Stars, Fusheng is content with his achievements that he retires happily at the end of Season 8.
- Popularity Power: He's not the best Knight-class player in the league, but he's the most popular one by proxy of his association with Tiny Herb, given their recent championship win in Season 7.
- Weak, but Skilled: Knights are one of the hardest classes to play and require a lot of skill to operate by nature. However, among Knights, he's not a particularly outstanding player, having drifted through three different teams in his first three years of the professional scene, before he got noticed by Tiny Herb and was recruited.
Voiced by: Shao Tong (animation)
Played by: Chen Hongzheng (live-action)
Player ID: Kind Tree
One of the rising stars in Tiny Herb's competitive roster, Gao Yingjie is a reserve player on the team and is best friends with fellow teammate Qiao Yifan.
- The Apprentice: Purposefully being trained by Tiny Herb's management to succeed Wang Jiexi as Vaccaria's user.
- Nice Guy: He's the only member of Tiny Herb who's genuinely concerned for Yifan's well-being, whereas the rest don't bat an eye in his direction.
- So Proud of You: Yingjie vows to meet Yifan as opponents in the finals of the next season after Happy wins the championship in Season 10, knowing he has become a far better player than ever before.
Voiced by: Su Shangqing (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Fan Jinwei (live-action)
Player ID: Ashen Moon (current), One Inch Ash (alternate)
Class: Assassin (current), Ghost Blade (alternate)
A young reserve player in Tiny Herb, due to a difference in skill between Qiao Yifan and his teammates, he is often seen as the team's weakest player, often being relegated as an errand boy. After some prodding, Yifan makes the switch to the Ghost Blade-class. Once his contract with Tiny Herb expires at the end of Season 8, he joins Team Happy.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: A large part of why his Undying Loyalty lies with Ye Xiu is because he's being encouraged by the Living Legend and actively taught what to do, whereas Tiny Herb didn't see value in his contributions. Exemplified when Ye Xiu discusses about breaking the Desolate Land Dungeon record - he states his strategy relies on Yifan's One Inch Ash build, but the latter is unsure he can be of help. Ye Xiu reminds Yifan that despite being a reserve player in Tiny Herb, he is nevertheless a professional, giving Yifan the confidence he needs to help break the record.
- Be Yourself: At Ye Xiu's recommendation, Yifan learns a new class to fit his play-style better.
- Big Damn Heroes: His timely arrival alongside An Wenyi, rescuing Lord Grim from the onslaught of Samsara's best attackers (Sun Xiang, Jiang Botao and Zhou Zekai), tipped the scales into Happy's favor during Game 2 of the Season 10 playoff finals. Unfortunately, this paints him as Zekai's priority in the Game 3 finals tiebreaker match.
- Character Tics: In the live-action series, Yifan relieves stress and tension by stretching a rubber band between his thumb and fingers.
- Didn't Think This Through: To advertise himself as a Ghost Blade player, he publicly challenges Li Xuan at the 6th Glory All-Star Competition in the rookie vs. veteran event, the best Ghost Blade user in the league. Not only does Yifan lose horriblynote , he's remembered as the kid who's bullied by Li Xuan. In the animation and live-action series, Ye Xiu confronts Yifan afterwards and lambasts him for such a poor choice.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Although Tiny Herb recognizes his efforts in training, they're disappointed with his lack of progress to the point where Yingjie is the only teammate willing to train with him. Taken to its logical conclusion in the live-action drama - in his first appearance, Wang Jiexi sends him back to training camp, having ranked the lowest out of the team. Averted after he takes up playing as One Inch Ash (see Took a Level in Badass).
- Keigo: Uses honorifics when addressing his elders like Ye Xiu and Su Mucheng, even calling them Senpai (qiánbèi).
- Naïve Newcomer: Yifan readily admits his inexperience and naivety; for example, despite cornering Wei Chen twice in a fight, he still gets fooled into allowing him to escape.
- Nice Guy: He's extremely polite and greets his seniors by name, if possible. Hilarity Ensues when he unwittingly causes chaos by greeting a disguised Sun Xiang and Xiao Shiqin within earshot of a crowd of Excellent Era fans during the Challengers League.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: According to Ye Xiu, Yifan's game foundations and knowledge are solid and he's a good player; the problem arises when he's unfavorably weaker compared to his Tiny Herb teammates. This is seen when Tang Rou trains with Tiny Herb in PvP - whereas most of them beat her in under a minute, Yifan takes at least three minutes, far too long for a reserve player in a professional team against an amateur.
- Rank Up: In the live-action, Yifan is chosen as Happy's vice-captain when the team is formed.
- Shrinking Violet: He's shy and talks very little, often forced to accept duties with nary a complaint. Yifan slowly gains the confidence to voice his opinions upon joining Happy.
- Shrouded in Myth: Yifan's an unknown rookie Assassin reserve player in Tiny Herb who has never even played an official league match. After joining Happy and offending Tao Xuan on his first day, the latter starts imagining him to be a lot more despicable and shameless than he actually is.
- Took a Level in Badass: How much has Yifan changed upon using One Inch Ash?
- He becomes the second player on Glory's tenth server to reach the Heavenly Domain, the first being Ye Xiu, without hitting the Level Cap, while using a Character Class build that specializes in a support role.
- In Season 10, he discovers a way to make illusions from the Ghost Blade's various "Boundary" skills with just three years of experience from the Character Class. Ye Xiu and Wang Jiexi are dumbstruck when they witness it, the former claiming not even the All-Star Ghost Blade duo from Team Void has such knowledge of said technique.
- After Happy enters the Alliance in Season 10, critics lament that had Yifan not started his rookie season with Tiny Herb in Season 8, he would have been a contender for the Best Rookie title alongside Tang Rou.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Invoked by everyone in Happy but mostly by its team captain, giving him the necessary courage to face anything for the team's victory.
Voiced by: Zhang He (animation, Season 1), Hua Lun (animation, SP)
Player ID: Flying Sword
Class: Blade Master
A player on Tiny Herb's roster and winner of the "King of Duels" title in Season 8.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Statistically, he's the fastest Blade Master user in the league; like Lu Hanwen, he can create up to eight shadow clones, but doesn't have the skill to properly control them.
- Button Mashing: He's incapable of controlling his hand speed and has to resort to this a lot.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: After proving himself in the last one and a half seasons, Liu Xiaobie is snubbed at the Season 9 All-Stars selection after receiving fewer votes than Lu Hanwen, who isn't necessarily better than him, and Zou Yuan, who has what amounts to "spite votes" from Zhang Jiale detractors.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He wins the most individual fights in Season 8 and receives the "King of Duels" epitaph, but he still pales in comparison to his fellow Blade Master player, Huang Shaotian.
Guild: Tyrannical Ambition
- Attack! Attack! Attack!
- As a team led by the aggressive Han Wenqing, this is Tyranny's standard strategy in matches.
- Wenqing's PvP technique involves going fully on the offensive from the start, using a Striker's Super Armor skill for his character to press forward and launch a continuous string of precisely-aimed attacks to meet the opponent's offense at the same time without being hit-stunned in the process. He eventually discovers this method may no longer suit him due to his advancing age, which leads him to try and switch his method around more.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: Even by Glory league standards, Tyranny is incredibly rich and very willing to spend big to win. After unceremoniously losing in the first round of the Season 8 playoffs, they splurge 16 million renmenbi on the transfer market to make one more push at the championship.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The team's logo is the pīnyīn for the word "tyranny" (bàtú).
- Laser-Guided Karma: Tyranny won the Season 4 playoff finals by using a Life Risking Strike against Ye Xiu. It takes the latter six seasons, being kicked out by Excellent Era's management, and starting Happy from scratch to return the favor against them in the Season 10 playoff semi-finals.
- Retired Badass Roundup: At the start of Season 9, Lin Jingyan shelves his retirement plans and Zhang Jiale returns from a 10-Minute Retirement to join Tyranny. Together with Han Wenqing, the three of them are the oldest star players in the league post-Ye Xiu's retirement.
- The Rival: Tyranny's rivalry with Excellent Era is the league's most famous, as the teams met one another for four consecutive times in the playoffs during the first four seasons of the Alliance. Furthermore, Han Wenqing and Ye Xiu's rivalry pre-dated the league's formation at the PvP arena; even when Ye Xiu returned in Season 10 as team captain of Happy, both captains would compete with one another for a fifth time in the playoff semi-finals.
Voiced by: Song Ming (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Gu Youming (live-action)
Player ID: Desert Dust
Captain of Tyranny, Han Wenqing is The Rival to Ye Xiu since the start of the professional league. Wenqing's approach to combat, coupled with his experience and skill with a Striker, has earned him the moniker "King of Fighting". When the first server of Glory was opened, his win ratio in the PvP Arena was 100%, with the streak ended by Ye Xiu, thereby cementing their rivalry on and off the professional scene.
- Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Inverted; Wenqing's competitive attitude makes him incredibly rough, scary and hard to approach. Even Tyranny's management and its respective guild find it difficult to argue with him.
- Determinator: Despite victory in matches being impossible, Wenqing will still charge forward to try and go down fighting.
- Feeling Their Age: During an early appearance, he is shown practicing mobility drills with his character and failing at the last obstacle. It's noted that his reflexes have been deteriorating recently and he may not be able to continue using his signature offensive style for much longer. This forces him to try and pursue a new, more tactical method of using his Striker for future competitions.
- In-Series Nickname: He is mostly called the "Tyrant" for his tyrannical attitude.
- How Dare You Die on Me!: Played with; Han Wenqing is furious when he hears news of his long-time rival Ye Xiu retiring, even calling the latter a coward for seemingly quitting without knowing the circumstances behind it.
- Last of His Kind: After Ye Xiu's retirement, Han Wenqing is the only one left from the first generation of professional Glory players.
- Meaningful Name: Crosses with Ironic Name - "Wenqing" means "scholarly and pure/unclouded", but the Striker-class is martial arts-based (Wu) rather than studious (Wen).
- Pet the Dog: When Lou Guanning suffers from stage fright and fights badly against Huang Shaotian in the presence of many pro players, he and Yu Wenzhou are the only spectators to express sympathy with Guanning's situation.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Zhang Xinjie's blue, the analytical and far more methodical vice-captain of Tyranny.
- You Are Not Ready: Lampshaded by Wenqing after beating Sun Xiang at the 6th All-Star Competition in the rookie vs. veteran event."Children want a change in dynasties, but theyre still too green.
Voiced by: Bian Jiang (animation), Zhang Fuzheng (live-action)
Played by: Qu Haojun (live-action)
Player ID: Immovable Rock
Vice-captain of Tyranny, Zhang Xinjie made his professional debut in the league's fourth season, and is another of the four Master Tacticians in Glory.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Given his Schedule Fanatic traits, with the animation and live-action showcasing how meticulously he eats a meal, all signs point towards a form of obssessive-compulsive disorder; the web novel neither confirms or denies this.
- Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Inverted; any time Han Wenqing yells at Tyranny players for making mistakes, Xinjie gives them pointers without raising his voice.
- Combat Medic: Even as a Cleric, he can handle PvP fights easily. In the 8th Glory All-Star Competition, Xinjie holds his ground against Team Void's Wu Yuce, an All-Star player with a PvP-focused character.
- The Creon: An overenthusiastic fan once addressed him as "Captain Zhang"; his immediate reply was "It should be vice-captain".
- Newcomer Saves the Day: In his rookie season, Xinjie's contributions led to Tyranny winning the Season 4 championship, ending Excellent Era's three-year reign in the league. Meaningful Name ensues as "Xinjie" means "new and outstanding".
- Punch-Clock Villain: He and Ye Xiu are constant thorns in each other's sides during the off-season Wild Boss hunts. They eventually decide to log in and out during different hours in order to avoid each other as much as possible and get some sleep.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Han Wenqing's red, the hardened, tough-to-approach team captain.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: During the post-Season 8 off-season, he's the only high-ranked professional player who willingly participates in long-term off-season guild activities to strengthen his team.
- Schedule Fanatic: Will never deviate from his schedule, especially sleeping at midnight on the dot.
- Shoot the Medic First: During the Season 10 playoff semi-final tiebreaker match against Happy, he is subjected to Ye Xiu's Life Risking Strike, which tips the scales in Happy's favor.
- When the Clock Strikes Twelve: He's well-known for sleeping precisely at midnight. Turned against him when Xinjie starts participating in off-season Wild Boss hunts - instead of challenging him head on, Ye Xiu just decides to wait until he goes to sleep.
Player ID: Negative Nine Degrees
Qin Muyun made his professional debut in Season 9.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: On paper, nothing about him stands out. However, he usurps a starting position from the other veterans in Tyranny as a 21 year-old rookie. To someone as Crazy-Prepared as Wang Jiexi, this is not something to laugh at.
- Logical Weakness: While Mo Fan needs to slow down to find the right positioning, Muyun can play by ear and only has to keep a high tempo to defeat him easily.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Although Muyun retains an outstanding rookie season, his avatar's statistics are dull when compared to the rest of Tyranny's All-Star lineup.
Guild: Void Walk
Voiced by: Ji Aojie (animation)
Player ID: Crying Devil
Class: Ghost Blade
Captain of Void, Li Xuan made his league debut during Season 4 and is the best Phantom Demon user (a character build of the Ghost Blade-class) in the league.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He forgets about Qiao Yifan after the Curb-Stomp Battle against him in the 6th All-Star Competition. Two seasons later, Li Xuan describes Yifan as "pretty good", even asking Wang Jiexi why Tiny Herb released him from their team.
- Combat Pragmatist: Will throw away his Pride to defeat his opponent, even if they're merely a rookie.
- Second Place Is for Losers: Xuan has a complex over being runner-up - his partnership with vice captain Wu Yuce is merely second to Ye Xiu and Su Mucheng when they were with Excellent Era. Furthermore, despite being an experienced Ghost Blade player, Li Xuan believes Yuce is the true number one Ghost Blade player in the league.
Player ID: Ghost Lantern
Li Xun made his professional debut in Season 5.
- Death-or-Glory Attack: Rather than the more-favored Dual Wielding style that is known for Assassin players, Li Xun prefers using the Character Class' Life Risking Strike as he likes to take risks.
- Running Gag: Li Xun attempts at using the Life Risking Strike against Happy twice during Season 10, only to fail in the most infuriating ways possible.
Guild: Howling Heights
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: The team is considerably weakened after Fang Rui's departure since management hasn't even considered the natural dirty playing instinct for the team members who were once lead by Lin Jingyan and Fang Rui's "Criminal Combination" duo and instead followed Tang Hao and Zhao Yuzhe's Attack! Attack! Attack! play-style.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Twice, they were willing to let their former star players go for a token sum to whichever club they wanted, even if they could've sold them for more.
Voiced by: Guo Haoran (animation)
Player ID: Demon Subduer
Captain of Wind Howl, Lin Jingyan was touted as the best of the Brawler-class in the league during his prime. He transfers to Tyranny at the end of Season 8.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He makes up for his declining skill with this and defeats Tang Hao in Season 10 by simply out-smarting him.
- The Chains of Commanding: The Brawler is a flexible Character Class which can play support and damage dealer accordingly, with plenty of crowd control skills; Jingyan is also a natural at dirty play. As Wind Howl's captain and core player, his decline was the target of much criticism mostly because all eyes were on him. After joining Tyranny, he becomes more dangerous when his unrestricted tactics and increased flexibility allow the Brawler's natural strengths to shine.
- Challenging the Chief: Inverted; he publicly accepts Tang Hao's challenge over the title of "Best Brawler" at the 6th Glory All-Star Competition in the rookie vs. veteran event and loses. However, he bounces back if paired against Hao depending on how well Jingyan knows the map.
- Combat Pragmatist: He may be nice and polite, but he's also willing to play dirty thanks to Fang Rui's influence on him. They're even given the In-Series Nickname the "Criminal Partners" by the Glory community.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: After seven years of faithfully playing for Wind Howl, his declining skills leave him widely ridiculed and mocked by the fans who want him out; this culminates with his transfer to Tyranny.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Jingyan may be a Nice Guy, but he can tell when Ye Xiu is lying to him. Played with as Jingyan decides to go along with it.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: He has worked hard over many years in the league, but likens himself to a hardworking tortoise trying to catch up with equally hardworking hares in Ye Xiu, Zhang Jiale and Han Wenqing.
- Hot-Blooded: In his younger days, he was an aggressive player who welcomed a direct fight. Later on, he toned down his play-style to work together with the more cautious Fang Rui.
- Nice Guy: Jingyan is generally meek and polite towards everyone he meets; he's also uncomfortable with gossiping about others behind their backs. After sensing he's no longer welcome in Wind Howl, he leaves on his own accord to prevent unnecessary drama. Meaningful Name ensues as "Jing" means "respectful".
- Weak, but Skilled: He was just average as a rookie, and slowly worked towards improving his skills, eventually becoming the best Brawler in the league.
Voiced by Xing Kaixin (animation, Season 1), Ling Zhenhe (animation, SP)
Player ID: Doubtful Demon
Vice-captain of Wind Howl and the best Thief-class player in the league, Fang Rui was originally scouted by Blue Rain and trained in their program to use the Qi Master-class, but he left to join Wind Howl; though the team intended him to inherit Demon Subduer from Lin Jingyan, he ended up using Doubtful Demon. Fang Rui joins Happy after they are promoted into Season 10, playing the Qi Master account "Boundless Sea"; following Ye Xiu and Wei Chen's retirement at the end of the season, he becomes Happy's vice-captain for Season 11.
- Be Yourself: After a few weeks of operating a Qi Master, he discovers that rather than adapt his style to fit the Qi Master, he was better off adapting to play as a Thief-class.
- Chased by Angry Natives: Fang Rui defeats Zhou Zekai during the Game 3 finals of the Season 10 playoffs in the Group Competition by activating an event where Boundless Sea gets chased by Non Player Characters, putting Zekai into a dilemma of letting Fang Rui get close to him, which is a disadvantage for a Sharpshooter, or shoot at Boundless Sea, but aggravate the NPCs.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Fang Rui breaks the record of the least amount of Hit Points consumed in the Group Challenge previously held by Wang Jiexi after beating his former team Wind Howl in their first match in Season 10 during a 1 vs. 3 match-up against Zhao Yuzhe, Lin Feng and Liu Hao. He does this as the first player in the Group Arena.
- Heroic RRoD: His exceptional performance in Game 2 of the Season 10 playoff finals against Samsara put too much strain on him, such that he can't participate in the Team Challenge of the Game 3 finals tiebreaker, as Ye Xiu believes he hasn't fully recovered. In fact, Ye Xiu was hesitant to put him up against Zhou Zekai in the earlier Group Challenge of the match.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Fang Rui initially struggles with Boundless Sea because of unfamiliarity with the Qi Master-class, but also having to unlearn his habits as a Thief-class player.
- Ignored Expert: Beginning from Season 9, his knowledge of potential traps and a more cautious play-style turns him into a killjoy and pest for the hot-blooded Tang Hao and Zhao Yuzhe, with his standing on the team decreasing by the day. He leaves for Happy at the end of the season.
- Took a Level in Badass: During Season 10, Boundless Sea is considered so mediocre that Fang Rui doesn't earn a spot in the 8th Glory All-Star Competition. Come the playoffs, he becomes the most pivotal member of Team Happy and his performance, alongside Yifan's Big Damn Heroes moment, tips the scales in Happy's favor during the Game 2 finals against Samsara.
Player ID: Beautiful Light
A rising star Elementalist-class player of Wind Howl, Zhao Yuzhe wins the Best Rookie award in Season 8.
- Break the Haughty: He enters the Heavenly Domain to show off in front of his fans, only to get promptly curb-stomped by Ye Xiu's team in front of them.
- Bullying a Dragon: Upon hearing that Ye Qiu is present on the battlefield, the first thing he does is provoke him. After getting killed the first time, Yuzhe proceeds to provoke him again.
- Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Yuzhe's countermeasures against Fang Rui in the Group Challenge of their first match against Happy in Season 10 are only applicable for a Thief-class instead of a Qi Master. Rui even calls him out on it.
- Easily Overheard Conversation: From a distance, he hears Ye Xiu dismissing him as a raving lunatic in the middle of a battle. It just so happens the battlefield is relatively silent at that specific moment.
- Fatal Flaw: He has a lot of Pride and would make rash hot-blooded decisions only to land himself in awkward situations.
- Glory Seeker: Zhao Yuzhe's playstyle and personality is for him to highlight his skill in front of everyone else instead of actually seeking victory after narrowly winning Best Rookie in Season 8.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Invoked; Gao Yingjie earns Yuzhe's ire due to the fact that Yingjie is skilled enough to have taken the Season 8 Best Rookie title, except Tiny Herb doesn't give more play time for Yingjie, thereby awarding it to Zhao Yuzhe, who believes he didn't earn it.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Every Best Rookie award winner (Wang Jiexi, Zhang Xinjie, Zhou Zekai, Yu Feng, Sun Xiang) before him have developed into megastars. By Season 10, there are no signs of him ever joining that group when he is overtaken in popularity and reception by Gao Yingjienote , Lu Hanwen and Tang Rounote .
- This Cannot Be!: During the Group Challenge of their first match against Happy in Season 10, Zhao Yuzhe has a Villainous Breakdown when he realizes that Fang Rui has been holding his strength back during their previous practice matches as teammates in Wind Howl.
- Small Name, Big Ego: After narrowly winning the Best Rookie title against Dai Yangqi and He Weitang, Yuzhe becomes arrogant, despite his performances being sub-par compared against other rookies in the league, including Lu Hanwen and Tang Rou.
- Unknown Rival
- Chu Yunxiu, whom Zhao Yuzhe makes it his personal milestone to take both Yunxiu's title as the best Elementalist player in the Alliance and her character Windy Rain; however, Yunxiu could care less about him.
- Gao Yingjie: Zhao Yuzhe knows Yingjie is skilled enough to have taken the Season 8 Best Rookie title uncontested had Tiny Herb given more play time to Yingjie.