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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.


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Misty Rain | 烟雨

Home City: S City (Suzhou)
Guild: Misty Castle
Formed before Season 5 of the Alliance, "Misty Rain" performs well as a mid-tier team in the league, but is often touted by critics as lacking competitiveness, specifically during the playoffs, when their opponents' ferocity and the pressure of the game gets to them. By Season 10, the team has three female players on its main roster, the most out of any in the league.
    Chu Yunxiu (楚云秀) 

Voiced by: Li Shimeng (audio drama)

Player ID: Windy Rain | 风城烟雨
Class: Elementalist

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.

    The Shu Sisters 

Player ID: Lower Your Head (Shu Keyi), None Dare Attack (Shu Kexin)
Class: Sharpshooter

A pair of identical twin sisters, Shu Keyi (舒可怡) and her younger twin Shu Kexin (舒可欣) make their Alliance debut in Season 9. Together, they form Misty Rain's "Twin Sister Flower Gun" combination duo.


Royal Style | 皇风

Home City: B City (Beijing)
Guild: Royal Heritage
Another professional team who has been with the league since its inception, "Royal Style" was a former powerhouse, achieving runner-up in the Season 1 playoffs, but has become a regular mid-card afterwards. For information about the prequel characters, click here.
    Tian Sen (田森) 

Player ID: Peaceful Hermit | 扫地焚香
Class: Exorcist

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 an 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.

Samsara | 轮回
Home City: S City (Shanghai)
Guild: Samsara
A professional team in the Glory league since the first season, "Samsara" was originally a mid- to low-tier team, but has been on the rise in the present, being crowned consecutive league champions in Seasons 8 and 9.
    As A Team 
  • 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, a reserve 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 .
  • Dream Team: Samsara's roster are composed of 4 All-Star players under the lead of Zhou Zekai, whose current fame surpasses Ye Xiu himself.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: "轮回" (Lúnhuí) means "reincarnation"; "Samsara" refers to the concept of rebirth, something Hindu Mythology is closely tied with.
  • Next Tier Power-Up
    • Their newly acquired maximum skill point guide in Season 8 elevates Samsara from an ordinary playoff team into 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 players, 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.

    Zhou Zekai (周泽楷) 

Voiced by: Jin Xian (animation, audio drama)

Player ID: Cloud Piercer | 一枪穿云
Class: Sharpshooter
Click here  to see 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Jiang Botao (江波涛) 

Voiced by: Zhang Fuzheng (animation)

Player ID: Empty Waves | 无浪
Class: Spellblade

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.
  • 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.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Botao was made vice-captain precisely because he can understand Zekai's movements and command the team to coordinate with him.
  • Keigo: He's polite, soft-spoken, and uses honorifics when speaking to his seniors.

    Du Ming (杜明) 

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.
  • Sore Loser: 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.

Thunderclap | 雷霆
Home City: W City (Wuhan)
Guild: N/A
A professional team in the Glory league which made its debut in Season 4, "Thunderclap" heavily depends on their team captain's tactics to succeed, which includes carefully choosing a map during home games, leading to more victories there than they would in away games. Unfortunately, without its captain, Thunderclap's strength is diminished as the team lacks any notable ace players.
    As A Team 

    Xiao Shiqin (肖时钦) 

Played by: Ling Jiyuan (live-action)

Player ID: Life Extinguisher | 生灵灭
Class: Mechanic

Click here  to see Xiao Shiqin in the live-action

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.

  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • While Xiao Shiqin remains a Punch-Clock Villain in the live-action, the series emphasizes this when Su Mucheng is facing Wei Chen in the Challengers League grand finals during the one-on-one portion. Shiqin calls out Tao Xuan for putting Mucheng, who's playing her last match with Excellent Era per her contract, in a lose-lose situation against the injured Chen - if she loses, she'll be suspected of throwing the game to assist Happy; if she makes any mistakes, she'll be criticized regardless of the outcome, which will sink her reputation.
    • Before that, there's also when he, along with the guild leaders of Blue Rain, Tiny Herb, and Tyranny, convince the chairman to not ban Ye Xiu from Glory just because he played under a different name. The Death Glare he gives to Tao Xuan afterwards when the board concedes to their request makes it clear that while he might be working for Excellent Era in the meantime, it doesn't mean he approves of how his current boss has it out for Ye Xiu.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Straight Man: Being in his element after rejoining Thunderclap in Season 10, he takes on this role in his interactions with Ye Xiu.
  • 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.

Tiny Herb | 微草
Home City: B City (Beijing)
Guild: Herb Garden
An established powerhouse team from way back during the league's formation, "Tiny Herb" was crowned champions in Season 5 and 7, the only other team in the league to achieve multiple championships behind Excellent Era's three until Samsara's championship reign in Season 8 and 9. Along with Tyranny, Tiny Herb has reached the playoffs every year.
    As A Team 
  • 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.

    Wang Jiexi (王杰希) 

Voiced by: Wei Chao (animation, audio drama)
Played by: Gu Yufeng (live-action)

Player ID: Vaccaria | 王不留行
Class: Witch
Click here  to see Vaccaria
Click here  to see Wang Jiexi in the live-action

Captain of the Tiny Herb professional 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Superior Successor: Wang Jiexi inherited his position and account from Lin Jie and won 2 championships for Tiny Herb.
  • 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.
  • They Were Holding You Back: Inverted; Jiexi had to change his Magician play-style due to his teammates' inability to keep up with it.

    Deng Fusheng (邓复升) 

Voiced by: Fu Chenyang (animation)

Player ID: Angelica
Class: Knight

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.

    Gao Yingjie (高英杰) 

Voiced by: Shao Tong (animation, audio drama)
Played by: Chen Hongzheng (live-action)

Player ID: Kind Tree | 木恩
Class: Witch
Click here  to see Gao Yingjie in the live-action

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.

    Qiao Yifan (乔一帆) 

Voiced by: Su Shangqing (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Fan Jinwei (live-action)

Player ID: Ashen Moon (current), One Inch Ash | 一寸灰 (alternate)
Class: Assassin (current), Ghost Blade (alternate)
Click here  to see One Inch Ash
Click here  to see Qiao Yifan in the live-action

A young reserve player in Tiny Herb, due to a difference in skill between Qiao Yifan and his teammates, he is 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 SP and the 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.
    • By the Season 10 playoffs,Li Xuan himself was full of praise for his plays and decision making.
    • 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.

    Liu Xiaobie (刘小别) 

Voiced by: Zhang He (animation, Season 1), Hua Lun (animation, SP), Qian Wenqing (audio drama)

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.

Tyranny | 霸图
Home City: Q City (Qingdao)
Guild: Tyrannical Ambition
A headlining powerhouse from the start of the professional league in Season 1, "Tyranny" stands with its biggest accomplishment being the Season 4 champions, ending Excellent Era's three-year championship reign. They, alongside Tiny Herb, has been to the playoffs for every season.
    As A Team 
  • 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.

    Han Wenqing (韩文清) 

Voiced by: Song Ming note  (animation, audio drama, live-action)
Played by: Gu Youming (live-action)

Player ID: Desert Dust | 大漠孤烟
Class: Striker
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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 in the web novel, he is shown practicing mobility drills with his character and failing at the last obstacle; likewise, Wenqing in the live-action dedicates time every day doing these drills. 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.
  • 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, thus he logins to the tenth server on an alternate account to test whether Ye Xiu has still got it or not.
  • In-Series Nickname: He is mostly called the "Tyrant" for his tyrannical attitude.
  • 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.
    Han Wenqing: Children want a change in dynasties, but they're still too green.

    Zhang Xinjie (张新杰) 

Voiced by: Bian Jiang (animation), Zhang Fuzheng (live-action)
Played by: Qu Haojun (live-action)

Player ID: Immovable Rock | 石不转
Class: Cleric
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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.

    Qin Muyun (秦牧云) 

Player ID: Negative Nine Degrees
Class: Sharpshooter

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.

Void | 虚空

Home City: X City (Xi'an)
Guild: Void Walk
Another organization that has been with the league since its formation in Season 1, "Void" is only team in the Alliance to use a Ghost Blade character as its primary Character Class. Much of Void's strategies rely on the Ghost Blade's Boundary skills, allowing two Ghost Blade avatars to cast one after another in order to cover the other while they're in Cooldown. Like 301 Degrees, Void has entered the playoffs five times as of Season 8, but never advanced past the first round.
    Li Xuan (李轩) 

Voiced by: Ji Aojie (animation)

Player ID: Crying Devil | 逢山鬼泣
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.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Li Xuan is completely condescending towards Qiao Yifan in the live-action drama. This isn't the case in SP - although he doesn't hold back against the latter in their All-Star match due to his competitiveness, Xuan never acts snobbish towards Yifan and reassures him that he fought well, despite an uneven match-up, while also feeling guilty about Curb Stomping a complete rookie.
  • 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 Commentator: During the season 10 finals, as the best Phantom Demon player, he's pretty helpful in explaining the thoughts, intentions and even the circumstances behind Qiao Yifan's decision making processes.
  • 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.

    Li Xun (李迅) 

Player ID: Ghost Lantern
Class: Assassin

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.

Wind Howl | 呼啸

Home City: N City (Nanjing)
Guild: Howling Heights
Named after the Chinese translation of Wuthering Heights, "Wind Howl" is a professional team who made their league debut sometime before The King's Avatar begins.
    As A Team 

    Lin Jingyan (林敬言) 

Voiced by: Guo Haoran (animation)

Player ID: Demon Subduer | 唐三打
Class: Brawler

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.

    Fang Rui (方锐) 

Voiced by Xing Kaixin (animation, Season 1), Ling Zhenhe (animation, SP)

Player ID: Doubtful Demon | 鬼迷神疑
Class: Thief

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.

  • 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.

    Zhao Yuzhe (赵禹哲) 

Player ID: Beautiful Light
Class: Elementalist

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  and Season 9 & 10 Best Rookies, Lu Hanwen and Tang Rounote .
  • 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.
  • 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.
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