I’m A Baller - Chapter 79
With nowhere to vent his excitement, Wang Yan was playing games in the afternoon, showing off his superlative skills.
Just as he lit up the ADC on the opposite side, he was kicked by the blind monk and sent flying. By the time he ran back with his short legs, his teammates were all dead.
“F*ck! How does that make sense? ”
Wang Yan immediately gave up and held his head in his hands while howling miserably.
Logically speaking, his intelligence and agility weren’t bad at the moment, so why was he always so bad when playing games?
He spent more than 10,000 yuan to draw a limited-edition flame shadow skin which failed to increase his attack speed. Did the head of the video game company know how to do his job?!
If he couldn’t, he should hurry up and resign!
There were plenty of people waiting to take his position!
Wang Yan began to imagine the scene where he would acquire the entire company one day and ask the current CEO to pack up and f*ck off.
After visualizing the scene in elaborate details for two full minutes, his mood finally became a little better.
Wang Yan affectionately caressed the Alienware which was great for playing video games. Then he began to worry.
The equipment was great, but the gaming experience was not so unpleasant. It was so annoying!
He was supposed to be a God-like tycoon yet he was always traumatized by people in the game. How was that reasonable?
No wonder there was no reward no matter how he played. His feelings were being played!
F * ck, this time, it was really goodbye forever. He swore he would never play this game anymore!
After making up his mind to say goodbye to the League of Legends, Wang Yan started to feel awkward again.
What should he do next?
Just as he was pondering, his phone suddenly rang.
Wang Yan thought it was a classmate, so he casually took it over to take a look. It turned out to be a freaking awesome unknown number.
Who was this?
He picked up the phone in confusion and asked in a calm voice, “Hello? ”
“Hello, President Wang. I’m Wang Siming. ”
Wang Yan was a little confused, but when he thought about that number, he felt that it might be true. He answered with a little bit more enthusiasm. “Hello, hello. Your name is like thunder ringing in my ears… May I ask what this is about? ”
“I understand this call is presumptuous, haha! ”
Wang Yan was quite annoyed with the pretentious courtesy, but since Wang Siming wanted to talk, then he didn’t mind talking either.
“It’s okay, I’ve wanted to know you for a long time, Principal Wang. I’m really honored to receive your call today. ”
Although Wang Yan had never experienced this kind of professional flattery, he was smart enough to figure it out quickly.
“No, no, no. You are the creative and bold one. People online are calling you Big Eater’s Dad now after you created such a big scene… ”
Wang Yan was a little confused. He had never paid attention to what people said about him.
Fortunately, Principal Wang had enough self-respect to not continue talking nonsense. Instead, he directly told him the purpose of his call.
“Da Gang, Miko, Ling Ya, and Adai are all in trouble now. They are currently negotiating with Douyu. Once they sign the contract and obtain the resources, they will likely lead Big Eater to stir up some craze. As the person who created all of this, I wonder if you are interested in getting involved? ”
Wang Yan frowned and replied calmly, “I’m sorry, Principal Wang. I’m only doing this for fun. The fun part has already been played out. It will become my career if I spend more time in it. It’s not what I want. ”
“Director Wang, the fun part might not have started yet! ”
Wang Siming laughed. He suddenly changed the topic and offered Wang Yan an invitation, “Director Wang, when will you be free to come out and chat with me? ”
“Sure! It’s my pleasure. ”
Wang Yan agreed readily but did not say where he was. Instead, he asked Wang Siming, “Where have you been staying recently, Wang? ”
“I’ve been preparing for a project in Shanghai recently. I might be staying for another month. If you have time to come to Shanghai, maybe I can bring you to have some fun?”
As soon as Wang Siming finished speaking, Wang Yan immediately sighed regretfully.
“Aye! That’s really unfortunate. I have to go back and forth between Yuan City, the Capital, and Xing City in recent days. I might not be able to find the time to visit Principal Wang in the near future. ”
“Ah… I see… That’s really a pity. ”
Wang Siming was not stupid. How could he not understand that Wang Yan was only making excuses?
His enthusiasm quickly faded. He was still polite, but no longer had the same friendly attitude as before.
“Then that’s it for now. We can add each other on WeChat later. We have to get together when we have time. ”
“Okay, okay. Goodbye, Principal Wang! ”
After hanging up the phone, Wang Yan immediately went online to do some research. The doubts in his heart kept rising.
Why would an ultra-wealthy rich boy like Wang Siming want to rope him in?
He was only a small player. What was there to value?
Wang Yan couldn’t figure it out, but he couldn’t ask Liu Yuanfang either.
That guy seemed to have already latched onto Principal Wang. Wang Yan probably couldn’t get anything out of him and might even get himself in trouble.
Wait a moment…
Didn’t Liu Yuanfang tell him before that Principal Wang was going to do something?
Wang Yan recalled carefully and quickly remembered what happened that night: Wang Siming had given Miko, Ling Ya, Da Gang, and little dummy 100,000 Yuan each as a gift. He also sent a private message to Liu Yuanfang.
The answer became apparent, adding to the phone call he just received.
Principal Wang wanted to do invest in live streaming!
Perhaps, they were already in the midst of intensive preparations?
He just happened to see the news about Miko and Brother Gang being refreshed on the website.
Wang Yan was a little surprised while reading the countless search results about them. It seemed that the splash they had made was not small in any sense.
He was right, in fact.
As a new live streaming method, Big Eater’s Mukbang was rapidly taking over the fledgling outdoor live streaming market.
Those who had not watched it might never be able to imagine the appeals of this model. But those who liked it could watch people eating with relish for two or three hours.
Brother Gang was a chatterbox who dared to eat everything.
Miko was skinny yet had an astonishing appetite.
Ling Ya had a bright smile on her face. When she ate, she made people feel a genuine sense of happiness.
Dumby was cute and adorable. She was often unwittingly funny by contrast.
The four of them had been promoted to second-tier streamers just a few days after they began to stream on Douyu. Their potential was visible to the naked eye.
Bullet comments, fan stickiness, and gifts values… All the indexes were outstanding.
It could be said that the four of them represented different styles. Together, they had already taken 90% of the big eater live streaming market.
Therefore… Wang Siming wanted to sign them!
If he couldn’t sign them, perhaps he would team up with Liu Yuanfang and create another group of big eaters!
Wang Yan pondered for a moment, shook his head, and crossed out the second possibility.
Liu Yuanfang had already emptied his savings for these four. Where was he going to magically find a new group?
It might be easy to find people with big appetites, but the audience’s affinity could only depend on luck!
Moreover, with the rise of mukbang, it was uncertain if there would be anyone else who would submit their work to Liu Yuanfang.
Anyone who wanted to be popular could just go to a live streaming platform and start his own channel to test the waters.
Why did they have to submit their videos to Liu Yuanfang?
The audience cared about the mukbang live streamer, not the guild that did mukbang!
Liu Yuanfang made the big eater mukbang famous, but he might not be able to get much benefit.
Because Ling Ya and the others didn’t want to sign a long contract.
Judging from Wang Siming’s phone call, it could be deduced that Liu Yuanfang definitely didn’t settle the contract signing matter. Otherwise, Wang Siming wouldn’t need to make this call at all. He could cooperate with Liu Yuanfang directly.
In the end, Liu Yuanfang still had to pay the price for his short-sightedness.
Wang Yan was too lazy to argue with him. But it didn’t mean that everyone else would be as lazy as Wang Yan.
Now Liu Yuanfang could see how he brought this on himself.
He totally deserved it!