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So you are one of the best ranked players in the World League of Legends, between 0.011% higher —a Challenger, in popular language, and as such, decide to one day spend some time in a local internet cafe, perfecting your skills in your favorite game. As normal as an athlete entering the gym, right? Unfortunately, according to the Chinese site Biajiahao, you have chosen the worst possible day to do so, for three reasons:
◾ 1. As a Challenger, you are a little older, and so this union in the city of Chongqing where you just sat has announced your beloved presence, by name, to everyone who is there.
◾ 2. Among the customers is Zhang Yihao, a LoL fan who is also an off-duty, attentive and good-looking cop.
◾ 3. You are a wanted criminal.
According to the story, when the cafe announced the player's presence, Yihao walked around to look at him; it’s not every day that a player of this caliber is seen in action, after all. But when he got there, he thought they looked familiar to him, so he calmly took a picture, confirmed that the player was in fact a criminal suspect, and then …kapow!He called a backup and made the bust.
“I made an appointment to play a game, and at noon, when I went to the bathroom, I heard it,” Yihao said in the previous video, using the machine translation service. "The strong king came in line and then I saw a man with a dirty ponytail that looked like ours before."
(Sure, I think "strong king" is a spectacularly good name for a first-rate player and we should all start using it in our day-to-day conversation.)
It’s not the kind of thing you’re likely to see happen in the West, personally, if someone yelled:Andy Chalk is at home!"When I walked into a store, I would leave immediately and panic about my presence on social media, but according to win.gg, it is relatively common in China for high-ranking players to get the red carpet when they sign in. The purpose, aside from a bit of ego fluidity, is apparently to encourage everyone on the scene to keep grinding (and, I guess, paying for access) so that they too can enjoy the fame and fortune that it means being among the best of the best. And let’s be honest: if Michael Phelps jumped into my local pool, I’d probably want to make a big deal out of it too.
After that, though, I have to wonder if some people might decide that maybe the celebrity quest isn't all over. It is not clear why exactly this League-loving criminal was arrested, but the Translated by Google Baijiahao's report concludes with a point of tremendous wisdom that we could all take into account: "You never know why your teammate hangs up all of a sudden."