Fans of the novel and anime might need no further introduction to The King’s Avatar 全职高手, but for the potential new fans the TV drama can rope in, The King’s Avatar is a 40 episode series that gives viewers a glimpse into the world of online gaming as it follows the life of top player Ye Xiu, played by actor Yang Yang.
Ye Xiu is one of the elite top players of the game Glory. Due to a series of events, he is forced to take on a job managing an internet cafe after being expelled from his professional team. But Ye Xiu is not a quitter, so armed with his years of gaming experience, a new identity, a partially finished secret weapon and LOTS of guts, he goes all out to claw his way back up to the top in the quest for what else? Glory. After all, no guts no glory right?
The series boasts an extraordinarily expansive roster of actors competing against each other on opposing teams in the drama. Aside from actor Yang Yang who’s been a busy little bee these days with a lot of projects, viewers will also see actress Maggie Jiang Shuying who aptly plays the “I don’t take crap from anyone” spunky lady boss.
You’ll also see a mix of familiar and new faces in Lai Yumeng, Li Muchen, Leon Lai Yi, Fan Jinwei, Bai Xiang, Sun Ning, Yang Tingdong, Daniel Gu Ningfeng, Gao Hanyu, Jiang Long, Gu Youming and Liang Sen who will be in different gaming teams facing off.
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Release Date: July 24, 2019 Tencent (two episodes every Wednesday to Friday at 8pm), Tencent members watch 6 episodes in advance
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