The King's Avatar (web series)

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The King's Avatar
GenreeSports
Youth
Based onQuan Zhi Gao Shou by Hu Dielan
Written byQiao Bingqing
Yu Yan
Zhou Sen
Bao Xiang
Zhao Zhonghao
Li Zhen[1]
Directed byShi Yiyue
StarringYang Yang
Opening theme"Light From The Ashes" by Cai Weize
Ending theme"Glory Battlefield" by R1SE
Composer(s)Roc Chen
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes40
Production
Executive producer(s)Teng Huatao
Producer(s)Fang Fang[2]
Yang Xiaopei
Production location(s)Shanghai
Hangzhou
Running time45 mins
Production company(s)Tencent Penguin Pictures
Linmon Pictures
Phoenix Entertainment
Release
Original networkTencent Video
Original releaseJuly 24, 2019 (2019-07-24)
Chronology
Related showsThe King's Avatar (donghua)

The King's Avatar (Chinese: 全职高手; pinyin: Quánzhí Gāoshǒu) is a 2019 Chinese live-action web series based on the web novel of the same name by Hu Dielan. It stars Yang Yang as the main character. It premiered on Tencent Video on July 24, 2019.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

The series depicted the fictional esports scene in China where the story revolves around a multiplayer online video game called Glory. It chronicle the fall and rise of Ye Xiu, a top-tier player of Glory.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Actor Character ID Role Note
Yang Yang[4] Ye Xiu (叶修) Lord Grim (君莫笑) Unspecialized Former captain of Team Excellent Era. Current captain of Team Happy and the leader of the Chinese Glory Team.
He is known as the 'Glory Textbook', as well as one of the Four Master Tacticians
Ye Qiu One Autumn Leaf 一叶之秋 Battle Mage 战斗师 Younger twin brother of Ye Xiu. When Ye Xiu registered to be a pro player, he used Ye Qiu's identification instead. He has no interest in video games.

Supporting[edit]

Team Happy[edit]

Actor Character ID Role Note
Jiang Shuying[5] Chen Guo (陈果) Chasing Haze (逐烟霞) Launcher Owner of Happy Internet Cafe and Boss of Team Happy.
She helps Ye Xiu rebuild his career and rise again.
Li Yujie[6] Tang Rou (唐柔) Soft Mist (寒烟柔) Battlemage Manager of Happy Internet Cafe.
She is known for her fast hand speed.
Lai Yi[5] Bao Rongxing (包荣兴) Steamed Bun Invasion (包子入侵) Brawler A security guard that Ye Qiu met online.
A simple minded person, but unpredictable player.
Fan Jinwei[7] Qiao Yifan (乔一帆) One Inch Ash (一寸灰) Ghostblade A former sub player from the team Tiny Herb.
He is highly skilled, but lacks confidence.
Sun Ning[8] Luo Ji (罗辑) Concealed Light (昧光) Summoner A mathematical genius known for his analytical skills and meticulousness, but lacks experience in gaming
Yang Tingdong[9] Mo Fan (莫凡) Deception (毁人不倦) Ninja A infamous scrap picker from the game.
He is quiet and introverted, but is highly skilled and observant.
Bai Xiang[10] Wei Chen (魏琛) Windward Formation (迎风布阵) Warlock Former and the very first Captain of Team Blue Rain.
An old player who wishes to recreate his former glory.
Song Hanyu[5] Wu Chen (伍晨) Dawn Rifle (晓枪) Launcher A former player of Team Everlasting and the best launcher of the team.
After his team was eliminated by Team Happy, he joined Happy as their association president.
Li Junchen[11] An Wenyi (安文逸) Little Cold Hands (小手冰凉) Cleric A former member of the 7th Branch Guild of Tyrannical Ambition, before being scooped away by Ye Xiu to join Team Happy.
He appears self-centered but always gives his all in crucial moments.

Team Excellent Era[edit]

Actor Character ID Role Note
Lai Yumeng[12] Su Mucheng (苏沐橙) Dancing Rain (沐雨橙风) Launcher A young lady who rose to be a professional Glory player through Ye Xiu's guidance. She is known as the best launcher player.
She stays by Ye Xiu's side as his biggest supporter. She is the little sister of Su Muqiu, original user of Ye Xiu's Lord Grim.best partner.
Liang Yimu[13] Sun Xiang (孙翔) One Autumn Leaf (一叶之秋) Battlemage A former member of Team Conquering Clouds before he transfers to Team Excellent Era, and replaces Ye Xiu as captain of Team Excellent Era.
Zhao Chulun[14] Tao Xuan (陶轩) Battlemage Manager of Team Excellent Era.
He was a friend of Ye Xiu since the creation of the club but with time, their opinions clashed and he plotted to remove Ye Xiu.
Ling Jiyuan[13] Xiao Shiqin (肖时钦) Life Extinguisher (生灵灭) Mechanic Former Captain of Team Thunderclap who transferred to Team Excellent Era. He is one of Four Master Tacticians.
Zhai Zilu[13] Qiu Fei (邱非) Combat Form (战斗格式) Battlemage Ye Xiu's loyal fan and disciple. He is loyal to Team Excellent Era and dedicates his effort to preserving and rebuilding the team.
Chi Shuai[13] Chen Yehui (陈夜辉) Battlemage Guild leader of Excellent Era.
He is a selfish player, who cares more about himself than others. He dislikes Ye Xiu to the point of always try find ways to sabotage him and his new team.

Team Blue Rain[edit]

Actor Character ID Role Note
Gao Hanyu[15] Yu Wenzhou (喻文州) Swoksaar (索克萨尔) Warlock Captain of Team Blue Rain. He is one of Four Master Tacticians.
He has much lower hand speed compared to many of the other pro players.
Jiang Long[16] Huang Shaotian (黄少天) Troubling Rain (夜雨声烦) Blade Master Vice captain of Team Blue Rain. The top Blade Master user in the pro circuit, and is known as the Sword Saint and core player of the team. He is famous for his rapid fire speech dialogue in combat to confuse his opponents.
Liu Qiushi[13] Xu Boyuan (许博远) Blue River (蓝河) Blade Master Member of Blue Brook Guild. He is known as one of the Five Great Experts within the guild and leader of the guild on the 10th Server.
Jiang Xueming[17] Xi Zhou (系舟) Bound Boat Cleric Member of Blue Brook Guild. He is a friend and adviser to Blue River.

Team Tiny Herb[edit]

Actor Character ID Role Note
Gu Yufeng[18] Wang Jiexi (王杰希) Vaccaria (王不留行) Witch Captain of Team Tiny Herb. He is famous for a very erratic play style dubbed as the Magician.
Chen Hongzheng[13] Gao Yingjie (高英杰) Kind Tree (木恩) Witch Future successor of Vaccaria.
Ji Xiangyu[13] Zhou Yebai (周烨柏) Rangoon Creeper (使君子) Ghostblade Sub player of Team Tiny Herb.
Quan Peilun[13] Che Qianzi (车前子) Plantango Seed (车前子) Witch Guild leader of Herb Garden on the 10th Server.
He idolizes Wang Jiexi.

Team Tyranny[edit]

Actor Character ID Role Note
Gu Youming[19] Han Wenqing (韩文清) Desert Dust (大漠孤烟) Striker Captain of Team Tyranny.
He is considered as Ye Qiu's true rival in the professional scene.
Qu Haojun[20] Zhang Xinjie (张新杰) Immovable Rock (石不转) Cleric Vice captain of Team Tyranny. He is one of the Four Master Tacticians.
Kuang Muye[21] Cold Night (夜度寒潭) Cold Night (夜度寒潭) Knight Leader of Tyrannical Ambition on the 10th Server.

Production[edit]

The live-action series was first announced in February 2017 via a production conference held by Linmon Pictures; and would be co-produced with Tencent Penguin Pictures. The author of the novel Hu Dielan was invited to be the overall planner of the series.[22]

On June 12, 2017, Yang Yang was announced as the lead actor in a press conference.[23] In November, Song Zu'er was announced as the female lead Su Mucheng,[24] but backed out in March 2018 due to scheduling conflicts.[25]

The series began filming in April 2018, and wrapped up in September 2018.[26] A Dungeon Fighter Online professional player was engaged to serve as instructor to the cast.[5] The production embraces a number of technological advances, e.g. motion capture, face capture, and their integration with virtual shooting using Unreal engine for real-time preview.[27] The voice actors of the donghua were invited to dub the actors in the television series.[28]

Reception[edit]

The series was an instant hit among young audiences due to its fresh storyline centered around esports, as well as the stunning visual effects. It won praise from People's Daily as well as several industry professionals for its spiritual focus and creative value. It attracted more than 1 billion views on Tencent Video, and more than ten million views on overseas market platforms such as WeTV and YouTube.[27]

Soundtrack[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSingersLength
1."Light From The Ashes (來自塵埃的光)" (Opening theme song)Qing XiuRoc ChenCai Weize 
2."Standing on the Peak (巅峰之上)"Qing XiuRoc ChenMao Buyi 
3."The Best of You (最了不起的你)"Jie LiangRoc ChenDuan Aojuan 
4."Glory Battlefield (荣耀战场)" (Ending theme song)Jie LiangRoc ChenR1SE 

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
15th Chinese American Film Festival Best Web Series The King's Avatar Won [29]
Best Producer Yang Xiaopei Won
Best Actress (Web series) Jiang Shuying Won
3rd Yinchuan Internet Film Festival Won [30]
6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony Nominated [31]

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