Chapter 803: The Special Advantage of the Elimination Round
Pei Qian put his cell phone aside and temporarily stopped paying attention to it after getting updated on the IOI World Competition.
It was only Monday today. FV Club’s top eight competition would only be held on Saturday. During this period, most of the Long Yu Corporation’s fake reviewers and netizens would be arguing. There was nothing much to pay attention to.
FV Club would continue with their performance and the team members’ daily training would not be affected.
However, Pei Qian had only read a few pages of notes when his cell phone rang again.
He picked it up and saw that it was Liang Qingfan.
Pei Qian was stunned for a moment. Then, he realized that it should be that the renovations and appliances of the building in Sloth Apartments 2.0 had been completed. He could officially rent it out!
Previously, Liang Qingfan had said that the furniture, appliances, and other supporting facilities would arrive at the end of December. They could officially move in at the beginning of January. It was almost time.
Pei Qian paid more attention to Sloth Apartments 2.0 and immediately answered the call.
Liang Qingfan’s voice came from the other end of the line. “Boss Pei, I would like to report to you that the new Sloth Apartments has been completed. A large part of it has been rented out since it opened today.”
“Er… do you want to come over and take a look?”
Pei Qian pondered for a moment. “Alright, I’ll be there in a while.”
Other projects could be shelved for now, but he still had to look at the Sloth Apartments.
This could be considered as a welfare accommodation for young people after all. Pei Qian was very concerned about the quality of the accommodation provided by Sloth Apartments.
If there was a problem with the quality, it would turn into doing something bad even though he was doing it out of goodwill. That was absolutely unacceptable.
What’s more, Sloth Apartments was now a very stable loss-making project. He had to pay more attention to it. What if there were signs of it turning profitable? He had to discover it early and treat it early.
Pei Qian sighed silently, put his notes aside, and prepared to take a car to Sloth Apartments.
He could only continue revising after returning.
At the same time, in Los Angeles…
The members of FV Club were still training in the internet cafe while SUG Club was training them.
On the other hand, the data analysis team was seriously discussing the new play styles and strategies that had appeared in the group stages, summarizing the targeted methods of these play styles and using them as tactical reserves.
Wu Yue and Manager Lu did not interfere with the data analysis. They chatted in the corner of the second floor.
“The teams that were eliminated in the group stages should have booked tickets for tomorrow, right? We’ll send them off with a new performance.”
At first, Wu Yue thought that it would be too much to mock them since they were all brothers. However, he got more and more excited after getting used to such settings.
This was probably a window-breaking effect. He was becoming more and more open about it.
What’s more, everyone had already accepted FV Club’s performance. There were fewer and fewer haters.
“Boss Wu, I suddenly thought of something.” Manager Lu said as he collected materials on his computer.
“Boss Pei gave us a budget for our food and accommodation until after the finals. Does this mean that Boss Pei has high hopes for us and thinks that we will definitely win the championship?”
Wu Yue nodded. “Yes, I noticed that too. That’s why we can’t let Boss Pei down!”
Wu Yue had not dared to think about the championship before this. After all, the world was filled with crouching tigers and hidden dragons. They were top experts all over the world. Who would dare to think so far ahead?
However, Wu Yue suddenly became confident after watching the entire group match.
That was because the data analysis team realized that the standard of the strong foreign teams in the group stages were only so-so. The tactics they used were very easy to crack. FV Club had a high chance of winning if they really met them in battle.
Wu Yue suddenly felt emotional as he looked at his team members who were seriously training. He said to Manager Lu, “I suddenly realized that Boss Pei made such an arrangement partly because of his trust in us and partly because of the victory of the logistics team.”
“The game version of the World Competition has changed a lot. All teams are growing rapidly. Whoever improved faster would have a higher chance of achieving good results, which is the so-called ‘first to understand the model answers’.”
“FV Club’s food, accommodation, data analysis, and other logistics teams are far superior to other clubs. This is a huge advantage!”
“What’s more, I suddenly realized that FV Club has an additional advantage in the elimination phase.”
Manager Lu was stunned. “An additional advantage?”
Wu Yue nodded. “That’s right. The elimination tournament is divided into three weeks. The duration is very long. From the top eight to the top four, and then to the finals, the number of teams left in Los Angeles will decrease.”
“The other teams have been arranged to play mock competitions with each other. However, the further they go, the fewer teams there would be for mock competitions. Some teams might go home, while others might be your next opponent. If they were to fight, they might expose their tactics.”
“Therefore, these teams can only play Rank to maintain their hand sensitivity in the semi-finals and finals. It’s very difficult to arrange for high-level mock competitions.”
“However, FV Club is different. We have Team Two and SUG as sparring partners. No matter which stage we fight, our daily training will not be affected!”
“That’s why FV Club has an advantage after the elimination round!”
Manager Lu looked enlightened. “Oh! Boss Pei’s arrangements actually had such deep meaning? No wonder he specifically asked us to bring SUG Club along!”
Wu Yue said, “That’s why we must not relax. Boss Pei created such good training conditions for us. We can only swim back if we don’t get good results!”
“We have to fight for the finals so that we can sit in the business class cabin provided by Boss Pei at ease and return with glory!”
Jingzhou City’s Guangzhou District’s Golden Residence, Huating District, Sloth Apartments 2.0.
Liang Qingfan was already waiting downstairs. After receiving Boss Pei, the two of them went to the first floor, which was the butler’s office.
Pei Qian noticed that young people were arriving one after another. The employees of Sloth Apartments were in charge of receiving them one by one. They took the elevator upstairs, probably to the restaurant model.
In the office on the first floor, a slightly plump middle-aged man wearing glasses stood up. “Boss Pei! Hello! Nice to meet you!”
Liang Qingfan introduced, “Boss Pei, this is Boss Yuan Bo of the Fanglan Residence brand.”
Pei Qian shook hands with Yuan Bo. “Hello, hello.”
Pei Qian had a good impression of Fanglan Residence.
According to Liang Qingfan, Fanglan Residence was a designer brand. It was of good quality without any pollution. It was sold at a high premium which fit Pei Qian’s requirements very well.
The sofas in Sloth Apartments were designed by Fanglan Residence. It was priced at thirty thousand yuan. Pei Qian was quite satisfied with this price.
However, after shaking hands, Pei Qian suddenly realized a problem.
Why was the boss of Fanglan Residence here?
Yuan Bo looked very excited. “Boss Pei, I’m here to thank you!”
“Sloth Apartments 2.0 has garnered a lot of attention online. The promotional video has caused a huge reaction. Many people have come to visit the model room on the spot. Our furniture has also obtained a good opportunity to showcase!”
“Our sofas, armoires, coffee tables, television cabinets, and so on are loved by netizens because of their unique designs and styles. The orders sold like crazy in the online store!”
“This publicity effect is much better than us spending a huge sum of money on advertising!”
“If we had not collaborated with Sloth Apartments, Fanglan Residence would not have been so famous and would not have received so many orders. That’s why I came to Jingzhou to express my gratitude to you, Boss Pei!”
Pei Qian nodded slightly.
That was why Boss Yuan was so happy. The promotional video of Sloth Apartments had objectively promoted the furniture of Fanglan Residence.
That is quite alright, what has Fanglan Residence’s profits got to do with Tengda Corporation?
Everything is fine as long as the Sloth Apartments do not make any money. It has nothing to do with me.
However, just as Pei Qian heaved a sigh of relief, he heard Yuan Bo say, “Of course, we also know very well that Fanglan Residence and Sloth Apartments are cooperative brands. Win-win cooperation is the most important. In order to express our sincerity for long-term cooperation, we have decided to take out an additional 20% of our net profit to pay Sloth Apartments as advertising fees!”
“The more furniture we sell in the future, the more money we’ll give to Sloth Apartments. I hope that our two brands can further develop and improve together!”
Yuan Bo’s eyes brimmed with unlimited hope for the future.
Pei Qian’s smile slowly froze on his face.