[translation]iG’s VP telling the story of Baolan’s one day FA

iG’s vice president Mintyblue told the story about why Baolan decideds to leave and why he was back for another three years after one night, link is: https://www.weibo.com/1652761775/H52JH2wVu

昨天关于Baolan的事情,很多人可能都觉得特别突然。当然对于我们俱乐部的人来说也很突然。此前这些过程从来是未公开过的,这次情况比较特殊。经过和小宝沟通,我来给大家讲一下今天的小故事,说一说事情的原委。

A lot of people were probably surprised by Baolan’s post yesterday. It was a surprise for us and the org too. The signing process was always kept in secret previous times, due to the special occasion this time, after talking to little Bao, I’m gonna tell the story this time, of how it went down.

关于这次LOL选手续约,王校长亲自参与了很多。Baolan是在前几天校长亲自与其确定待遇的,所以昨天他的微博一发,大家都感觉非常惊讶。

All the contract renewings of the league players in our org, Boss Wang personally participated a large portion of it. Baolan’s pay and benefits were settled down by Boss Wang himself, so when he posted that weibo yesterday, we were all caught off guard.

下午小落告诉我,宝蓝发微博后。下午我们队所有的选手都围着他,不管是安慰也好,鼓励也好,从自己的角度来对宝蓝表示关切和希望他留下来。我感觉小宝肯定有表达不足的地方,所以也约了校长晚上当面再一起和小宝聊一下。

I was informed by Xiaoluo(team manager) that Baolan posted his leave on weibo. Later afternoon, everyone in the team was surrounding him, comforting and encouraging him, expressing their concern and hoping he’d stay, talking from their own perspectives. I feel like little Bao has something he didn’t express well in his post, so I asked Wang Sicong to join me to have a face to face conversation with little Bao in the evening.

在这个深夜,宝蓝对着我们打开了自己的心扉,和我们表达了很多心声,也表达了自己的职业追求。

That night, Baolan opened him up to us, speaking from deep of his heart, and expressed his goal in his career.

Baolan一直认为对于一个选手来说,最重要的是成绩。在打职业的过程中,他经常看到有一部分粉丝对他很不认同。他本来以为,在我们队伍获得S总冠军以后,这些东西可以消除。但是最近他感到这一切都没有变化,这让他感到很失望,所以萌生了或许应该换个环境的地方的想法。

Baolan has always thought that for a player, the most important thing is result. In his life as a pro player, he often sees a portion of fans don’t give him recognition. He thought after the team won Worlds, the discrimination against him would go away. But recently he saw nothing is changing, which made him very disappointed, so he thought maybe a different environment would help.

在听到这些之后,校长跟他讲了很多,校长告诉他一个人永远是不可能被所有人认同的,即使你做的再好。在很多时候,我们根本不必在乎那些不知所谓的人说什么,最重要的是做好自己。他也告诉宝蓝,自己是对他非常重视和认同的,自从开始玩MOBA类游戏,他就认识到这是一种团队、整体的游戏,每个人都十分重要。宝蓝是团队里非常重要的一员。如果他走了,这对我们整个俱乐部不光是一个损失,对于夺冠后的我们更是一种遗憾和缺失。校长非常认同他。

After hearing all these, Boss Wang engaged in a long conversation with him. Boss Wang told him, a person can never be appreciated by everyone, no matter how great you are doing. A lot of times we don’t need to give a crap about what those who know nothing about what’s going are saying, the most important part is do your own thing. He also told Baolan how important he values him and appreciates him, ever since he started to play MOBA games, he realized this is a team game, everyone matters. Baolan is an important part of the team. If he left, it’s not only a huge loss to our org, it’s also a regret and missing to us who’ve just won. Boss Wang appreciates him a lot.

在明白小宝的心里是怎么样的以后,我们聊天的气氛渐渐的舒缓。经过深夜的一番聊天,小宝慢慢的打开了心结。他最后问校长:“老板,您是否认同我是队伍重要的一员?如果您说是的话,我现在就可以签。”校长表示当然非常认同他,而且一直都是。在听到这句话后,宝蓝当即表示愿意马上和俱乐部续约,并且这一次是连续签约三年。

After figuring out what little Bao was thinking about in his mind, the atmosphere of our conversation turned lighter. We talked all night, little Bao slowly opened the knot in his heart. He asks Boss Wang at the end: “Boss, do you see me as an important part of the team? If you say yes, I can sign right now.” Boss says of course, and he always is. After hearing this, Baolan instantly says he’s willing to renew his contract with the team, and for three more years.

校长其实之前也告诉我,宝蓝当天聊续约的时候全程也是非常愉快和果断,这是他职业精神的体现。一个让我印象很深刻的点就是,宝蓝昨天全程都没有谈到钱的问题,这是我不管在谈任何合同的过程中都没见过的。与此相对应,他昨天跟我提了好几次的一个词就是认同感,他希望得到队友的认同,俱乐部的认同,老板的认同,粉丝们的认同。他告诉我钱差不多就行了,反正在现在这个社会怎么都不会饿死,认同感和肯定才是他打职业最为追求的东西。在这里我希望那一部分让宝蓝难受的无聊之人能够明白小宝在想什么,不要再说一些不知所谓的话来让心思细腻的宝蓝难受。另外写到这里我顺便也想对今天那几个造谣生事蹭热度的营销号说:你们可真是垃圾中的垃圾,Literally。

Boss actually told me before, Baolan was a delight and very decisive during his talk of renewing contract, this is the professionalism in him. One detail struck me the most is that Baolan didn’t talk about money the whole time yesterday, this is something I’ve never seen in contract negotiation. On contrary, the word popped up multiply times in our conversation is appreciation, he wants to get appreciation from his teammates, his org, his boss, his fans. He told me he’s ok with mediocre pay, he’s not gonna starve to death in today’s society, appreciation and recognition is what he pursues the most in his pro life. So hereby I want those who’s making little Bao’s life miserable can understand his mind process, don’t say some baseless things to hurt sensitive Baolan. Also I want to say to those click-bait-writing so called self-media outlets: you’re the trash among trash, literally.

小宝在回来的车上告诉我,他本来今天说要走是因为缺乏认同感,他要被认同,他很努力的去做了,但是在拿到冠军后感觉还是没有拿到他想要的东西。经过今天,他确定了他的队友,俱乐部工作人员,以及校长都是认同他的,所以他这次选择签三年,他想把自己的整个职业生涯寄托给iG。以上是小宝的原话,我很感动,我也深知这意味着什么,我也希望我们俱乐部能够一路陪他走过今后灿烂辉煌的职业生涯,希望他的整个职业生涯前缀都是iG!

Little Bao told me on our way back that originally he wanted to go is because he didn’t find appreciation, he wants to be appreciated, he tried really hard, but after won the championship, he feels like he’s still not getting what he want. After today, he’s certain that his teammates, staffs in the org and the boss himself all appreciated him, so he choose to sign for another three years, he wants to spend his whole pro life in iG. This is word by word what little Bao said, I’m very moved, I also know what this meant, I hope our org can accompany him on his very bight future in pro gaming, hope he can wear iG his whole pro life.


I think sometimes people don’t understand how words can hurt people, and how toxic it is to live a life without appreciation. Think twice before you talk.