There was no reason for them to go all out against an opponent that was much stronger than them in the last round. They wouldn’t win and they’d exhaust their energy. Worse, they’d be too worn out to compete, even if they were given a chance to make a comeback. The smartest thing to do was to give up if they were paired against an incredibly strong opponent to preserve strength and energy. It might not be the most honorable thing to do, but it was the most logical one. These were precisely Wei Jie’s thoughts right now. Of course, he was also hoping that he wouldn’t be paired against someone much stronger than him.
Unfortunately, life often didn’t happen as planned. The more one was afraid of something, the more likely it was going to happen. Wei Jie’s name was drawn from the lot, and his opponent’s name soon followed.
Wei Jie versus Pill King Zhen!
Wei Jie is actually paired against Pill King Zhen! The audience was rendered speechless by the dramatic drawing. This was an incredibly huge coincidence. There were at least four hundred contestants, yet Wei Jie had somehow managed to find himself paired against Jiang Chen. What sort of twisted play of fate was this?
Pill King Zhen was still the guest pill king of House Wei in name. Also, Pill King Zhen’s rise to fame had started from House Wei. This was a duel between host and house guest! Nobody would have thought that Pill King Zhen could win in this matchup during his initial arrival at Veluriyam Capital. But now, nobody seemed to think that Wei Jie could win instead.
Wei Jie couldn’t help but smile wryly. His father Wei Tian also shook his head grudgingly. He already knew what Wei Jie’s choice was. The only thing his son could do when met with such a speechless pairing was to admit defeat. He’d been incredibly fortunate during the previous five elimination rounds, but the last one was a direct kick to the head. However, Wei Jie was still quite glad that he was paired against Jiang Chen, because the pill king was definitely going to end up in the top thirty.