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When he’s not saving teammates in League of Legends, support player Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee is probably watching his favorite anime shows or clearing quests in the biggest online RPG title in the world, Genshin Impact.

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Ever since the game’s 2020 release, BeryL has shown just how much he loves playing the gacha game. After winning Worlds 2020, he spent almost US$7,000 of his earnings on the game’s microtransactions. During Worlds 2021, he revealed that his favorite character was Raiden Shogun.

In an exclusive interview with ONE Esports, the support player recalled a heartwarming Genshin-related moment at Worlds 2022 and talked about what’s on his watchlist.

BeryL admits he’s a diehard collector in Genshin Impact

League of Legends fans are well aware of his love for the HoYoverse title. During the Worlds 2022 Group Stage, a DRX supporter flashed a photo of the Genshin character Layla with the caption, “BeryL get this”.

It was a sight to behold for him, who caught a glimpse of the fan while he was reviewing his match against Top Esports.

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“I want to personally thank (that) fan for being enthusiastic and cheering for me. I’m a diehard collector so I’m probably getting Layla,” he said.

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The player once shared his Genshin woes on an LCK caster’s stream chat. Instead of going on a leisurely trip to the aquarium with the squad, he stayed at their hotel and spent hours trying to access his account registered in another region.

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“I couldn’t get into Genshin this morning. I started trying at 10 a.m and I tried for three hours,” he wrote, as translated by ONE Esports. You can check out his full rant in this Weibo post.

DRX BeryL rants about Genshin Impact on stream
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What’s on his anime watchlist right now?

Loid, Anya, and Yor Forger in Spy x Family anime
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In his downtime, BeryL also likes to catch up on his favorite webtoons and anime shows.

During their plane ride from South Korea to Mexico for the Worlds 2022 Play-In Stage, he binge-watched Lycoris Recoil, a seinen series about an all-female undercover group tasked to fight terrorists.

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He also expressed his enthusiasm for the popular series Spy x Family, vowing to catch up on it upon returning to Korea.

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The action-comedy anime follows the story of Loid, a spy who’s dedicated his life to undercover missions for the Westalia Intelligence Services’ Eastern-Focused Division (W.I.S.E.). To complete a top-secret mission, he forms the Forger family with his adopted daughter Anya and an office worker named Yor.

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