For context I stopped reading at the height of that tournament that they were going on about for forever. I think Blind dude and MC's snobbish pseudo-ex gf (they weren't ever really dating) were about to square off? I know for a fact its after he was revealed to be King and rejected the invitation of that one girl whose brother he beat up. I'm wondering if the author has stopped using the method of stalling while aggravating the reader by inserting tons of fillers and intentionally having the MC underestimated/demeaned. Is there like serious action and substance to the story now? I was long tired of being frustrated with the story then waiting till the end were I get a satisfying fight/conclusion only to go through a rinse and repeat.