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LoL ‘icon’ Uzi announces retirement due to poor health

Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao, one of the most popular AD carry players has finally decided to hang up the mouse and keyboard. With a professional esports career spanning over eight years, Royal Never Give Up’s star player has decided to call it quit amid ongoing injuries.

Uzi played 683 games since his debut in the League of Legends competitive scene with Royal Club in 2012. The golden boy of Chinese League of Legends has won Mid Seasonal Invitations (MSI) once and LPL titles twice. Uzi has been to World Championships six times, even though he & his team was unsuccessful in winning the Summoner’s Cup, they managed to secure runner-up position twice in 2013 & 2014 respectively.

Royal Never Give Up announced the same on their official Twitter handle. In their statements, they mentioned that,

Due to injuries accumulated over eight years of high intensity training, at the suggestion of medical professionals, Uzi was advised to rest during the 2020 LPL Spring Split. After Spring, a decision was made, and we understood and respected his wishes, and will continue to assist him.

Uzi was regarded as the “heart and soul” of RNG, and was with the team since the original days when it was known as Royal Club. As his career went on, he came out to be the shining light on the team due to his incredible mechanical skills. However, he always fell short of winning titles and MSI 2018 win being the only major international trophy Uzi won in his esports career.

Uzi announced his retirement personally as well with his tweet:

Uzi said, “I would like to thank my fans for their support and company over the years. Thank you for cheering me on silently, encouraging me, and being my strongest supporters over the years.”

RNG had the following to say for Uzi:

Even in retirement, Uzi is still an important member of the RNG family. In addition to doing everything we can do to assist him in his future endeavours, we will also be by his side to help him on his journey to injury recovery.

Anuj Rautela
Anuj Rautelahttp://www.talkesport.com
Anuj "BLaSToiS3" Rautela, a MOBA-esports player, played competitively in Arena of Valor, creator of the team "ExDee Gaming" which represented India at Asian Games 2018. A true fitness-freak! & loves to create content; coding when bored.
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