LoL esports: RNG explain why Uzi retired

Published: 10:39, 03 June 2020
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Tribute to Uzi

Royal Never Give Up announced that their biggest star of the past eight years, Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao, has officially retired after complications with existing health issues.

On June 3, 2020, RNG took to Reddit to inform the western fans of the retirement of possibly the most-well known marksman in League of Legends history, Uzi. The player has been active for eight years and vast majority of that time was on RNG, with brief stints at OMG and QG. 

He has continuously proven to be one of the best mechanical players in the world, constantly outplaying his opponents in what were seemingly unwinnable situations.

Every era comes to an end so did Uzi's. On the official Reddit post, RNG explained that the decision to have a pause during the Spring Split of 2020 was made "due to injuries accumulated over 8 years of high intensity training, at the suggestion of medical professionals".

Following that break, it was apparently Uzi's decision to retire and RNG "understood and respected his wishes, and will continue to assist him".

Uzi's version of the events corroborated what RNG already stated. He noted that on top of the well-known arm issues, he was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at some point in 2019.

As a result, Uzi has been taking medicine and went on a diet to lose weight, which have impacted his psychological state. It appears the doctors stated that continuing his professional career could cause more complications to appear.

Overall, the legendary player announced he would have to cease his pro career, but both him and RNG hinted that he may still have a role in the team. It has not been revealed yet.

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