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LoL esports: RNG drops Uzi for the Summer Split

Published: 11:13, 01 June 2020
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Royal Never Give Up (RNG) announced their new roster recently and Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao is not on it. The fans are currently unsure whether he got dropped or retired.

Uzi is easily one of the most recognised players in the history of League of Legends esports. He has consistently been one of the best marksmen in the game on top of being present in the esports scene ever since the Asian teams joined up in Season 2.

He has spent most of his professional career with Royal Club which later rebranded to Star Horn Royal Club, which in turn ended up being Royal Never Give Up, with Star Horn serving as its academy roster. Uzi was always in the A-team, until May 30, 2020.

This is the day when he was removed from the Global Contract Database (GCD) which is the official list of contracted players all over the world. In other words - Uzi is no longer with RNG.

Neither the team nor the organisation spoke about the matter by the time of writing and fans are currently unsure what the reason for the separation was.

While some are speculating that the team is trying to refresh the roster with a younger marksman, Betty, others are noting the health issues Uzi suffered previously and hinting that the player may actually retire.

In case you are not aware, he spoke about these problems near the end of 2019 when he stated that doctors once told him that his " arms are similar to that of a 40 to 50-year-old ". 

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If this turns out to be the case and Uzi retires, he will probably go down in history as the best League of Legends player to not win a World Championship.

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