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Uzi Retires From Professional League of Legends

05:55 PM June 03, 2020

The heart and soul of Royal Never Give Up Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao has retired from professional League of Legends due to his health.

In the past year, Uzi has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes due to obesity and irregular diet alongside the chronic stress of being a professional gamer. Uzi has experienced shoulder pain and had injuries that forced him to take breaks from playing competitively in the past.

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In an interview with Nike, Uzi mentioned how the doctors said that his arms are “similar to that of a 4o to 50-year-old”. As such, Uzi has chosen to retire as per the advice of medical professional.

Uzi is a world-renowned ADC who has won a Mid-Season Invitational, been a finalist in Worlds 2013-2014, and won back-to-back domestic trophies in 2018. Royal Never Give Up has been known for funneling their resources on Uzi so he can dominate the Rift with his mechanics on Vayne, Kai’Sa, Ezreal, and Kog’Maw. 

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Uzi is so well-known that he won the Person of the Year at Weibo’s annual awards with almost half a billion votes in January, outvoting actors, celebrities, and the like.

According to RNG, Uzi will continue to be in the organization and will continue to assist Uzi in his recovery and future endeavors. Uzi will go down in history as one of the greatest to have ever played League of Legends.

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