Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao retired Wednesday from professional League of Legends, the player and organization Royal Never Give Up announced.
“Uzi was not only the heart and soul of RNG, but also an icon in the esports world as a whole. From a teenager onwards he never gave up and worked as hard as he could to be the best he could in his role,” Royal Never Give Up said in the announcement.
“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.”
As of today, LPL0006 @UziRNG will officially retire. Uzi was not only the heart and soul of RNG, but also an icon in the esports world as a whole. From a teenager onwards he never gave up and worked as hard as he could to be the best he could in his role, he inspired many. pic.twitter.com/wsqqOnqE4o
— Royal Never Give Up (@RNGRoyal) June 3, 2020
Uzi is regarded as one of the best AD carries in League of Legends history. The Chinese player emerged on the scene when he and the rest of Royal Club/Star Horn Royal Club finished second in back-to-back World Championships in 2013-2014.
Royal Never Give Up won MSI 2018 against Kingzone DragonX and was a crowning achievement in the player’s career alongside LPL and other notable championships. His last notable championship came in the 2018 LPL summer playoffs defeating eventual world champions Invictus Gaming in the final.
The player put out a simple statement on twitter Twitter saying, “Uzi out.”