UZI LoL – League of Legends Most Renewed Player
One of the most renowned League of Legends players in China, Jian Zihao, better known by his gaming alias Uzi, is once again withdrawing from competitive gaming.
His team Bilibili Gaming (BLG), announced on Weibo that the professional player will not be competing in the upcoming League of Legends Pro League season. Here is a link to his tweet regarding this. It is speculated why Uzi will be remembered fondly in the world of e-gaming, but let’s take a quick trip back in time to see why!
About Jian Zihao Uzi
Jian Zihao, better known by his in-game alias Uzi, is a Chinese League of Legends professional for Bilibili Gaming. He is renowned for his mechanical prowess on champions like Vayne, Kai’Sa, Ezreal, and Kog’maw and is widely regarded as the greatest AD carry of all time. Although he played briefly for OMG and Newbee, he was best known as the franchise player for Royal Never Give Up and its predecessors.
Uzi has participated in two World Championship finals, both with Royal Club. His team, Royal Never Give Up, won its first international championship at the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational by defeating the LCK champions Kingzone DragonX.
On June 3, 2020, Uzi announced his retirement from professional baseball via Weibo. Uzi most likely ended his career due to personal health issues.
Uzi began his career with the Chinese team Royal Club. During seasons three and four, Uzi was widely regarded as one of the best AD carriers. He led his team to two consecutive second-place finishes at the League of Legends World Championship in 2013 and 2014. Despite their success at the Season 3 World Championships, the departure of Tabe prompted Uzi to switch to the mid lane at the beginning of Season 4 before returning to the ADC position in the summer. Renamed Star Horn Royal Club, Uzi, with Korean imports inSec and Zero, rose to the occasion and finished second at the world championships with a 1:3 record against one of the greatest teams in history, Samsung White. In addition, he left the Royal club because of a communication issue with Korean imports.
After Uzi’s move to OMG, Season 5 of his career was marked by a decline. Despite being touted as one of the most significant offseason talent transfers, OMG struggled to integrate Uzi into the team. In addition to the decline of Gogoing and Lovelin, Uzi’s fifth season was a disappointment. Uzi was recruited by Qiao Gu Reapers as Peco’s replacement. In March 2016, QG was invited to IEM Katowice, where they defeated Fnatic in their first best-of-one series before being eliminated in the group stage after losing to SK Telecom T1 and then falling to Fnatic 1-2.
In May 2016, Newbee acquired Qiao Gu Reapers. However, Royal Never Give Up bought out Uzi’s contract five days later.
Uzi announced his retirement from professional gaming on June 3, 2020, citing health concerns. In a statement, he said, “As a result of years of staying up late, a fatty diet, and insurmountable stress, I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes last year.” He added that his mental state was “not as good as it was before.” In an attempt to recover, he took medication and altered his work schedule and exercise routines, but his condition did not improve. His doctor warned him that if he continued to play competitively, there could be “serious complications.”
Uzi announced his return to the game and joined BLG (Bilibili Gaming) as an AD player on December 15, 2021. Simultaneously, Crisp Breath and Doggo also join the BLG. Uzi himself responded to this circumstance. In the past two years, exercise and physical fitness have become essential components of his daily life, so he is still relatively confident in his physique. Uzi has not yet participated in an official game in the 2021 Spring LPL (League of Legends Pro League). On January 1, 2021, RNG (Royal Never Give up) will face BLG 2:1. (Bilibili Gaming). Uzi did not participate in the game.