Chinese esports super star Uzi announces retirement at the age of 23
The most recognizable Chinese League of Legends Pro League gamer mentioned diabetes and shoulder pain as reasons for leaving esports
Released: 10:00 pm, 3 Jun, 2020
Updated: 10:00 pm, 3 Jun, 2020
At 23 years old, China’s most popular esports gamer states he can no longer play since of poor health.
To try to enhance his health, Uzi stated he’s been taking medication over the previous six months and slowly altering his day-to-day routine, but it hasn’t worked. He likewise stated the medication has actually negatively affected his mindset.
Uzi’s retirement right away ended up being the top trending subject on Chinese social networks platforms Weibo and Zhihu, where much of Uzi’s fans regreted the news. Some said Uzi’s retirement marked the end of their youth.
Born in 1997, Uzi began his profession as an expert League of Legends gamer in 2012 at the age of 15, taking his group Royal Club to the League of Legends World Championship Finals. After stints at Royal Club’s rival OMG and another Chinese group called QG Reapers, he went back to Royal Club’s brand-new group RNG, which asserted its dominance in League of Legends in 2018.
And it looks like he actually means “for now.” In that same interview, Uzi said he’s simply temporarily leaving the arena and couldn’t state for sure that he would not return in the future. He likewise stated that he feels regret for things he hasn’t accomplished and other things that he might have done better, but he didn’t elaborate.
” If there’s still adequate time, and if I’m still able,” Uzi said, “I think that there are still lots of things I can attain.”
Whatever he decides to do, the gamer promised in his CCTV interview to “stay in everyone’s sight.” He ought to have alternatives. As his group published on Twitter, Uzi was “not just the heart and soul of RNG, but also an icon in the esports world as a whole.”
“From a teenager onwards he never quit and worked as difficult as he could to be the very best he could in his function, he inspired lots of,” RNG stated.