ESPN Esports
July 11th, 2018

Uzi to take break from competing

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Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao raises the trophy alongside Royal Never Give Up at the Mid-Season Invitational in Paris. Provided by Riot Games

Royal Never Give Up AD carry Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao will take a break from competitive play to focus on rehabilitating physical injuries, Royal announced on Weibo on Wednesday.

A timeline for Uzi's return was not specified in Royal's announcement, although the team said Uzi plans to sit out for the remainder of the summer split at the least. The decision to take a break came after a doctor recommendation to do so.

Uzi, historically one of the best players in the Chinese League of Legends competitive scene, has had one of the most successful years of his career in 2018. Royal is currently ranked No. 1 on ESPN's League of Legends power rankings.

In May, he and RNG won the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational in Paris. More recently, in Dalian, Liaoning, China on July 8, he led the group of LPL teams to win the Asian leg of the Rift Rivals competition.


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