Uzi (video game player)

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Uzi
Jian Zihao (简自豪)
StatusActive
Born (1997-04-05) April 5, 1997 (age 22)
HometownYichang, Hubei
NationalityChina
Current teamRoyal Never Give Up
RoleAD Carry, Mid-laner
LeagueTencent League of Legends Pro League
GamesLeague of Legends
Professional career
Oct 2012 - May 2014Royal Club
May 2014 - Dec 2014Star Horn Royal Club
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015OMG
Dec 2015 - May 2016Qiao Gu
May 2016 - May 2016Newbee
May 2016 - PresentRoyal Never Give Up
Uzi
Medal record
eSports
Representing  China
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Indonesia League of Legends

Jian Zihao (born April 5, 1997), better known by his in-game ID Uzi, is a Chinese League of Legends player who is currently the AD Carry for Royal Never Give Up. He has previously played for OMG, Royal Club, and Newbee. Widely regarded as one of the best AD Carries of all time, he is renowned for his plays with champions such as Vayne, Kai'Sa, Ezreal and Kog'Maw. He has been credited by some as the second best League of Legends player in history, after Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Uzi has played in the League of Legends World Championship grand finals twice, both times with Royal Club. He won his first international title in the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational with his team Royal Never Give Up, after defeating the LCK Champion Kingzone DragonX.[8]

In 2018, Uzi was ranked first in the League of Legends top 20 out of the players participating in the Worlds 2018 competition, further solidifying himself as one of the best players in the world.[9]

Career[edit]

Uzi began his professional career on Royal Club. Widely considered as one of the best AD carries of S3 and S4, Uzi demonstrated his great mechanic prowess and carried his team to two consecutive second-place finishes at the League of Legends World Championship in both 2013 and 2014. Despite their success at Season 3 Worlds, the departure of Tabe prompted Uzi to switch to mid lane at the start of Season 4 before returning to the ADC role during the summer. Renamed to Star Horn Royal Club, Uzi with Korean imports inSec and Zero rose to the challenge and finished second at worlds with a 1:3 series against one of the best teams ever, Samsung White.[10] And he left Royal club for the communication problem with Korean imports.

Season 5 however, proved to be a slump in Uzi's career after moving to OMG.[11] Despite being touted as one of the biggest talent transfers of the off season, OMG incurred difficulties in integrating Uzi to the team. Coupled with the decline of Gogoing and Lovelin, Season 5 was a disappointing one for Uzi. Uzi was picked up by Qiao Gu Reapers and was their sub for Peco.[12] QG were invited to IEM Katowice in March 2016 where they beat Fnatic in their first best of one but were then subsequently eliminated in the group stages following a loss to SK Telecom T1 and then losing to Fnatic 1 - 2.[13]

In May 2016, Qiao Gu Reapers was acquired by Newbee. However five days later Uzi's contract was bought out by Royal Never Give Up.[14]

In Oct 2016, Uzi led Royal Never Give Up to the world championship Quarterfinals, but was defeated by SK Telecom T1.[15]

In the 2017 League of Legends World Championships held in China, Uzi and RNG cruised to the semifinals of the tournament, coming into the competition as the favourites for the title. However, they were defeated once again in a close 3-2 series to SK Telecom T1.

At the 2018 Midseason Invitational, Uzi would lead his team to a 3–1 win over Kingzone DragonX in the final. Initially starting the event 2–3 in the group stage, they would proceed to go 12–1, including a 3–0 victory over EU powerhouse Fnatic.

Tournament results[edit]

Star Horn Royal Club/Royal Club[edit]

Royal Never Give Up[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[Unfiltered Interview] Rekkles Ranks ADC Players Worldwide From Best To Worst".
  2. ^ "TL Doublelift: "We don't have too much to lose now, so we were able to play like ourselves"".
  3. ^ "Uzi finally lifts the LPL championship trophy". Dot Esports.
  4. ^ "Uzi finally meets his destiny by claiming the MSI crown with RNG". Dot Esports.
  5. ^ "RNG Head Coach Kezman: "Uzi would've been the best ADC player, regardless of which region he was born in"".
  6. ^ "Five things we learned from the MSI 2018 final: Is Uzi the best now?". Mail Online.
  7. ^ "Topic of Thorin: Uzi's Missing Pieces". 12 January 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Uzi finally met his destiny by claiming the MSI crown with RNG". Dot Esports.
  9. ^ "WORLDS 2018 TOP 20". na.leagueoflegends.com.
  10. ^ wucong_gz. "LOL高手进阶第二十期:皇族ADC Uzi好运姐教学". wangyou.pcgames.com.cn. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  11. ^ "An ill-fated acquisition: Uzi and the downfall of OMG". Esports Heaven. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  12. ^ http://euw.lolesports.com/articles/uzi-omg’s-game-changing-pickup
  13. ^ "明星面对面第六期 天才ADC选手皇族UZI - LOL攻略 - 英雄联盟攻略 - 多玩英雄联盟". lol.duowan.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  14. ^ http://www.dailydot.com/esports/uzi-joins-royal-never-give-up/
  15. ^ "'Uzi' to 'Forg1ven': 'I want to meet you at the final'". Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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