Uzi Changed His League Username, Hinting At His Retirement From Professional League Of Legends

Uzi Changed His League Username, Hinting At His Retirement From Professional League Of Legends
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Legendary AD carry Uzi might be considering retiring from competing in League of Legends after almost eight years.

Uzi recently changed the in-game name on his KR solo queue account to “ggggggmeile.” It may seem random, but the term “meile” means “no more” in Chinese, which could be hinting at his possible retirement.

Uzi’s contract with Royal Never Give Up expired on May 1 and he became a free agent. Since then, the League community has been speculating about whether he’d retire.

The 23-year-old hasn’t officially said anything about retiring. Changing his name could be an answer to his fans, hinting he won’t be available for other teams to sign. But it could also just be a joke.

Even though Uzi is one of the best ADCs in the world, he’s considered retirement since 2015 due to his shoulder pain. In a documentary produced by Nike and the LPL, Uzi said his shoulder pain makes it hard for him to play for long periods of time, which is a problem for pros who practice and compete for long hours every day.

Uzi started his career on Royal Club in 2012 and quickly gained prominence as a highly-skilled mechanical player, staying for two years before moving to two other teams. He then joined RNG in 2016.

Uzi revealed in a documentary that he couldn’t play for over a couple of hours in a row because of arm and lower body injuries. A doctor reportedly told him that his arm resembled that of a 40 or 50-year-old man because of years of intense training in League.

His health was rumored to have worsened during the LPL Spring Split, too. A Weibo photo showed that he was reportedly recovering from toe surgery and he had other minor injuries on top of those previously revealed.

After eight years of competition, Uzi came close to his ultimate goal of becoming a League world champion several times but he hasn’t achieved it yet. In 2018, he was considered the most popular player and the best ADC in the world.

He’s had several great performances with the team, making deep runs at the League World Championship several years. Uzi made it as far as the Worlds finals but never claimed the highly-coveted title.

Despite not winning Worlds, Uzi held the record for the most kills in competitive League for years with an impressive 3,141 count during his career. He was only surpassed by nine kills by popular mid laner Rookie.