Uzi Joins Royal Never Give Up

Season 3 and Prior

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Once touted as the best ADC in the world by Season 4 World Champion, Imp, Uzi has remained at the top of League of Legends despite the poor results of his teams. The young Chinese player made his first major breakthrough on the world stage when he joined Royal Club back in 2012 and quickly rose up as a highly skilled and mechanical player. His team came out of China as the first seed for the Season 3 World Championship and were given an automatic bye to the quarterfinals as a result. Their first opponent was domestic rivals, OMG, who were also at the peak of their prime. Royal Club swept the series 2-0 against OMG to advance to play Fnatic in the semifinals. Season 3 was when many of the veteran teams were at their prime and Fnatic was perhaps the best Western team that could challenge the Asian teams at the time. Despite dropping one map to the European team, Royal Club still managed to triumph, winning the series 3-1 to advance to the finals. Their opponent for the finals was the dominant, god-tier, SKT T1 K who had just come off their rookie season in Korea where they proved that they were by far the strongest team from the region. On top of that, they had Faker, who was easily the best player in the world, in a meta where mid-laners could still hard carry games. Needless to say, Royal Club and Uzi fell 0-3 against the Koreans, but even then, Uzi was recognized as one of the best ADCs in that tournament.

Season 4 and Season 5

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Royal Club was rebranded as Star Horn Royal Club in 2014 and Uzi was transitioned briefly to the mid-lane following the departure of Tabe and Wh1t3zZ. However, the change proved disastrous and Uzi soon returned to his home in the bottom lane. The team once again qualified for Worlds and moved out of their group in first place. In the quarterfinals, they played against Edward Gaming and managed to barely get by with a 3-2 series score. Their next match was against another Chinese opponent, in a rematch of the semifinals of the Season 3 World Championships. Their match against OMG was another close affair with Star Horn Royal Club barely scrapping by once again. By making it to the finals once again, Uzi became the first player to play in 2 consecutive World Finals. However, their opponent was once again one of the most dominant teams of all time in Samsung Galaxy White. Uzi and Star Horn Royal Club put up a good fight and even managed to take a game, but it was not enough as Samsung Galaxy White were crowned the Season 4 Champions.

In one of the highest profile moves in League of Legends history, Uzi moved over to OMG during Season 5. Despite the change, OMG began to decline in performance, barely making it to the 2015 Spring Split playoffs and continuing with their poor performance in the Summer.

Season 6

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Season 6 saw Uzi leave OMG and join Qiao Gu Reapers in an attempt to find more success. The team started off strong in the regular season, topping their group and automatically getting a bye to the semifinals despite a poor finish. However the team was plagued by internal issues as Doinb started to have conflicts with Swift which eventually resulted in the collapse of the team. Eventually, it was announced that Uzi would rejoin his old organization, now called Royal Never Give Up. This Royal team had just performed extremely well at MSI and features two members of the Season 4 World Champions in Looper and Mata. The jungler, mlxg, and mid-laner, xiaohu, are no slouches either, both performing at a high level at MSI. With the addition of Uzi, this team is now a favorite to get to Worlds and to possibly even win it.


Check out our Luxe series to try and get to Uzi’s level.

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