Uzi is back on the LoL stage after retiring in 2020 due to health issues. How will he perform with this LPL super team?
After retiring from professional due to health-related issues, Jian “Uzi” Zihao, arguably the greatest AD Carry in the history of League of Legends is back. The former RNG legend returns to the LPL where he will join up with Bilibili Gaming. The 2018 Mid-Season Invitational champion retired in 2020 after ongoing health issues that have plagued his career.
Given the nature of esports players “never being retired”, it wasn’t a shock when BLG announced the signing. Uzi is a legend of the esport and his return to the Rift has sent the community into meltdown. The former RNG ADC will be lining up with Breathe, Weiwei, FoFo, and former FPX support Crisp.
Will Uzi and Doggo be spliting time on BLG?
While there has been no confirmation on who will be the starting ADC for Bilibili Gaming, it does look like the LPL side has everything planned out. Throughout his time on Royal Never Give Up, Uzi would often take much-needed breaks throughout the season. This was to ensure when MSI and Worlds came along, he was fit and ready to take on the world’s best.
The signing of former Beyond Gaming star Doggo has left the fans wondering how will the team manage the split in playing time? Doggo is quickly making his name as one of the best upcoming talents and could easily start on a top roster. That being said, if Uzi is fit to start, it would be hard for any player to start over him.
Expectations will be sky high for BLG
For an organization that has not had the best results in the LPL, expectations will be high for BLG. Bilibili Gaming has always been a wealthy organization. Now they are overhauling their roster with the hopes of international dominance. Even if Uzi was not to play at any point, a bottom lane of Doggo and Crisp is simply terrifying.
Over the years, Bilibili has strived to be a top side in the LPL. Sadly, this never came to fruition and they often found themselves middle of the pack. Last year’s placement of seventh was the organization’s best performance in the LPL since 2019. Sadly for them, seventh is no longer an option. With the talent they have at their disposal, not making Worlds would be a failure for BLG.