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Uzi officially retires from League of Legends due to ongoing injuries

Published: 3/Jun/2020 7:40 Updated: 4/Jun/2020 9:33

by Andrew Amos

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Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao, widely regarded as one of the best AD carry players of all time, has announced his retirement from professional League of Legends.

Uzi has finally hung up the mouse and keyboard. After an illustrious career spanning eight years, the golden boy of Chinese League of Legends has called time on professional play.

Uzi played 683 games since his debut with Royal Club in 2012, winning MSI once and two LPL titles. He attended Worlds six times, but failed to take home the Summoner’s Cup after finishing as runner-up twice in 2013 and 2014.

In a statement from Royal Never Give Up ⁠— Uzi’s former team ⁠— the star AD carry’s retirement was because of injuries that plagued the back end of his career.

“Due to injuries accumulated over eight years of high intensity training, at the suggestion of medical professionals, Uzi was advised to rest during the 2020 LPL Spring Split.

“After Spring, a decision was made, and we understood and respected his wishes, and will continue to assist him.”

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MSI 2018 is the only major international trophy Uzi won as a pro player.

Uzi was considered “the heart and soul of RNG,” having made his debut with the team way back in 2012. Back then, the 15 year old star rocked international League of Legends with his incredible mechanical skill.

As his career progressed, he was always the shining light on his team. However, he always fell short of winning titles. Despite taking home numerous LPL regular season titles, he didn’t win his first major title until 2018.

Uzi was listed on the RNG roster up until after Spring this year. He was left out of RNG’s lineup for Summer 2020, with former Flash Wolves AD carry Lu ‘Betty’ Yu-Hung replacing him full-time on the Chinese squad.

Uzi himself posted a short note on his own Twitter page after the RNG announcement ⁠— “Uzi out.” He did expand on the issues in a post to his Chinese supporters on Weibo.

“This half year I have been slowly changing my schedule, went on a diet and take have been taking medicine to [lose] weight, but [things have not] changed,” he said, according to a translation.

“The doctor also said that if I continue serious complications will soon appear…my physical condition doesn’t allow me to continue to fight on any longer.

“I would like to thank my fans for their support and company over the years. Thank you for cheering me on silently, encouraging me, and being my strongest supporters over the years.”

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Despite the fact he is retiring from competitive play, RNG have stated they will stay by the AD carry’s side while he recovers from wrist, arm, and back injuries from his playing career.

“Even in retirement, Uzi is still an important member of the RNG family. In addition to doing everything we can do to assist him in his future endeavors, we will also be by his side to help him on his journey to injury recovery.”

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.