While discussing his shoulder pain with Vici Gaming's substitute support player, DJ, on stream, Jian "Uzi" Zihao brought up the possibility that he might retire from competitive League of Legends.
Uzi: I have excruciating shoulder pain. Fuck. Whenever I play games it hurts like it's exploding.
DJ: When are you returning to OMG's base? You are in internet cafes these days
Uzi: I'm injured. I'm going to retire. bro...
OMG recently had their week of military training. Uzi did not participate, as he went home to recover from an illness. Though at this time OMG have made no comment regarding Uzi's streamed conversation with DJ, they did confirm with theScore eSports that he went home because he was experiencing shoulder pains.
Earlier this split, when substitute AD Carry, Zhang "North" Yuze, first played for OMG, the team stated that Uzi had suffered a hand injury. Uzi later returned to the starting lineup to finish the season, and it seems likely that the hand injury is unrelated to his current pain.
It's unclear at this point whether Uzi will retire, as he has made comments under stress before. Last year, after Star Horn Royal Club qualified for the World Championship, Uzi posted to weibo that he would not be attending Worlds with the team, but went on to appear in his second consecutive World Championship final for Royal Club.
Kelsey Moser is a staff writer for theScore eSports. You can follow her on Twitter.