Uzi joins Royal Never Give Up

by theScore Staff May 15 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Kelsey Moser / LPL / QG Reapers

Hours after Newbee announced his departure from their team, AD carry Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao has revealed that he has joined Chinese team Royal Never Give Up.

Uzi was featured in a video on Weibo released Sunday that showed him wearing one of their jerseys with his name across the back.

While playing with Newbee, formerly Qiao Gu Reapers, Uzi helped the team place first in the LPL Spring Split with an 11-5 series record and fourth in the playoffs (after forfeiting their semifinal match).

Uzi's new team, RNG, placed 3rd-4th at the Mid-Season Invitational, which wrapped up on Sunday, after winning the LPL Spring Playoffs. RNG currently fields two other AD carries, Zhu "NaMei" Jia-Wen and Wang "wuxx" Cheng; no word yet on whether they will both continue on the team's main roster.

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