Big news arriving fresh from the mobile esports scene as retired LPL pro league champion Uzi has announced a new Wild Rift esports team by the name of Ultra Fantastic Gaming (UFG). The team will be recruiting members for Wild Rift, which is the mobile spin-off of the popular MOBA title League of Legends. The former Royal Never Give Up bot laner, Uzi has founded the organization along with popular Chinese celebrity Fan Chengcheng.
Looking back at Uzi’s glittering professional career in Wild Rift
Jian Zi-Hao, more popularly known for his tag Uzi, is no rookie when it comes to the esports arena. The League of Legends stalwart recently called time on a glittering professional career in 2020 due to health concerns but not before he had already amassed an impressive CV.
Uzi played for the esports team Royal Never Give Up and took up the role of their Attack-Damage or AD carry. His career spanned eight years. Throughout these 8 years, he won three LPL splits, the mid-season invitational as well as the Asian Games. In addition, he also achieved two second-place finishes at the worlds in seasons three and four. Not a shabby track record at all.
Uzi turns to esports ownership after his retirement
After his retirement as a Wild Rift esports player, it looks like Uzi is back in business as he is set to launch his own esports team. The team will reportedly be called Ultra Fantastic Game abbreviated as UFG. The new organization is based in Shanghai, China, and is jointly founded by Uzi and famous Chinese singer Fan Chengcheng. The mobile wing of the team is reportedly recruiting players for Wild Rift which is known as League Mobile in China. This game is set to be released by Tencent later in the year for the Chinese players specifically.
However, entry isn’t guaranteed and there will be a set of requirements that prospective candidates must pass. These include but are not limited to, being at least 16 years old. Also, the player must be having a proven track record in either League Mobile or Kings of Glory, the ability to withstand stress, and more. Candidates can send over their resumes directly to the email address mentioned in the official Weibo post.
Wild Rift has been getting plenty of attention in the eSports stage already despite still being a relatively new title. And Uzi’s entrance with his new team will only add further prestige to various Wild Rift esports tournaments.
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