Former Royal Never Give Up legendary AD carry Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao, who retired from professional League of Legends last year, is now co-owner of a brand new esports organization, UFG Esports Club.

He co-founded it alongside 21 year old Chinese celebrity Fan Chengcheng, a Mandarin singer, rapper, and actor who is part of boy group “Nine Percent”, as well as Yuehua Enteratinment’s “NEX7”.

Uzi and Fan Chengcheng founded UFG Esports Club together, and is recruiting players for League of Legends: Wild Rift pro team

The announcement was made on UFG Esports Club’s official Weibo account, accompanied by a recruitment exercise for League of Legends: Wild Rift.

UFG Esports Club is currently looking for professional Wild Rift players to form a brand new team, and is here to “give you the opportunity to make your dreams a reality”, it wrote on Weibo.

UFG Esports Club recruiting players from three games for Wild Rift roster
Credit: UFG Esports Club

According to the poster, they are accepting applications from players with achievements across three different games based on these requirements:

  • League of Legends: 300 points and above in Challenger on the Chinese super server or South Korean server with a deep understanding and knowledge of the game
  • Honor of Kings: Top 300 before the Q-zone top competition with good mechanics
  • Wild Rift: Top 100 on the server, unlimited champion pool, with a high proficiency

In addition, applicants should be at least 16 years old, and be prepared to adapt to a high pressure esports environment and lifestyle which will include livestreaming.

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