Royal Never Give Up jungler Liu "Mlxg" Shi-Yu retired from professional League of Legends, the team announced Tuesday.
Per the announcement, Mlxg was removed from the active League of Legends lineup in the spring 2019 LPL split because of a physical condition. His retirement comes during a period of recovery.
Sad to see Mlxg retire. In some moments, he was probably the nightmare of every coach, but as a viewer, his style was refreshing and exciting.— Marco G. (@Funk1ll3rMG) July 16, 2019
? 3 x LPL, 1 x MSI, Asian Games 2018 and some 3rd party tournaments in China
? 3 x LPL
? 3 Worlds appearances
Not a bad career ? pic.twitter.com/aVQyd0mc6W
Mlxg, whose tag is an acronym for a Chinese phrase meaning “chilly pot,” was known internationally for his aggressive jungle play style. That aggression defined his career since its beginning with the now-defunct EP.The One and through his time with RNG.
Mlxg left EP.The One in 2014 to join Team King, but he didn’t rise to the top tier of Chinese League of Legends until he left for RNG in 2015. He would remain with RNG for the remainder of his career. With that legendary team, he played in three League of Legends World Championships and two Mid-Season Invitationals. Although the closest he came to a worlds win was a semifinal finish in 2017, he and RNG managed to claim an MSI trophy in 2018.
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