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Doublelift

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Doublelift
TL Doublelift 2018 Summer.png
Background Information
NameYiliang "Peter" Peng
Country of BirthUnited States
Birthday7/19/1993
Competitive
TeamTeam Liquid
RoleAD Carry
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
CLGlogo std.png CLG3/20115/2011
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Epiklogo std.png Epik5/20117/2011
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UnRlogo std.png unR7/20118/2011
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Crslogo std.png CRS8/201111/2011
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CLGlogo std.png CLG11/20110/2015
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TSMlogo std.png TSM0/20153/2017
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Liquidlogo std.png TL3/20174/2017
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TSMlogo std.png TSM4/201711/2017
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Liquidlogo std.png TL11/2017Present
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"Doublelift" (Real Name: Yiliang "Peter" Peng) is an American League of Legends player, current ADC for Team Liquid.

Biography

An NA LCS veteran and competitive player since 2011, Doublelift is considered by many as the best AD Carry in North American history. While he had his start on Epik Gamer, his time on Counter Logic Gaming helped shape who Doublelift is today. Widely known for his mechanics and trash-talking capabilities, he spent 4 years as part of CLG chasing after his first NA LCS title. During those years CLG had a lot of troubles, toxic environments and uncoordinated line-ups. Despite all of this Doublelift and CLG eventually won their first title in the Summer of 2015. However after a poor Worlds showing and wanting a fresh start, CLG released Doublelift and in a crazy turn of events, he joined former rivals Team SoloMid. Although his first split on TSM was initially very rough, the team still managed to reach the finals but lost 2-3 to CLG.

Doublelift would end up getting his revenge after TSM took down CLG 3-0 in the Summer Playoffs semifinals and then won the entire split by defeating Cloud9. TSM came close to making it out of groups at Worlds but ultimately failed. Doublelift then took a break in Spring of 2017 but came back in Summer and won yet another split with TSM. After another poor Worlds showing, TSM decided to release both Doublelift and his former support Biofrost. Joining Team Liquid for 2018, Doublelift won the Spring Split with them, becoming the first NA LCS player to win a championship on three different organizations. Despite his domestic success Doublelift is still chasing for international one, with winning Worlds being his ultimate goal.

Career History

Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng was born on July 19, 1993 in Mission Viejo, California, United States. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Peng first discovered his love for video games through classic Nintendo 64 titles Star Fox and Golden Eye. After his brother got a computer, Peng frequently used it to play Diablo 1 and StarCraft. Since his brother would buy a new computer every few years, Peng soon came to own his own hand-me-down desktop. This allowed him to spend more time playing computer games such as DotA, WoW, and HoN with his brother and friends. Eventually they all left these games behind and moved to LoL.

Peng was eventually kicked out of his home by his parents after he had got back from DreamHack Summer 2011. Peng eventually moved in with Travis "Tnomad" Gafford prior to joining Counter Logic Gaming.

League of Legends Career

Known for his  Blitzcrank, Doublelift gained the attention of George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis in early 2011, and the two duo queued together. HotshotGG asked him to join Counter Logic Gaming as a substitute which he accepted, but soon moved to Epik Gamer for a starting position as their Support. Doublelift then moved on to unRestricted (now known as Curse Gaming), to become their starting AD Carry. He competed for Curse at LAN events such as IGN Proleague and IEM New York.

In November 2011, Doublelift left Curse and rejoined CLG, now as their starting AD Carry. [1] He has been with CLG since, through numerous roster changes and several LCS campaigns.

Doublelift represented North America in both the 2013 All Star tournament and the 2014 All Star tournament.

CLG and Doublelift were fined on January 6th, 2015 after being found guilty of poaching ZionSpartan. CLG was fined $2,000 while Doublelift was fined $2,500. Furthermore was CLG restricted from fielding ZionSpartan as a player or coach for the first week of the 2015 LCS Spring Split.[2]

2015 Season

For the first eight weeks of the spring split, CLG were never lower in the standings than tied for second place, and the only reason they didn't receive a playoff bye was that they lost a second-place tie breaker to Cloud9 and so ended up in third place. CLG fans called the split CLG's "golden age," but the question still remained whether CLG could perform in the playoffs, especially after a dramatic comeback loss to Team SoloMid the first time the two teams met in the round robin. Ultimately, CLG were unable to perform in playoffs, as they lost to Team Liquid in the quarterfinals and ended the split tied for fifth place with Gravity.

Echoing their spring split performance, CLG started the summer split strong, in first place at the end of each of the first four weeks and then lost four games in a row to finish tied for fifth after week six. This time, however, they rebounded and ended the season in second, behind Team Liquid and with a 13-5 record. They received a bye in the first round of the playoffs and then swept both Team Impulse and Team SoloMid 3-0, to win their first LAN event since MLG Raleigh in 2011 nearly four years prior - and Doublelift's first ever - and receive North America's top seed to Worlds. Despite having a relatively easy group draw with KOO Tigers, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming, CLG didn't advance from their Worlds group, ending with a 2-4 record including a loss to paiN.

2016 Preseason

On October 31st, 2015, Doublelift left CLG, after over four years with the team.[3] He joined Team SoloMid.[4] TSM's roster for IEM San Jose included Hauntzer, Svenskeren, Bjergsen, Doublelift, and kaSing.[5] TSM defeated LGD Gaming but then lost to Origen in the semifinals. After IEM, kaSing departed the team and was replaced by former star Fnatic support YellOwStaR.

2016 Season

TSM's NA LCS season started out rocky, with a 50% winrate for the first three weeks. Regardless, they were invited to IEM Katowice in March. There, they dropped their first game to the Korean Challenger team Ever but recovered in the loser's bracket before losing in the semifinals to eventual tournament winners SK Telecom T1 and finishing tied for third place with Royal Never Give Up. After returning to North America, their rocky season continued, and they finished in sixth place, the lowest they'd ever finished in the history of the LCS, with a huge comeback loss to Echo Fox in the last game. Guaranteed to face first-seed Immortals if they were even able to beat Cloud9 in the quarterfinals, TSM seemed poised to have their lowest playoff result in the history of the LCS as well.

However, after signing the well-known sports psychologist Weldon in the break before playoffs, TSM showed significant improvement as a team. They easily defeated Cloud9 3-1 in the quarterfinals and went on to crush Immortals 3-0 in the semifinals, although a lot of their win over Immortals was blamed on surprising draft picks by their opponents, including a top-lane Lucian in Game 1 and no sign of the heavily-in-meta Ekko from either team. In the finals, TSM faced CLG, a matchup with an even more heated rivalry than normal due to Doublelift's team switch prior to the season's start. Ultimately CLG won 3-2, and TSM finished the split in second place, out of reach of the Mid-Season Invitational.

Trivia

  • Known for  Blitzcrank,  Poppy, and  Lee Sin early in his career.
  • Primarily known for his  Vayne and  Caitlyn play.
  • Known for his strong mechanics as an AD Carry.
  • Had a habit for facechecking brushes, notably in the Season 1 World Finals.
  • The name "Doublelift" came from Yiliang's interest in magic tricks. The Double Lift is the name of a basic sleight of hand card trick.[6]
  • Humorously quoted within the LoL community for joking "Money in the bank, pimpin' ain't easy" and "I'm the greatest. Everyone else is just trash."
  • Has a tendency to openly trash talk other players.
  • CLG's LCS Spring Season 3 strategy was often referred to as "protect the Doublelift."
  • He represented North America as their AD carry at the Season 3 All-Star Tournament.
  • In the 2v2 All Star Competition, he scored the winning double kill as  Varus in 1:47 minutes against Southeast Asia.
  • Admitted in the CLG Documentary that own3d.tv owes him around twenty thousand dollars, because of his popular stream at the time as well as own3d's exclusive deal with CLG
  • Was part of the Season 3 World Championship analyst desk.[7]
  • Fans from China called him "Eldest Brother" due to his "Everyone Else Is Trash" T-shirt.
  • Is lactose-intolerant.
  • His favorite e-sports player is former Starcraft 2 player IdrA.
  • Considered the best AD carry in the world back in season 2, alongside with former WE AD carry, Weixiao.
  • On February 20th, 2016, became the first player in LCS history to reach 50,000 total CS.

Achievements

2016
Date Event Result
2016-04-17 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Silver.png TSM 2 : 3 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2016-03-06 IEM Season X - World Championship SF.png Team SoloMid 0 : 2 SKT T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
2015
Date Event Result
2015-12-13 All-Star Los Angeles 2015 1v1 Silver.png Fire 15logo std.png Doublelift 1 : 2 Fire 15logo std.png Bjergsen
2015-12-12 All-Star Los Angeles 2015 5v5 Copper.png NA LCS Allstars 1 : 2 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2015-11-22 IEM Season X - San Jose SF.png TSM 0 : 2 Origenlogo std.png Origen
2015-08-23 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Gold.png CLG 3 : 0 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2014
Date Event Result
2014-12-21 IEM Season IX - Cologne Silver.png Counter Logic Gaming CLGlogo std.png 1 : 3 Gambitlogo std.png Gambit Gaming
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Bronze.png Counter Logic Gaming CLGlogo std.png 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse
2013
Date Event Result
2013-05-26 All-Star Shanghai 2013 SF.png na lcs 0 : 2 KR Championslogo std.png Korea Champions
2013-05-26 Bottom Lane Skill Competition - All-Star Shanghai 2013 Silver.png Doublelift/Xpecial NA LCSlogo std.png 0 : 1 KR Championslogo std.png PraY/Madlife
2012
Date Event Result
2012-11-11 SoloMid Series Week 3 Gold.png clg prime 3 : 2 Pulselogo std.png Pulse Esports
2012-11-07 National ESL Pro Series Season 4 Gold.png clg prime 2 : 0 FeaRlogo std.png Team FeaR
2012-11-03 MLG Dallas 2012 Copper.png clg prime 1 : 2 CLG EUlogo std.png CLG Europe
2012-09-02 Season Two North American Regional Finals Bronze.png clg 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse
2012-06-17 GIGABYTE Esports LAN Bronze.png clg 2 : 1 TDlogo std.png Team Dynamic
2012-06-10 MLG 2012 - Spring Championship Silver.png clg 1 : 2 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2012-05-27 Solomid NA Tournament Circuit Bronze.png clg 0 : 2 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2012-04-08 IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas Silver.png clg 0 : 2 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2012-03-09 IEM Season VI - World Championship Bronze.png clg 2 : 1 AAalogo std.png against All authority
2012-02-18 LoLPro.com Curse Invitational Silver.png clg 1 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
2012-02-17 OnGameNet LoL Invitational Silver.png clg 1 : 2 MiG Frostlogo std.png MiG Frost
2011
Date Event Result
2011-06-20 2011 MLG Raleigh Copper.png curse 0 : 3 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2011-06-20 Riot Season 1 Championship Copper.png epik 0 : 2 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid

Media

Interviews

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

Articles & Videos

  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

Video Blogs

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Gallery

References