After a good portion of the split off, the prodigal son has returned to Team SoloMid.
After last Worlds Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng decided that he needed a break from professional League of Legends. The star ADC took about half of a split off before returning to the stage, but this time to help out Team Liquid in their quest to not be relegated. After successfully keeping them in the LCS, Doublelift’s time with TL has ended and he’s returning back to TSM.
To answer the immediate question on everyone’s mind, no, Doublelift will not be playing with the team during MSI. He will officially be on the roster come the start of the Summer split. Also TSM has announced that they will be running a six man roster with both Doublelift and Jason “WildTurtle” Tran in the ADC position. The two will likely split time throughout the split. Below you can find Doublelift’s statement on his return.
“I’m really excited to be playing again on TSM, and feel reinvigorated from this break. After last season’s Worlds, I was overwhelmed by the weight of my massive underperformance when it mattered most. Coming back into LCS, my only priority is to win worlds and nothing else. It’s a huge honor to be able to play with everyone on TSM and I will make the most of it. This is the hungriest that I’ve ever been to succeed, and soon I will prove it to my teammates, my fans, and the world.”
-Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng