For the remainder of the 2017 Spring Split, we are announcing that Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng will be transferred to Team Liquid as their AD Carry. As the community knows, Steve Arhancet, CEO of TL, has been on the search for an AD and has reached out to us indicating a dire need for talent within the position. Doublelift has identified this as a good opportunity for him to ease back into the competitive LCS scene and acclimate to the stress, and as such has agreed to play with Team Liquid for the remainder of the split.
Doublelift’s position on Team Liquid will terminate at the end of the LCS 2017 Spring Split. His intention is to come back and try out for a position on TSM in the summer split. The situation will not impact Jason ‘WildTurtle’ Tran’s position on the team at all. If all goes well and Doublelift passes our tryout for the summer split, our plan is to field a six-man roster for the summer split and Worlds.
“I’m happy that Peter has this opportunity to practice competitively before the summer split. He’s been a good friend of mine, and we will happily give him a fair try out for the summer split. The goal is to have the best possible roster at worlds and having Double as a potential 6th man would only help us with our endeavors at Worlds 2017 . It is good that he’s getting practice now, and hopefully it will not be a large shift for him when he comes back.”
-Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh
“During my break, I realized that playing competitively is my calling and although I didn't intend to come back before Summer Split, an opportunity came up for me to return to pro play earlier.
My time on TL will help me ease back into the competitive environment and prepare me for my tryout with TSM in the summer.
In the meantime, please cheer for me on Team Liquid! ” -Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng