Following his brief stint on Team Liquid in the past few weeks, Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has officially returned to TSM and will be claiming a spot on the 2017 LCS Summer Split roster. As stated in previous announcements, TSM will be running a six-man roster for the coming split with Doublelift and Jason ‘WildTurtle’ Tran sharing the AD Carry position. They will be expected to focus on different playstyles and will be fielded according to the strategy the team plans to use. We hope that the arrangement will increase the strategic depth of the team and assist both players in dealing with burnout.
As an aside, Doublelift will not be participating in upcoming Mid-Season Invitational tournament in Brazil and will only resume playing with the team in the regular season. He will be moving to an apartment nearby the team’s gaming house, integrated fully into the team’s scrim time, and expected to take on the same duties of any player on the roster. With Doublelift’s return, we look forward to carrying over our successes into the Summer Split and make our strongest showing yet.
“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