Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng has seemingly been around forever. As one of the few remaining veterans of the pre-LCS era, you might think he’d be slowing down by now. But he just had perhaps the best single-split performance of all time this summer, which also earned him his 1,000th kill in his LCS career. Even with Doublelift’s lengthy career, he says he only recently felt he matured as a player.
Unfortunately, his growth as a player didn’t translate well to the international stage. Following such a dominant regular season, TSM’s failure to make it out of the group stage at the World Championship came as a massive disappointment. After a grueling season, Doublelift has announced that he’ll be sitting out of the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split, although he has plans to return in the summer. As recognition for his play this year, fans rewarded Doublelift with 35 percent of the ADC vote. He can use this year’s All-Star Event to give fans something to anticipate when he returns to TSM and makes another run for Worlds.