One of League of Legends' most feared ADC's has found a temporary home. Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, Team SoloMid's former starting AD carry will join Team Liquid as a substitute for the remainder of the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split.
Team SoloMid came out with a press release saying, "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 with Team Liquid will terminate at the conclusion of the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split and he intends on returning to TSM to try out for a position on his previous team.
"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 the to pro play earlier," said Doublelift. "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!"
Team Liquid also released an announcement saying, "We are continuing to improve our League of Legends line up for the split and are announcing today that Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng has joined as starting ADC. The split has not gone well; we are disappointed and are continuing to work hard to ensure our team’s success. We have tried all options and this is the best temporary solution for Team Liquid to finish the Spring Split."
Doublelift is excited to head over to Team Liquid and re-connect with someone who was there from the very beginning. "During my break, I was able to rejuvenate and regain my motivation to play pro. Although I didn't intend to come back before Summer, Steve helped me start my career six years ago. Now, I can pay him back and help turn Team Liquid around. I will put in my best effort for TL and my fans."
"Although I didn't intend to come back before Summer, Steve helped me start my career six years ago. Now, I can pay him back and help turn Team Liquid around." - Doublelift
The team thanked Youngbin who had stepped in during Week 6 as Team Liquid's AD carry.
TSM's press release
Team Liquid's press release