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Doublelift admits it’d be “embarrassing” if TSM lost LCS 2020 Summer

Published: 9/Jun/2020 7:03 Updated: 2/Nov/2020 10:26

by Andrew Amos

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Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has reunited with his old Team SoloMid teammates for LCS Summer. With Bjergsen, Biofrost, and company by his side, the seven-time LCS champion stated if they lose this season, it’d be an embarrassment.

Team SoloMid is coming at the LCS swinging in Summer. The six-time North American champions have picked up the big guns heading into the final dash for Worlds 2020, including bringing Doublelift back on board.

North America’s most decorated player has won seven titles, reached the MSI 2019 final with Team Liquid, and is widely considered one of the best players to have touched the game. Although he stumbled in Spring 2020 with his worst finish ever in ninth, he’s ready to bounce back.

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Doublelift has rejoined TSM for Summer 2020 after a two-year stint with Team Liquid.

The star AD carry told Korizon’s Ashley Kang that TSM are gunning for the Summer title with him in the line-up. After all, you don’t bring a seven-time LCS champion on board just to be second-best.

“My expectation is top three in the regular season, and then winning the whole thing in playoffs,” he said. “I think that’s pretty realistic. If everyone on the team tried their best, 100%.”

His reasoning as to why TSM can contest Cloud9’s throne is due to the star power he and his teammates bring. Bjergsen, Biofrost, and Doublelift all led TSM to glory back in 2017 ⁠— the last time the org won a LCS title and went to Worlds.

“We have Doublelift and Bjergsen. That’s it. That’s all the reason the fans need [to have faith in this season’s TSM roster]. We have to win. It’d be embarrassing if we didn’t win,” he stated in the preseason interview.

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Doublelift, Biofrost, and Bjergsen all helped TSM win their last LCS title back in Summer 2017.

Breaking down the rest of the competition though, Doublelift stated that everyone in the LCS, bar a couple of teams, performed poorly. He didn’t discount himself from this criticism either. He found himself riding the bench for Team Liquid after a string of poor performances mid-split.

Coming into Summer though, Peng is confident the tables have turned, and that TSM can not only cement themselves a place near the top, but become the shining light of North American League once again.

“When I look at the teams…I’d say C9 is really far ahead of the next best team. I think FlyQuest is good, but I’m not sure if it’s them being super great or just the rest of the league playing really badly. I think everyone in the league played poorly.”

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“I think [FlyQuest] is the second best team [behind Cloud9], but I’m pretty confident we are better than them. We’d have to see in the regular season.”

Team SoloMid and Doublelift will have their first chance to prove themselves when the seven-time LCS champion lines up against his former squad, Team Liquid, on June 13.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: RNG and Victory Five emerge victorious

Published: 25/Feb/2021 13:29 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 13:30

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 17 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • Victory Five take down OMG 2 – 0.
  • RNG sweep Rogue Warriors aside 2 – 0.
  • RNG leapfrog FPX to take second place.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below is how each team places in the current standings, with EDward Gaming yet to drop a series.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 EDward Gaming 8-0 16-2
2 Royal Never Give Up 7-1 15-5
3 FunPlus Phoenix 7-2 15-4
4 Team WE 7-3 14-8
5 JD Gaming 5-3 10-6
6 Rare Atom 5-3 10-7
7 Top Esports 4-3 9-6
8 Invictus Gaming 4-4 10-8
9 Victory Five 4-4 10-11
10 LNG Esports 4-4 8-10
11 Bilibili Gaming 4-5 11-2
12 Suning 3-5 7-10
13 ThunderTalk Gaming 2-6 6-13
14 LGD Gaming 1-5 3-10
15 eStar Gaming 2-7 7-15
16 Oh My God 1-7 4-15
17 Rogue Warriors 1-8 2-17

LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule & results

Below are the schedule & results for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the previous week’s results. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 6 schedule (February 22 – February 28)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 22 Suning 0 – 2 JD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 0 – 2 Team WE 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 23 Bilibili Gaming 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 24 ThunderTalk Gaming 1 – 2 Rare Atom 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE 2 – 0 eStar Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 25 Oh My God 0 – 2 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 26 JD Gaming vs ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming vs EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 27 LGD Gamings vs Rogue Warriors 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
eStar Gaming vs Top Esports 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up vs FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 28 Victory 5 vs LNG Esports 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Rare Atom vs Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 5 results (February 1 – February 7)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 1 Suning 2 – 0 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 2 Rare Atom 2 – 0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Victory 5 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 3 eStar Gaming 1 – 2 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
JD Gaming 2- 0 Rogue Warriors 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 4 Invictus Gaming 2 – 0 Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 5 LGD Gaming 2 – 0 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2 – 0 Suning 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 6 Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Oh My God 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
JD Gaming 2-0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Top Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 7 LNG Esports 0-2 Rare Atom 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Victory 5 2-1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming 1-2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod