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Doublelift makes bold claim about his form ahead of LCS finals and Worlds

Published: 21/Aug/2019 7:56 Updated: 21/Aug/2019 8:17

by Joe O'Brien


Team Liquid AD Carry Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng made a bold claim about his form heading into the the LCS finals and World Championship.

After Team Liquid secured a spot in the LCS final, Doublelift spoke to Travis Gafford about his team’s performance, and compared his own form to legendary AD Carry Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao.

Team Liquid encountered a bit more resistance from Clutch Gaming in their semi-final than many might have expected, not closing out the series until the fifth and final game. For his own part, though, Doublelift is no less confident for the dropped games.

“Every bot lane match-up right now me and [Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in] are playing really well. I feel like I’m in really good form. I’m pretty confident I can smash everyone.”

Riot GamesDoublelift’s Team Liquid are looking for their fourth consecutive LCS title in the upcoming Summer finals.

On the subject of his competition in North America, Doublelift even said he was disappointed not to have stronger opponents in his role, stating that he’d like to have someone to learn from in the region.

“I’m just surprised there’s not somebody better than me in NA already. It’s really slightly depressing. I want somebody to learn from, but even the imports that come here like [Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik] and [Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen] end up being not as good.”

Doublelfit closed the interview, however, with the most confident statement of all.

“I’m in fucking insane form. If I can keep this form up for Worlds, I’m gonna be like Uzi level.”

The statement is a strong one even for North America’s most legendary bot-laner. Uzi is not only considered one of the most skilled AD Carries of all time, but he’s especially renowned for his form in the World Championships, with the so-called “Uzi Worlds buff” often kicking in and seeing him elevate his game to even greater heights.

If Doublelift can in fact have a performance reminiscent of Uzi, it could well be a crucial factor in seeing Team Liquid to a historic placement at Worlds.

Having taken down reigning World Champions Invicitus Gaming to reach the MSI finals earlier in the year, TL already look like the most credible contender North America has ever produced, and fans will undoubtedly be pleased to hear the confidence in Doublelift’s latest interview.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin


After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.