Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng is one of League’s most storied players, having been around since the game’s beginning, and the LCS star has welcomed in 2020 by reliving some of his greatest moments from the decade gone.
Doublelift is a fan-favorite in North America and across the world, no matter where your team allegiance lies. His straight-talking nature off the Rift, partnered with his flashy plays on it, has made him both a lovable ally and a villain for League fans.
After a decade on the Rift, he looked back on his career with an epic montage highlighting the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious moments over the years.
The montage stretches way back to Doublelift’s early career with CLG and Epik Gamer back in 2011, well before the professional League scene as we know it today was established.
The video even opens up with one of the oldest highlights in the book, his unfortunate facecheck against Fnatic at the Season One World Championship.
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17-year-old Doublelift has grown up a lot since then, with the 26-year-old showing off an assortment of pentakills and big plays in the years since.
As much as his plays speak for themselves, he’s known for his iconic lines like “everyone else is trash” and his big personality off the Rift. The montage shares a few of those moments, like telling Soren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg and Dennis ‘Svenskeren’ Johnsen a tip back when he was on TSM — "gank my lane."
The North American AD carry has never left the region, with stints on Team SoloMid and more recently Team Liquid establishing him as a household name in League. He took home his first LCS title with CLG back in 2015, and has won six more since with TSM (two) and Liquid (four).
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However, he has never been able to make his mark at Worlds when it counts, never making it out of the group stage in the six renditions he’s attended. He has made an international final though at MSI 2019, taking down former world champions Invictus Gaming on the way.
The montage also reflects his journey through LoL alongside content creator Travis Gafford, who took Doublelift in after he was kicked out of his parents’ house. The duo have since formed an inseparable bond that lasts to this day.
As LCS 2020 dawns, Doublelift will be looking to change the course of history and take home a Worlds title for himself and North America.
He’s already one of the game’s most decorated players, but he will be hungry to make more montage-worthy plays for himself across the next few years.