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Doublelift celebrates 10-year League of Legends career with epic montage

Published: 2/Jan/2020 2:20

by Andrew Amos

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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.

Riot GamesDoublelift is one of League’s most decorated players.

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. 

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).

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.

David Lee for Riot GamesThe closest Doublelift has come to international success in recent years was his finals appearance at MSI 2019.

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.

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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

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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.