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Doublelift explains why he needed “wakeup call” about his LCS form

Published: 29/Feb/2020 17:31

by Scott Robertson

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In the latest episode of Team Liquid’s SQUAD, the organization’s documentary series about their North American League of Legends team, star Doublelift revealed details from a conversation with coaches about his less-than-stellar play during the team’s slow start to 2020.

The three-time reigning NA LCS champions in Team Liquid have not gotten off to an ideal start to their 2020 Spring Split campaign.

While winning the LCS is now a secondary objective to the team’s AD carry star, the team will have to right their ship before the Summer Playoffs, when all three NA spots for Worlds are on the line.

Team Liquid League of Legends pose at LCS finals 2018
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Liquid in 2018, in their dominant form.

Doublelift compared their current form to their pre-Worlds bootcamp form from half a year ago, saying that 2019 version “would stomp” Liquid. He also spoke candidly about a conversation with Liquid coaches about his own personal form.

“They were telling me that they think I’m playing really bad, and that the Doublelift from 2018 is just gone. The player who was screaming every single game at his teammates, who was impossible to kill, I was basically quarterback-ing the entire team [in 2018]. And I agreed with them.”

He says that the discussion with the coaches was “a good wakeup call,” and that might be what the team as a whole needs going forward.

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Team Liquid currently sits at 4-6, tied for second-to-last with four other teams.

The journey has not been smooth for Liquid, with EU jungler star Broxah joining in week four, and now Doublelift having to miss week six due to illness.

But the bot laner says that playing with a lack of motivation and passion has equally been as effective on the team’s performance.

“How relaxed I was for the last month was just a direct result of [a lack of] passion for Spring Split. They (LCS) removed a lot of importance of it, also I was truly waiting for our real roster to come. I was definitely too relaxed, I wasn’t taking scrims too seriously. When we lost, I didn’t feel upset, and when we played well, it didn’t feel really rewarding.”

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The point about feeling next-to-nothing after wins or losses might be the most surprising quote to come from Doublelift, who has famously paid passionately with his heart on his sleeve for almost all of his career.

While the Spring Split does carry less weight than it did in previous years, with Worlds qualification now solely decided by the outcome of the Summer Playoffs, Liquid’s slow start sill puts them behind pace of the other top teams in NA, including the red hot 10-0 Cloud9.

With Doublelift’s absence in week six, fans will still have to wait to see a woken up Team Liquid in full form, but when that team does wake up, it’s hard not to imagine them as an NA contender.

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How to watch LPL Spring Split: Stream, standings & schedule

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:23

by Lauren Bergin

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China has one of League of Legends’ most competitive esports scenes. Our LPL hub has everything you need to know, from the streams and schedule to the current scores and standings.


  • The LPL Spring Split group stage will run from January 9 to March 28.
  •  ¥ 4,200,000/$649,425 Prize Pool.
  • RNG and Team WE currently tied for first.

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 Spring Split 2021: 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 Spring Split 2021: Standings

The current standings for the LPL are:

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

LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule

The LPL hosts 2 games every day so that fans can get in on all the action. The games begin at 1AM PST/ 4AM EST/ 9AM GMT/ 10 AM CEST.