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Doublelift is tired of LCS fans being let down at Worlds

Published: 8/Aug/2019 18:26 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 18:42

by Alan Bernal


North American League of Legends fans aren’t accustomed to international success for LCS teams, and Team Liquid star ADC Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng is looking to change that.

In its 10-year lifespan, the League of Legends creators have built a worldwide ecosystem of competition featuring the best players from across every major region for esports. While it’s always a treat to watch the best players fight at Worlds or MSI, sometimes NA fans can get left out of the fun.

Even though the LCS is hotly contested split after split by teams like TL, Cloud9, TSM and the like, that competitiveness seems to disappear when going up against the best of Europe, South Korean, China and more.

Riot GamesDoublelift has dominated the LCS for years, but the League of Legends star wants to ramp up his international success.

But with a heavy-hitting lineup, refined Rift tactics and years of heart-break to fuel his conviction, Doublelift is looking to put an end to the memes at the upcoming Worlds event.

“I really hope if we make Worlds it’s not another year of watching LCS and watching your teams fail when it matters the most,” Doublelift told Esportspedia. “I’m tired of being apart of that and I think everyone is tired of watching it.”

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But it’s going to be a hard trend to break, since the levels of competition from the LCS to the world stage brings a wildly “different level” of skill, according to Doublelift.

“I feel like when I’m playing domestically the level of play is so hard for me to understand where I stand,” Doublelift said. “Because I’m against players that are very lucid and wouldn’t make it in another league.”

LoL EsportsDoublelift has consistently been on the Worlds stage, but hasn’t gone as far as he wants in the tourney.

Though the Spring 2019 1st LCS All-Pro Team ADC said that the prospect of engaging higher tiers of competition gets him “excited.” Events like the World Championship gives DL a clear-cut way of determining what aspects of his game are actually good to retain.

Ever the optimist, even when he finds a weakness going up against international competition, he looks forward to the prospect of evolving with the hardships instead of buckling to the pressure.

“(At Worlds, I learn) some of the things I’ve been working on this year are really good,” Doublelift said. “And then often times some of the things I’ve been doing, don’t work anymore so I have to relearn the game.”

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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.