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LoL: Doublelift reveals Team Liquid’s biggest weakness ahead of Worlds 2019

Published: 1/Oct/2019 12:02 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 13:02

by Kamil Malinowski

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Team Liquid’s Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng spoke about his team, their chances at the League of Legends World Championship, and unexpectedly revealed one of their biggest weaknesses.

LoL teams all around the world are gathering in Europe for the annual Worlds tournament, with the Play-In matches just around the corner and the main event set to start on October 12.

With so little time left until the biggest event of year, emotions are running high and teams are trying to get in a last bit of practice. However, one of North America’s brightest stars, Doublelift, seemed fairly relaxed and calmly confident as he shared his thoughts on his team’s chances.

Riot GamesDoublelift hs played a key role in Team Liquids LoL team.

The American star was interviewed by ESPN Esports on September 30, where he started by revealing one of his team’s biggest weaknesses – they tend to get pulled into their opponent’s tempo.

He described that they are often playing catch-up, stating it’s hard to “start getting the flow of the game the way you want it to go… and that’s why we lose.”

On the flip side, the Liquid star thinks that when they are able to get the game going they are nearly unstoppable, describing their gameplay as a brick wall, reminiscent of the Korean teams back in the day that would give their opponents nothing and pounce at the perfect time.

Later in the interview, he was asked about Team Liquid’s chances at worlds this year. At first, he was careful with his answer, citing that he had been confident at previous Worlds events and it came back to bite him.

However, Yiliang eventually loosened up, claiming that “it can’t be that hard, we just need to come top two in our group. We did it at the Mid-Season Invitational, we can do it at worlds.”

Riot GamesDoublelift confident ahead of his Worlds group.

Doublelift’s final statement poured on even more confidence, as he confirmed that their great MSI result has boosted the team and they are ready to continue from there.

Liquid was able to take second place at MSI in May 2019, managing to defeat G2 in the group stage before taking down world champions Invictus Gaming in the playoff stage.

They will be competing at Worlds very soon and will face a rematch with the world champions in their group which is set to start on October 12.

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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.