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Team Liquid’s DoubleLift gets emotional after being eliminated from LoL Worlds

Published: 16/Oct/2018 19:48 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 7:46

by Mitch Reames

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Team Liquid’s Yiliang ‘DoubleLift’ Peng got emotional after his team was again eliminated from LoL Worlds during the group stage.

Playing in a group with kt Rolster, Edward Gaming, and MAD Team, TL put up a good fight but an early loss to Edward Gaming put them on the back foot early in groups. 

With Edward Gaming’s victory over kt Rolster – who was otherwise undefeated in the group – Liquid’s fate was sealed.

Doublelift is undoubtedly one of the best North American LoL players but his history with the group stage in Worlds has been one of heartbreak.

His team has qualified for Worlds six out of the eight possible years and every season since 2015.

Since Riot expanded Worlds to 16 teams, his team has never made it past the group stage despite being close every year. 

This year was no different and an emotional DoubleLift reflected on his play this year after the game.

“It’s unacceptable that I go to Worlds every year as the first seed and I shit the bed. I never perform and my team never makes it out of groups,” Doublelift said. “Its been eight years and I can’t do this thing but I’m never going to give up.”

This year Liquid went 3-3 and that record represents a barrier that Doublelift just hasn’t been able to break.

At Worlds 2017 and 2016 he went 3-3 while competing for TSM. At Worlds 2015 he went 2-4 while competing for CLG.

In every one of those years, his team won the NA LCS Summer Playoffs in convincing fashion. This year was no different and it has to be tough to see Cloud9, the team they beat 3-0 in September, advance to the knockout stage while Liquid must watch on Twitch again.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 16:20

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.