Doublelift hails from Mission Viejo, California. Doublelift first discovered his love for video games through the classic Nintendo 64 titles Star Fox and Golden Eye. After his brother got a computer, Doublelift frequently used it to play Diablo 1 and StarCraft. Since Doublelift’s brother would buy a new computer every few years, Doublelift soon came to own his own hand-me-down desktop. This allowed him to spend more time playing computer games such as DotA, WoW, and HoN with his brother and friends. Eventually they all left these games behind and moved to LoL.
Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng is widely regarded as one of the most mechanically skilled AD carries in NA. It’s a title that he is both confident in owning, and very driven to maintain. Doublelift’s pride and practice schedule are legendary in the NA scene. If Doublelift was a pro basketball player, he would be Kobe Bryant — the guy who wants the ball. Oh, who are we kidding? Doublelift is Michael Jordan, because this guy was born to dunk.
After sticking with Counter Logic Gaming for almost four years, Doublelift shocked esports fans by joining TSM in 2015. Old rivals are now comrades. Doublelift’s ability to analyze each performance will be key as he integrates into a very new and untested TSM squad. It might be the end of the #GoldenAge as we know it, but it’s also the beginning of something new and fantastic for Doublelift.
League of Legends Career
Doublelift’s first appearance as TSM’s AD Carry was at IEM Season X – San Jose where they would defeat LGD Gaming 2-0 to advance to the semifinals but would then lose 0-2 to Origen. TSM would also later attend IEM Season X – World Championship as the defending champions. They were however unable to defend their title, only making it to the semifinals where they lost 0-2 to SK Telecom T1. After a very shaky regular season in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split, TSM entered the 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs as the 6th seed, the lowest in the organization’s history. They were however able to defy expectations and make it to the finals, defeating Cloud9 and the heavy favorites Immortals. In the finals they would face off against rivals Counter Logic Gaming and despite a close 5 game series, CLG was able to win the championship with a 3-2 win. This meant TSM failed to qualify for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Despite some disappointing results, the team went to bootcamp in Korea in preparation for the Summer Split. TSM proved to be the most dominant team in NA after going 17-1 in the regular season of the summer split. Heading into the 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs as the heavy favorites, they proved to be the best after defeating Counter Logic Gaming in the semifinals and then Cloud9 in the finals, taking home their fourth NA LCS title and qualifying for the 2016 World Championship as NA’s #1 seed. Doublelift would round out his season in NA with being placed in the NA All-Pro Team and earning his 1000th career kill in the regular season of the NA LCS, making him the player with the most kills within the league.