Last year Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng announced he would not play for TSM in the Spring Split to focus on streaming instead. But now he is back.
However it may not be where you think, as Doublelift will be playing for rivals Team Liquid. After a horrific start to the season Team Liquid are currently a contender for relegation from the league, and have looked to make some mid season roster changes. Fortunately they have secured the services of one of NA’s best ever carries and it could turn their season.
This move is strictly just for the Spring Split, with Doublelift still intending to try and compete for his place in the TSM roster for Summer.
“I’m happy that Peter has this opportunity to practice competitively before the summer split,” said TSM owner Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh. “He’s been a good friend of mine, and we will happily give him a fair try out for the summer split. The goal is to have the best possible roster at worlds and having Double as a potential 6th man would only help us with our endeavors at Worlds 2017 . It is good that he’s getting practice now, and hopefully it will not be a large shift for him when he comes back.”
“During my break, I realized that playing competitively is my calling and although I didn't intend to come back before Summer Split, an opportunity came up for me to return the to pro play earlier,” said Doublelift. “My time on TL will help me ease back into the competitive environment and prepare me for my tryout with TSM in the summer. In the meantime, please cheer for me on Team Liquid! ”