American shooter Yiliang Peter “Doublelift” Peng has announced through a statement its retirement as a professional player. This was communicated in the form of Twitlonger on his networks, talking about his career and career as a person and athlete.
After several seasons giving a level more mediocre than remarkable, the one who was AD Carry from Team SoloMid has decided to hang the mouse and keyboard permanently. But nevertheless, it has not yet been pronounced if he will continue as coach, as a streamer or directly say goodbye to the scene.
A life full of ups and downs both professionally and personally
«At the age of 17 I qualified for the first world championship in Sweden. The crowd was 30 people and the games were played on small laptops. ” Discuss the American legend; «when i sat down to play my first game i felt a fire in my heart that prompted me to pursue the dream of becoming a professional player and being the best of all. “
«I am very fortunate to have played it professionally for over a decade.literally more than a third of my life. Having been able to play alongside great players and coaches were the main motivations that made me play at higher levels. ” Doublelift comments very excited: “I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to make a career with the one thing in life that I have loved above all else.”
The end of an era with the farewell to Doublelift
With the withdrawal of Doublelift and that of midlaner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, a golden age is ending in North America and for League of Legends in general. Players like Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, Zachary “Sneaky” Scudere, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao are names that already sound old and we see them with nostalgic eyes.
However, the competitive scene has grown a lot over the years and youth talent is more alive than ever in League of Legends. Let’s hope that the new players who come will know how to fill the void that these legends have left us.