Doublelift has explained he decided to help the lagging Team Liquid
probably goes without saying but since I'm playing for TL until the split ends, my stream schedule is over
— Yiliang Peng (@TLDoublelift) March 8, 2017
Team Liquid has been performing fairly poorly recently. In a desperate move, Liquid decided to move their star player Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin to the mid lane and bring Jung “Youngbin” Young-bin to the ADC position. However, performance wasn’t up to high enough standards, and Youngbin was forced out of the roster only after a week. This opened a free position for Team Liquid, in which they decided to sign Doublelift.
Doublelift is considered NA’s best AD carry and will certainly perform at a high standard after his long break. He has explained his decision to join Team Liquid early before the season ended was due to his “calling” to play professionally, and that he felt ready enough to enter competitively again. TSM has announced that their position on the ADC for next split is not affected, and Doublelift and WildTurtle will still both have the chance to compete for the position.