Doublelift Retires From Professional League of Legends

Peng Yiliang
Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng retired Wednesday, leaving his storied 9-year career behind. | Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng retired from professional League of Legends on Wednesday, leaving his storied nine-year career behind. In a Twitlonger post, Doublelift described his career going back to the first League of Legends World Championship, when he traveled to Sweden at the age of 17.

The ADC has been apart of multiple teams and won splits with CLG, Team SoloMid and Team Liquid. Doublelift won anything possible at the domestic level. International success, however, eluded him.

As with most North American teams and players, the biggest stage seemed to be too much as Doublelift never made it out of groups at worlds after Season 1.

Doublelift didn't specify what was next in his journey, only asking his fans to support him," Thank you for watching me grow from a hopeless kid into a successful adult. I’ll be starting a new chapter of life now, and I’d like your support in that too."

This year saw two legends on TSM leave as Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg also retired and became a coach for his former team. The team has yet to reveal the full five-man roster.