Team Liquid benches Doublelift for Tactical

On Tuesday night, Team Liquid co-CEO Steve Arhancet tweeted that academy ADC Edward “Tactical” Ra would be starting yet another week of LCS. When asked if Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng was still sick or formally benched, Arhancet stated on Twitter that the swap was not due to illness.

Doublelift later confirmed that he lost his motivation to play and had been benched.

  • Yiliang Peng


    I’m benched because I had no motivation until very recently. Being sick and unable to compete gave me my passion back, but too late. I’m sorry towards every one of my teammates and I’ll be working from now on to regain their trust.


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    The saga began when Doublelift announced last week on Twitter that he had laryngitis. This news brought Tactical onto the LCS stage for that week’s matches. After Team Liquid’s rocky start to the LCS, fans were unsure how the rookie would perform. With little practice and a stacked roster beside him, Tactical helped Liquid take home two dominant wins. Although their opponents, 100 Thieves and TSM, had looked unstable themselves, the wins were impressive nonetheless.

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