Team Solo Mid (TSM) took to Twitter to announce that it’s tryouts for the ADC position had ended and it had chosen a new ADC. The news itself wasn’t surprising, but the fact that Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng was the one taking the position made more than a few people turn their heads. Doublelift came to TSM from rival team CLG. If you don’t know much about the League of Legends scene, its not much of a stretch to say that these are the two best teams and they are consistently ranking near the top of the world. This is as if Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez had moved to the Red Sox during his baseball career. I’ll post the text from the team’s press release, and we will be sure to follow this and see what happens to both teams over the next few months.
We are announcing that the tryouts for our AD Carry position have ended, and would like to welcome the newest member of our organization, Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng.
Doublelift is a player who truly needs no introduction. Consistently heralded as the best AD Carry to have come from North America, Doublelift has been a professional player since Season 1 and has represented our region at Worlds thrice. His storied career is well known internationally, and he has proven himself on numerous occasions to be a worthy opponent on the world stage. His reputation as a consistently motivated and hardworking player, in addition to his status as a North American have led us to believe that Doublelift was the best choice for the position over a large number of talented applicants. We are extremely excited to welcome him to TSM, and look forward to the upcoming year with him.
“Joining TSM will be a new chapter in my life, one that I am both excited and proud to be a part of. I hope to prove myself and earn the welcome of TSM fans worldwide. I am determined to use this fresh start to break through my current limits and dominate the competition harder than ever.
To all my current fans: regardless of the team I play for, I will always be the same person that you have known. I will now be playing for an organization I believe that will respect my loyalty and hard work. I am extremely grateful for all the support you have shown me throughout my career, and hope to deliver even better results this season.” – Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng
As a result of this decision, we are also announcing that Jason ‘WildTurtle’ Tran is now a part of our substitute roster, and is looking at starting AD Carry positions on other teams. We will announce any future updates regarding his situation.
How do you think this will turn out for Doublelift, TSM, and CLG? Let us know what you think in the comments below!