What is Doublelift's net worth? TSM's Peng Yiliang retires from pro play, Internet calls it 'end of an era'

A report said, 'Doublelift’s success can be found in his multiple NA titles. He has earned an estimated $306,475.81 in prize money across around 55 tournaments'


                            What is Doublelift's net worth? TSM's Peng Yiliang retires from pro play, Internet calls it 'end of an era'
Peng Yiliang aka Doublelift (Getty Images)

North American League of Legends' local champion Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng announced his retirement from professional play on Wednesday, November 25. Doublelift tweeted, "Reflections Read: http://tl.gd/n_1srg0gj" along with a link which had a long heartfelt message about his journey and the love he received and also that he is going to start a "new chapter" now.

The 27-year-old previously played for Counter Logic Gaming, Team Liquid and Team SoloMid (TSM). This year, after a disappointing finish to Spring 2020, Team Liquid traded Doublelift to Team SoloMid for the 2020 Summer Split.

A Clutchpoint report said, "Doublelift’s success can be found in his multiple NA titles. He has earned an estimated $306,475.81 in prize money across around 55 tournaments." Another report claimed, "As of 2018, Doublelifts’ earnings for the 39 tournaments he entered were $117,815.43 putting him at number 98 in the U.S. ranking and number 535 in the world for the most money earned through event prize funds."

"When I was 17, I qualified for the Season 1 World Championship in Sweden. It was my very first tournament, and I had to convince my parents that I wasn’t going to have my organs harvested there. The prize pool was miniscule, the crowd was 30 people, and the matches were played on tiny laptops. When I sat down to play my first match, I felt a fire in my heart that drove me to chase the dream of becoming a pro player and being the best." he wrote.

He added, "Becoming a professional League player was the method in which I came to know myself. It was my rebirth, a chance to be the person I always wanted to be. I wanted to be proud of myself and my hard work, not ashamed of my passion for gaming. I wanted to be bold, confident, and popular. I wanted to be a pro player who stands out incongruously, someone who speaks his mind and is 'real'. It makes me happy to know I’ve let the fans see me transparently for 10 years - all my strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures. I hope both my passion for self-improvement and desire to win showed in my gameplay and behavior. I expressed myself in the only way I knew how, through League, and it shaped who I am today."

At the end, he said, "I am extremely fortunate to have played professional League for over a decade, literally over a third of my life. To have been able to play alongside truly great players, coaches, and staff, who propelled me to greater levels. To have a huge fanbase who cares about and supports me, many of them so much that they feel my happiness in victories and pain in losses. I feel deeply grateful for the opportunity to make a career out of the one thing in life I have loved above all else. I traveled the world, made unforgettable memories, played in front of huge crowds, and saw my dreams come true. All of it was possible because I had the support of the fans and community. 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."

TSM's official handle tweeted, "There are few, if any players, like Doublelift. His journey and growth as a player and a human being over the past decade is one TSM has been honored to be a part of. Thank you for everything @TSMDoublelift." To which one fan replied saying, "I am so insanely upset at this man. I really believe he has what it takes to win worlds and honestly I thought DL was gonna be one of the players who would play until he just couldn't match other players skill level. I hope to God he comes back next year. He can do this!"



 

 



 

 

While another wrote, "I still standby the fact that joining TSM again was a horrible decision on his part." One tweet read, "I'm really sad Doublelift retired, I was looking forward to him playing 1 more year in 2021."



 

 



 

 

A fan commented, "With both Bjergsen and Doublelift now officially retired, it truly feels like the end of an era for the #LCS." Another said, "Bjergsen and Doublelift retiring in the same offseason Truly an end of an era in the LCS The two best to ever play in the region."



 

 



 

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