Counter Logic Gaming is sadly announcing today that the team has parted ways with Peter "Doublelift" Peng. Doublelift has been one of the core members of CLG for the past four years and one of the legacy players that fans of old still love to this day. We are proud to have won a championship with Doublelift as a CLG member. It took four years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice - but we did it together.
That is why this decision was not taken lightly. Doublelift's persistence and drive to be better, while still remaining a top talent after four years is a testament to the player that he is. Those years were not without disagreements however, and over the course of time have created a heavy burden on the relationship between Doublelift and the organization. It is difficult to make compromises with the past always present. After painstaking deliberation, it was decided that it was in the best interest of CLG that Doublelift be released from the team.
Although he will no longer wear the CLG colors, there is no doubt that Doublelift will continue to be one of the best players in North America. We wish him well and look forward to hopefully facing him in the LCS next year.
It's been great to be a part of Doublelift's transition as a professional since the first time I met him in solo queue five years ago. CLG and Doublelift have been through a lot together, and because of that history, there are a lot of things that would have to be explained in detail so that people would have the full context behind our decision. That road was walked once down once before and even after multiple statements, the conclusions drawn were still just speculations. In respect of Doublelift, and of our fans so that they don’t have to undergo that event again, I want to leave it at that.
Doublelift was a big part of CLG’s legacy. We went to two World Championships, fought through relegations, stuck together for five years, and won an NA LCS Championship at MSG together. It was a crazy journey and I wish him luck in the future.
- George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis
CLG did a lot of great things for me. They took me in when I was young and unproven, molding me into the player I am today. It's through their support that we are proud to become champions on the biggest stage NA LCS has ever been held. I am extremely sad to leave the team that I have stood behind for so long, but I must respect their decision to head in a different direction.
- Peter "Doublelift" Peng