Shubh | 20. November 2022

100T set to assemble LCS superteam starring Doublelife and Bjergsen

Yiliang Peter “Doublelift” Peng and Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg are set to join the 100 Thieves ahead of the LCS 2023 season. 

League of Legends veteran Doublelift will join the 100 Thieves as the primary ADC for the 2023 LCS season, according to reports from independent journalist Brieuc “LEC Wooloo” Seeger. The eight-time LCS champion will be reportedly joined by his former teammate Bjergsen in 100T as the organization plans to put together a super team ahead of the new season. The reports came a few days after the organization promoted Joseph “JungleJuice” Jang to replace longtime general manager Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith. 

The return of the GOAT

The North American League of Legends superstar Doublelift Peng started streaming full-time for TSM after announcing his retirement from the LCS in November 2020. Due to management concerns, Doublefit’s last stint with TSM only lasted a few months, although he is still an independent streamer who primarily makes League of Legends content for the North American organization. Doublefit has been highly critical of the players this year, especially the attack damage carriers (ADCs) in the scene, which was his former position. 

Although it’s evident that LCS’s ADC pool is poorer than in the past, his criticisms of the LCS  garnered so much attention that Riot Games briefly banned him from co-streaming. Peng has always been extremely open about his thoughts on the skill levels of players that fit the role he prefers, but the eight-time LCS champion appears to be tired of standing on the sidelines and is set to make a return to the professional scene with 100 Thieves.

Doublefit will reunite with Bjergsen under the 100T banner

The legendary AD Carry Doublelift will reportedly reunite with his former teammate Bjergsen as 100T prepares to assemble a superteam before the 2023 LCS season. Between 2016 and 2020, Bjergsen and Doublelift played under the TSM banner on two separate occasions. However, following TSM’s dismal performance in the 2020 League World Championship, the renowned players announced their retirement from professional play. The North American midlaner returned to professional play this year with Team Liquid after spending some time on the sidelines of the LCS. 

Bjergsen was unable to advance Liquid to the 2022 World despite turning up stellar performances for the team during the 2022 season. The team missed the World Championship by just one game after being eliminated from the LCS summer playoffs in the lower bracket quarterfinals. As a result of the team’s disastrous performance, the organization implemented significant changes ahead of the new season, which included the departure of their star mid-laner Bjergsen. Now that 100 Thieves intends to put the superteam back together, Bjergsen will play alongside Doublelift in the revamped LCS 2023.

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