Peter « Doublelift » Peng is already the winningest player in League of Legends Championship Series history with seven wins.
His goal? Double digits.
« I wanna win so much there’s no chance anyone is ever going to catch up, » Doublelift said in a video interview with Crumpa. « I know it’s unlikely now that anyone catches up but I don’t know, I want to win … maybe 10. Ten times. So three more. I really put a number on it before. »
Elsewhere in the interview, Doublelift talked about the stark contrast between his 2020 spring split with Team Liquid, where he was perhaps the least motivated he’s ever been in his professional League of Legends career, and 2020 summer split with Team SoloMid, where he finds himself perhaps the most motivated he’s ever been.
Doublelift also echoed a sentiment that he has previously stated, that making the finals at worlds remains a goal.
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« I don’t think I’m gonna stop until I make it there, » said Doublelift. « Worlds is always in the back of my mind. [I think] is this kind of play good enough for international play? Sometimes you think too big picture and it can hurt you … you’re not playing at worlds right now, you’re playing in the LCS right now. Some things are just good enough for LCS, and then you need to triage the more important things. I like to get everything perfect from the very beginning. I don’t like taking shortcuts. Over the long run, it will hurt you. So I do things of things as, ‘if I was to play at worlds right now, would this play be good enough? And most of the time it’s not, so you’re trying to min-max a lot of things. »
One thing Doublelift certainly believes is the possibility of North America being represented on League of Legends competitive biggest stage.
« When I made it [to the finals of MSI] I realized, pretty much anything is possible. I think a North American team can make finals. I think that’s realistic, personally. I think about it alot. I want that team to be me. My team. »