Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, AD Carry of Counter Logic Gaming, is the star of the 85th episode of Thorin's 'Grilled' interview series.
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Time line of topics
00:36 The relationship of the Chauster-Doublelift botlane in its first incarnation.
02:13 Why the relationship changed.
04:23 How good was the first Chauster-Doublelift botlane?
06:06 Should they have kept that botlane in place? Would Chauster have been in a similar position now anyway?
09:13 The experience of playing with Xpecial at the All-Star game.
12:09 Did playing with Xpecial change his perspective on Wildturtle?
13:13 How good was Chaox in S2?
13:43 A story that Doublelift got offers to join TSM.
15:37 Does Doublelift need is Support to babysit him and think for him?
17:00 What he needs from a Support for his play to be the best it can be.
17:59 Froggen saying Doublelift runs into CC.
18:58 Hypothetical: what if he could play with one of the best Supports?
20:04 Playing with MadLife.
20:56 Doublelift's options of going to a Korean team in S2.
22:13 Does he have a philosophy of how ADC should be played?
24:07 Thoughts on uzi.
25:14 Why didn't the 'protect the Doublelift' style work for CLG?
26:30 Why didn't CLG accept the 'protect the Doublelift' style and why didn't they recruit a really good Support player?
29:34 Does it not worry him that a player like imp can be neutralised if his team does poorly?
30:54 Styles of team, in terms of composition.
32:44 Thoughts on Genja.
34:05 Genja as innovator.
34:50 Genja's three Doran's blades builds.
36:10 Other pros saying Genjas positioning is really good in team-fights.
37:57 Thoughts from having played Genja.
39:27 Creaton as a good EU ADC.
40:43 Thoughts on WeiXiao right now.
41:51 NaMei (formerly Devil), ADC of Positive Energy.
43:03 Korean ADCs (imp, PraY and Piglet)
44:06 His theory that you must play the OP AD champions or their counters.
45:40 If champs like Vayne were nerfed would he really abandon them?
46:52 Peers having the perception that Doublelift only wanted to play mechanically demanding champions.
49:43 Questions about his set-up: his past using attack-move bound to his mouse.
51:17 Does he ever use attack-move now?
51:59 Do other ADCs use attack-move?
52:41 Does Doublelift smartcast?
53:52 His comments that time slows down and his ability to be composed in team-fight scenarios where he is required to be mechanically perfect.
55:08 His perception of himself for never having won a LAN.
57:00 As the star player, why doesn't he demand the players he wants around him?
59:03 His statements in the CLG documentary about how they had to do whatever it took to be the best for the S3WC.
1:00:38 Does CLG still believe in the "potential" approach of position swaps?
1:01:56 The perception that Doublelift looks good cos his team is setting him up.
1:03:14 Does Doublelift's play keep CLG afloat?
1:04:03 Nien and Link as threats.
1:05:33 The last CLG line-up's problems with objective-based play.
1:07:43 The only time CLG had someone who wanted to be the shot-caller was with Saintvicious.
1:08:21 Better to have a bad plan than no plan.
1:09:23 Chauster's shot-calling.
1:10:43 Wasn't the Saintvicious line-up of CLG really good in-game?
1:13:24 If CLG hadn't gone to Korea could the Saintvicious line-up have worked for longer?
1:15:19 Does he ever feel jealous of other ADs, who have amazing Support players?
1:16:21 Does the ADC have to be mechanically good to be a good player?
1:18:00 Giving an example of a good player whose mechanics aren't good.
1:18:49 CLG Documentary statements about their cheese potentially allowing them to win the S2WC.
1:20:31 The proxying and TP Promote strategies. Could they have worked?
1:21:22 Is Froggen the best EU mid by far?
1:22:44 His comments that EU would be weaker than NA, prior to the S3WC.
1:24:59 Him saying that Vulcun would get out of Group B of the S3WC.
1:25:55 Statement that Xmithie is better than DanDy.
1:27:00 What if Cloud9 could have played any of the other 3 teams in the Ro8?
1:28:21 Why didn't CLG recruit from Europe?
1:29:43 MonteCristo as coach.
1:31:33 The top five ADCs in the world, right now.
1:32:47 CLG will place top 4 at the S4WC.
1:34:10 Hypothetical: Doublelift must create the ultimate Asian team, which would crush the Western regions.
1:35:52 Final words/Outro.