Doublelift's brother arrested, booked on charges of murder

by Daniel Rosen Apr 2
Thumbnail image courtesy of ALEX EDELMAN / AFP / Getty

Team Liquid AD carry Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng's brother Yihong Peng, 30, was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Saturday after he allegedly killed his mother and stabbed his father.

According to a statement released by the OCSD, neighbors called in regarding a man on the street with a knife. When deputies arrived, they found two victims, both with stab wounds. Peng was later apprehended, and a knife was recovered at the scene. Police say Peng has been booked under charges of murder.

Peng's mother, Wei Ping Shen was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second victim, a male in his fifties, was taken to a hospital with critical injuries and is expected to survive. Peng's bail is set at $1 million.

Doublelift released a statement on Monday confirming that Peng is in fact his brother. He says that he and his younger brother are with his father now. Doublelift's status with regards to the NA LCS Grand Finals in Miami this coming weekend is unclear. theScore esports has reached out to Team Liquid for comment.

Peng's arraignment is set for April 3.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.