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Doublelift released by CLG, acquired by TSM

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Counter Logic Gaming has announced that they will be releasing Peter "Doublelift" Peng from their roster due to conflicts between the organization and player.

Minutes after the announcement, Team Solomid announced that he would be joining their roster as the starting AD Carry. Doublelift replaces Jason "WildTurtle" Tran, who joined TSM in February 2013.

CLG's decision was explained to be as a result of disagreements between Doublelift and the team, which had, according to the release, "created a heavy burden on the relationship between Doublelift and the organization."

"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," Peng said as part of CLG's statement.

In TSM's video announcement, Doublelift explained his move by saying that he was excited to play with Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg and under Andy "Reginald" Dinh with the goal of success on an international level.

Doublelift's addition to the team is part of a massive restructuring, as TSM lost Marcus "Dyrus" Hill and Ham "Lustboy" Jang-sik to retirement in the 2015 off-season, and jungler Lucas "Santorin" Tao Kilmer Larsen elected to return to Europe.

Doublelift had been part of Counter Logic Gaming for over four years, joining the team in late 2011. Since then, he has been a large focal point of CLG's strategies, including the infamous "protect the Doublelift."

A previous version of this story contained a section that suggested Adrian "Adrian" Ma would also be joining Team Solomid. This was made in error based on the following tweet.

Matt Demers is a Supervising Editor for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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