In Pictures: Doublelift’s Pre-Worlds Routine With TSM Is Absolutely Brutal
September 11, 2016
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” – a philosophical phrase first coined by the Chinese sage Confucius… he clearly never foresaw the career of a professional gamer. Speaking in a vlog post to his fanbase, Team SoloMid AD Carry, Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng outlined his current schedule during the team’s bootcamp in Korea. Doublelift and the rest of the TSM squad are putting some serious hours in.
The current Team SoloMid roster are currently considered the West’s best hope of reaching a World Championship final and they’re certainly living up to that expectation in their preparation.
This season’s World Championship is set to take place in North America, yet all the western teams have travelled to Korea once again, setting up boot camps to improve their quality of practice ahead of League of Legends’ showcase tournament. Let the grind commence!
7AM – 8AM: Hit the gym and eat.
Healthy body, healthy mind... unless all you're eating is greasy Korean food.
South Korea may have a rich heritage for exciting cuisine, yet Doublelift states in his vlog that it really isn't to his taste!
8AM – 11AM: Korean Solo Queue
Ah the joys of Solo Queue. Korea indulges players with an astonishing 8ms ping and boasts a high elo teeming with some of the best players in the world.
Even then, it seems there's still going to be the odd game that is a 20 minute waste of your life.
11AM – 1PM: Scrim Preparation
Down to business - the invaluable pre-scrim discussion that Team SoloMid prioritises above all else.
Analysts, coaches and players work together to co-ordinate the team's tactics and strategy for forthcoming matches.
1PM – 11PM: Scrims
10 hours of intense League of Legends is no mean feat - especially when you're facing off against the likes of SK Telecom T1.
If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best.
11PM Onwards: Relax with the team
TSM's visit is mostly business, but there's still a small window of time in which the group can explore the local culture.