Tragedy struck last night for the all-star League of Legends pro, Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, when his older brother, Yihong Peng, 30, violently attacked their mother and father with a knife. Doublelift’s mother passed away from the attack while his father remains in critical condition at the hospital. Yihong Peng has since been arrested and taken to the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, where a statement was released confirming the details, according to ESPN’s report.
The police responded to the scene after a neighbor saw Yihong Peng walking around with a knife outside around 10:30 p.m. PT on Friday. The Orange County Deputies arrived at the house to find Wei Ping Shen, 59, with a fatal stab wound, and Guojon Peng, Doublelift’s father, in critical condition. He was immediately transported the hospital to receive care and is expected to survive.
In a Twitlonger post on Sunday, Doublelift responded to the news by saying:
This weekend I received some terrible news. My older brother attacked both of my parents with a knife. As a result of this attack, my mom passed away and my dad was seriously hurt and is now recovering in hospital.
I’m still processing this news and joining up with my dad and little brother to make sure they’re ok and the proper arrangements are being made. I’ll likely be quiet on social media while I work through this. I hope you all understand and support me as you always have in the past.
At the moment, the police are still investigating the motive behind the attack.
Team Liquid is scheduled to appear in the NA LCS finals this coming weekend for the first time in the team’s history. They’ll play 100 Thieves, the number 1 seed in the Spring Split playoffs. In honor of Doublelift’s family and his incredible performance this past weekend, I made a video (excuse its quality, I’m still learning!) showing off his biggest plays against Echo Fox. Check it out below.