Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng responded to statements made on his stream regarding the possibility that YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson will be given the opportunity to compete in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). He discussed the recent report that TSM may be selling its LCS spot. Doublelift, a veteran player and content creator, responded to a report that the TSM is pausing its investments in esports and may sell its position in the League of Legends Championship Series while he was co-streaming the LCS Playoffs.
One of the comments made on the news to which Doublelift provided a response was the assertion that the TSM players are currently doing nothing more than waiting for MrBeast to purchase the slot and form a squad in the LCS. After playing down the possibility that the content producer would join LCS at first, Doublelift later stated that it would be a huge boon for the league if they did join. Doublelift remarked that this would be extremely beneficial for the LCS. “Do any of you guys realize how insanely beneficial it would have been for the LCS if it had happened?”
MrBeast has previously discussed the possibility of joining the League of Legends Championship Series. He even made an appearance at the broadcast booth for the League of Legends World Championship, where he stated that he was considering purchasing a slot in the near future.
Would it be possible for MrBeast to purchase TSM’s LCS slot?
Additionally, in 2022, the content producer was responsible for organizing a charitable League of Legends tournament that featured Doublelift. At that time, 100 Thieves’ current player alleged that Riot Games and the LCS prevented league icon Sren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, who is now his teammate on 100 Thieves, from attending the charity event.
In the event that MrBeast decides to buy himself a place in the North American League of Legends competition, he will be joining the growing number of content producers who are competing in esports. Moist Moguls, an organization funded by creators Charles ‘MoistCr1TiKaL’ White Jr. and Ludwig Ahgren, has two Valorant squads in addition to teams in Valorant, Apex Legends, and Rocket League. Streamer Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang also has the two Valorant squads.
In recent times, even Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel attempted to sign with an esports squad. It remains to be seen whether MrBeast will join the LCS this year or whether TSM will sell its slot in the league; however, speculation has run uncontrolled as more and more esports organizations are fasten for cash as a result of the drying up of advertising and investor money.