The newly retired bot laner Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng proved that he still has some world-class mechanics after pulling off a pentakill on Vayne in solo queue.
During a recent live stream, former Team Liquid and Team SoloMid bot laner Doublelift made a crazy outplay that resulted in a pentakill. The outplay was made on his signature champion Vayne and definitely brought back some old-school Doublelift vibes. The pentakill proved that Doublelift is still keeping a high level despite being retired since the end of the 2020 season.
The pentakill happened 31 minutes into a very close solo queue game. Doublelift already had 15 kills on his Vayne and was, therefore, the main threat for his team. Even though Doublelift was very strong already, the pentakill wasn’t a walk in the park.
Doublelift entered the fight right after the first member of his team died and quickly started to target the enemy carries. He took down Kennen with a single auto-attack, followed up by turning on the enemy Kai’Sa who had to go fast to eliminate a big source of damage.
After Kai’Sa and Kennen were out of the picture, Doublelift had to deal with the enemy frontline while the rest of his team was dead. In a beautiful 1v3, Doublelift pops Yone and follows it up with clutch kiting against Alistar and Hecarim. Just like Doublelift, the enemy Hecarim was very fed and tanky to a point where it took many auto attacks to take him down.
To make it an easier kite, Doublelift targets the squishy Alistar after barely flashing his crowd-control combo. With only Hecarim remaining, Doublelift got a chance to show off his incredible kiting skills and it paid off. Doublelift killed the fed Hecarim with just a few percent of health left, completing the pentakill.
Shortly after the pentakill, Doublelift and his team ended the game. Doublelift finished the game with a 20/3/8 scoreline.
Vayne is an ADC or, in other terms, a marksman. As an attack damage carry, Vayne is mostly suited for the bot lane but has also been played in both mid and top lane. In some matchups, Vayne can be very scary in the top lane since she is great at bullying tanks and melee champions.
As of Patch 11.2, Vayne has a solid 51.08 win rate in Platinum rank and above in solo queue. Vayne is also the fourth-most picked marksman in the game during Patch 11.2, which shows that her win rate is very consistent.
Based on these stats, Vayne should be considered an S-tier marksman in solo queue and is definitely worth picking up. With that said, Vayne requires quite a lot of skill and takes some practice to master.