Ever seen what happens when two of the best selling games of all times merge together?
All kidding aside, the picture was probably made as a reference to the new up and rising female champion of Starcraft 2 babe Linda Liao. Her in game user name is ‘pikachu’, which actually suits her face too! She’s Taiwan born but schooled in Canada and is currently working in Asia. She’s also a mac user and Team Liquid recently had an interview with her which you can read here:
Some note worthy extracts below:
Q: Why did you decide to pick the ID “Pikachu”?
A: I gamed as Pikachu for SC1, so I just went along with this name for SC2, can’t recall why I chose it in the first place.
Q: Many male players after seeing you play so well think, “Wow, if only my girlfriend could play StarCraft II with me…”. Do you have any advice for recommending StarCraft II to girls?
A: 9BE, 12BG…with extra strength whitening effect! ; )
(Note: In Taiwan and most countries in Asia a lighter or “whiter” skin tone is considered to be desirable as opposed to being “tanned”, therefore if you stay in playing StarCraft you will be paler.)
Q: After the tournament ended on Monday morning you posted the good news on your Facebook page and created quite a stir, even pro players like Canadian Huk and fellow Taiwanese Sen personally congratulated you, how did it feel to receive some much support and blessings?
A: I was very touched to see everyone’s congratutions! I am nowhere near Huk and Sen level! I’m gonna just continue to work hard on this game!