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Linda Liao Pikachu Joins Razer

I guess this is pretty new but Linda Liao “pikachu” has joined Team Razer. If you didn’t know she’s a diamond player ranked #1 in the league (before masters were out I guess she is probably a master now) as well as winning the ESL female tournament where she had to beat out 31 other opponents (according to the source below, might be less).

As Razer’s site ‘delicately’ puts it:
She’s a versatile celebrity and she can kick your ass.

“I’ve been a fan of Razer products for a long time; they design the best gaming peripherals, which give me the competitive edge in my game,” says Linda. “To me, the collaboration with Razer is a mutual one, and becoming an official member of Team Razer is like a dream come true!”

She has an APM of about 220, which is also similar to what the other pro Korean player Fruit Dealer recommends players to have. As mentioned before she’s a protoss player, although the Pikachu picture of her is in a terran marine suit.

In their interview video she speaks english with chinese subtitles, I guess because she is from Taiwan and Razer intends to simultaneously reach both the english speaking markets as well as the growing chinese markets of China, Taiwan and Asia.

She sure played the entire gamut of Blizzard games from Diablo to Warcraft to Starcraft of course. She talks about trying to craft your own creative strategies and attempt to figure out the execution of the start in Starcraft. She beat her brother’s friends in a 2 v 4, I guess its her brother and her v 4 of her brothers friends.

She says she can play 10 hours a day on weekdays and 4-5 hours a day on weekdays, which is quite a lot!

If you want to meet her, she invites you to challenge her on the US, EU and TW servers!

You can check it out at the link here
http://www2.razerzone.com/lindaliao/en

http://www2.razerzone.com/lindaliao/en/video

I guess you could go and tweet it to the world as it has 0 tweets when I checked, and only 30 facebook likes.

Starcraft Pikachu

Update! Starcraft’s Pikachu joins Team Razer

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:

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=167793

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!

Linda Liao ESL Champion Starcraft 2

Update! Linda Liao has joined Team Razer!

Linda Liao whose chinese name is Liao Pei Ling, and has made it to FHM’s poll of women as well as a VJ for MTV Taiwan, won the ESL Female league SCII cup. She is also apparently the #1 ranked Diamond SC2 player in Asia going under the moniker ‘pikachu’ which suits her personality and face. Her victory was quickly interviewed by the Taiwan Press and was placed on youtube where it reached 200,000 hits.

She can now be called the gaming queen of taiwan and she is probably glad to have that title.

She was coined the pride of taiwan, coming from the entertainment industry to win a professional gaming tournament that started at 2am in her country’s time and lasted for 4 straight hours. I guess she would be the pride of taiwanese e-sports and I think there are a few taiwanese starcraft 2 players presently in the korean leagues who would be delighted to hear that.

According to the youtube video she hails from a wealthy family, to some film mogul in taiwan. She still works as an actress and singer, and after rushing home from work she went straight into the starcraft 2 league, and her eyes became fixated on the macbook pro running Starcraft 2. Blizzard is probably the only software maker that makes game for mac simultaneously with their PC games.

She can apparently do quite the hard core feat of staying awake for 48 hours just to play games, its a wonder she doesn’t get carpal tunnel! But she did have such an incredible time playing that she had numb hands. Apparently her record is twice that number of hours. It seems that even her facebook was flooded with congratulations for winning the ESL Female Championship with but 3 months of experience.

Besides her gaming exploits she has done charity work, going to Nepal’s village called “future” to teach english, magic tricks and also clean toilets. She was touched by their birthday song, as she celebrated her birthday there. She also visited the families there, giving notebooks, food and other gifts as well as painting the walls. That event allowed her to see the world in a new light in a tiny village 100km north of Kathmandu.

She has also been selected by Razer to endorse their products such as Starcraft 2 keyboards.

Source for Pictures:

http://reallycuteasians.com/2010/11/cute-starcraft-2-player-linda-liao-pei-ling/