Linda "Pikachu" Liao is a Taiwanese singer and actress, who is also a sponsored Protoss player.
Pikachu made a name for herself in the entertainment business in Taiwan and in Singapore during the 2000s. She starred in several movies and TV drama series, and was the host of the weekly Top 20 show on MTV Mandarin. Pikachu also had a somewhat decent singing career in Taiwan, recording a duet and filming a music video with the K-pop singer Jun Jin. During her youth, she started playing extensively to several RTSs and RPGs, including StarCraft: Brood War.
Wings of Liberty
In October 2010, Pikachu made her only appearance so far in an event held outside of Taiwan, the SC2goesFemale #2. In this female-only online tournament, she knocked-out Laejten on her way to the finals, where she eventually defeated Dzejna in order to claim the victory. At this period, she was ranked first in her Diamond division.
In February 2011, she signed a sponsorship contract with Razer. Despite this agreement, she has yet to attend a foreigner event.
- Played Protoss in Brood War as well.
- Was nicknamed the Protoss Queen by the Taiwanese community (with Sen being the Zerg King).
|2010-10-31||SC2goesFemale #2||Pikachu 2 : 1 Dzejna|
- 2011-02-11 | Pikachu Interview with Razer by Razer
- Pikachu's profile. Chinesemov.com.
- Jun Jin's profile. en.Wikipedia.org.
- Interview with Pikachu after her victory in SC2goesFemale #2. TeamLiquid.net. November 10th 2010.
- "Linda "Pikachu" Liao Joins Team Razer". Cult.RazerZone.com. February 17th 2011. Translated version