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Taiwanese Idol, Linda Liao, Wins SC2 Battle

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Linda "Pikachu" Liao places 1st in Electronic Sports League Female SCII Cup, and looks darn good while doing it

This isn't exactly the person you would expect to be a Rank #1 Diamond Player in Asia, but Linda Liao, aka "Pikachu", has dominated gamers worldwide. This woman does it all, modeling, acting, singing, and pwning noobs. What more can us guys ask for?

This Sunday concluded ESL's second female starcraft II tournament, crowning Liao champion. Among the competitors were 31 skilled girls from all over the world. Because of the success and response from the community, ESL is having another tournament which is expected to be even bigger and more competitive than the first two. Liao also promised ESL that she would come back and play in their cup again so she might be participating in the third tournament as well.

Check out the video below: (Head over to ESL for the translation)

Taiwan TV: Linda Liao

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    1ni3shi , November 10, 2010 11:38 PM
    WTB
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    skykiller , November 11, 2010 8:44 AM
    There's a Asian nerd hottie with pics in the article and people are debating the Chinese language. Priorities FTL... :/ 
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  • 5 Hide
    jmchien , November 10, 2010 11:18 PM
    nice =)
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    Anonymous , November 10, 2010 11:28 PM
    Hot game girl with lots of money. The girl of my dream. drool
  • 26 Hide
    1ni3shi , November 10, 2010 11:38 PM
    WTB
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    schmich , November 10, 2010 11:42 PM
    Alright guys, it's time to play lots of SC2 to become really good so that we have a chance to meet her!
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    elbarto1977 , November 10, 2010 11:44 PM
    I'm in love
  • 6 Hide
    Anonymous , November 10, 2010 11:49 PM
    I wonder how many guys are going to fap off to this
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    Bluescreendeath , November 11, 2010 12:11 AM
    Woah...
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    BWMerlin , November 11, 2010 12:16 AM
    Shame she is a mac user :p 
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    ttt222 , November 11, 2010 12:17 AM
    "If only she was my girlfriend................
    she doesn't have to speak english, cause I know chinese :D "

    Yea, she speaks English. She went to college in UK
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    Bluescreendeath , November 11, 2010 12:19 AM
    greghomeIf only she was my girlfriend................she doesn't have to speak english, cause I know chinese

    You mean Mandarin? Chinese is a writing system.
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    amdymon , November 11, 2010 12:20 AM
    Correction: not ChineseTaipei, it's Taiwan - a sovereignty owned by no one.
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    Benihana , November 11, 2010 1:19 AM
    Very pretty girl, voice is a bit deeper than I'd expect though.
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    bobusboy , November 11, 2010 1:20 AM
    BluescreendeathYou mean Mandarin? Chinese is a writing system.



    Um, Mandarin and Cantonese are written and verbal languages;

    Chinese is a race/ethnicity.
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    bystander , November 11, 2010 1:51 AM
    Quote:
    Um, Mandarin and Cantonese are written and verbal languages;

    Chinese is a race/ethnicity.


    I'm not sure are aware, but they are the same exact written language, it's only the verbal component that is different.

    I've been told by a Chinese friend, that Mandarin and Cantonese are refered to as dialects, not languages.
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    bobusboy , November 11, 2010 1:54 AM
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    I'm not sure are aware, but they are the same exact written language, it's only the verbal component that is different.


    Are you sure? I was under the impression Mandarin was a dialect of Cantonese and some parts were different. Regardless, "Chinese" is not a language and that was the point of my post.
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    bystander , November 11, 2010 2:01 AM
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    Are you sure? I was under the impression Mandarin was a dialect of Cantonese and some parts were different. Regardless, "Chinese" is not a language and that was the point of my post.


    After reading up on it a little on Wikipedia, which could lower it's validity a little, it seems they refer to both as a language and a dialect. They are mostly the same written language, but there apparently are some differences.

    Guess we both got it partly wrong :p 
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    shadowamazon , November 11, 2010 2:39 AM
    according to the youtube video, the longest she ever played is 4 days non-stop without sleeping.
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    bin1127 , November 11, 2010 2:50 AM
    bystanderAfter reading up on it a little on Wikipedia, which could lower it's validity a little, it seems they refer to both as a language and a dialect. They are mostly the same written language, but there apparently are some differences.Guess we both got it partly wrong


    even mandarin was once a dialect until mao standardized chinese after the civil war.

    so this linda became the "taiwan goddess" of gaming? shouldn't korea have an equivalent. BoxeR's girlfriend perhaps?
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    Memoscorp , November 11, 2010 4:31 AM
    bobusboyAre you sure? I was under the impression Mandarin was a dialect of Cantonese and some parts were different. Regardless, "Chinese" is not a language and that was the point of my post.


    Chinese is a language. Cantonese and Mandarin are dialects of Chinese. The written words are all the same. It's just the way that it's spoken that's different.
    Source: I'm Chinese and speak Cantonese.
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    dEAne , November 11, 2010 4:36 AM
    If I am not married I will play with her anytime, anywhere but SC2.
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