Julia, the first female Starcraft 2 player to perform on the main stage (against Code S player Losira no less!) discusses her experiences with Starcraft, the Vancouver Starcraft 2 scene that supports her, how she joined Check6, and more.
Ashley ‘ladyinsanity' Soriano , 22, started turning heads with her FPS skills when she competed in console shooters such as Call of Duty and Halo, but now she’s making waves as a StarCraft 2 competitor after winning the latest Iron Lady Bronze to Gold Mousepad Challenge. She tore through both the winner’s and loser’s brackets to the grand finals, where she faced her fellow teammate S4KuR4 for an intense rematch, during which ladyinsanity managed to even up the series then seal the deal with a 2-0 victory after S4KuR4’s subsequent forfeit.
Ashley talks about the process of switching from competitive Call of Duty to Starcraft 2, who she draws inspiration from, how she’s been practicing, and what she’s looking forward to as she continues to compete.
CyberSports Interview with Ashley “LadyInsanity” Soriano at MLG Orlando
Asked by Anonymous
In her own words [via]:
“Okay, to stop all this speculation - it is true I am MtF transgender, and I kinda expected this reaction. I have never tried to bring attention to myself for anything other than my play, so I don’t feel like this should be a big deal,” said Scarlett in her Reddit comment.
As far as I am concerned its her prerogative. She identifies as female therefor fits perfectly. Just makes me want to post more pictures of her wins. <3
May 25, 2012 - The first Iron Lady Leetgion-Sponsored Tournament finally came to a close, with Scarlett (Canada) standing as the 1st Iron Lady Leetgion Tournament Champion, followed by Aphrodite (S. Korea) and Eve (S. Korea) falling in at second and third place respectively.
Han Yi Ying, AKA “MisS”, a former Warcraft 3 pro-gamer and a popular gaming TV host in China, decides to follow her dream of living the life of a pro-gamer by signing with StarTale. She becomes the first female foreigner to be signed by a Korean professional gaming team and is StarTale’s second Starcraft 2 female pro-gamer along with StarTale Aphrodite.