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Background Information
NameLydia Picknell
Country of BirthCanada
BirthdayFebruary 22, 1988 (1988-02-22) (age 32)
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd Date
Logo std2.png CC Immunity20122012
RGlogo std.png RG20122012
Logo std2.png Mortality NA20132013
Elofisherslogo std.png eFishFeb 2015Apr 2015
Juslogo std.png JusAug 2015Sep 2015
INlogo std.png iNOct 2015Jan 2016
RivaL Xboxlogo std.png RivaL XboxJan 2016Jan 2016
Saucelogo std.png SauceFeb 2016Mar 2016
RBTlogo std.png RBTJan 2016Apr 2016
PDGlogo std.png PDGSep 2015Current

Lydia "Lydia" Picknell is a Canadian SMITE player. She is currently the manager for Paradigm.


Lydia was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. She lived in Toronto, Canada and London, England in 2014 for culinary school and a culinary internship at a Hilton Hotel. She graduated Police Foundations at Algonquin College in 2012, and previously studied General Law at Carleton University. She used to write a blog that promoted indie country musicians, and found out about SMITE around the end of that blog's lifetime. She has no previous e-sports experience before SMITE, but has been playing since 2012: becoming the first female player to play in an official Hi-Rez Weekly Tournament. She continued to play with AnatoLiy, who she met in a casual game until he joined Team Dignitas, leaving her to play for amateur teams as hunters or supports. She began streaming on in December 2014 after returning home to Ottawa, Canada. She immediately became coach and manager to eloFisherS, a top Challengers Cup team in Europe who missed the pro league by one win.

She became the manager of Upcoming Stars in August 12th, 2015. The team got picked up by Team JusTus on August 14th, 2015. She left Team JusTus on September 13th to join Paradigm as Assistant Manager and became part owner of Paradigm in November 2015. On March 23rd, 2016 she became the full owner and manager of Paradigm with the departure of Zimpstar.

She is passionate about improving the Smite international competitive scene and currently serves as coach to the Oceanic region with Avant Garde and the South American scene with Rebirth eSports.

Lydia participates in international speaker panels on equality in gaming and promoting eSports, with dates like SXSW, Chicago Video Game Law Summit, Ottawa Game Expo, and more. She's been featured on Polygon, IGN, The Daily Dot, Dexerto, Team Dignitas, and more for her advocacy and coaching ability.


  • Lydia was the first female to compete in an official Hi-Rez weekly tournament. She subbed in as support for Reason Gaming after Snoopy slept in.
  • Her original username in SMITE was misschivas, then Lydiapocket.
  • She was the youngest person in Canadian history to run election campaigns (16 years old) - they won.
  • Used to be a major music blogger before getting involved in esports.
  • Former support main (2012 - 2014), now plays solo and mid.
  • She was a celebrity captain of a charity pro-am Divine Intervention tournament with Tiermonster. Team Lydia made top 16 both years. (Losing to Jerbie, PainDeViande and Adapting.)
  • She created Cloudxx with HalfDevil to troll Cloud9 in the final weekly before the Launch Tournament in 2014. They lost to IIIII.
  • She worked for 6 months to get Paradigm Awilix in the game. It was added in March 2016.
  • Her favorite movie is Thor.

Team and Tournament History

Date Place Event Team Teammates
2015-02-20 A11st EGL Amateur Cup Elofisherslogo std.png EloFisherS DirgiusGetFisherVastrakallofes4sefol
2013-08-11 A44th LaunchTournament.png Hi-Rez Weekly RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming SnoopyAdanasFunballerPeccYz
2013-07-04 A55th LaunchTournament.png Hi-Rez Weekly Logo std2.png CC Immunity JamesjAndrewWSqueaakyGWoot

As Coach/Analyst

Date Place Event Team Teammates
2016-04-03 A44th OPLSeason3Logo.png Season 3 OPL Split 1 Avlogo std.png Avant Garde ElChucklesLiquidRenegadeMausRobdigidyTomahawk
2016-02-28 I1Q OPLSeason3Logo.png Season 3 OPL Split 1 Qualifiers Saucelogo std.png GetSauced ElChucklesLiquidRenegadeMausRobdigidyTomahawk
2015-10-31 A44th Oceania-spl-s2.png SPL Season 2 OCE Regionals INlogo std.png Integral Nation Jak47FaunKeHOenamausRobdigidyTomahawk
2015-09-17 A66th SmiteLATAM.png SPL Season 2 LatAm South Pro League RoHlogo std.png Renegades of Hell TriviümHeroflyLaëngySexySobreDosisWarDaddy
2015-03-29 A22nd LaunchTournament.png Hi-Rez Challenger Cup 2015 week 4 Elofisherslogo std.png EloFisherS DirgiusGetFisherDarzerVastrakallofes4sefol
2015-03-22 A44th LaunchTournament.png Hi-Rez Challenger Cup 2015 week 3 Elofisherslogo std.png EloFisherS DirgiusGetFisherDarzerVastrakallofes4sefol
2015-03-15 B616th LaunchTournament.png Hi-Rez Challenger Cup 2015 week 2 Elofisherslogo std.png EloFisherS DirgiusGetFisherDarzerVastrakallofes4sefol

As Manager

Date Place Event Team Teammates
2016-01-10 A33 - 4th SWC2016logo small.png SMITE World Championship 2016 PDGlogo std.png Paradigm XalieaQvoFredLawbsterFunballerTrixtank
2015-11-22 A11st SPLSeason2Logo.png Season 2 EU Regionals PDGlogo std.png Paradigm XalieaQvoFredLawbsterFunballerTrixtank
2015-10-25 A33rd SPLSeason2Logo.png SPL Season 2 EU Fall Split PDGlogo std.png Paradigm XalieaQvoFredLawbsterFunballerTrixtank

External Content




Krett's LatAm coaching announcement


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