|July 2, 2021 - 15:00 UTC|
- For other people named Time see Time.
Li "TIME" Peinan is a Chinese Terran player who is currently playing for KaiZi Gaming.
Heart of the Swarm
After he became the youngest Chinese player to reach GrandMaster on the Korean server, Zenith of Origin invited him to join as an academy player. However, TIME participated in NeoTV Starcraft League 2015 as a member of his clan SoloAsR instead of ZoO for unknown reasons. After his first offline tournament at World Leisure Games 2015, he left Zenith of Origin.
His best result in a Premier tournament during the Heart of the Swarm era was a Ro8 finish at MSI Masters Gaming Arena 2015: China & Japan Qualifier.
Legacy of the Void
In 2018 WCS Montreal, Time reached a new milestone in his SC2 career. He never expected himself to go that deep into the tournament. TIME defeated Has 3:2, who was the runner-up of 2018 WCS Valencia, and he advanced to the Quarterfinals. In Ro8, he surprised most people by sweeping the series against HeRoMaRinE, one of the best EU Terran players, 3:0. Before him, the Chinese audience had sorely missed one of their own players in the semifinals, the last two being MacSed & Jim in 2013. Even though Reynor ended Time's journey, he had a bright future in the coming years.
Just one month after 2019 WCS Winter AM, TIME made his breakthrough and stood in front of Serral in the quarterfinals of 2019 WCS Spring. Even though he felt anxious while facing the world's best player, TIME still managed to grab one map after an unsuccessful Nydus timing attack from Serral. He said that he had seen the gap between him and the best player and what he could improve in the next tournament after that game.
On July 2019, TIME was defeated by ShoWTimE, the best German Protoss, 1:3 in the quarterfinals of 2019 WCS Summer. Later, he was successfully qualified for Assembly Summer 2019 after defeating Scarlett for the first time. He revenged himself against ShoWTimE in Group Stage 2 with two decisive SCV pulls. He then faced Serral in Quarterfinals for the second time and showed his evolution after 3 months' practice. No one expected that TIME would almost take down Serral in this BO5, but he narrowly lost 2:3. He even led 2:1 in the series but Serral pulled off a comeback after a vigorous effort and defeated TIME with 3:2. During the winner's interview, the reigning WCS Champion said that there was a moment he thought he might have lost the game. TIME showed his excellent control just like what ByuN did 3 years ago, and earned himself many fans worldwide.
After beating MaNa 3:1 and Astrea 3:0 in 2019 WCS Fall, TIME became the first China Mainland player to be qualified for2019 WCS Global Finals in Anaheim. It had been 8 years for Chinese audience to see their own player competing in the Global Finals. No matter what the results, TIME has initiated a new era of Chinese StarCraft 2 scene.
- He is the youngest Chinese player to reach GrandMaster on Korean server, at the age of 14.
- Defeated Cloudy in his first official StarCraft II match when He was 14 years old. Then Cloudy reported him for not being old enough to sign up (players needed to be at least 16 years old).
- He, Coffee and Chick are thought to be three best Terran players of the new generation in mainland China.
- He (6359 days) beats Jim (6360 days) to be the youngest Chinese player winning a major tournament.
- When He dominated HeRoMaRinE with 3:0 and advanced to semifinals, more than 1 million audience in China cheered for him "李少牛逼" which means "TIME Overwhelming".
- Chinese audience often refer the relationship between He and iAsonu as 'son and father'.
- Due to the overall disappointing performance of Chinese players, He is sometimes referred as "李中堂"(Li Hung-Chang) by fans. A bit like Li Hung-Chang in the late Qing Dynasty, it is He who is leading the entire Chinese scene.
- He is referred as "李白" (Li Bai) as a simplified version of "李白给"(Li BAI-GEI) rather than the poet. The word "白给"(BAI-GEI) in Chinese usually refers to freebies (someone you can defeat without effort). He got this title due to his continuous failure against all kinds of opponents in China Team Championship 2019 Season 1.
- He is called "Mr. Ro8", as he finished nearly all premier tournaments he participated in 2019 with exact Ro8, no matter how competitive the tournament is.
- Before WCS 2019,blizzard.cn create a documentary about He: 英雄远征！TIME纪录片现已上线
- He won TL.net's Best Chinese Player Award for his overall performance in the Gold Series Team Championship 2020 Fall Season.
- Along with SpeCial, he is the only player who won all three of the EPT Regional Challengers of the ESL Pro Tour 2020/21.
|In Premier tournaments|
|2019-04-06||4th||2019 WCS Winter Americas||2 : 3||MaSa||$5,000|
|2018-09-09||3 - 4th||2018 WCS Montreal||0 : 3||Reynor||$6,500|
|In Basic tournaments|
|2021-01-10||1st||Alpha Pro Series Match 231||5 : 2||DongRaeGu||$87.50|
|2020-12-29||1st||Alpha Pro Series Match 228||5 : 3||Zest||$87.50|
|2020-11-10||1st||Alpha Pro Series Match 216||5 : 1||Armani||$87.50|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|In Premier tournaments|
|2020-10-11||1st||Gold Series Team Championship 2020 Fall||6 : 5||$4,974|
|2020-08-16||3 - 4th||War Chest Team League||2 : 3||$3,450|
|2020-06-28||3rd||Gold Series Team Championship 2020 Spring||0 : 4||$1,131.20|
|2019-08-18||1st||2019 GSL vs. The World: Teams Competition||5 : 3||$825.88|
|2019-06-11||3 - 4th||China Team Championship 2019 Season 1||1 : 4||$1,993.67|
|2017-12-30||3rd||NEO Star League 2017||2 : 3||$737.52|
|2017-06-04||2nd||NEO Star League 2016||2 : 3||$725.66|
|In Major tournaments|
|2020-05-02||2nd||NeXT 2020 Spring||3 : 4||$681|
|2019-11-08||2nd||NeXT 2019 Autumn||1 : 4||$1,146.67|
|2019-05-31||1st||NeXT 2019 Spring||4 : 2||$2,478.67|
|In Premier/Major Team Leagues|
|2018-03-30||StarCraft II: NationWars V||All Kill of Canada|
|TIME||Neon Violet Square||NoRegreT|
|2018-03-22||StarCraft II: NationWars V Qualifiers||All Kill of Croatia|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
- TheOneAboveU (2020-10-24). "Best Chinese Player: KZ.TIME". TL.net. Retrieved 2020-10-24.