The MLBB streamer/esports player has had a colourful journey full of ups and downs, which contributed to his latest milestone.
It can be tough to succeed if you’re a lone wolf, especially if you’re a streamer by trade. Fortunately, despite his namesake, Mohd Faris “Soloz” Zakaria is not one to play his games solo; not only does he consistently stream for his viewers and wows them with sick plays, he’s also the kind of esports player you’d want as your teammate or captain. It’s no wonder that he recently celebrated his biggest milestone yet: reaching 1 million followers on his Facebook Gaming page.
As of this writing, Soloz has amassed exactly 1,007,299 followers, along with 404,282 page likes. “I never thought I would reach this stage so quickly and organically,” the professional Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports player – which he streams regularly – commented. “Alhamdulillah, 1 million followers is not a small number for me, especially when 95% of my content is about gaming.”
Soloz has had a colourful journey since he joined the professional gaming community. Prior to becoming a full-time Facebook Gaming Creator one and a half years ago, not only has the Malaysian heart-throb competed in every MLBB Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (MPL MY/SG) bar Season 5, but he even represented Malaysia abroad in the ill-fated MLBB Southeast Asia Cup 2018 and – most recently – the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), which inducted esports into its programme for the very first time, recognising it as a true sport.
Soloz’s stint as an e-athlete began when he joined Mysterious Assassins (MyA) for MPL MY/SG Season 1. The then-newcomer was partly responsible for the team placing third in the inaugural season, sparking his passion and interest in taking esports seriously. He later joined MyA’s arch-nemesis, AirAsia Saiyan (later changed to Team Bosskurr), to further his esports career. He’s been with Team Bosskurr ever since, even taking over Ahmad Fuad “Fredo” Razali’s role as team captain. His latest esports achievement would be bagging bronze for Malaysia in the 2019 SEA Games.
To top it all off, the professional Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports player – a game which he streams regularly – won Malaysia’s Most Watched Creator award at the Facebook Gaming Creator Summit last year. Looking back in hindsight, it’s almost as if the award foreshadowed his 1 million followers milestone.
“Without my Soloz Club members, VIP fans and many more who has supported my esports journey through thick and thin, I wouldn’t have been able to grow and succeed in my career. I’m very grateful for them.”