Mohd Faris “Soloz” Zakaria, the maharaja (emperor, as his fans like to call him) of the Malaysian streaming scene has done it again – the country’s most popular streamer made history once again as the first Facebook Gaming content creator to garner a whopping number of two million followers!
Soloz achieved his latest milestone yesterday (6 November) at exactly 4.58PM (GMT +8), which you can take our word for because we were there waiting for Soloz’s numbers to hit that sweet 2,000,000. At the time of this writing, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang player’s followers have grown to exactly 2,002,273. Even his other social media handles on Instagram and YouTube have a huge following, with one million followers/subscribers on both platforms.
“I would like to say thank you to all the lovely ladies and gentlemen, and salute to my Soloz VIP club members #firmhandshake,” wrote Soloz. “I don’t take this as my achievement, but as our achievement, to everyone in the esports industry. Hopefully this achievement will be an eye-opening news to others that esports is growing, and hopefully attract more people to invest in esports in Malaysia.”
Soloz’s rise in the gaming industry is a tale as old as time, one that we recounted extensively when he had his first one million followers on Facebook Gaming – plenty of new territories have been explored by the streamer superstar since then, including the time he broke his own personal record for the highest concurrent viewers in a live stream.
Courtesy of his wild popularity, the SEA Games 2019 esports athlete has had numerous partnerships over the past few months. On top of endorsing the newly-launched ROG Phone 3 series to guest racing (yes, you read that right) on the Toyota Gazoo Racing Velocity Esports Championship 2020, Soloz also served as a special caster for the Grand Finals of PMPL MY/SG Season 2 (PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia/Singapore) alongside J Hunter and fellow Facebook Gaming Creator, Daddyhood. Fortunately for PUBG Mobile fans, Soloz’s involvement in the local mobile battle royale scene doesn’t stop there.
In late September, the pro gamer upgraded his status to team manager by forming the Anti Circle squad, signing up the former members of Marlino who placed ninth in the PMPL MY/SG Season 2 Grand Finals. Soloz saw the great potential and talent they displayed during the national tournament, which is why he decided to sponsor them. “Each player will be given a fixed salary every month, facilities and other related aspects that will be improved over time,” he said.
And finally, Soloz has most recently been affiliated with Riot Games’ first-ever mobile game title, League of Legends: Wild Rift. Not only did Riot gift Soloz exclusively-customised Wild Rift sneakers (which went viral), but he was also one of several famous streamers to be featured in the trending “PENTABOOM!” promo video, which has gathered 11 million views so far.
Even though Soloz has been enjoying huge success in his professional life, his biggest achievement of the year, nay his whole life, was tying the knot with his beloved, Maryam Jamilah Rahim, on 17 July. Their wedding ceremony was supposed to be a private affair, but who wouldn’t want to share digital memories of such a momentous occasion?
Congratulations to maharaja Soloz! Here’s to reaching three million followers next year, and a blessed married life.
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