Who is SolEk actually? Manuel SolEk Zeindler was born on January 1, 1986 in a small Swiss town. Like all pro players, he started playing CS 1.6 early, but if most played in the classic 1.6, SolEk liked the source from which he even succeeded. In 2011 he received an invitation to the first pro team - Alternate Attax, for which he played up to 2014. Thanks to this team, he became known in the pro-scene circles. Then there was a whole series of different mixes, some were held for a few weeks, some a few months, and here in one of these mixes to SolEK and all his real fame came.
At that time he played in Penta sports in July 2014, and in the tenth season of Starseries SolEK`s roster met with the famous French team Epsilon. In general, the usual match was expected as a one-way street. The Germans did not expect anything because they were the apparent outsiders, and this match would have remained essentially unnoticed if not the best couple of commentators Sl4m and Strike. They gave the entire community an hour of fun and chaos. There are even rumors that the former members of the German Penta sports team were drunk.
Germans had a terrible game from the start, and everyone seemed so bored that the commentators tried to find some fun in this match. The main character was chosen SolEk, who ran with the AWP and constantly missed. Sl4m and Strike watched only his gameplay, commented on his every miss, and even started swearing. SolEk nickname sounded in each round more than 5 times, well. In this manner and passed the whole game.
Sl4m and Strike were swearing at the Germans, and they seemed to have heard it and played worse and worse with each round. SolEk missed and did a lot of crazy stuff. Of course, our two commentators would follow his every move. Sometimes Sl4m and Strike overreacted, but there was nothing to stop them. The swear words, the constant jokes, and even the crew's name were pushed to the limits. Strike started to call them Penta f*cking sports. This meme even spread, and not many people remembered their real names. Individual recitatives immediately accompanied any miss by SolEk.
After the game, CIS community discussed and shared clips from the match. Social networks were bursting with excitement, and the player didn't understand why or what had happened. Later, according to Sl4m, the player even thanked the commentators for his popularity. Whenever the AWPer misses, everyone immediately recalls SolEK. Simultaneously, casters thanked him for playing SolEK and realized he was a star after playing a few matchmaking games with Sl4m and Ceh9. He also started streaming. His achievements became known in the English-speaking community, and it became popular on Reddit.
On the other hand, more than once, commentators admitted that they had acted unprofessionally. Nowadays, it is probably almost impossible to repeat. At the time, it was funny, but now the community would probably get mad at you for this powerful hate. Someone even made a video of all of the jokes from the game and posted it on YouTube, where it received nearly a million views.
But what's up with the legend now? SolEk is currently without a team; over the last five years, he has changed several lineups and even served as a coach, but all at Tier 4-5. At the beginning of the twenty-first year, he retired as coach of the Sparks team. He coached it for over half a year, on Twitch streaming once a month, but not even CS:GO anymore.
He hasn't posted anything on Instagram in two years and hasn't tweeted much, either. So SolEK is completely gone from the media space. But most importantly, his meme is still alive today. People still remember his excellent game with the AWP and have called him the best player in history, and he has inspired many pictures, memes, and other creative works. With just one match, the guy became famous for years to come.
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