Saloni Pawar is an Indian pro-Gamer, YouTuber, and live streamer. She is a professional Counter-Strike GO player and represented India at Central Asia qualifiers for Legion by Lenovo (2019).
Saloni Pawar was born on Monday, 20 September 1999 (age 23; as of 2022) in Thane, Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. During an interview, Saloni said that her brother was fond of video games. One day, she started playing Counter-Strike 1.6 out of boredom and got fascinated by it. According to her brother, she scored very well and that is when Saloni realised she should play more.
A childhood picture of Saloni Pawar with her mother
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Shirish Pawar. Saloni has an elder brother named Sukrut Pawar.
Saloni Pawar’s parents
Saloni Pawar and his brother, Sukrut Pawar
She started playing video games at the age of 13. It was the beginning of her career when Saloni played Counter Strike 1.6. Later, she played other games including Road rash, GTA Vice City, and Far Cry. In 2013, she created her YouTube channel and when she was 16 years old, Meow16k started live streaming on Twitch. During an interview, while talking about Saloni’s screen time, she said,
I play for approx. 4 hours every day. I share my system with my brother so I have to limit its use as he needs to work on it most of the time.”
Saloni ‘Meow16k’ Pawar represented India with her team GE. Rayne, all-female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) division, in Lenovo Legion of Valkyrie 2019 held in Thailand. Their team secured the second position in the competition and won prize money of USD 3000.
Team GE. Rayne- 1st runner-up in Lenovo Legion of Valkyrie 2019
In 2020, Saloni and Team Rayne eSports participated in Valiant Women’s tournament by Acer Predator India.
On 18 July 2022, she hosted a live watch party at Redbull Flick National Finals.
- During an interview, Saloni Pawar was asked three words to describe himself to which she replied,
Stubborn, determined, and lazy.
- Being a female pro gamer, Saloni kept her identity hidden online for some time.
- Saloni’s favourite snack is Pani puri.
- During an interview, while talking about her in-game nickname ‘Meow16,’ she said,
It’s ‘Meow’ because I’m afraid of cats and ’16K’ because I was 16 when I started playing CSGO, it was 2016 and 16K is the maximum money you get in CSGO.”