Former CS 1.6 pro Alexandre ‘gAuLeS’ Borba recently hit 200.000 concurrent viewers on Twitch. The Brazillian achieved this milestone while casting a game between Furia and MIBR. GAuLeS is currently one of the biggest CS: GO streamers, and is loved by Portugees speaking fans for his relaxed style of casting.
GAuLeS casted the match between Furia and MIBR for the Blast Premier Showdown. He has agreements with multiple organizers, allowing him to rebroadcast their events to Portugees speaking fans. Whenever two teams of his home country play each other, he often gets more views than the official stream. But his latest feat defies all expectations. He not only got 200.000 viewers on his stream, but he also had five times as many viewers as the official broadcast.
For outsiders, it’s hard to understand gAuLeS’ popularity. He lacks the professionalism and analysis of the official broadcast. Often, he does not cast the games in the standard play-by-play but seems to react a bit to what’s happening. But this relaxed style is part of his charm, as redittor d3v1lzaum explains: “He doesn’t cast games. He just makes an environment where it feels like you are watching the game with a friend on a call, talking shit, telling jokes. Speaking for myself, I hate the play by play cast, so this friendly and funny environment feels better for me.”