In the realm of digital content creation, Gaules secured his position as a prominent figure by clinching the esteemed titles of Streamer Geek of the Year and Geek Personality of the Year at the illustrious 2021 Golden Cube Awards. Notably, Gaules also emerged as a nominee in the Content Creator of the Year category at the Game Awards of the same year.
Early Years and Rise to Fame
Alexandre Borba Chiqueta, known by his digital moniker Gaules, was born on December 2, 1983, in São Paulo, Brazil. His enthralling journey into the realm of esports commenced at the tender age of 14 when he stepped into the Monkey Tatuapé gaming facility. This marked the genesis of his ardor for “Counter-Strike,” a game that would shape his destiny. Despite facing financial constraints, Gaules fervently pursued his aspiration to join the “Counter-Strike” team at the facility. He persistently appealed for a spot, citing the team’s sponsorship arrangement which granted them free access during client-less hours. Frequent visits to LAN gaming centers fueled his ambition to ascend the ranks of the top-tier team in the arena.
The Gaules Odyssey
Real Name: Alexandre Borba Chiqueta
Date of Birth: December 2, 1983
Net Worth: $7,200,000
Twitch Followers: 2,965,059
Emergence in Esports
Gaules’s unwavering determination paid off when he received the green light from Monkey Tatuapé to lead a junior squad. In 2001, an unexpected opportunity propelled him to Rio de Janeiro as part of the senior squad, where he made his foray into the competitive Cyberathlete Professional League. This marked the turning point – Gaules’s permanent allegiance to the team. Collaborating with peers Rodrigo “crash” Rodrigues, Igor “VIP” Melro, Feijaum, and Mee, he co-founded g3nerationX (g3x) in July 2001. Their inaugural victory set the stage for a series of triumphs. With key roster changes, g3x clinched victories in the Brazilian segment of the global World Cyber Games, securing an impressive 7–8th position in the global finals.
Navigating Life’s Challenges
Amid accolades, Gaules’s journey encountered turbulence. A decision to switch to a conventional career in 2008 led him to Samsung, where his impact was so profound that he earned accolades despite lacking a degree. In 2010, Gaules’s rekindled passion for esports propelled him to cultivate Brazilian teams and sponsors through his production company.
The Brazilian Game Team (SBG), the Brazil Gaming League, X5 Agency, and X5 Mega Arena were all fruit of his relentless dedication. However, 2017 brought a formidable adversary – severe depression, which led him to the brink. Rising from the depths, Gaules’s phoenix-like resurgence commenced through Twitch streaming in 2018, buoyed by his indomitable tribe of supporters.
With 2020 came Gaules’s presence in the Twitch Rivals tournament, a partnership with Omelete Company, and a mission to amplify Black streamers via the Wakanda Streamers initiative. In 2021, Gaules etched history by streaming NBA games officially on Twitch. The ensuing year marked the inception of his podcast “Fenômenos” and a significant alliance with Red Bull.
Gaules further extended his influence by assuming the role of head of gaming at KaBuM!, a Brazilian e-commerce startup. Becoming an ambassador for the Eno antacid brand under the “No Heartburn Will Stop the Tribe” campaign was yet another testament to his expanding legacy.
Philanthropic Endeavors and Personal Triumphs
Gaules’s impact transcended virtual realms. During the Hold this Position Cup in 2020, he contributed R$156,000 to combat COVID-19’s effects through the Central Única das Favelas. A fervent advocate for conservation, Gaules’s support extended to Greenpeace’s endeavor to raise awareness about biodiversity and Amazon rainforest preservation. In 2021, his efforts rallied resources for COVID-19-burdened hospitals, emblematic of his unwavering commitment to societal betterment.
Awards and Acknowledgments
Gaules’s ascendancy in the digital arena garnered recognition. Notably, he clinched the Personality of the Year title in 2020 and secured nominations in six Esports Brazil Awards across 2020 and 2021. His impact was underscored by nominations for Best Streamer of the Year and Personality of the Year in both 2019 and 2021. The 2021 Golden Cube Awards crowned him Geek Personality of the Year, while a Game Award nomination celebrated his prowess as Content Creator of the Year, cementing his status as an icon in the gaming universe.