Brazilian CS:GO streamer Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba has revealed how a lot he has paid through the years to safe broadcasting rights to occasions.
A former Counter-Strike professional and coach, Gaules has established himself as one of many largest streamers on the earth, with virtually 4 million Twitch followers. He was the second-most watched streamer on the platform in 2022 with 160 million hours watched, solely dropping out to Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, in response to Stream Charts.
Gaules rose to prominence within the CS:GO scene after he started streaming esports matches to a loyal viewers because of his laidback model. Over the past 5 years, he has streamed the largest CS:GO tournaments within the scene, together with IEM Katowice, BLAST Premier and the Majors.
However that hasn’t come low cost. Whereas lately co-streaming the Paris Main match between NAVI and FaZe, Gaules and Jean-Michel ‘mch’ D’Oliveira mentioned the mixed $20 million price that BIG, Heroic, and FURIA paid in October 2021 to affix the Louvre Settlement, which grants all associate groups a income share from the ESL Professional Tour.
After giving a tough estimate of $6 million per crew, Gaules mentioned: “Do you need to know the opposite aspect of the coin? In these final 5 years, we have now already paid that in broadcasting rights. And it’s paid for, I’m not speaking about installments.”
He then joked: “We may have a spot within the Louve Settlement. We may have a spot in BLAST [Premier].”
On Might 16, Gaules introduced that he’ll journey to Paris to stream the playoff matches of the Main from the Accor Enviornment. It’s the second time that he’ll stream a Main in particular person after IEM Rio, the place his affect over the match turned the topic of intense criticism.