Brazilian streamer Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba has been unbanned, after he was hit with a surprise Twitch ban midway through one of his NBA co-streams on November 4.
Gaules has become one of the biggest names on Twitch in recent years, boasting just over three million followers on the Amazon-owned platform. Those millions of fans can no longer watch the 37-year-old for the time being, however, after he was hit with a shock Twitch ban on November 4, making his channel unavailable.
The reason behind Borba’s Nov. 4 suspension was not confirmed fully, but the Brazilian star was co-streaming NBA games when the ban hit. This suspension is the first time he has been banned on Twitch.
Gaules responded to his surprise ban, though his first reply wasn’t a statement; the Twitch star simply shared a classic Brazilian meme.
Soon after, Gaules revealed that he had spoken to Twitch admins, and confirmed his stream would more than likely be “back in the next few hours.”
The star also locked in his next broadcast: watching FURIA at the PGL Major.
Gaules quickly unbanned
As he expected, the suspension on his channel was lifted on November 5. He had been banned for just under 10 hours.
Gaules has taken Twitch by storm in 2021, building a huge audience to become one of the biggest streamers on the Amazon-owned platform.
In October, the Brazilian was the most-watched star on Twitch, dethroning Felix ‘xQc’s Lengyel with 18.1m hours watched compared to the French-Canadian’s 18m. Gaules mainly co-streams CSGO matches, and signed a rich deal with the NBA in May to do the same for basketball games.
The 37-year-old currently has more than 60,000 active subscribers.
Gaules has been co-streaming CSGO’s PGL Major Stockholm over the past week, mainly focusing on contenders like FURIA and paiN Gaming.
With his ban lifted, fans can now look forward to his regular programming returning.