Cadú was born in Espinho, Portugal. He began started playing Smite in 2014 under the name "Cadu2204". For the majority of 2014 to 2016, Cadú played on NA servers as part of vVv Community and Team Valor. In 2015, Cadú was a founder of the Tenacity eSports community, as co-leader until 2016, when he decided to play competitively in the EU region.
In July 2016, he joined Gamerz In Arms as their midlaner, and stayed with them until their dissolution the following month.