Along with their newly acquired Reliable Gaming Network sponsor, RG.Canada has added another financial juggernaut to their list of sponsors and has become the first ever CS:GO team to be sponsored by any form of cryptocurrency. For those of you who are unfamiliar with NobleCoin, it is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency similar to Bitcoin & DogeCoin. NobleCoin uses cryptography to control and secure the creation and transfer of wealth, and allows its users to make private and secure transactions globally in less than 30 seconds. With NobleCoin backing RG.Canada financially, they are planning to attend the qualifier for DreamHack Summer 2014 in Sweden as their first international LAN event.
NobleCoin's lead developer "Rofo" had this to say about the sponsorship.
"NobleCoin is extremely excited to be pairing up with RG.Canada, sponsoring the only Canadian professional team in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. As a relatively newer Crypto, NobleCoin has already established themselves as a cryptocurrency for the people, donating over $5000 to "The Water Project" providing clean drinking water for people in Africa. We’re avid gamers over here, at least until cryptocurrency took up most of our time, and teaming up with the gaming scene feels like something that was meant to be. Being able to provide the funds for RG.Canada to compete internationally and put Canada back on the map eSports wise, is a huge win for us. Moving forward, we will continue to prove our dedication RG.Canada and to "you" the gaming community, by including Newegg, Amazon and Steam Wallet gift cards as key products in our marketplace. They will be sold at a 12% discount until July when bought using the cryptocurrency NOBL."
After RG.Canada’s poor showing at ETS Lan in Montreal this past weekend, a possibility of a roster shake up wasn't a huge surprise. With Season 16 right around the corner RG.Canada has decided to add Daren "snk" Cooper to the roster and in doing so, replaces Evan "emode" Patrao as their new 5th. snk played along side miKnutty, STATUTORY_APE and daps last season with Dynamo Gaming (ESEA-Invite) so it looks as if they are trying to find the same chemistry that had them competing with the top teams in North America during the beginning of last season. Check out miKnutty’s interview with Sadokist at ETS LAN here(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YyafBhFx2s), discussing both the RG and Noblecoin sponsorship as well as RG.Canada’s intensions moving forward into Season 16.
For those of you who are interested in finding out more about RG.Canada's new sponsor Noblecoin, check out their beginners guide (www.noblemovement.com/guide-to-mining-noblecoin/) and learn how to start earning your own NOBL today!
RG.Canada's new starting five is:
Damien "daps" Steele
Mitch "GlOOORiNSZ" MacInnis
Michael "miKnutty" Vitaterna
Daren "snk" Cooper
Cory "STATUTORY_APE" Bate