Kory SEMPHIS Friesen, a former Cloud9 CS:GO player and current head coach of the Gaimin Gladiators, is organizing a crowdfunding campaign to assist his team in completing a boot camp in Germany before the IEM Rio Major Regional Major Ranking (RMR) Americas kicks off in October.
According to SEMPHIS, ex-Gaimin Gladiators were one of six CS:GO teams that were awarded a spot in the IEM Rio Major Americas RMR via the North American open qualifiers.
Ex-Gaimin Gladiators need your help as we've lost our organization and have yet to find a replacement. Our intentions of boot camping in Germany before the RMR are becoming worse, so please consider donating! Even if you can't, we'll miss you! https://t.co/wNP7gcPUK6
SEMPHIS, David cynic Polste, Danny cxzi Strzelczyk, Brendan Bwills Williams, Jeorge jeorgesnorts Endicott, and Dominick JazzPimp Dimpfel left the Gaimin Gladiators organization in August and have been orgless ever since.
SEMPHIS stated that no donation is expected from anyone. This is solely to aid us grow as a team as we are trying to make this work, since traveling in Europe is costly without support.
SEMPHIS' GoFundMe page claims to have raised $840 CAD so far, with the goal of raising a total of $10,000 CAD. The highest contribution at the moment, $300 CAD, was made by Evil Geniuses director of athletics and ELEAGUE Boston Major winner Soham valens Chowdhury.
Gabriel FalleN Toledo, the in-game leader of Imperial and back-to-back Major winner in 2016, told SEMPHIS he'd stream this week to assist them in raising money. The godfather of the Brazilian scene has done this in the past and went through crowdfunding himself when he was still playing for KaBuM.TD in 2014.
The Americas RMR will run from October 5 to 9 in Stockholm, Sweden, and six of the 16 CS:GO teams will advance to the IEM Rio Major in November.