Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis is a 20-year-old pro player that hails from New York. He practices Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, handling the responsibility of the team, Renegades as captain while also helping his teammates as the awper, taking shots from the rooftops.
If Noah was not a gamer, he would have followed a career that was fashion related. In his free time, he likes to catch up on a good tv series like Narcos with his friends. Travelling has become a part of his career, visiting countries he has never been to before, using his free time to relaxing by the pool or seeing the important cultural sights.
Where it all began:
Noah realised he could pursue a gaming career when he was about 12 years old. He used to play on a gaming website called game battles, where he met and played against other gamers showing his strong shooting skills and gameplay.
Francis’ first experience in the competitive esports scene was in Call of Duty playing on a console. In his free time after school, he would take the chance to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive just for the fun of it with his friends. This eventually led him to make the full transition from COD to train in CSGO from playing on a console, he had to get used to using the mouse and keyboard, which took months to get the hang of it.
Renegades is an Esports Organization that was founded in March 2015 by Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles, originally under Misfits. They then rebranded to Renegades starting out as a League of Legends team. Due to their gaming successes, the team expanded to support several units that compete in CS: GO, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros.
Renegades formed a CSGO squad in June 2015, acquiring the former VOX Eminor roster. Over the years RNG has built an esports reputation in Australia as well as in North America. Representing Renegades in the upcoming events, the Counter-Strike team consists of pro gamers, Nifty as captain, AZR, jks, USTILO and their latest addition of jkaem.
The most recent North American qualifier matches that the CS squad took part in include ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018, DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 and StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4. Some of the premier and major events that Renegades and Nifty have participated were IEM Katowice, Eleague Major Boston 2018, ECS Season 4, IEM Oakland and many more esports matches.
The great win for Nifty and Renegades was at the StarLadder i-League Invitational #2. The finals saw Renegades win over top CS team Virtus.Pro with an incredible score of 2-0, winning the championship title and taking home their highest prize yet of $75K.
The second achievement for Nifty and Renegades was at Asia Minor Championship – Boston 2018. At the major event, RNG won over Tyloo with a remarkable record of 2-0. Taking another title home, they were proud of claiming their first prize of $30K.