The culture of fandom in esports is still developing. All disciplines are relatively young, and they only became popular recently. There are no classic examples from traditional sports where a father tells his son about the greatness of a club and how his father and even his grandfather supported it. Instead, there is a problem, or perhaps a unique aspect: in esports, it’s more common to empathize with individual players rather than teams. A club exists today and disappears tomorrow; such is the standard history of this industry. But a player remains, and what difference does it make whose colors he defends? You can place bets on the most interesting matches in CS, as well as in other disciplines of e-sports or real sports on the Melbet mn website.

Nevertheless, there are fan communities in esports. Let’s figure out who supports their favorites more passionately and loudly.

Brazil has the Most Aggressive and Emotional Fans

Counter-Strike in Brazil is a special topic. It’s both a social lift and an opportunity to represent the country to the world.

Brazilians love to support Brazilians who can win. It happens in football and basketball – anywhere. If we have a chance to get a trophy, Brazilian blood starts boiling. We need people who can represent Brazil in the world and show our good side,” said ESPN Brazil journalist Rodrigo Gera.

In Brazil, CS is extremely popular. Everyone plays it: from ordinary guys dreaming of following in Fallen’s footsteps to Neymar. And Brazilians support especially: even small groups of fans overshadowed the entire stadium at European events. And if the tournament is held in Brazil, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a football match: opponents are fiercely booed, while their own are passionately cheered on.

The Major in Rio is a cult event. It’s the first and only tournament where spectators were allowed into the first stage, not just for the seven playoff matches as usual. That’s when it became clear that Brazilian fans are the loudest. And they don’t hold back in their expressions. When Zywoo won a round, insulting shouts rained down from the hall: “Hey, Zywoo, go ###### (to hell)!” But here’s the problem. At matches of other teams, the arena was not so active, and when Brazilians were eliminated, empty seats appeared in the stadium. It looked sad.

The French Take Everything Seriously: Dues, Drums, and Dlags

Vitality’s most popular and organized fan movement is called the Golden Hornets. Established in 2018, becoming a member (currently around 400) isn’t straightforward – you need to pay dues: €35 for the first year, €25 for subsequent years. The funds raised are used to purchase flags, scarves, and other items useful in the stands. Of course, there are also drums.


The Golden Hornets traveled to the Major in Berlin by bus, attended the Major in Antwerp, and now they’ve arrived in Copenhagen. Nicolas Grunier, the president of Golden Hornets, explained the differences between the two main fan cultures in CS – Brazilian and French:

“We have a more European style of cheering. I grew up attending football stadiums in France with a similar atmosphere. We have shorter chants that we often repeat but without the Brazilian rhythms. Their fans have big drums.”

In Turkey, Fans Receive Support from Clubs

Brazilian fans organize themselves independently, with Vitality not providing much assistance to the Golden Hornets. However, the Turkish team Eternal Fire goes all out to ensure a comfortable viewing experience for the Major in Copenhagen. The club rented cinemas for people to gather in one place and cheer for their favorite team.


Eternal Fire defeated the reigning Major champion, Vitality, with 2,000 people from Istanbul witnessing the victory. Their joy and excitement knew no bounds. Eternal Fire is the first Turkish team to reach the CS Major playoffs. The quarterfinal against NAVI could be watched simultaneously in three cities: Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara. All venues were sold out, with ticket prices starting at 50 Turkish lira (about 140 rubles) and the most expensive tickets priced at 75 Turkish lira (about 210 rubles).

German Fans are in the Shade Because their Team is Playing Poorly

The Roaring Bears are fans of the German club BIG. They actively collaborate with the management:

“By registering in the Berlin Association Registry, the Roaring Bears have reached an important milestone in the history of both BIG and the fan club. They have gained the status of an official organization. In the future, the Roaring Bears will play a significant role in organizing events in Germany and Europe, while BIG will support them in these initiatives,” the club’s website states. The Roaring Bears attend all major tournaments. But there’s a problem: the team itself doesn’t attend. BIG has been showing extremely weak results in recent years. One of the most important CS championships takes place in Cologne, but in 2023, for example, BIG didn’t make it there. But the fans still made their presence felt.