They’re two continents united by a love of the game while at the same time divided by some of esports’ fiercest rivalries. But what are the fundamental differences between the EU and NA CS:GO scenes?

If we’d posed this question a year ago, you might rightly have said that results speak for themselves. Usually, the CSGO betting odds would favour most EU teams, but Cloud9’s shock win over FaZe Clan in the Grand Final of January’s ELEAGUE Major in Boston has shown that NA could truly be a force to be reckoned with in future, something that’s likely to be reflected in CS:GO betting too.

In his quest for answers, Betway’s Rob4 speaks to a clutch of pros from both sides of the Atlantic, drilling deep into the heart of CS:GO’s cultural divide to find out what sets the NA and the EU apart from one another.