What does cyka blyat mean?
Curse words always sound more fun in other languages, don’t they?
Cyka blyat is a Russian vulgarity commonly used by Russian gamers or non-Russians trolling them.
Where does cyka blyat come from?
While there is no exact English translation, the Russian phrase cyka blyat (сука блять in the Russian alphabet) is roughly equivalent to the English “fucking shit” or “bitch whore.”
Cyka means “bitch” while blyat is a multifunctional vulgarity along the lines of “shit” or “fuck.” Together, cyka blyat is used to express uncontrollable anger, similar to dropping a series of F-bombs in English.
Cyka blyat spread online thanks to the 2012 video game Counter Strike: Global Offensive, which has a large Russian playerbase. Swearing in video games is common practice, and CS:GO allows players from many countries to play on the same game servers. CS:GO also relies heavily on teamwork and communication, so a Russian player who refuses to speak English (the leading language) might quickly lose. That unfortunate player might then proceed to take out their frustrations on teammates in native naughtiness: Cyka blyat!
By the mid-2010s, cyka blyat became a meme among the CS:GO community thanks to the frequency of its usage by Russian players. Non-Russian players would say it themselves to troll their Russian teammates or use it in memes of stereotypes of poor Russian players who believe themselves “too good” to need to cooperate with their English-speaking peers.
I'm so tired of those players in CS:GO. "cyka blyat pidar" "idc if we win" "i dont have headphones". Im so demotivated right now. #csgo
— Mikołaj 'rekd' Bryła (@rekdoo) November 3, 2015
Another #csgo round with 2 Russians whose only input was "FUCKING NOOB CYKA BLYAT"
— Jake ward (@jakejw93) August 21, 2015
Examples of cyka blyat
Who uses cyka blyat?
Cyka blyat remains a popular meme in the CS:GO community. Often the phrase is accompanied in memes by stereotypical Russian images, such as vodka or Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Cyka blyat is also used in memes in other games, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., that have a high number of Russian or Eastern European players.
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