Elon Musk Booed at Valorant Champions Tour 2023

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The appearance of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk at the Valorant Champions Tour 2023 Grand Finals stirred up more than just excitement for the high-stakes esports clash.

  • Attendees at the event greeted Musk with boos and chants calling for the resurrection of Twitter.
  • The incident showcased the significant role influential figures play in shaping the discourse surrounding gaming and esports events.

On August 26th, the live audience at the Valorant Champions Tour 2023 Grand Finals booed Elon Musk and demanded the resurrection of Twitter when the man himself showed up with his son at the event.

The event, a high-stakes clash between esports titans Paper Rex (PRX) and Evil Geniuses (EG), was overshadowed by the intense reaction to Musk’s appearance. Once admired by gamers and space enthusiasts alike, the billionaire entrepreneur has definitely fallen from grace as the crowd’s booing reverberated throughout the arena, creating a moment that quickly gained traction across social media platforms, particularly on X/Twitter.

Take a look at these X-posts (or whatever they’re called now) by @JakeSucky, a prominent esports personality, who was rather amused:

Reddit, however, had a different reaction. Many started making jokes about how Musk will now acquire Valorant and just ruin the fun for everyone:

Can you blame them? The man is as predictable as a gacha game: you can try but 7 times out of 10 you’ll be disappointed.

Even popular Twitch streamers were taken aback by Musk’s unexpected presence at the Valorant Champions Tour 2023. Tarik, a former Counter-Strike professional player, co-hosted a live watch party with streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang. As Musk’s face appeared on screen, Tarik excitedly began searching for him in the crowd, exclaiming, “What?! Where is that? Uh-oh… the owner of X? Is that him? We’re trying to get Elon on the stream. But he said he’s too cool for us. Elon Esports, bro! Please!”

Disguised Toast, not missing a beat, playfully suggested that the booing might deter Musk from investing in Valorant’s esports scene, quipping, “Oh, wait! They just put in Elon Musk. Oh… there’s some boos. Oh, my god! Very controversial figure. Oh, no, now that he’s got booed, he’s not going to invest in Valorant anymore.”

Even Imane “Pokimane” Anys, a Moroccan-Canadian streamer with a massive following, weighed in on Musk’s presence, expressing her curiosity about his companions at the event. She noted the mixed reaction from the crowd.

The incident swiftly turned viral on social media, with users on X/Twitter sharing their opinions on the matter. Some applauded the crowd’s honesty, while others humorously suggested that Musk might tinker with X’s algorithm to minimize Valorant-related content.

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