Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, faced a hostile reception from the crowd during his attendance at the Valorant Champions 2023 tournament. The incident was captured on stream and shared Jake Lucky, revealing the crowd’s boisterous boos upon seeing Musk in the stadium.
The broadcasters on the stream expressed surprise at the negative reaction, speculating on its intensity compared to the cheers received professional player tenZ. Despite attempts to shift the focus back to the game between Evil Geniuses and Paper Rex, the crowd continued to chant “Bring back Twitter,” expressing their discontent with Musk’s recent actions.
Musk’s involvement in a media feud with Twitter resulted in a failed attempt to purchase the social media company for $44 billion. After legal pressure from a Delaware court, he was compelled to proceed with the deal. Since then, Musk has made several controversial decisions, including renaming the site to “X.com,” which received a poor reception. According to The Guardian, Twitter’s value has plummeted two thirds under Musk’s leadership.
The Valorant Champions 2023 crowd’s reaction to Musk demonstrates the consequences of his actions, revealing the frustrations of everyday individuals towards someone in a position of immense wealth and power. In a positive turn, Evil Geniuses became the first North American team to win a Valorant Champions tournament, marking a significant achievement in the esports world.
– Jake Lucky’s stream clip
– The Guardian