Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla, recently attended the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Grand Finals between Paper Rex (PRX) and Evil Geniuses (EG) on August 26. However, his appearance was met with boos from the live audience, sparking a wave of reactions from the streaming community and fans alike.
Elon Musk was spotted at the VCT Grand Finals, and the crowd's reaction was far from positive. Clips of the audience booing Musk have gone viral on social media platforms, including X (formerly Twitter). Prominent esports personality Jake Sucky even tweeted, "Elon Musk (is) getting booed at VALORANT Champs and the crowd starts chanting 'Bring back Twitter,' LMAO."
The incident quickly became a hot topic on Reddit's r/LivestreamFail subreddit, with one user joking, "He's going to buy Valorant and start blocking people from attendance." Popular Twitch streamers like Pokimane, Tarik, and Disguised Toast also weighed in. Tarik was surprised by Musk's appearance and jokingly said, "We're trying to get Elon on the stream. But he said he's too cool for us." Disguised Toast noted the crowd's negative reaction and humorously suggested that Musk might not invest in the Valorant esports scene anymore.
The event concluded with Evil Geniuses winning the tournament, but the buzz around Elon Musk's appearance and the crowd's reaction continues to make headlines. Some social media users praised the crowd for their response, while others joked that Musk might change social media algorithms to reduce Valorant impressions.
Elon Musk's unexpected appearance at the VCT Grand Finals has stirred up the gaming and streaming communities. While the reasons for the crowd's negative reaction are varied, the incident has certainly added another layer of intrigue to the Valorant esports scene.