Elon Musk faces Valorant Champions boos with “Bring back Twitter” chant

Elon Musk is booed by the Valorant Champions crowd and the team is greeted with chants of "Bring back Twitter" as Evil Geniuses wins the Dota 2 tournament.

Elon Musk faces Valorant Champions boos with “Bring back Twitter” chant
Published by Ethan @ PC Game Spotlight 6 months ago


A Valorant Champions 2023 highlight video features a brief clip of billionaire Elon Musk’s attendance at the Dota 2 tournament, and the crowd’s reaction to his presence is one of boos and chants of “Bring back Twitter.” Musk’s media feud with Twitter’s corporate ownership is cited as a potential cause for the crowd’s reaction, as is his role in the events that led to the site’s acquisition and subsequent changes under his leadership.

Evil Geniuses’ victory at Valorant Champions is certainly a cause for celebration, but the reaction to Elon Musk’s presence at the event is one of negativity and even anger. The crowd at the tournament, which is among the world’s most prestigious and biggest esports events, begins to boo as a stream clip shows Musk in the audience, and raucous jeers continue as the video switches to Evil Geniuses’ on-stage celebrations.

Surprising Crowd Reaction

“There was a moment of silence and then the crowd just erupted,” one of the tournament’s broadcasters remarks, seeming somewhat taken aback by the crowd’s reaction. “That’s got to be a reaction to something. I don’t know what.” Another adds, “I’ve never seen that kind of reaction to a player in my life.” The camera cuts to Evil Geniuses’ roster, who are smiling and laughing at the crowd’s reaction, but commentators say that the team—who are among the best in the world—are clearly surprised by it.

The reaction continues as Evil Geniuses’ on-stage victory is celebrated, with the crowd loudly interrupting a match between EG and Paper Rex with chants of “Bring back Twitter.” “That’s got to be directed at somebody,” one of the broadcasters remarks as the chant begins, before adding, “I don’t know who it’s directed at, but I’m sure somebody knows.”

Musk’s media feud with Twitter’s corporate ownership, which led to his failed buyout offer and subsequent legal pressure, is highlighted by commentators. The billionaire was ultimately forced to complete the deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, and has implemented unpopular changes such as deleting accounts and changing the site’s fundamentals.

The Guardian has also reported that, under Musk’s leadership, Twitter has lost two thirds of its value. The Valorant Champions crowd’s reaction is seen as a consequence of Musk’s actions, and the Evil Geniuses roster is congratulated on its victory—the first by a North American team in the tournament’s history.

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Elon Musk faces Valorant Champions boos with “Bring back Twitter” chant

Elon Musk is booed by the Valorant Champions crowd and the team is greeted with chants of “Bring back Twitter” as Evil Geniuses wins the Dota 2 tournament.

The Valorant Champions 2023 highlight video features a brief clip of billionaire Elon Musk’s attendance at the Dota 2 tournament, and the crowd’s reaction to his presence is one of boos and chants of “Bring back Twitter.” Musk’s media feud with Twitter’s corporate ownership is cited as a potential cause for the crowd’s reaction, as is his role in the events that led to the site’s acquisition and subsequent changes under his leadership.

Evil Geniuses’ victory at Valorant Champions is certainly a cause for celebration, but the reaction to Elon Musk’s presence at the event is one of negativity and even anger. The crowd at the tournament, which is among the world’s most prestigious and biggest esports events, begins to boo as a stream clip shows Musk in the audience, and raucous jeers continue as the video switches to Evil Geniuses’ on-stage celebrations.

Surprising Crowd Reaction

“There was a moment of silence and then the crowd just erupted,” one of the tournament’s broadcasters remarks, seeming somewhat taken aback by the crowd’s reaction. “That’s got to be a reaction to something. I don’t know what.” Another adds, “I’ve never seen that kind of reaction to a player in my life.”

The camera cuts to Evil Geniuses’ roster, who are smiling and laughing at the crowd’s reaction, but commentators say that the team—who are among the best in the world—are clearly surprised by it. The commentators are also surprised, remarking that the reaction began as a response to a clip of Musk in the audience.

“That’s got to be directed at somebody,” one of the broadcasters remarks as the chant begins, before adding, “I don’t know who it’s directed at, but I’m sure somebody knows.” The chant “Bring back Twitter” is repeated, and one of the broadcasters remarks that Musk’s role in the site’s acquisition and subsequent changes under his leadership is a likely explanation for the reaction.

Musk’s media feud with Twitter’s corporate ownership, which led to his failed buyout offer and subsequent legal pressure, is highlighted by commentators. The billionaire was ultimately forced to complete the deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, and has implemented unpopular changes such as deleting accounts and changing the site’s fundamentals.

The Guardian has also reported that, under Musk’s leadership, Twitter has lost two thirds of its value. The Valorant Champions crowd’s reaction is seen as a consequence of Musk’s actions, and the Evil Geniuses roster is congratulated on its victory—the first by a North American team in the tournament’s history.

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