Elon Musk and Ben Affleck surprised at the Valorant Champions 2023 hosted at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles, California.
In addition to Valorant’s top-tier players, the event even attracted the interest of world-famous celebrities, some of whom you might never have expected to attend an esports event.
Elon Musk and Ben Affleck were two celebrities spotted at Champions 2023 to watch Evil Geniuses take the championship 3-1 against Paper Rex in the grand final.
Elon Musk and Ben Affleck went to Valorant Champions 2023 with their kids
Elon Musk, known for founding SpaceX, the CEO and former chairman of Tesla, who also owns X (previously Twitter), appeared with his son at the Fan Fest of Valorant Champions 2023.
The tech billionaire had a VIP section within the arena to enjoy the grand final. At one point in the broadcast, Riot Games’ production focused on Musk, prompting the audience to react with boos and a momentary chant of “Bring back Twitter.”
Meanwhile, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, known for his performances in films such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Argo, Gone Girl, and his portrayal of Batman in the DC cinematic universe’s Justice League movie, was spotted exploring the halls of the KIA Forum.
Affleck was seen walking around the sectioned-off portion of the venue with Riot Games staff. During his tour, he visited the media room and was shown how the VCT works behind the scenes.
The Hollywood A-lister was also spotted buying Champions 2023 merch, filmed by FaZe Clan pro player Andrej “babybay” Francisty.
While their affinity for Valorant or esports remains uncertain, their presence at one of the year’s major events goes to show how far gaming and live tournaments have come.