Elon Musk, Ben Affleck among celebrities at Valorant Champions 2023

Declan Mclaughlin
Valorant champions 2023 stage

Valorant Champions 2023 has seen a gaggle of content creators and influencers, along with some of the more influential people in the world — Elon Musk and Ben Affleck– gracing the venue as they mingle and give visibility to the Riot Games tournament.

Valorant Champions has been a who’s who of influencers and professional Valorant players as Riot Games has brought them together to help promote the event and interact with fans. Sentinels’ Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik and some of the OfflineTV crew have ascended on the event to co-stream and host fan meetups outside the stadium.

However, one person made an appearance at the event that trumps all of those influencers in terms of followers on social media and political power, Elon Musk. The owner of X, formerly Twitter, stopped by what seems to be the influencer area of the tournament, on the outside of the Kia Forum.

Ben Affleck, and his children, also stopped by the tournament.

Elon Musk makes a stop at Valorant Champions 2023

Multiple people at the event took photos of the social media mogul and the Hollywood actor and posted them online. The first person to spot both Musk and Affleck at the event was Valorant pro Andrej ‘babybay’ Francisty. Musk seemed to be answering questions in a promotional area for the Riot Games title.

Affleck was spotted doing the same, along with purchasing merchandise for his gaggle of kids.

Others have since captured Musk walking around the Forum with a child, presumably one of his kids.

“WHY IS ELON MUSK AT CHAMPS,” one social media user said.

Another user took a video of Musk attempting to get to his seat to watch Evil Geniuses and Paper Rex play for the Valorant Champions trophy.

The headquarters for X is located in San Fransisco, California, which is a few hours away from the Inglewood stadium.

The company formerly known as Twitter has worked with Riot Games in the past, collaborating with the company for the League of Legends World Championship and the launch of Arcane. Whether the two have collaborated since Musk took over has yet to be revealed.

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