Sport Awards host Geoff Keighley has as soon as once more been accosted by an irreverent, clout-chasing youth, this time on the 2023 Gamescom Opening Evening Dwell showcase. A person rushed the stage to inform the viewers that “Invoice Clinton desires to play GTA VI.” Keighley’s disappointment was palpable.
The incident occurred within the opening minutes of the multi-hour “celebration” of gaming, between Starfield composer Inon Zur performing one of many principal themes from the open-world sci-fi RPG and director Todd Howard approaching stage to stroll viewers by means of the gameplay. Keighley was gloating about attending to play the sport early proper earlier than an viewers member walked up the platform and tried to get a couple of seconds on the host’s scorching mic.
“Very disappointing,” Keighley mentioned a number of instances as stagehands escorted the person and his pal out of the room.
The unscripted interruption recalled a second throughout final 12 months’s Sport Awards ceremony when a child snuck up on stage behind the Elden Ring growth crew and proceeded to speak nonsense about Invoice Clinton and Orthodox Judaism. He was finally detained and questioned by police earlier than later being launched and revealed to be Matan Even, a web-based troll who had gone viral for a number of in-person stunts previously.
“That is such a particular night time for therefore many builders and it’s actually dissapointing to see somebody act that method however we’re gonna transfer proper on with the present,” Keighley mentioned as we speak. “Actually it’s simply so unhappy to see one thing like this occur on an evening we’re right here to have a good time video games hand how a lot they imply to us.”
Thankfully, Howard confirmed up moments later to the swelling music of Starfield with out lacking a beat. He mentioned it was his first time ever at Gamescom.