Prestigious e-sports tournament Intel Extreme Masters returned to Katowice, Poland for the fifth year, and Dutch superstar DJ Hardwell was invited to perform a special set before the CS:GO world championship finals.
But what followed was very awkward. This is probably the cringiest electronic dance music video you’ve ever seen. Unfortunately for Hardwell, it appears that the attendees were there only for the Counter Strike tournament, and not for his set.
A majority of the attendees were looking at their phones and almost all of the crowd shots revealed just how disinterested they seemed to be. Apparently none of them know how to have a good time.
Professional players, TV personalities and members of the esports community took to Twitter to share their opinion about the Hardwell’s performance.
Put your phones away katowice crowd! How often are you going to watch this video back you donuts!?
— Alex Richardson (@MyNameIsMachine) March 5, 2017
Still of the opinion that DJ’s or any sort of musical act is so cringe at gaming events. It’s hard to watch 🙁
— FaZe Clayster (@Clayster) March 5, 2017
Gets one of the best dj’s in the world to the wrong crowd 🙁
— Philip Aistrup (@aizylife) March 5, 2017
Hats off to the one girl in the crowd who is actually dancing instead of holding her phone in the air
— Jason O’Toole (@OnFireMoses) March 5, 2017
When you put a DJ at a gaming event with a bunch of nerds there to watch other nerds play games what exactly do you expect?
— Jonny T (@TSMPacman) March 5, 2017
Check out the video below.