New York representative AOC is setting up a Twitch channel to stream the popular indie game Among Us to try and mobilize young voters.
It’s no secret that New York state representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been known to play games during her free time. Having publicly spoken about her accomplishments in League of Legends among other games, she’s earned a lot of attention from the gaming community.
Now, the New York-based representative is jumping rails a bit from the ever-popular MOBA to Among Us, the cultural phenomenon based loosely on games like Werewolf or Town of Salem that’s seen immense success among content creators. This all started earlier today when she tweeted out that she would be hopping into the popular game to try and motivate people to vote and asked her followers to suggest people and streamers for her to play with.
Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2020
After her first tweet went up, Dot Esports reported that she would be streaming on Twitch with the likes of other popular personalities from the streaming site like Pokimane and Hasanabi helping her learn how to play.
— Dot Esports (@DotEsports) October 19, 2020
Not long after the report from Dot Esports went live, the congresswoman tweeted that she was setting up her stream with an official Twitch link. While she hasn’t quite started streaming yet, it’ll be interesting to see what personalities she brings on, especially considering the broader political implications of streaming with her. With the 2020 US presidential election looming, it will be interesting to see AOC connect with the gaming community and popular streamers to encourage voting and awareness towards the election.