AOC playing Among Us with Pokimane? Yet another ambitious crossover 2020 was not prepared for, but desperately wants.
We know we’ve said it a million times, but 2020 is truly the year of ambitious crossovers. This time, we’ve got a progressive US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) hitting up Twitter to spruik her Twitch debut.
The US Election just got spicier, AOC is trying to get her own Among Us stream going.
The crazy part is, this isn’t even the first time politicians tried to enter the world of gaming. Remember that one time Joe Biden expanded his campaign into the mellow world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Looking at this Twitter post, we reckon that online gaming and politics are about to enter another dance.
it’d be an honor 😭🙏🏻
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) October 19, 2020
For those who don’t know, Pokimane is part of the OfflineTV house. This band of streamers have made Among Us the bread and butter to their videos, often featuring famous Youtubers such as Pewdiepie or KSI. We wouldn’t be shocked if they invited AOC for one of their nightly sessions to participate.
As one of the most popular politicians in the US, she has certainly grasped the attention of many youths. After all, the internet lost its mind after they realised that she was an avid League of Legends player.
My small quarantine accomplishment: made it to Silver III 😌
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2020
Politician, gamer, and soon-to-be streamer. We are most definitely proud and excited to tune into her Among Us stream, whenever that may be. Hopefully she goes easy on the OfflineTV house.
Don’t worry everyone – I haven’t streamed yet! Spent tonight setting up accounts, mods, streaming & run throughs. Hoping to go live tomorrow night🤞🏽
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 20, 2020
Joined by a few of the world’s most prominent streamers such as Pokimane and Toast, plus fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar, AOC’s Among Us stream was broadcast to an absolutely ridiculous audience.
Currently sitting at over five million views with a peak live viewership of over 400,000, the stream was amongst Twitch’s most-watched broadcasts ever.
If you add up viewers across the various streams, more than half a million people are watching @AOC on Twitch — she’s hosting the biggest GOTV rally of 2020.
— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) October 21, 2020
With the US Election date looming, it served as a massive campaign moment for AOC. During the stream she discussed healthcare with hbomberguy, who’s from the UK and didn’t quite understand America’s transactional health system. She encouraged voting throughout, and likely earned a healthy amount of new fans.
AOC aside, Ilhan Omar proved herself a freakishly good imposter during a few rounds. Who would have thought a politician would be great at a game that involved subterfuge?
— The Recount (@therecount) October 21, 2020
Watch the stream for yourself here.