Down with the kids! AOC gets out the vote by racking up nearly half a MILLION viewers – the third highest viewed single stream in history – as she plays Among Us on her new Twitch channel
- Politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used Twitch session to urge people to vote
- AOC’s three-and-a-half-hour stream peaked at 439,000 views, Twitch has said
- It’s the third most popular Twitch stream in Amazon-owned platform’s history
A live-stream of Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing the popular game ‘Among Us’ amassed almost half a million viewers last night.
During the event, which lasted for more than three hours, the politician was one of the designated ‘impostors’ in the hit online game ‘Among Us’.
The stream of Ocasio-Cortez, who is known by her initials AOC, has become the third largest on the Amazon-owned online gaming site, Twitch.
Among Us is a multiplayer social deduction game set in space where players have to uncover murderous saboteurs who attempt to jeopardise a mission.
In her first ever time playing the game, AOC was designated as one of the villains.
Twitch confirmed to Mashable that the broadcast peaked at 439,000 views.
The record is 667,000 held by popular streamer Ninja when he teamed up with rapper Drake for a game of Fortnite in 2018.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) had 439,000 views on video live streaming service Twitch when she played multiplayer game Among Us
AOC had tweeted earlier in the week: ‘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).’
For the session, she was joined by popular Twitch streamers Pokemane and Hasanabi and the stream kicked off around 8:40pm ET on Tuesday (1:40am BST Wednesday).
The New York representative spent the start of the broadcast trying to work out how the game works and fretting that she couldn’t kill anyone.
‘Oh my gosh guys, I can’t believe I have to kill people in this,’ she said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seen here during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC
In Among Us, one or two players are randomly selected as ‘impostors’ who must then sabotage a team of crewmates by bloodily murdering them.
Ocasio-Cortez was initially nervous at the prospect of being the duplicitous impostor during the session.
‘Guys, I really don’t want to be impostor, please don’t let me be impostor – I’m so nervous,’ she said.
However, she was designated as an impostor in her very first game and rose to the task by slaughtering her teammate and pretending to have found the body.
Video shows musician Maia was killed by AOC brutally within the first five minutes.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she appeared during the gameplay. Among Us is an online multiplayer social deduction game where players are tasked with being murderous ‘impostors’ (in red)
AOC was joined by fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar during the stream and both politicians took time during the broadcast to encourage viewers to vote.
Her Twitch page included a link to iwillvote.com, where Americans can register to vote for the presidential election on November 3.
‘Make sure that you have your voting plan put together,’ AOC said.
‘Figure out if you want to vote early, mail in, in-person, day of. Make your plan and stick to it… let’s all participate in this election and save our democracy!’
AOC later tweeted: ‘Thank you so much for joining… I had a blast.’
AOC as she appears following her murder and the discovery of the body on the Twitch game Among Us
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (pictured) joined AOC and popular Twitch personalities on Tuesday night
For the session, she was joined by popular Twitch streamers Pokemane and Hasanabi and the stream kicked off around 8:40pm ET on Tuesday (1:40am BST Wednesday)