Canadian NDP leader Jagmeet Singh took to Twitter to challenge American member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) to a round of Among Us, a popular online multiplayer game.
And AOC said yes.
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) November 26, 2020
Among Us takes place in a space-themed setting, where players each take on a role as tiny astronauts, most being crewmates and a predetermined number being impostors.
The objective is to return to Earth against one of their own, an anonymous saboteur whose goal is to eliminate other crew members before they can fix their spaceship and identify who the impostor is.
Canadian Members of Parliament & US Members of Congress venting each other into space. What could go wrong?
I’m in @theJagmeetSingh!
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 26, 2020
Twitch, an online multiplayer gaming platform, has become a popular new way for influential people like celebrities to reach their younger fanbase – and now that strategy is expanding to include politicians reaching their constituents.
To date, the record for the most viewed event is held by “Blevins,” a professional gamer who played the popular game Fortnite with Drake, rapper Travis Scott and NFL wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in 2018.
The stream accumulated 628,000 viewers who were all watching at the same time.
The two politicians will be meeting online on Friday, and the duel will be live-streamed on Twitch.
It will all go down at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT.
May the best politician win!