AOC's Among Us Stream Was One of the Biggest in Twitch History

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez | Commons

This simple game grew into an internet hit in 2020, becoming one of the most popular games on the online streaming site Twitch. Although it was originally released in 2018, it wasn't until the past few months that the multiplayer social deduction game exploded in the charts-as of October 1, it had been downloaded over 100 million times, according to its USA -based developer, InnerSloth. The stream lasted more than three hours, with an audience peak of 439,000 viewers, making it one of the top 10 all-time livestreams by an individual broadcaster on Amazon-owned Twitch.

Twitch confirmed AOC's stream as one of the "biggest" in a comment to ABC News, but said gaming icon Ninja, who live-streamed a Fornite session with rapper Drake in 2018 was still in the No. 1 spot.

In an effort to encourage people to vote in the 2020 election, the two Democratic congresswomen played the online murder mystery game that has risen in popularity alongside Twitch stars like pokimane, HasanAbi and Myth. Other politicians have taken to Twitch, most notably Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, both of whom use their channels to rebroadcast rallies and other appearances.

Ultimately, it was AOC who proved to be sus in her first game, in which she played an Impostor. AOC was visibly nervous about playing Among Us, which, if you're not familiar, is a multiplayer game that takes place on a spacecraft, with a certain number of imposters onboard, trying to kill and sabotage their fellow crewmembers.

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Ocasio-Cortez was initially nervous at the prospect of being the duplicitous impostor during the session.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's gameplay had a goal beyond simple, virtual murderous betrayal. The other players have to either catch the imposter or complete "tasks" around the ship first.

United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently went on an Among Us Twitch stream with the objective of encouraging gamers to go out and vote. No, she was there also to request people to vote in the presidential election.

'Figure out if you want to vote early, mail in, in-person, day of. If a dead body is found, a player can report it, which prompts a group meeting and vote to eliminate a contestant - who spends the rest of the game floating around as a helpful ghost. She recorded and uploaded her shocked reaction, where she happily screamed, "Queen, thank you so much!"

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