Twitter Ecstatic as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Among Us Stream Makes Twitch Record

October 21, 2020 10:01 pm

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, more popularly known as AOC, is the Democrat White House Representative. She recently joined the long list of famous personalities to play Among Us. AOC had announced her plans on Twitter to which various streamers, such as Pokimaine, responded. What followed was a blast of a game that AOC streamed on her Twitch channel.

The stream was successful as AOC amassed close to 600K followers on her channel. Moreover, her stream gained close to 5 million views in around 14 hours. Her stream broke many Twitch records that no one expected. With around 440,000 peak concurrent viewers, the stream claimed a top 5 spot of streams with the highest peak viewers.

The list is topped by Ninja’s Fortnite stream featuring Drake, Travis Scott, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Shroud’s return to twitch stands second in the list with around 500K concurrent viewers at its peak.

As AOC made her Twitch debut, Twitter users had a field day reacting to her stream. The reactions included support from her followers as well as criticism from her opposition.

AOC makes headlines and trends on Twitter for playing Among Us

As the Congresswoman broke records and topped Twitch charts, people around the world were reacting to her indulgence in pop culture. The reactions included people cheering for her success. Analyst Rod Breslau shared an interesting observation about her stream.

Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run For Something, also shared interesting statistics. Her data suggests that apart from her stream, there are various clips across video sharing platforms such as YouTube and TikTok which have amassed over millions of views as well.

Another user shared AOC’s reaction as her stream crossed 160,000 views. It was indeed a very wholesome moment where a parliamentarian was among the youth of the world and many found the stream relatable.

Reacting to her game with AOC, Pokimaine describes the day as the best day of her life.

Disguised Toast joined Poki in thanking the politician for including him in the game. Most of the other participants in-game also thanked AOC for letting them play with her.

Apart from popular personalities, a lot of fans joined in to celebrate this moment as well as share memes on the subject.

However, there was definitely a part of the crowd that shamed and criticized AOC for her decision.

Although people tried to give AOC a bad rep for playing games, she has followers all around the world who support her and her cause.

AOC’s motive behind the stream to urge people to go out and vote. Additionally, her efforts at spreading awareness among the youth to make an informed choice attracted a lot of support. While this was definitely an unexpected surprise for a lot of people, with the elections coming up, fans can probably expect more streams.

Tags: Among Us
Shwetang Parthsarthy

Shwetang Parthsarthy is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student at NUALS, Kochi, and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world has grown into a professional pursuit with ES.

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