New York Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday evening held a digital get out the vote occasion that concerned her enjoying the favored on-line recreation “Amongst Us” with fellow Consultant Ilhan Omar and well-liked streamers. The session was streamed on Twitch — a platform that permits individuals to broadcast themselves enjoying video video games — and it grew to become one of many most-watched livestreams within the historical past of the platform.
In accordance with CNET, the stream maxed out at 439,000 concurrent views, good for the third-most views ever for a single Twitch stream. The file is held by Ninja when he played Fortnite with Travis Scott and Drake and racked up greater than 600,000 viewers. Nonetheless, in keeping with Gamespot, combining Ocasio-Cortez’s numbers with these of her fellow streamers probably places the whole viewership at over 700,000.
“Amongst Us” is a well-liked on-line recreation wherein gamers try and deduce who amongst them is an “imposter.” The imposters’ job is to sabotage the opposite gamers trying to finish numerous duties on a spaceship. In one in all many comical moments, Ocasio-Cortez said that she didn’t wish to be an imposter, however was assigned that function within the very first recreation. The stream lasted roughly three and a half hours.
The whole lot of the stream wasn’t taken up by “Amongst Us,” nonetheless. It started with Ocasio-Cortez stressing the significance of voting within the upcoming election and urging individuals to make a plan in order that they’re ready to forged their poll. Ocasio-Cortez, a supporter of Medicare For All, additionally spoke with streamers from the U.Ok. throughout the recreation to talk about the NHS, the nation’s publicly-funded well being care system.
Omar additionally joined in on the motion, posting a photograph of herself smiling with the caption “while you’re successful.”
The complete Twitch stream could be watched here.