In a more lighthearted quarantine story, one biggest names in politics right now continue to grow in League of Legends. Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter to announced she’s made it to Silver III in ranked play. Which as far as we know, makes her one of the best League players in Congress.
My small quarantine accomplishment: made it to Silver III 😌— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2020
AOC: The Next CoreJJ?
Like all of us, politicians were also confined to their homes for a number of weeks this past spring. The COVID-19 pandemic put a total shut down on just about every facet of life in multiple countries. This meant that we all spent a lot more time with our video games, movies, and TV shows. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez saw isolation as a time to climb the ladders in League. This isn’t the first time AOC professed her love for League and she often shares her progress on social media. Getting good at League, or any MOBA for that matter is no small feat. Games often stretch into 40 and 50-minute mark and have a multitude of variables to account for.
As a support player, Ocasio-Cortez is responsible for keeping her more fragile teammates alive through shields and healing. It’s much harder than it sounds. Supports usually start the game protecting the ADC, the most fragile player on the team. When responding to followers, AOC said she mostly plays on Janna, Lux, and Morgana, but finally got promoted on Sona.
While Ocasio-Cortez’s rank only puts her ahead of around 15-20% of the player base, its an accomplishment none the less. Ranked in League has a reputation of being difficult and toxic. By But she still isn’t the best League player on Capitol Hill. That honor goes to Representative Josh Harder (D-CA), who’s been as high as Platinum. While serving in the House of Representatives, Ocasio-Cortez also found a way to endear herself to gamers across the US. She did it by watching the ganks and not stealing the CS.
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