Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plays League of Legends, and she’s pretty good
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a well-known member of the Democractic Party in the US who serves as the Representative for New York’s 14th Congressional District. She stepped into to our little spotlight recently when she, along with other US politicians, signed a letter calling on Blizzard to reverse the punishment it imposed on Hearthstone Grandmaster Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai. But it recently came to light that she actually plays League of Legends, too—and she’s pretty good at it.
I finally made it to Silver🥈😭 https://t.co/nN5s1HENDvNovember 13, 2019
According to Inven Global, Ocasio-Cortez played League of Legends during college, but fell away from the game until last year, when a chat with Colorado governor Jared Polis convinced her to pick it back up. Polis is an avid player himself, and was actually featured in LoL’s Community Spotlight in 2015, when he was still a Congressman.
Her Silver 4 puts her in the middle of the League pack, ahead of more than 15 percent of the player base. But she’s still well behind Josh Harder, the Representative for California’s 10th Congressional District.
I thought it was cool making it to Silver…But today I found out Rep. @JoshHarder is ranked PLATINUM! 😱 https://t.co/pmW5uoqfHkNovember 13, 2019
On the other hand, it’s well ahead of Rick Fox, a former partner in the now-defunct esports organization Echo Fox, who remains in Iron 1. In Fox’s defense, his Twitter feed suggest that he’s only jumped back into the game with both feet recently, too. Ocasio-Cortez had some encouraging words for him.
Yes! Thank you – it’s tough working your ELO up, but keep going! You got this 💪November 13, 2019