Over quarantine Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) braved the depths of solo q. “My small quarantine accomplishment: made it to Silver III. (For folks asking: on League),” Ocasio-Cortez said Monday evening via social media. AOC was able to hit this milestone 8 months after she announced that she had ascended to Silver IV.
League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game launched by riot games in 2009. There are several divisions on the ranked ladder, and each division contains several sub ranks. The 9 divisions are: Iron, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, diamond, master, grandmaster, and challenger.
The congresswoman was asked by one by a twitter user if, “League of Legends has prepared you for the haters on twitter because you interact with the absolute dregs of society that play that game?” Where Ocasio-Cortez replied, ” Definitely. Right-wing titter is child’s play compared to inting 13 year olds.”
AOC often plays a support oriented champion who has the ability to heal the entire team. “Sometimes I play Soraka and her ult is definitely the Medicare for All of the game.” This is a tongue and cheek reference to a single-payer, national health insurance program championed by progressive American senator Bernie Sanders.
Former Professional League of Legends player and popular Twitch streamer Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani had kind words for the congresswoman tweeting; “That’s awesome if you ever want any coaching its the least i could do to thank you for helping make our country a better place.” Hopefully, she continues to climb through the ranks, and who knows, perhaps her next announcement will be that she reached gold!