League of Legends, the massively popular online game, has millions of players, but now we know at least one of them is also a member of Congress. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, celebrated going up to a new rank in the video game, showing she has some skills.
AOC shared an Instagram Story on Wednesday noting her advancement to Silver Rank IV in League of Legends. In the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game, players improve their ranking based on their performance. It starts off with Iron, then Bronze, Silver, Gold and so on up to Challenger rank, which only 0.014% of players have achieved. Certain ranks are split into four divisions, with division one being the top level.
As for who she plays as in League of Legends, she answered that question in a tweet last year. At the time, her characters were Morgana, Lux and Miss Fortune, and she was working on her Anivia.
This isn't the first time the congresswoman representing the Bronx and Queens has showed off her gaming cred. This past January, Ocasio-Cortez called in to a to talk about the Nintendo 64, Mario 64 and Pokemon Snap.
Ocasio-Cortez also took her celebration to Twitter and said she wasn't the only League of Legends players in the House of Representatives. She says Rep. Josh Harder, a Democrat from California, plays the game as well and has a Platinum rank, which is two ranks higher than silver.
Originally published on Nov. 13.
Update Nov. 14: Adds tweet.