Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is streaming Among Us with Canada's Jagmeet Singh

Just like that, it is on. Not long after Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, invited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to play Among Us, she responded to his tweet with the eternally famous last words, "What could go wrong?"

The politicians are playing Among Us today, Friday November 27th, at 4pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern. The livestream will be viewable on both Ocasio-Cortez and Singh's Twitch channels.

What could go wrong, indeed?

A little context: In October, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played Among Us on Twitch to help get out the vote for the US election. It was, to put it mildly, a hit: Her first-ever stream, which also included appearances by Representative Ilhan Omar and streamers Pokimane, HasanAbi, Disguised Toast, and DrLupo, topped out at more than 435,000 concurrent viewers. The VOD has since drawn 5.6 million views.

The NDP is the leftmost of Canada's three main political parties, with deep roots in organized labor. It's never actually held power at the federal level but it does have a long history of bringing social-democratic values to legislation, which is why it's sometimes referred to as the "conscience of Parliament." In a very general sense, it's the party that Ocasio-Cortez would probably be most at home at if she were Canadian.

There's an element of bandwagoning and "fellow kids" to the whole thing, but Singh has been very big on outreach since becoming NDP leader, particularly with young voters, and so it really is a natural fit, even if he didn't think of it first. And streaming with Ocasio-Cortez ought to amplify the effort exponentially: Singh has 1,900 followers on Twitch, which isn't bad for a start but pretty pale compared to Ocasio-Cortez's 739,000 followers.

(I also think it's endearing that he tweeted the wrong guy in his initial announcement. Luckily, someone pointed it out and he corrected in the replies.)

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.