It’s rare to see a politician express opinions about video games, or at least somewhat informed opinions. New York Mayor Eric Adams decided to break with precedent and do his bit on one Overwatch character in particular: Hanzo.
In response to New York Overwatch League team NY Excelsior welcoming him as an honorary member, Adams tweeted, “Couldn’t hit the send button fast enough; may not be a gaming expert but at least not I am”. trash like Hanzo!” Thank you, Mayor Adams, for his input.
It’s unclear what it means for Mayor Adams to be an “honorary member” of the NY Excelsior. But Adam’s support for New York City’s own esports team is in line with his agenda to make New York City “a global hub for the digital gaming industry,” according to a press release released today. for your office. He also supported the City University of New York (CUNY) initiative to create a new Digital Game Design Bachelor’s program.
“New York City has always been at the center of innovation, but it’s time for New York City to level up and finally become a leader in the digital gaming space,” said Mayor Adams of the new CUNY program. “It’s time to harness all the talent we have here in New York by investing in the future of gaming. This $2 million investment will help us reach more than 1,000 students over the next three years and diversify the field of gaming.” It’s how we do things for our youth and for New York City.”
Anyway, do you think Hanzo is trash? She sounds off in the comments.
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