New York City Mayor Eric Adams was mocked after becoming an honorary member of NY Excelsior and sending a bizarre announcement tweet.
The Overwatch League has finally transitioned to the new Overwatch 2 and is kicking off with the Overwatch League 2022 Kickoff Clash already in full swing.
To celebrate the resurgence of the esports league, the New York Excelsior announced that New York City Mayor Eric Adams is an honorary member of the club.
The announcement then drew heavy criticism on social media from both New York residents and confused Overwatch League fans.
It’s official 📝
So when is your competitive debut? pic.twitter.com/YOnOdbr4rh
— NY Excelsior (@NYExcelsior) May 16, 2022
The NYC mayor toasted over a “cringe” tweet from the Overwatch League
On May 16, the NY Excelsior said the club was “thrilled” to recruit the mayor for his mission to “make NYC the gaming capital of the world.”
Adams himself then tweeted about the announcement from his own account, saying, “I couldn’t hit the send button fast enough – I may not be a gaming expert, but at least I’m not trash like Hanzo!”
I couldn’t hit the send button fast enough – I may not be a gaming expert, but at least I’m not trash like Hanzo! Proud to be in the game @NYExcelsior. let us #done @OW_Yaki @Kellan_OW @FloraOw02 @OMyunbong @GangNamJin_ow
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) May 18, 2022
The tweet was read as weird and one by social media users Twitter user captioned it “cringe.”
A New Yorker in replies to the tweet toasted Adams, saying, “As a New Yorker, BOOO!”
as a New Yorker BOOOOOOOO
— Brandon Lee (@ArtbyBrandonLee) May 17, 2022
Since Adams had no prior ties to Overwatch, it’s possible the tweet was written by a staff member knowledgeable about FPS.
Anyway, OWL fans saw the bizarre crossover as an odd way to promote the esports league.
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