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Elon Musk and AOC finally agree on something: both have mocked Sam Bankman-Fried’s lowly League of Legends rank

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  • Elon Musk mocked FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried for his low League of Legends ranking.

  • Bankman-Fried is a Bronze Level III, and was previously goaded by AOC, who is ranked higher.

  • The FTX founder used to play the game in meetings, but doesn’t “exactly find it fun.”

It looks like Elon Musk and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez finally agree on something: unfortunately for Sam Bankman-Fried it comes at the expense of his performance on an online game.

The new Twitter owner weighed into a more frivolous aside to a multi-billion-dollar scandal that has engulfed FTX by mocking the founder’s ability at League of Legends (LoL).

“SBF was bad at League. Nuff said,” Musk tweeted on Saturday, reminding users of Bankman-Fried’s surprisingly low rank of Bronze III in the game.

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His goading of Bankman-Fried marks him as an unlikely ally to LoL player and Democrat congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, who previously mocked Bankman-Fried’s rank as his empire crumbled around him.

“VCs were impressed by Bronze III??🥉(no offense to bronze IIIs),” Ocasio-Cortez wrote last month in response to a Twitter using highlighting her higher-ranked silver III rank, which she said she achieved during COVID-19 quarantine.

According to EarlyGame, there are nine tiers in LoL, with each divided into four divisions represented by a roman numeral between I and IV. The highest tier is Challenger, while the lowest is Iron. Bankman-Fried’s Bronze is the second-lowest rank.

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That revelation surprised many who were aware of Bankman-Fried’s commitment to the game.

In February 2021, Bankman-Fried tweeted about how he was “(in)famous” for playing LoL during meetings. He once even played the game during a pitch meeting with Sequoia Investors for a funding round, according to a since-removed profile from FTX’s website.

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“I play a lot more than you’d expect from someone who routinely trades off sleep vs work,” Bankman-Fried tweeted, suggesting it was an outlet to help him switch off.

“I should clarify, too, that I don’t exactly find league fun, or learn much from it, or really get anything out of it, exactly.”

Bankman-Fried’s extracurricular activities came under the spotlight once more as FTX collapsed from a $32 billion valuation to a massive fire sale, which its new CEO John Ray described as a “complete failure of corporate controls.”

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Having traded blows over unions, Teslas, and Twitter, to name a few, it looks like Musk and Alexandria-Cortez both share the same views on at Bankman-Fried’s LoL talents.

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