It’s been a busy week for Twitch when it comes to high-profile public figures making their debut on the platform. Yesterday saw New York congressional representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveal that she is planning to play and stream Among Us to motivate voters ahead of the US election, while another (in)famous figure from Kazakhstan is also making his debut on Twitch tonight.
Over on Twitter, Twitch announced that Borat (the parody character played by actor Sacha Baron Cohen) will be streaming in “a battle for global supremacy” against famed streamer DrLupo. The grudge match between the two will be airing on Twitch today, October 20, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET on DrLupo’s official Twitch channel.
Very nice.#Borat faces off against @DrLupo in a battle for global supremacy, tomorrow October 20 at 3pm PT on https://t.co/GFgVyGvc4n. pic.twitter.com/LcICoesa5f
Presumably, the stream is being aired as a promotion for the upcoming Borat sequel, which is officially titled Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The new film, which comes 14 years after the original’s release in 2006, is premiering on Friday, October 23 on Amazon Prime, so it only makes sense that Twitch (which is owned by Amazon) would want a promo stunt ahead of the film’s release by pitting Borat against a well-known streamer.
At the moment, it’s unknown what games will be played between Borat and DrLupo, who is popular for streaming battle royale titles like Fortnite, Fall Guys, and Escape From Tarkov. However, the real draw will clearly be seeing Baron Cohen in character as Borat, and seeing just how skilled of a gamer that his character truly is.
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