JuJu Smith-Schuster Issues Challenge as Drake Plays Fortnite with Ninja

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02:  JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster wanted to play video games with Drake, and Wednesday night he got his wish.

Drake alerted his Twitter followers that he was locked in a game of Fortnite with esports legend Tyler "Ninja" Blevins:

It didn't take long for Drake and Ninja to dominate the competition once they got into battle and were later joined by Travis Scott:

After seeing Drake's tweet, Smith-Schuster let the three-time Grammy winner know he was getting online:

Smith-Schuster ended up teaming up with the group and couldn't hide his excitement:

Afterward, the Steelers weighed in on the wild session:

On Thursday, Twitch announced the stream attracted a record 628,000 concurrent viewers, per Master Tesfatsion of Bleacher Report. 

Fortnite's battle royale game has become a pop-culture phenomenon with more than 10 million subscribers in its first two weeks of availability last October.

Smith-Schuster is an avid gamer, even noting the biggest adjustment to professional football was not staying up so late playing video games.

The Steelers wideout didn't appear to have any problems adjusting in 2017. He had 917 yards and seven touchdowns on 58 receptions in 14 games.

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