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:

Drizzy @Drake

playing fort nite with @ninja https://t.co/OSFbgcfzaZ

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:

B/R esports @BResports_

Well, @Ninja and @Drake are best friends now. https://t.co/tsT54ab753

B/R esports @BResports_

THEY GOT THE DUB. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ @Ninja @Drake https://t.co/tg9K49dMlY

B/R esports @BResports_

.@trvisXX really did @Ninja like that. ๐Ÿ˜ญ https://t.co/fA9eWO0rL8

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

JuJu Smith-Schuster @TeamJuJu

Iโ€™m comin!! @Drake @Ninja

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

B/R esports @BResports_

.@TeamJuJu: "This is better than scoring a touchdown tbh" ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿคฃ https://t.co/VOR8H7EMkm

Afterward, the Steelers weighed in on the wild session:

JuJu Smith-Schuster @TeamJuJu

LEGENDARY @drake @ninja @trvisXX https://t.co/PNLfgRFutu

JuJu Smith-Schuster @TeamJuJu

Travis Scott really my favorite rapper and I was out there getting revived by that dude... he was asking me for bandaids ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ What is life!! https://t.co/Oq7pL2IQfq

JuJu Smith-Schuster @TeamJuJu

In the same week I met and recruited LeBron to the Steelers and played Fortnite with Drake, Ninja, and Travis Scott. What a time to be alive

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

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.

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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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