JuJu Smith-Schuster Teams Up with Drake, Travis Scott and Ninja to Play Fortnite
Drake and Ninja broke Twitch viewing records, and Smith-Schuster and Scott joined in later.
In the early hours of March 15, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster took a break from recruiting LeBron James to the Steelers team to play Fortnite with Drake, Travis Scott and Tyler “Ninja” Belvins.
The round featuring Drake and Belvins was streamed on Belvins’ Twitch channel. Twitch, a live streaming platform purchased by Amazon in 2014, broke its record for views with more than 630,000 at its peak when the mission streamed at 1 a.m.
Travis Scott really my favorite rapper and I was out there getting revived by that dude... he was asking me for bandaids 😂😂😂😂😂 What is life!! pic.twitter.com/Oq7pL2IQfq— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 15, 2018
Smith-Schuster missed participating in the live stream because his Mac computer crashed. He went to Best Buy and bought a new PC computer that could better support the game so he could continue playing.
Fortnite, a battle royale style game, was originally released in July 2017. In the free-play game, 100 players enter an island set in contemporary Earth where a majority of the population disappeared from a worldwide storm. When a player lands on the randomly generated map of the island, they start off with no gear and must loot for supplies to survive the game.
Players build “storm shields” to protect themselves. Those playing the game can purchase items to change the cosmetic look of their character, but they can’t purchase supplies to make their chances better at winning.