The standout wideout and emerging streamer speaks on his impressions of Call of Duty's new battle royale mode, Ninja's future, misconceptions about video gaming and when Le'Veon Bell may rejoin him in Pittsburgh.
According to Activision Blizzard esports CEO, the fledgling league already has its eye on adding more franchises across the Atlantic.
Washington was awarded one of eight expansion franchises for the esports league, a significant boost for the District's campaign to attract a burgeoning community around competitive gaming.
The publisher of the Madden NFL football game canceled the remaining events, including the next tournament in Chantilly, Va., after two competitors were killed during a tournament Sunday.
The league, which already has teams based in North American, Asia and Europe, is prioritizing expansion around outlying franchises in hopes of mitigating the problems of intercontinental travel.
Washington traded the veteran defenseman to Colorado earlier this offseason but now brings him back after his previous contract was bought out by the Avalanche.
The humiliation of being eliminated by a golf ball rivals only that felt by Jean van de Velde in his final-hole meltdown at the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie.
The multiyear deal adds momentum to the rise in visibility for competitive gaming.
Washington will meet its former coach for the first time Nov. 26 and also in the regular season finale.