Not only is JuJu Smith-Schuster an incredible competitor in real life; he brings it in the virtual world, too.
The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver took home the Gamer of the Year award at the SI Awards on Tuesday night, beating out Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, Hornets forward Gordon Hawyard and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. Smith-Schuster is well-known for his engaging online presence, and now he has the hardware to prove he's the best gamer among his peers.
Along with Gamer of the Year, SI is also set to hand out the following awards Tuesday night:
- The Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
- Sportskid of The Year
- Female/Male Athlete of the Year, Presented by the U.S. Polo Assn/
- Breakthrough Athlete of the Year, Presented by Emsculpt Neo
- Hometown Hero, Presented by Pepsi Stronger Together
- Team of the Year, Presented by Vitacost
- Play of the Year, Presented by Alkaline88
- Gamer of the Year, Presented by Arcade1Up
The event is being co-hosted by TV host Cari Champion and DJ Khaled in Hollywood, Fla. and will feature appearances from the likes of Shaquille O'Neal, Rob Gronkowski, LaMelo Ball, Candace Parker and more, as well as performances from 2 Chainz and DJ Irie.