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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier team up with Fortnite superstar Ninja

Harry Kane and Dele Alli celebrate after Tottenham take the lead in their Premier League game against Arsenal.
Dele Alli, left, with Harry Kane, right.

While Arsenal were on their way out of the Europa League on Thursday night, three Tottenham players had something better to do -- playing "Fortnite" with the world-renowned Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

Alli, whose stream of the popular video game last week drew over 25,000 viewers on Twitch, joined up with the famous streamer and Spurs teammates Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier to play online.

Combined, Ninja and Alli's streams attracted about 200,000 concurrent viewers -- not quite the 600,000 Ninja got in March when he sat down to play with rapper Drake, but still not all that bad.

They played for about 90 minutes, which is apparently about as long as footballers can focus on anything.

The best part, though, was that players for Tottenham, sitting in a good position to qualify for the Champions League next year, were playing video games while their London rivals' last hopes of qualifying were snuffed out in a semifinal defeat to Atletico Madrid.

It's a sign that for Arsenal -- a club who had finished above Tottenham in the Premier League table every year from 1995 to 2016 -- these are dark days indeed.

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