NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates touchdown with Warzone reference
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One of the NFL’s most well-known players, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., celebrated a touchdown last night with a Call of Duty: Warzone-themed celebration during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Touchdown celebrations have become a common sight in today’s NFL. They’re often quite creative, Beckham Jr.’s recent celebration might have taken the cake among gaming references. After scoring, the Rams receiver dropped to the ground and revived himself using the specific animations seen in Warzone.

Odell Beckham Jr. pops a Warzone self-revive

Beckham Jr. is a noted fan of Warzone, often uploading videos of himself playing to his YouTube channel. However, he took that fandom to a new level in front of the entire world with his touchdown celebration last night.

Any Warzone player will know what OBJ was doing when he dropped to the ground. The receiver took an imaginary syringe, jammed it into his side and was helped up by his teammate and fellow receiver Cooper Kupp. Then, while being congratulated by the rest of his teammates, Beckham Jr. even equipped some Armor Plates.

This isn’t the first time celebrations centered around video games have been seen in the NFL. Back in 2018, Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines scored a touchdown and then immediately began doing the famous Orange Justice emote from Fortnite. With OBJ’s recent celebration, perhaps more players will begin taking inspiration from Warzone and other popular video games for their post-touchdown antics.

Warzone is set to undergo its biggest update ever later this week. It’s receiving a new map, Caldera, and undergoing a name change, switching from Warzone to Warzone Pacific.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.
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