Scump and Snip3Down among the sports icons paying tribute to frontline workers in The Real Heroes Project

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      What do hockey icon Wayne Gretzky, football great DeAndre Hopkins, and baseball star Aaron Judge have in common with eSports titans Scump and Snip3down?

      They are all part of the new campaign The Real Heroes Project, in which sports legends take to video to thank frontline medical workers for their tireless work in the fight against COVID-19.

      Athletes appear holding the jerseys they are most associated with, the twist being that their names are replaced with a healthcare-worker hero of their choice.

      On the eSports front, the project has Call of Duty star Seth “Scump” Huntsmen holding a jersey with “Dr. Henry Ostman” taped on it. Apex Legends prodigy Eric "Snip3Down" Wrona chose to keep things in the family by taping the name of his brother—who is a doctor—on his jersey.

      Consider the inclusion of Scump and Snip3Down a high-profile acknowledgment of eSports' importance on the traditional North American sports landscape.

      Others who appear in the videos, which spans 14 professional sports leagues, include WWE alumnus John Cena and Charlotte Flair, hockey hall-of-famers Hayley Wickenheiser and Jonathan Toews, American soccer pro Alex Morgan, and WNBA all-star Breanna Stewart 

      The Real Heroes Project is part of the celebrations for National Nurses Day.

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