“I hope I can help introduce PG — and esports — into a whole new demographic. There are many people who have no idea what esports even are and will laugh at the idea of a ‘professional gamer,'” Butterfield told ESPN. “I think the players and the community that literally made people’s dreams a possibility deserve recognition.”

Butterfield is well-versed in competitive gaming and even competed at the 2017 Nintendo World Championships in New York.