When we last spoke with Madden NFL 18 Challenge champion, Drini “Drini” Gjoka, he had recently announced that he signed with Complexity Gaming, an esports organization acquired by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in 2016. Complexity hinted then at a potential Madden NFL 19 showdown between Drini and some Cowboys players, and that idea came to fruition last week at the Dallas Cowboys training camp facility in Oxnard, CA.
Let’s get right to the point here. Drini absolutely demolished all nine Cowboys players he faced. He shut most of them out and allowed just a single touchdown spanning all nine matchups. I mean, really, are you shocked?
We put together some of the best tweets from Drini himself, the Dallas Cowboys’ players, and Complexity Gaming to recap the fun.
First, Drini planted the seed on twitter.
Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Tomorrow👀— Drini Gjoka (@YoungDrini) August 11, 2018
It’s only natural that Drini represents the Cowboys at this year’s Madden NFL 19 Club Championship. Now it’s official. Find out how you can compete in the Club Championship.
Officially signed up for The Cowboys for Club Championship. Good luck to everyone— Drini Gjoka (@YoungDrini) August 11, 2018
Drini secured his credentials. Is that all-access or what!? Get some autographs for us!
Wait, what’s this? Drini’s signing autographs of his own? This is too cool, man.
This is my squad at the Dallas Cowboys training camp. Signed all their jerseys, they all loved that I was a pro madden player. Unreal pic.twitter.com/cIbhmGpD8f— Drini Gjoka (@YoungDrini) August 12, 2018
All right, let’s get down to business; it’s game time. Here’s Drini preparing to take on Cowboys nose tackle Antwuan Woods Sr.
Woods chimed in with some excitement. It’s obviously all smiles before the game starts.
Hanging out with @YoungDrini . The #1 madden player in the world! We about to get this game!— Antwaun Woods Sr. (@AntwaunWoods_) August 13, 2018
And just like that, it was over for Woods as quickly as it began as Drini delivered a Madden 19 mashing for the ages.
My man @YoungDrini just murdered me in Madden 38-0!— Antwaun Woods Sr. (@AntwaunWoods_) August 13, 2018
Seems to me like Woods might be hedging on his Madden skills. He got roasted a little bit on Twitter and had to justify the blowout loss. Happens to the best of us.
During a break from the Madden action, Drini caught a glimpse superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott on the practice field. How many yards do you think Zeke will put up this season?
Safe to say, the Complexity gaming lounge was lit, and all the Cowboys players wanted a piece of Drini. How many players can you name?
A reality check for Drini. Life is good.
Will never forget about this moment. Playing Madden with the best football players in the world! https://t.co/8ePr9DbUEw— Drini Gjoka (@YoungDrini) August 14, 2018
Here is Dallas defensive tackle, Jihad Ward reflecting on his 0-17 defeat.
Even Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliot swung by to check out Drini dominating their teammates on the sticks.
Cowboys linebacker Justin March-Lillard showed Drini some real love. Are Madden pros the next generation of NFL coaches? Time will tell.
Kavon Frazier, Cowboys DB, was the only Cowboys player out of the nine who played Drini to score a touchdown against him. Gotta take your wins where you can get ‘em.
I don’t even play madden like that but I’m proud to say in the only person that scored on @YoungDrini #BestMaddenPlayerOnTheTeam #TheyFixedTheBalledHead #DreadsWasHangingOutTheHelmate pic.twitter.com/Z99EDIfWFG— Kavon Frazier (@Kay_BlackSimba) August 15, 2018
–Matt Franciscovich (Follow Matt on Twitter @MattFranchise)
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