LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Mitch Robinson of the Lions thanks fans during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions at UTAS Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Mitch Robinson has pulled something of a strange move by joining a professional gaming team.

The Brisbane Lions midfielder will be playing Fortnite for Chiefs Fortnite, an Australian team that plays in the esports Oceania Pro League.

Fortnite is played by millions of people around the world and Robinson is looking forward to testing his abilities against skilled players.

“I can’t wait to join The Chiefs and get started with my streaming set up, so I’m looking forward to 2019,” Robinson told the Chiefs website.

“I used to be a gamer back in the day, so my brother, who is a massive tech head, he setup a gaming PC for me. Sooner or later I got pretty good at it and I started to show some skills, so it’s been pretty fun.”

Robinson’s esports commitments won’t impact on his AFL career, as he works towards lining up for Brisbane once again in 2019.