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10. Fortnite explodes in popularity

In March 2018, Tyler Blevins--better known in gaming circles as Ninja--broke Twitch streaming records when he played Fortnite live with rapper Drake for more than 635,000 concurrent viewers. It was a defining moment in the rise of Epic Games' battle royale title, which now boasts more than 200 million registered players (as of November 2018).

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By Fox Van Allen

Fox Van Allen is a Los Angeles-based writer for CBS Interactive covering technology, tech lifestyle and gaming topics for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and TechRepublic. He has previously worked as a news and feature writer for a number of other sites, inclu...