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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