Seltzer, Reginald, Aphromoo, and Hungrybox Listed Among Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Games
With the assistance of a judging panel composed of Riot Games’s Brandon Beck, Motive Studios’ Jade Raymond, and 343 Industries founder Bonnie Ross, Forbes has released their annual 30 Under 30: Games list, which includes several eSports personalities sprinkled among various founders and programmers.
The list features names such as Super Smash Bros. Melee competitor and Evo 2016 champion Juan “Hungrybox” DeBledma, who quit his day job earlier this year to pursue a full-time career in competitive Smash, and SK Gaming’s Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo who was recognized as the most influential person in Brazilian eSports in 2015. Team SoloMid founder and owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh was the featured honoree, and Forbes released a video to go along with the list that was dedicated to Reginald’s accomplishments in the professional gaming scene.
Also on the list is former Frag Doll Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, who is an eSports host for several titles such as Hearthstone and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Counter Logic Gaming’s Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black, CS:GO personality and Room on Fire co-founder August “Semmler” Massonnat, Psyonix esports operation manager John Watson, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston, High School Starleague Managing Director Tomber Sue, and Tempo Storm founder and owner Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk.
It isn’t just anyone that is selected to be featured on one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. The list highlights only the strongest, brightest, and most successful entrepreneurs and leaders, which means that you need to prove yourself to be a remarkable individual if you want to make it past that acceptance rate of under four percent. The previous 30 Under 30: Games list only included one eSports personality, spitfire League of Legends host Eefje “Szjokz” Depoortere, who is most commonly seen in the EU LCS and Worlds.
Outside of competitive gaming, Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Games highlighted the accomplishments of several well-known figures in gaming, including Card Against Humanity co-founder Matt Temkin and Gamers Outreach founder Zach Wigal. You can view the full list by clicking here.
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