Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2018 Includes Discord Cofounder, Smash 4 Evo Winner, and More

Forbes has revealed its annual 30 Under 30 feature and there's a stacked list this year for gaming personalities.


Forbes has issued its annual 30 Under 30 feature, in which the finance website honors 600 young men and women under the age of 30 across 20 different categories. One of those categories includes gaming and this year's list runs the gamut from streamers, to developers, to esports competitors, and all the way to entrepreneurs.

Notable names under the Gaming portion of the Forbes 30 Under 30 include voice actress Ashly Burch, Discord co-founder Stanislav Vishnevskiy, Counter Logic Gaming founder George Georgallidis, esports attorney Bryce Blum, Twitch Partner head Anele Andeshmand, various forces behind livestreaming initiatives at Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer, as well as esports competitors like League of Legends powerhouse Bjergsen of Team SoloMid and Smash 4 Evo winner Saleem "Salem" Young.

This year's class was nominated by a panel of three judges: Sony Interactive Media President Shawn Layden, ESL CEO Ralf Reichert, and EA Motive Studios Design Director and Portal lead designer Kim Swift.

Visit Forbes for the full list of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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