Complete List: Forbes 30 Under 30 for Gaming

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Bugha, Ewok, and more are named on prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Games list for 2020.

The awards also recognized rising young stars who are continuously breaking ground in the esports and gaming industry.

Leading a technological and artistic revolution, here’s the complete list of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Gaming in 2020.

1. Kezia Adamo, 27 (Programmer – Studio MDHR)
2. Nick “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony, 30 (Professional Gamer)
3. Brent Batas, 29 and Julian Gari, 28 (AutoAttack Games – Cofounders)
4. Joseph Bentley, 27 (Head of Beyond Entertainment, Logitech)
5. Justin Britch, 27 (Head of Development, Obsidian Entertainment)
6. Maxx Burman, 29 (Cofounder, KitBash3d)
7. Bonnie Burton, 28 (Producer, Bungie)
8. Rebecca Ford, 29 (Live Operations and Community Director, Digital Extremes)
9. Lauren Gaba Flanagan, 29 (Cofounder, Theorycraft)
10. Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, 16 (Professional Gamer, Sentinels)
11. Renee Gittins, 29 (Executive Director, IGDA)
12. Kyle Holdwick, 29 (Senior Gameplay Engineer, thatgamecompany)
13. Mary Kenney, 28 (Writer, Insomniac Games)
14. Nicole LaPointe Jameson, 25 (CEO, Evil Geniuses)
15. Richard Henkel, 28 (Product Lead, Riot Games)
16. Keizac Lee, 25 (Partner – Kowloon Nights)
17. Dominique McLean, 21 (Professional Gamer, Echo Fox)
18. Shayna Moon, 28 (Associate Producer, Santa Monica Studio)
19. Spencer Perreault, 29 (Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft)
20. Stephen Ellis, 28 and David Steinberg, 27 (Cofounders – Pipeline)
21. Jasmine Roberts, 27 (Creative Technologist, Google Creative Lab)
22. Sam Rosenthal, 28 (Founder – The Game Band)
23. Ketaki Shriram, 28 (Cofounder – Krikey)
24. Justin Stander, 26 (Founder – Askiisoft)
25. James Sun, 24 (Senior Product Manager – Twitch)
26. Hanako Tija, 27 (Agent, UTA)
27. Rumay “Hafu” Wang, 28 (Professional Gamer, G2 Esports)
28. Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler, 14 (Professional Gamer, Faze Clan)
29. Carrie Witt, 29 (Art Director – Owlchemy Labs)
30. Zhenghua Yang, 29 (Founder – Serenity Forge)

The list was judged by by Stephanie Barish, Matt Booty, Jason Rubin and Aileena Xu.

Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list started way back in 2011. It is considered as one of the most prestigious awards in any industry.

600 people across 20 industries in the United States and Canada receive honors annually, which includes 30 individuals from the gaming scene.

Names like Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Jacky ‘Stewie2k’ Yip, Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng, and Alistair ‘Ali-A’ Aitken have made the list in previous years.

View Forbes’s list here.

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