The 20-year-old prodigy is the only player from CSGO to be included in the list, alongside big names like Team Liquid’s Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng (League of Legends) and Lauren “Goddess” Williams (Rainbow Six: Siege).
The 30 under 30 list is a recognition by Forbes for the biggest and most influential personalities in their respective fields who are under 30.
Stewie is widely regarded as one of the best players in North America, despite having only played CS:GO since the summer of 2014.
On January 11th, 2016, Stewie joined C9 amidst much criticism from fans and analysts alike, for being an unproven and inexperienced talent, but quickly became one of the best players of C9 and then NA. 2 years later in January 2018, he helped his team win the first ever Major for a North American team.
His move to MIBR in June 2018 saw a slow start with mixed results, with ZOTAC Cup Masters being the only tournament win, but things have gradually improved as the team looks more consistent.
Incidentally, his teammate Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo was the recipient of the award last year, for his massive contribution in the advancement of the Brazilian CSGO scene, apart from his own individual success.