Video Games: Koreans Catching Fire

January 10, 2014

Brian Cho,  Andrew Kim, Lee Jae-dong on Forbes ’30 Under 30′ Brightest Star List  

Lee Jae-dong

Lee Jae-dong

By Lee Kyutae

UC-Irvine graduate Brian Cho, the Art Center College of Design in California alumni Andrew Kim, and Korea’s pro-gamer Lee Jae-dong were included on the Forbes “30 under 30” list for the Brightest Young Stars in Video Games category.

The American business magazine annually selects 30 people under the age of 30 in 15 different fields.

28-year old Cho is a  partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and is described as by the publication as “one of the few young investors who truly understands the video game business.”

The 22-year old industrial designer Kim works for Microsoft and is helping create the next generation of Xbox products. He also maintains a popular design blog – Minimally Minimal.

The 22-year old Lee is not a businessman or a designer, but a professional video game player. He is described as “one of the world’s most successful professional gamers, nicknamed the ‘tyrant’ and the ‘legend killer.’” Lee is a two-time StarCraft League champion, a World Cyber Games champion and a high-earning e-Sports player, having won $489,000 in prize money throughout his career so far.


  1. Ji yon cho

    January 12, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Congratulations! Brian Cho What an honor 2 years in a row!

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