Two fighting game professionals have made Forbes' 2019 30 Under 30 list

One from Street Fighter, one from Super Smash Bros.

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 12, 2019 at 5:16 p.m. PST

We're very happy and proud to announce that two of the fighting game community's own have been honored by Forbes and included on their 2019 30 Under 30 European Sports and Games list.

The two competitors are none other than the United Kingdom's Ben "Mouz|Problem X" Simon and Sweden's Adam "Alliance|Armada" Lindgren, absolute greats in Street Fighter 5 and Super Smash Bros. Melee respectively.

For Simon, 26, this award was surely captured in no small part because of his EVO 2018 victory wherein he defeated reigning champion Tokido after a nail biting bracket reset. The UK player showed promise back in the Street Fighter 4 days, and has been leveling up consistently ever since.

He's also qualified for the Capcom Cup four years in a row, placing in the top eight in 2017. Read on to see what Forbes had to say about Simon in their 30 Under 30 highlight text.

"A professional Street Fighter 5 player since 2011, Problem X defeated one of the game's best players and took the top honors at last year's Evolution Championship Series, becoming its first champion from the UK."

Despite only being 25, Lindgren has been at the top of the mountain for some time now. He's held the title of top overall player in the Super Smash Bros. pro rankings multiple times over the years, and has secured multiple EVO titles along with many other major Smash event victories.

Here's what Forbes had to say about the Swedish Smasher:

"Armada has long been considered one of the 'Five Gods' of competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee. Lindgren has finished in the top 5 at the Evolution Championship Series every year since 2013, winning in 2015 and 2017. This fall, Lindgren announced his retirement from Melee singles tournaments, opting to focus on doubles and streaming."

A huge congratulations to both of these talented European players for their long list of accomplishments and this most recent honor. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for both Problem X and Armada as they venture into 2019 and beyond.

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