These USyd brothers are on the Forbes 30 Under 30, and you're not

USyd Alumni James and Robbie Ferguson have been recognised in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, for their successful start-up, Fuel Games, which produces blockchain-based eSports games. HY William Chan also made the list for his upcycle project which takes by-products and waste material and converts them into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.

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Mr Chan’s project refined plastic waste material collected from Athens’ Skaramagas and Eleonas refugee camps, including discarded bottles that were becoming problematic, refining and converting the waste into 3D-printed architectural items. These items help refugees to improve their own built environment – making spaces safer. He was named on the Industry, Manufacturing & Energy list.

He said that “by advocating the use of design and emerging technologies, we can inspire and educate refugee communities to be innovative architects of their lives and their environment.”


“We need to design these communities with dignity at their core so that refugee camps become hubs of innovation.”

Meanwhile, the Fergusons’ Fuel Games properties allow players to take ownership of intellectual property that they create in-game, and on-sell this to other players. They were named on the Enterprise Technology list.

Robbie Ferguson said that “currently, most game publishers wield absolute authority over game economies, and act as central banks that inflate or manipulate the value of assets.”

On being recognised, Mr Chan said he was “humbled by the international leadership recognition from Forbes magazine – it ultimately recognises the strength and resilience of the urban and informal communities that I have had the privilege to collaborate with.”