Nerd Street Gamers is an esports network focuses on serving semi-professional and developing competitive gamers. It is a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers.
Nerd Street Gamers promotes greater access to the esports industry, laying a national framework for esports talent development and high-quality gaming tournaments.
Nerd Street Gamers was founded in 2009 by John Fazio and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nerd Street Gamers' mission is to lower the barrier of entry to compete in esports. The company operates with integrity, confidence, and inclusiveness.
NSG tied together dozens of esports communities in Philadelphia, Chicago, & DC under a unified regional framework called the NSG Eastern Conference Championship. Given the success of the circuit, NSG has launched the National Championship Series to provide the same quality gaming tournaments to more than 10 cities nationwide.
Nerd Street’s Twitch Channel, where the company live-broadcasts its tournaments, grew over 4,066% in minutes watched and grew from 13,000 followers to over 120,000 this past year.
Nerd Street is backed by Founders Fund, Five Below, Comcast, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Capital, and others. The company raised $11.5M in a new round on Feb 02, 2021. This brings Nerd Street's total funding to $27.4M to date.