John Fazio is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nerd Street Gamers (NSG), a national esports infrastructure company based in Philadelphia, PA. The goal of his company is to build the next generation of esports athletes by providing a mass consumer gateway with clear pathways to success and access to opportunities that are usually only available to professionals.
As CEO, Fazio handles all of the macro and micro decisions in regards to NSG’s development strategy, the creation of Localhost facilities and creating accessibility opportunities for gamers everywhere. In September of 2020, he announced the launch of the first esports campus, “The Block”, set to be a hub for gamers across the country.
Along with the infrastructure accomplishments in 2020, Fazio was recognized by the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program as one of the 23 finalists for this prestigious award. The CEO was also named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list which recognizes the region’s most dynamic young business leaders.
In 2019, Fazio led Nerd Street Gamers to Technical.ly Philly’s Startup of the Year with the company being deemed a rising star in the technology scene.
“Anyone can walk outside and kick a soccer ball around, but to participate in esports is expensive and inaccessible to a major swath of our society. We are here to fix that.”