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Initial Investment Requirements

The following costs are excerpted from Contender Esports’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and are estimated. Each Contender Esports franchisee has the right to initially develop one store for the franchise fee of $39,000. The difference between low and high investment levels exists due to labor, the location of the store, varying store sizes, build-out costs and expenses, types of gaming systems required by your location demographic (console and/or PC) and your experience and management of the development of the store. We have partnered with a funding provider to assist with costs. Learn more about funding options available.

The financial requirement to open a Contender Esports is:

  • Investment Range: $195,980 – $406,030 (includes $39,000 franchise fee). Estimate your equipment cost based on a store configuration using this calculator.
  • Minimum Net Worth (1 Store): $300,000
  • Minimum Liquidity (1 Store): $50,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6% of monthly gross sales ($600 minimum per month)
  • National Marketing Fee: Currently 2% of monthly gross sales
Type of Expenditures Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $39,000 $39,000
Construction, Network Installation and Lease Improvements $17,280 $40,000
Furniture and Fixtures $35,000 $60,000
Technology and Equipment $50,000 $150,000
Signs $3,150 $5,250
Point of Sales System $1,000 $2,000
Initial Inventory $5,250 $10,500
Prepaid Rent and Lease Deposits $11,500 $26,000
Utility Deposits $1,000 $3,000
Insurance Deposits and Premiums $1,800 $3,780
Travel and Lodging for Initial Training $0 $0
Grand Opening and Marketing Expense $5,000 $5,000
Professional Fees $5,000 $15,000
Printing, Stationary and Office Supplies $1,000 $1,500
Additional Fund – Initial Period of 3 months $20,000 $45,000
Total $195,980 $406,030
The above costs are estimates only and will vary by location. Additional development costs may be incurred if you are engaged in developing multiple locations at the same time. Please refer to the Contender Esports FDD for additional information.