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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: $202,730 – $520,530 (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 Leasehold Improvements $17,280 $40,000
Furniture and Fixtures and Equipment $22,000 $85,000
Signage $3,150 $5,250
Point of Sale System $1,000 $2,000
Grand Opening Marketing $5,000 $5,000
Initial Equipment Package $75,000 $250,000
Prepaid Rent and Lease Deposits $11,500 $26,000
Utility Deposits $1,000 $3,000
Insurance Deposits and Premiums – Three Months $1,800 $3,780
Professional Fees $5,000 $15,000
Printing, Stationery and Office Supplies $1,000 $1,500
Professional Fees $5,000 $15,000
Additional Funds – 3 Months $20,000 $45,000
Total $202,730 $520,530
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.