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Do you have questions about esports? Electronic sports is another way of saying competitive video gaming. Please review our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about our program, facility, services and more. If you have a question not listed here, please email or call us. We’ll be happy to help you find the answer.

What is esports?

Esports is competitive video gaming. It is an industry that is on the rise. It is considered a sport and there is rec, club, middle school, high school, collegiate, amateur, and professional esports.

What is Contender Esports?

Contender Esports is a LAN center located in Waverly Place Cary. We are a sports facility that offers workshops, camps, and teams. In addition we offer hourly play, tournaments, and rentals for team practice, parties, and other events.

How is video gaming educational?

Studies show that playing video games encourages critical thinking, improves motor skills and promotes key social skills like leadership and team building. They’re also effective tools for teaching educational skills like algebra, biology and coding, as gaming helps to deepen learning and understanding.

How is this different from playing at home?

Within our workshops, camps, and teams the students are given an instructor who guides them through different skills of the games while teaching our core values of being punctual, working hard, having good sportsmanship, etc.

How is playing video games productive?

Esports is a team sport. Many games require as many as 5 or 6 players to compete. Like traditional sports there are positions and special skills. This allows us to teach our players how to work together and think to become both better players and better people.

Do people actually make money in esports?

Yes. There are many amateur- and grassroots-based tournaments where gamers can earn money. In addition there are college scholarships and professional contracts. At the highest level these contracts can be six and seven figures a year.

What kind of games do you all offer?

We have over two thousand games available to play with all your favorite titles such as Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch and more. With that being said not all games are free. We do have copies of the popular ones such as Overwatch and Cold War7.

What are the specs on your PCs?

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
RAM: Corsair 16G 3000
MHz Mobo: MSI X570
Chipset GPU: Nvidia 2060 Super Founders
Edition PSU: 750 Watt

Can I have my birthday party there?

Yes. We are available for parties and have two party rooms: one with (6) consoles and the other with (5) PCs. Please call 919-297-8302 or email us to reserve.

How much does it cost to rent the facility?

To rent a training room the cost is $20 an hour plus every person must pay the hourly rates. For information on renting the whole facility please call 919-297-8302.

What are workshops?

Workshops are skill sessions with other players. The focus is to improve the individual skill and teach the players how to utilize the individual skill to help the team perform better. They last 90 minutes and each are with a certified coach.

Do you offer Afterschool Programs?

Yes, we offer Afterschool Workshops for elementary, middle and high school players.

Improve hand-eye coordination

Develop problem-solving skills

Boost self-confidence & socialization

Want to learn more?

Read our blog!

Our blog contains more information about our story, as well as interesting articles from our coaches and others in the esports industry! Don’t forget to check out the archives, and keep coming back as we share our thoughts on a weekly basis with our gaming family.

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At Contender Esports Cary, you can expect to always have a fun and educational experience. We’re here to help take your gaming skills to the next level. Contact us today for the gaming experience you deserve.


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316 Colonades Way 108C
Cary, NC 27518




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