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North Carolina Budget Offers Rebate in Push to Attract Worldwide Esports Tournaments

A new rebate program included in the state budget is aimed at drawing esports events to North Carolina. Caleb Smith of Cary’s Contender Esports was excited by the announcement. Read the article here or watch the newscast here.

Teaching Kids Life Skills through Esports

“Cary’s Contender Esports is teaching kids life skills through video games” appeared in The News & Observer in November. Read the article here.

The Esports industry in the Triangle

RALToday has an article about making a living in the esports and video gaming industry, focusing on an  interview with Caleb Smith and Contender Esports Cary. Read the article here.

Community Highlights: Meet Caleb Smith of Contender Esports

VoyageRaleigh published a Q&A introduction to Caleb Smith and Contender Esports Cary. Read the article here.

Triangle Gaming Center Uses Esports to Expose Kids to Tech-Driven Futures

Caleb Smith and Contender Esports Cary were the focus of an article in the GrepBeat: Triangle Tech News by Audrey Selley. The article talks about how Caleb sees esports as a way to not only help kids build life skills but also as a first step toward a career in the tech industry. Read the article here.

Esports gaining popularity in North Carolina

Contender Esports Cary was mentioned in a Human Interest article by Nicole O’Hara on Spectrum News. Read the article and watch a video here.

Confidently Plotting the Future of Esports

Caleb Smith and his father are expanding the video game competitions concept throughout Cary and beyond, according to a Triangle Business Journal article by Connie Gentry. Read about how Contender Cary is taking gaming to the next level.

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Contender Esports Cary is in the news!

We strive to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and press about esports and our gaming center in Cary, NC, where we plan to be the hub location for video gaming and esports in the area. See what others have to say about our plan to turn the Triangle into the esports capital of North America.

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Contender Esports Cary | Vinny and Caleb Smith, owners

Contender Esports Cary operates by these core values:

Team First

Customer Focused

Innovative / Continuous Learning


Get Things Done

We believe that education can and should be an enjoyable experience. There is nothing more fun for youth than playing video games. We will introduce them to the early stages of IT, coding, video game design, esports, and more. We have a safe and family-friendly environment.


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