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GameBox Café | Join the Fight!

Esports arena and LAN gaming center

GameBox Café | Join the Fight!

Esports arena and LAN gaming center

$972
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 9 2019 12:23 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 9, 2019

About

The esports phenomenon is taking the world by storm. In the Twin Cities alone, dozens of esports leagues and clubs get together to hone their skills in preparation for battle on the big screen. Sadly, they have no facility exclusively suited for such intense training. 

Enter: GameBox Café

With state-of-the art equipment, specially configured gaming stations and ultra-modern facilities, we bring you the esports hot spot in Minnesota.

The Battlefield

We at GameBox Café are committed to bringing you the most immersive experience possible — because if it doesn’t feel real, what’s the point?

Enter the digital world fully with lightning-speed Internet, high-end graphics and surround-sound audio in an arena-style environment. The immersive power of the gaming station features:

• 30 arena-style gaming stations

• HD gaming monitors with lightning-speed refresh rates

• 4K displays to stream real-time game progress, scores and battlefield maps

• High-quality gaming keyboards, headsets and console controllers (PS4 and Xbox One)

• High-speed, commercial-grade broadband Internet access

• Both free and pay-to-play games

Planned Opening: 2020

The Arsenal

Whether you’re hosting a tournament, joining a league or battling your friends in an epic struggle to the death, we’ve got the game for you. Here’s a sneak peak at our top lineup of games:

Fortnite

• Apex Legends

• Call of Duty

• Counter-Strike: Go

• Dota 2

• Hearthstone

Don’t see your game here? Let us know, and we just might add it to our ever-growing arsenal.

Field Headquarters

The gaming arena itself boasts a 2,000 square-foot facility that is:

• Perfect for hosting tournaments and club or league practices

• Open late for hard-care esports and retro-style LAN gamers alike

• Comfy and inviting, with a viewing area and couches

• Stocked with a full snack bar

• Able to accommodate both small and large groups

• PLUS: Internet café and we-work space to come.

 Experience the GameBox Café Difference.

Esports and LAN gaming is spreading like wildfire in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota. Imagine how much more competitive our local gaming community could be if we joined forces at a centralized battle headquarters.

Whether you’re a hard-core esports team member or a video game enthusiast looking for a unique and fun activity,  this offers the perfect place to play.

GameBox Café is poised to provide the ultimate in gaming power and entertainment, but we need your help to make this dream a reality. This is our chance to build something epic that all gamers in Minnesota can call their own. 

Are you ready to join the fight? Donate now to bring the most immersive esports experience to Minnesota! 

GameBox Café Arena (stage 1) approximate cost breakdown:

Game stations costs: $1000 x 30 = $30,000

Lease/Rental Space plus taxes, insurance and fees for 1 year = $10,000

Construction Costs: $5,000

Utilities (electricity, internet, etc) for 1 year: $5,000

Total: $50,000

Learn more about us at  GameBox Cafe' and don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter (@gameboxcafemn)!

Risks and challenges

Some challenges for this project are that it is set locally so it will be hard to gain support from out of the twin cities. However, we feel confident that the GameBox Arena will be a unique and powerful icon that will draw people from out of the twin cities and even throughout the country. With your help spreading the word we can gain support from states surrounding and beyond!

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    1 full-day access

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    Unlimited use for 1 for a month

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    All rewards for smaller pledges plus: Unique plaque with your name on one of the gaming stations. Unlimited use of the facility for 2 individuals for 1 month (30 days) plus 10 VIP invites to open house plus either a hoodie or zipper jacket with logo. Also special spot on wall of fame with your name (1000 club)

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    Your own gaming station for a year.

    All rewards for smaller pledges plus: You will have your own gaming station with a unique plaque. You will have priority for that gaming station whenever you book time at our facility. Please provide at least 1 business day notice. Unlimited passes for 10 for entire facility for 1 month (30 days) plus 5 VIP Platinum invites to Open House with a $50 credit to the snack bar plus a Customized bomber jacket with logo and individuals name embroidered on back. Also special spot on wall of fame (2000 club)

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    Custom Gaming Chair and Station for life

    All rewards for smaller pledges plus: Custom gaming chair with your name and our logo embroidered. You can use it at home or keep it at the arena for when ever you visit. Unique plague for a gaming station front row of your choice with your name for life. You will always have priority for that chair for life with a 24 hour notice. (This is subject to any changes that may be made to the business including sale of the business. Terms will be agreed to in writing at or before opening. Also a very special section of the wall of fame (5K club)

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