Meet Agragati, Your New Gaming Industry Advisor
CBS-8 TV news story on Agragati’s center and his weekly Smash tournaments (est. 153,000 views).
KPBS-FM headliner story on Agragati, Twitchcon and streaming, and the gaming industry.
NBC-7 / Telemundo-20 sports news (also posted to TV anchor Carlos Ramírez’ 500k+ followers).
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Agragati has been developing successful Esports LAN centers since 2012. He founded and is currently expanding GameSync, known as the Mecca of Gaming and the only purpose-built arena in San Diego, CA (pop. 3.5 million).
Identifying Desirable Locations
Marketing & Outreach
Improving Customer Retention
We Can Help You at Any Stage. Where Are You Now?
Planning & Fundraising
- Business Plan & Financial Projections
- Investor Decks
- Demographics & Feasibility Study
- Marketing Plan
- Strategic Opportunities
Location & Layout
- Securing the Ideal Venue
- Lease Negotiations
- Permits & Code Compliance
- Architecture, Floor Plan, Electrical, Networking
- Gaming PCs & Peripherals
- Console, VR
- Rack Server, UPS
- Network Design, Gateway, Switches, WiFi
- LAN Center Management Softwares
- Gaming Chairs & Tables
- Couches & Furniture
- Artwork, Deco
- Ceiling, Floor, Lighting
- Reception, Display Counters
Media & Content
- Studio Production, Esports Workflows
- Cameras, Lighting, Casting Desk
- Stage Design
- Streaming & Video Switching
Marketing & Events
- Logo, Website Design, Hosting
- Facebook Ads, Social Media
- Tournaments & Meetups
- Community Outreach
- Merchandise Store
Other Categories Include: Talent Acquisition, Employee Manuals & Training, IT Service & Maintenance, Disaster Planning, Custom Network Configuration, Waivers & Liability, Insurance, Education
Overcome Any Challenge
If you have a vision for your center but you’re not sure how to implement it, Agragati and his team provides practical ideas based on proven, successful models. Need an efficient floor plan/blueprint or design? We do that too, with any feature set desired.
Just like you, when we first started, we sought out successful and popular centers to give advice, tips and tricks to opening up an amazing gaming getaway. You may already have a business plan and financials squared away but you’d like to speak with someone who knows the business intimately, to help fine tune everything. Or you may need advice on where to get equipment, what software to use, and how to set up a network. This is our focus and we want to help!
Hardware Partner Discounts
We have arranged special pricing with our awesome partners for owners looking to purchase or upgrade equipment
Newegg is the leading supplier of tech products in North America. Our dedicated point of contact specifically focuses on helping LAN centers save money by identifying the best deals on desktop PCs, consoles, servers, software, cables & more, all customized to your needs. We’re happy to make the introductions for you so you can get the lowest possible pricing. Contact us.
We love to use Zyxel enterprise gateways/switches/WAPs for centers (including our own). Their Nebula system lets you manage your entire network from one screen (“single pane of glass”) plus they offer free security features that others charge fees for. We are an official reseller and guarantee lower pricing than anything you’ll find online. Learn more.
HyperX is our preferred partner for headsets, keyboards, mice and mouse pads. We have them deployed at every station in our center and they’re a huge hit! We can help you get top shelf gear shipped directly from them at a volume discount. Browse their online store to familiarize yourself with their great products, then contact us so we can make the introductions.
Use these platforms to track users & time, manage your network, software, data & much more
Unless you’re prepared to waste countless hours manually updating games on each PC, then CCBoot is a must. Utilized by countless centers globally, this diskless solution uses a server with shared game drives and images to keep your LAN in perfect order (note: we can also help you with a custom server!) Enter reseller code GAMESYNC10 to get 10% off your monthly subscription when you check out on their website.
A far less popular but still viable alternative, CCDisk uses a drive that’s already installed in your PC for the operating system. Save on volume licenses and lower CCDisk license costs, manage the OS on each PC individually, and get the benefit of local disk boot speeds (a server is still used for game content). Enter reseller code GAMESYNC10 to get 10% off your monthly subscription when you check out on their website.
In addition to game management and billing, iCafeCloud has the unique ability to push game updates directly to your center, saving time and hassle. It is made by the same developer as CCBoot/CCDisk and is fully compatible with those systems. Enter reseller code GAMESYNC10 to get 10% off your monthly subscription when you check out on their website.
We’ve got direct connections to the best bulk pricing you can find on Esports bucket style gaming chairs
DXRacer, in partnership with GameSync, is offering a coupon code that is the best discount you can find on their gaming chairs and other products! Simply use URL http://DXR.US/GAMESYNC and paste the code GAMESYNC into your shopping cart when you check out and you’ll see the discount applied to your order. This offer is valid for an unlimited number of uses and is sitewide. Learn more.
Technisport offers a wide variety of gaming chairs and desks. Use coupon code GAMESYNC to receive a big 12% off any purchases, anytime (may also be stackable with their website offers). Centers can also receive special bulk discounts with customized logo desig embroidery, color selection, color design & materials choices. Contact us for these special orders. Browse TechniSport.com.
Value Added Providers
We are partnered with organizations and platforms that provide us with tools and systems to empower our clients.
Matcherino features sponsor quests (advertisers pay money directly into your prize pool for your user’s clicks) plus ticketing, e-commerce and more – they’ve solved numerous challenges that operators face. We exclusively offer a partnership program where, among other things, Matcherino pays money into your events! Learn more.
iGames, Inc. is a 20+ year old marketing company specializing in various offers to help grow an esports center business. We are official partners of theirs and can provide you with various incentives as part of a broader service to your center. Contact us for more details.
Other Essential Providers
Partners that we unequivocally recommend for your business, based on years of experience
Trying to raise money to open your center? Credit Suite helps you get approved for credit lines and loans to start and grow your company using their network of investors and lenders. After doing our own independent research, we sound them to have excellent reviews and credibility, so we became a partner to expose our customers to their services. To get free information about business credit, loans, credit lines & EIN credit, use our referral link.
We are blown away by the platform that Square has developed for its customers and we regret not using them sooner! Previously, we were using a processor with interchange pass-through rates, but Square actually came in around the same pricing, but with much, much better hardware, software and support. We can introduce you to our dedicated contact. To get the best offers (including free processing on $1k of transactions), use our referral link.
It took us many years to find a web hosting provider that met our strict criteria, including uptime & affordability. Hawkhost’s pricing is simply unbelievable: it’s only about $2.25 per month. Their servers use SSDs and their support is fast and extremely good. We’ve had 100% uptime with perfect reliability and an great experience since we started hosting with them many years ago, and we’ve referred hundreds of people. To get the best pricing, use our referral link.
Got Questions? We Have Answers.
Queries We Regularly Respond to Include:
How do I make money and get repeat customers?
What are the steps to create a social environment that will bring people back again and again?
Which software(s) should I use to run my center?
Do I have to buy game licenses for each machine? What about the Steam & Blizzard Café Programs?
How many PC’s should I have? What about consoles?
What kind of insurance should I carry?
What about Virtual Reality (VR) and other interactive experiences?
What starting budget do I need to be successful?
How do I obtain sponsors for free hardware & software?
How much should I spend on each station?
Can 2,500 square feet (or less) work?
How should I run cables & network my center?
Turn Your Business into a Broadcast Media Empire
If you’re not using twitch.tv to stream content from your center, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to add value to your brand, increase your audience (potentially globally) and engage the community in a powerful way, all while simultaneously serving your growth and expansion goals. Agragati can help you leverage your existing IT infrastructure with minimal investment so you can start showcasing your center and gain the viewership you deserve. If you already have a stream but want to expand, he can provide guidance on content & distribution.
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Customer Spotlight: Elite Esports
The owner of Elite Esports LA wanted to utilize his space to create a digital entertainment experience unlike any other in the city. The design was to be clean and unobtrusive, with large, open spaces and a stage for competitions. We were contacted to assist with IT hardware infrastructure & networking, design, software and guidance on hosting tournaments.
His vision included a 4K projector and screens connected with Blackmagic Design products and vMix, and a bar for refreshments. Watch the video to see the results and be sure to visit them if you’re in LA!
Learn the Secrets of Free Marketing
Agragati has over 30 years of bootstrapping with an emphasis on online & guerrilla marketing and social media. He uses specific, methodical strategies to expose hundreds of thousands of people to his Esports center, without ever paying for ads or designs. The results speak for themselves:
San Diego Business Journal full page article featuring an interview with Agragati about his business and expansion plans in esports.
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Customer Spotlight: SD County Fair
The State of California reached out to us to establish ongoing gaming events for the first time at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar (1.6 million in attendance over 30 days). Their first project in 2018 was a kid’s oriented experience. We set up Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch with four seats, a giant projector screen and an audio system for live commentary. We held weekly casual events that drew big crowds. Kids couldn’t resist!
In 2019, new Esports tournaments with significant prizes catering to teens and adults are currently being planned. Follow us on social media for updates.
During our initial business planning stages, Mr. Siegel was the only person that responded to our inquires regarding filling in the blanks of our business plan, and respond he did. The level of professionalism and direction he gave us went above and beyond all expectations. This man told us that he loves building Centers, and through our various correspondences, hours long phone calls and team viewer sessions, in a time frame spanning our business planning to being fully operational, he has been there every step of the way to answer our stupid questions and cheer us on. We can honestly say that he does love building centers!
Incredible True Success Story!
Agragati’s previous business, San Diego PC help, was put on the spotlight during this spontaneous radio braodcast. See what local celebrity Jeff Isaac had to say about his work ethic!
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As operators ourselves, we understand what it takes to impact your guests by creating immersive attractions that leave them with powerful emotions and memories. Knowing what your actual goals are and how to achieve them is required for success and Agragati is there for you at every step. If you need assistance in running numbers, he can help you to understand the full financial scale of what you will be encountering, including startup costs, operations and utilization. If you have an existing business and you’re looking to increase revenue, launch a new service or optimize your space and increase efficiency, Agragati can help!
This one-on-one with Agragati, an industry expert, will help you to avoid costly mistakes, save you countless dollars and headaches and frustration, and help you to determine what is going to give you the best, longest and most satisfying results with your new endeavor.
Avoid Costly Mistakes
It’s clear that there is a need for guidance and counsel on how to properly set up, operate and market a successful gaming center. Obviously, each person has their own specific dreams, and bringing these to fruition requires a very specific dialogue that is customized to the individual. We are currently offering free consultations to discuss your goals, objectives and needs in more detail. Get the specific, direct guidance and answers you need: ask Agragati today!
Existing Centers: What Is Something That Your Business Is Struggling with Right Now?
We want to help you become an even better operator so you can deliver amazing experiences to your guests. There’s a good chance that we have the solution to your problem, either through us our our partner network. We’re here to help in any way we can!
Whether you want to provide an engaging, interactive space where passionate players can immerse themselves, or you simply love gaming as a powerful form of story telling or skill building, we are here to guide you.