With our outstanding convention centers and arenas throughout the state, Esports hubs in vibrant cities like Raleigh and Charlotte, and our engaged, active gaming community, North Carolina has the facilities and the fans to make your next Esports event a success.
‘LEVEL UP’ WITH A 25% REBATE
North Carolina’s Esports incentive, a 25% rebate on qualifying Esports expenses and purchases while in-state, demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Esports community and industry.
The rebate is funded through the NC Esports Industry Grant, which currently has a designated amount of $5 million available per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
Applications should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the event.
Learn more about the rebate program.
|Incentive Type||Up to 25% rebate on direct spending within the state via funds from the NC Esports Industry Grant|
|Per Project Cap||n/a (note that the program can only officially offer up to $5M per fiscal year)|
|Minimum Spend||$150,000 per event|
|Annual Offering Cap||$5 million per fiscal year
NOTE: NC fiscal year runs July 1 – June 30
|Qualified Labor||First $1 million of each resident and nonresident qualify|
|Loan Out Withholding||Yes; 4% for out-of-state|
|Audit||Independent, NC-licensed certified public accountant to perform audit at cost to the production|
|Screen Credit Required||Yes, including a logo to be supplied by EDPNC|
|Additional Opportunities||Production must also make marketing opportunities available to the state|
|Qualifying Expenses||Goods / Services / Rentals / Compensation and Wages / Fringes / Per Diems / Living Expenses and Stipends|
|Ask for the Application||For application and more details, please contact Amanda Baker at 919.447.7765 or via email, email@example.com.|
|Legislation||S 105 (SL 2021-180) – establishing legislation
H 334 (SL 2021-198) – technical correction to establishing legislation
Download a combined version of establishing legislation & modifications (as of December 1, 2021)
Projects are ineligible if containing material that is “obscene,” as defined in G.S. 14-190.1, or is “harmful to minors,” as defined in G.S. 14-190.13.
Download the NC Esports Industry Grant guidelines.