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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 9 – Commitments and Contingencies


Litigations, Claims, and Assessments


The Company is involved in various disputes, claims, liens and litigation matters arising out of the normal course of business. While the outcome of these disputes, claims, liens and litigation matters cannot be predicted with certainty, after consulting with legal counsel, management does not believe that the outcome of these matters will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.


Operating Leases


On November 5, 2020, Allied Esports entered into an amendment of its lease of event space in Las Vegas Nevada (the “Amended Las Vegas Lease”), pursuant to which (i) $299,250 of deferred minimum monthly rent and additional rent due under the lease for the period from April 1, 2020 through June 3, 2020 must be paid in its entirety by December 31, 2021; (ii) the monthly rent to be paid for the period from June 25 through December 31, 2020 (the “Rent Relief Period) was reduced to an amount equal to 20% of gross sales (excluding food sales) at the event space (the “Percentage Rent”), (iii) the initial term of the lease was extended for two additional months until May 31, 2023, and (iv) the option period to extend the lease was extended to between April 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022. Pursuant to the Amended Las Vegas Lease, if the aggregate Percentage Rent during the Rent Relief Period is less than $194,000, Allied Esports must pay the shortfall no later than December 31, 2021. The Company and the landlord of the event space have verbally agreed to extend the Rent Relief Period through the first quarter of 2021.


The Company’s aggregate rent expense incurred during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 amounted to $351,699 and $384,101, respectively, of which $263,550 and $312,501, respectively, is included within in-person costs and $146,941 and $71,600, respectively, is included in general and administrative expenses on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations.


AESE is currently the guarantor of WPT’s lease of Irvine, California office space (the “Irvine Lease”). The lease expires on October 1, 2033. Current base rent pursuant to the Irvine Lease is $41,027 per month, increasing to $58,495 per month over the term of the lease. It is anticipated that AESE will no longer act as guarantor of the Irvine Lease, effective upon the closing of the Sale Transaction. See Note 4 – Discontinued Operations.