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Business Organization and Nature of Operations

Business Organization and Nature of Operations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
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Business Organization and Nature of Operations

Note 1 – Business Organization and Nature of Operations


Allied Esports Entertainment Inc., (“AESE” and together with its subsidiaries “the Company”), operates a public esports and entertainment company, consisting of the Allied Esports business and through the sale of WPT on July 12, 2021 (See Note 3 – Sale of WPT), the World Poker Tour business. Allied Esports operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Allied Esports International, Inc., (“AEII”), Esports Arena Las Vegas, LLC (“ESALV”) and ELC Gaming GMBH (“ELC Gaming”). AEII operates global competitive esports properties designed to connect players and fans via a network of connected arenas. ESALV operates a flagship gaming arena located at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. ELC Gaming operates a mobile esports truck that serves as both a battleground and content generation hub and also operates a studio for recording and streaming gaming events.


AESE’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Peerless Media Limited, Club Services, Inc. (“CSI”) and WPT Enterprises, Inc., operated the poker-related business of AESE and are collectively referred to herein as “World Poker Tour” or “WPT”. The World Poker Tour is an internationally televised gaming and entertainment company that has been involved in the sport of poker since 2002 and created a television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments.


On January 19, 2021, the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement (as amended and restated, the “SPA”) for the sale of 100% of the capital stock of its wholly owned subsidiary, CSI. CSI owns 100% of each of the legal entities which comprise the World Poker Tour. On July 12, 2021, the Company consummated the sale of the World Poker Tour business (see Note 3 – Sale of WPT for additional information).


As the result of the Company’s sale of WPT, the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2020, the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, present the results and accounts of World Poker Tour as discontinued operations and the related assets and liabilities are presented as assets and liabilities of discontinued operations. See Note 3 – Sale of WPT.


COVID-19 Pandemic. The magnitude and duration of the COVID19 pandemic has had a significant adverse effect on the Company. As a global entertainment company that hosts numerous live events with spectators and participants in destination cities, such outbreak has caused people to avoid traveling to and attending our events. Allied Esports and WPT businesses have cancelled or postponed live events, and until Allied Esports’ flagship gaming arena located at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada reopened on June 25, 2020 these businesses were operating online only. Truck events in Europe have been slow to return but the Luxor arena is currently running at full capacity for daily play and weekly tournaments. and, given the positive effects of vaccines on the US and global populations along with relaxed restrictions on travel and social gatherings, we expect that such impacts will be less significant on our future operations and liquidity.