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Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events

Note 11 – Subsequent Events


Convertible Debt


On April 29, 2020, a Noteholder of a $5,000,000 Note, entered into a Secured Convertible Note Modification and Conversion Agreement (the "Amendment"), pursuant to which the Noteholder converted $2,000,000 of the principal amount of its Note into 1,250,000 shares of the Company's common stock at a reduced conversion price of $1.60 per share. The remaining $3,000,000 principal amount of the Bridge Note remains convertible at a conversion price of $8.50 per share. Interest on the converted amount will continue to accrue, and all accrued and unpaid interest under the Note (including interest accrued on the converted amount) is due on the maturity date of August 23, 2020. The remaining provisions of the Note are unchanged (see Note 7 – Convertible Debt and Convertible Debt, Related Party). No Contingent Consideration Shares were issued in connection with the conversion since the requirements for issuance were not met.


Amendments to Employment Agreements


On April 24, 2020, the employment agreement between the Company and the Chief Executive Officer of WPT (the "WPT CEO") was amended such that effective as of May 1, 2020, the WPT CEO salary will be reduced by 10% to approximately $377,000 for a six-month period.


On April 24, 2020, the employment agreement between the Company and its Chief Executive Officer (the "CEO"), pursuant to which the parties agreed that effective May 1, 2020, the CEO's annual salary will be reduced by 80% to $60,000 for a six-month period.


Payroll Protection Program


During May 2020, Allied Esports received aggregate cash proceeds of $907,129 pursuant to two loans (the "PPP Loans") provided in connection with the Payroll Protection Program ("PPP") under the CARES act. The PPP Loans mature on April 15, 2022 and bear interest at a rate of 0.98% per annum. Monthly amortized principal and interest payments are deferred for six months after the date of disbursement.


Under the terms of the CARES Act, the Company is eligible to apply for and receive forgiveness for all or a portion of PPP Loans. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations, based on the use of loan proceeds for certain permissible purposes as set forth in the PPP, including, but not limited to, payroll costs (as defined under the PPP) and mortgage interest, rent or utility costs (collectively, "Qualifying Expenses"), and on the maintenance of employee and compensation levels during the eight-week period following the funding of the PPP Loan. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the PPP Loan for Qualifying Expenses. However, no assurance is provided that the Company will be able to obtain forgiveness of the PPP Loan in whole or in part.