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How Dots helps Zappy improve payouts for gamers

Jack Li

Jack Li

Founder & CEO, Zappy

Organizing video game tournaments online requires many features (anti-cheat, roster management), but the most important is handling the entry fees and payouts for all the entrants. Collecting and paying out hundreds of users for one tournament was a nightmare for tournament hosts - and so Zappy was born. Zappy allows a tournament host to set up a website for their tournament, easily collect entry fees, and manually payout the winners.

While Zappy made tournament hosts' lives easier, it wasn’t perfect. Payouts were still manual and money won in one tournament couldn’t be used to re-enter the next. Thus, Dots presented an ideal solution.

Dots allows Zappy to integrate a digital wallet and ledger directly into its platform. Users were now able to refill money into their wallet through ACH, Credit Card and PayPal. They can then use the funds to buy entries into tournaments, and if they win, receive funds into their wallet. Dots’ API gives Zappy the ability to move the funds around between their users to easily split up the winnings between a team. This ease of money movement also lets Zappy take 5% of all tournament entries with a single API call.

Before Dots, each tournament host would manually Venmo, PayPal or Cash App the prize money to the captain of the winning team depending on which apps the organizer and player had. This system required extensive manual effort, and was untraceable as it was solely handled by tournament organizers. Dots automated the entire process, allowing Zappy to add the prize money to the winner’s wallets via API call. The winner then chose to either withdraw the money via ACH, PayPal, Venmo and Cash App or to use the funds towards their next tournament entry fee.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 curl https://pls.senddotssandbox.com/api/payouts/create_payout_link \ -X POST \ -H "Authorization: Basic <TOKEN>" \ -H "Content-Type: application/json" \ -d '{ "delivery": { "method": "link" } "amount": 1000, }' response = { "success": true, "payout_link": { "id": "497f6eca-6276-4993-bfeb-53cbbbba6f08", "link": "https://senddotssandbox.com/payout_link/dsfvytoehf3745bfm2k3244543fdf", "original_amount": 1000, "amount": 1000, "status": "delivered", "api_app_name": "Test App", "payee": { "first_name": null, "last_name": null, "email": null, "country_code": null, "phone_number": null } } }
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