Ah... so were you also the one in the gallery who claimed that "they're switching to this because Elizabeth doesn't want to write checks anymore?"
First off, that's adorable. I always love the insinuations, whenever a single change is made, that clearly this change came fully formed from the buttock of one of our number, and wasn't born out of MONTHS of research and discussion.
Second, Elizabeth has to manually create your account, manually upload and disperse the payment, and will eventually have to write the API to help her more easily interface with this system. None of this will ever be automated. It'll still always be me.
Had you bothered to ask, you would have been told that the monthly maintenance fee doesn't apply to us. Its inclusion is an oversight, a holdover on their broad marketing page that I missed while prepping the 9000 other things that are required to make ReplayFX happen. However, there are fees involved, based on the payment method you choose.
Yes. To complete the registration you have to complete your tax forms. Online. Where they will be held in a secure format, and you won't have to fill them out every single tournament, and tax paperwork can be mailed out to you in early January instead of early March. This alleviates several pain points players have complained about over the years, and provides for continuity across tournaments.
As Replay Foundation grows, our processes have to become more streamlined. Constantly filling out the same form with your personal information is grueling to all of you (I know this because I read all of that feedback) and becomes an administrative headache for us. If you have questions regarding iPayout's security and document handling proceedures - and that's fair - a customer support phone number and email address were provided on the handout, and I am happy to provide them here: