In this guide, we will cover steps for every match including IT Steps, Match Day Setup, Tournament Code, and Game client setup.

IT Steps: Day of match

Match Setup Steps – At match time
Custom Match Creation

Post-Game Process

Submitting a Forfeit Request

Helpful Guides for Game Day


IT Steps: Day of match (at least 1 hour before)

  1. Restart each computer.

  2. Update the patch for the game by logging into League of Legends on each computer. Try to do so prior to game time as some patches/updates can be larger and require more time to download.
    PlayVS Tip: Use student leaders or assistant coaches to check your tech.

  3. Give your IT department a heads up and have them on standby if any technical issues come up during matches.
    PlayVS Tip: Give your season schedule to the IT department to ensure that network maintenance does not interfere with game days.

Match Setup Steps – At match time

Note: All games in a scheduled match must be played and completed for a match to be considered complete.

  1. Each player must log in to their account at www.playvs.com. From the Dashboard, under "Your match line up", click "View Match Lobby".

  2. In Mission Control, click the “Copy Game 1 Code” button at match start time. The Tournament Code will automatically be copied.
    PlayVS Tip: Players will need to get a new code between game 1 and game 2. Keep PlayVS Player Dashboard open and use alt+tab to toggle between the game client and PlayVS platform.

  3. Each player will open the League of Legends client. Make sure players log in to the game client with the account that matches the summoner name they put in their PlayVS profile.

  4. Click play and select the trophy button in the top right corner.

  5. Enter Tournament code

    1. If the Tournament Code is not copied over or is missing entirely, please follow the Custom Match Creation instructions below for creating a custom League of Legends match

  6. Join the lobby in roster order.

Custom Match Creation

Create a Match (home coach only)

  1. Coach choose a team captain.

  2. Captain follows match creation steps.

  3. The rest of the team follows ‘join custom match’ steps.

  4. Once the match is created send the game name and password to the opponent coach (and your own players if participating in the Play from Home Initiative).

Match Creation - Captain Only

  1. Click Play

  2. Summoner’s Rift

  3. Choose ‘Custom’ to create a match

  4. Check the settings
    a. Change game type to ‘Tournament Draft’
    b. Allow all spectators

  1. Put in-game name. This should be your team’s name; for example, PlayVS Rockets

  2. Put in Password: LOL1

Join the Custom Match (home players and away)

  1. Click Play

  2. Then select ‘Custom’

  3. Look for Team Captain’s Name in Match List

  4. Put in Password

  5. Move to the correct team


Post-Game Process

  • Players will share the results of each game and any screenshots with their coach.

  • When Lobby Codes are used, manual match reporting is not necessary.

Submitting a Forfeit Request for No Shows or Failed Communication Attempts with Opponents

In the event you're unable to get in touch with your match opponent 30 minutes after the start of the match, you can submit a forfeit request. Submitting a forfeit request needs to go through the support chat on the website (must be logged in and adblocker disabled) and must include some sort of proof for us to confirm the forfeit.

In the event you're unable to get in touch with your match opponent 30 minutes after the start of the match, you can submit a forfeit request. Submitting a forfeit request needs to go through the support chat on the website (must be logged in and adblocker disabled) and must include some sort of proof for us to confirm the forfeit.

Proof submitted must sufficiently show that the opposing team was not ready to play the match or did not have intentions of playing the match.

Important: By default, rulebooks overrule game day protocols. Please reach out to support if you find conflicting information.

Helpful Guides for Game Day:

Codes of Conduct and Rulebooks
Hardware-Network Inclusion LIst
Reporting Guide
Reschedule Guide
Forfeit Guide
Substitution Guide
Match Status Guide

Changelog
V3.2 - Added Link to "Custom Match Guides" for creating Custom Lobbies for LoL

V3.3 - 10/1/21 All games must be played in a match
V3.4 - 01/07/22 Updated Match Setup Steps to reflect product updates

V3.5 - 01/10/22 Added Post-Game Process, and Submitting a Forfeit sections
V3.6 - 02/01/22 // Added Custom Match Creation section and instructions - RG

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