Overview

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

Setting up the match

Core Settings

Joining the match

Submitting a Forfeit Request

Overview

  1. Each team consists of one (1) player.

    • Format: Best of Three

    • Regular season matches between each team will be played in a Best-of-Three (BO3) format. The team to win two matches will be declared the winner. In the event that a single team reaches two wins before the start of a third game, then a third game will not be played. Wins and losses from each match will be added to each team’s regular season standings.

  2. Coaches are encouraged to communicate with their opponents via Match Lobby chat, Discord or other communication methods.

  3. Series will include three games in the regular season and up to five games in the playoffs. Each game will be played using 5 minute quarters.

  4. Games on the PlayVS platform will show up as scheduled, live, quarantined, or completed.

    • Scheduled - The match has been properly created and is waiting to be played at the specified time.

    • Live - The match is currently being played.

    • Quarantined - The match needs to be reviewed by a League Official.

    • Completed - The match correctly ended and stats will be shown.


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

  1. Restart each console.

  2. Update the patch for the game by logging into Madden NFL on each console. Ensure you give yourself enough time to update as to not delay the starting time of your match. If running late, make sure to notify your coach and the opposing team.

Setting up the match

  1. Before the match, the home and away team will be designated in the PlayVS match dashboard. The home team is responsible for running the match and setting up the first and third game.

    • Important: Both team's coaches are responsible for inputting match results.

  2. Add your opponent on the opposing team as a friend so you’re able to invite them to the match. Please do not add opponents as Close Friends.

  3. Create the Lobby

  • Initialize Madden NFL 22 on your console

  • Navigate to "Exhibition"

  • Select "Online Head-to-Head"

  • Select "Play a Friend"

  • Select your opponent from the list of online friends that appears. Press the “Options” button on your Playstation 4 controller to create the lobby.

  • Please ensure lobby settings are configured with the specifics below:

Core Settings

  • Fatigue = On

  • Injuries = Off

  • Even Teams: On

  • Quarter Length = 5 mins.

  • Game Skill = All-Madden

  • Accelerated Clock = 20 secs.

  • Weather = Off (Clear)

  • Press X on your Playstation 4 controller to send the invite.

  • The Home team will select the stadium and time. Select your play call, advanced settings, and uniforms. The game will start when both players are ready. Good luck!

Joining the match

Add Your Opponent

From the Playstation 4 home screen, press up on your controller to access the "Function Area". Then navigate to the "Friends" section and open your "Friend Requests" tab.

Look for a friend invitation from your opponent. Once you’ve found them, accept the friend request. Please do not add them as a Close Friend.

Accept the Game Invitation

Once you've accepted the friend request, please allow for a few minutes for your opponent to create the match.

When the lobby is ready, your opponent will send you an invitation through the Playstation Network. Accept the invitation by pressing the Playstation button on your controller.

Note: The invitation will appear regardless of what screen you are accessing on your Playstation. If the invitation does not appear, press the Playstation button on your controller and navigate to your home screen. Use the up arrow to open your "Function Area and navigate to your "Notifications". If you still haven't received your invitation, it may not have been sent yet.

Select Your Team

Select your play call, advanced settings, and uniforms. Confirm you're ready by pressing "X". The match will start once both players have indicated that they are ready. Good luck!

Match Procedures

Please note: The below instructions were written for the regular season Best of Three format. Additional games will need to be played for the Finals phase.

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

After Game 1

  1. The home team player is required to take a screenshot of the results.

  2. Both teams accept a rematch and Game 2 is played.

After Game 2

  1. If one team has won both games resulting in a 2-0 record, then the third game does not need to be played and the following instructions can be followed:

    1. Both team's players are required to take a screenshot of the results

    2. The winning team’s coach is responsible for inputting the results of all games of the match within 1 hour of the last game played.

  2. If both teams are tied at 1-1, then a third game will need to be played and the following instructions will need to be followed:

    1. The home team player is required to take a screenshot of the results.

    2. Both teams accept a rematch and Game 3 is played.

After Game 3

  1. Both team's players are required to take a screenshot of the results.

  2. The winning team’s coach is responsible for inputting the results of all games of the match within 1 hour of the last game played.

  3. Results can be entered by selecting "Add Game Results" from "Mission Control". Please see our Match Reporting Guide for more information on how to do this.

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.

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.

2021 - 2022 Version 1.0 // 01/07/22

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