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NBA® 2K24 Game Day Protocol
NBA® 2K24 Game Day Protocol

Everything you need to compete in a PlayVS NBA 2K24 Match

Updated over a week ago


  1. One (1) player per team

  2. Join the lobby within the 30-minute grace period

  3. Communicate via Match Lobby Chat

  4. Everything you need to compete in a PlayVS NBA 2K24 Match

  5. Home Teams will create private matches and send invitations

  6. Spectators should be removed unless approved per Section 7.7 of the High School Competition Rulebook.

  7. In the event of any issues, finish the current game, then notify PlayVS Support for further assistance.

IT Steps: Day of Match

  1. Restart each console

  2. Open the PS4-edition NBA 2K24 to check for updates

  3. Have your IT department on standby if any technical issues arise

PlayVS Tip: Give your season schedule to the IT department so they know when you are competing!

Setting Up the Match

  1. Log into their PlayVS account.

  2. Locate your matchup, and click “Open Match”

    • If you see “Opponent TBD” your team will need to Join the Match Queue

    • Once paired up, continue to Step 3.

      PlayVS Tip: Say hi to your opponent in PlayVS Lobby Chat!

  3. Click Ready Up

  4. Click Start

  5. Confirm the correct starters are listed, and click “Confirm Roster”

  6. View your Opponent’s Roster, and click “Confirm”

    PlayVS Tip: Use this page to add your opponent on Playstation! Steps on how to add friends can be found in Playstation Support’s Help Article here.

  7. Once you reach Prepare for Game 1

Create the Custom Game (Home Team)

  1. Open NBA 2K24 for PS4

  2. Select “Play Now”

  3. Select “Play with Friends Online”

  4. Press “Triangle” to set the Locker Room to Invite Only

  5. Under “Who’s Online,” select your Opponent’s in-game name to send the invite

  6. Let your opponent know in Lobby Chat that an invite has been sent

  7. Once they join, Press “Option” on the controller to Advance &confirm in-game settings:

    1. Game Mode: Private Match

    2. Game Style: Superstar

    3. Quarter Length: 5 minutes

  8. Proceed to Match Protocol

Join the Custom Game (Away Team)

  1. Open NBA 2K24

  2. Accept the game invitation

    1. If the invite does not pop up, open the Playstation “Notifications” to confirm that the invite has not been received.

  3. Once joined, proceed to Match Protocol

Match Protocol (All Players)

  1. The Home Team will press “Option” to advance

  2. Both players select their Current NBA Team

  3. Once confirmed, both players will press “X” to ready and begin the game

    1. If a disconnection occurs, the lobby will close. For further instructions, see Section 3.3.2 Game Disconnection.

    2. Pauses are bound to the features & limitations inside NBA 2K. Excessive pausing is not allowed by Section 12.1.3 Disruptive Behavior.

    3. If a rule violation occurs, pause the game, notify PlayVS Support, and head to Match Lobby Chat to communicate further.

  4. Once the game is complete, both teams will confirm the results using the PlayVS Match Assistant.

  5. Repeat the previous Custom Game & Match Protocol steps and complete the match.

Skip Assistant Protocol

Note: This feature will skip the NBA 2K match assistant. Player capabilities will be limited, and results must be reported manually.

  1. Click “Game Settings”

  2. Click “Skip Assistant”

  3. Confirm that you want to Skip the Match Assistant

  4. Continue the match.

Post-Match Process

  • After both teams agree to the final game's result using the PlayVS Match Assistant, the match will be complete, and results will be recorded.

  • Take in-game screenshots at the end of each game for your records.

  • If the Match Assistant is skipped, coaches are responsible for verifying that results have been reported manually.

  • Matches without results will be quarantined and risk a match loss for both teams by default.

  • If the results are inaccurate, contact PlayVS Support for further assistance.

Helpful Guides for Game Day:

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


V1.0 // 9/8/2023 - Updated for the 23/24 school year

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