One (1) player per team
Format: Best of Three (Bo3)
For more details, review the NBA 2K Rulebook
Join the lobby within the 30-minute grace period
Communicate via Match Lobby Chat
Everything you need to compete in a PlayVS NBA 2K24 Match
Home Teams will create private matches and send invitations
Spectators should be removed unless approved per Section 7.7 of the High School Competition Rulebook.
In the event of any issues, finish the current game, then notify PlayVS Support for further assistance.
IT Steps: Day of Match
Restart each console
Open the PS4-edition NBA 2K24 to check for updates
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
Log into their PlayVS account.
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!
Click Ready Up
Confirm the correct starters are listed, and click “Confirm Roster”
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.
Once you reach Prepare for Game 1
Create the Custom Game (Home Team)
Open NBA 2K24 for PS4
Select “Play Now”
Select “Play with Friends Online”
Press “Triangle” to set the Locker Room to Invite Only
Under “Who’s Online,” select your Opponent’s in-game name to send the invite
Let your opponent know in Lobby Chat that an invite has been sent
Once they join, Press “Option” on the controller to Advance &confirm in-game settings:
Game Mode: Private Match
Game Style: Superstar
Quarter Length: 5 minutes
Proceed to Match Protocol
Join the Custom Game (Away Team)
Open NBA 2K24
Accept the game invitation
If the invite does not pop up, open the Playstation “Notifications” to confirm that the invite has not been received.
Once joined, proceed to Match Protocol
Match Protocol (All Players)
The Home Team will press “Option” to advance
Both players select their Current NBA Team
Once confirmed, both players will press “X” to ready and begin the game
If a disconnection occurs, the lobby will close. For further instructions, see Section 3.3.2 Game Disconnection.
Pauses are bound to the features & limitations inside NBA 2K. Excessive pausing is not allowed by Section 12.1.3 Disruptive Behavior.
If a rule violation occurs, pause the game, notify PlayVS Support, and head to Match Lobby Chat to communicate further.
Once the game is complete, both teams will confirm the results using the PlayVS Match Assistant.
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.
Click “Game Settings”
Click “Skip Assistant”
Confirm that you want to Skip the Match Assistant
Continue the match.
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