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PlayVS Game Day Protocol

Everything needed to set up and compete in PlayVS Matches

Updated over a week ago

Important: The 2024-2025 Rulebook and Match Instructions updates are underway. Check back here in the future for more information! Once finalized, all changes will be communicated to our community through a separate Summary of Changes article. Thanks for your patience!

IT Steps - Day of Match

Important: Prevent school network maintenance from interfering with your game days! Share the season schedule and match times with your IT Department!

Setting Up the Match

  1. Log into your PlayVS account.

  2. Locate your matchup in the Schedule, 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. In the Match Assistant, Click Ready Up.

    • Coaches can make this action up to two hours before match time

    • Students can make this action up to 15 minutes before match time

Important: Throughout the match, both teams must use the Match Assistant to proceed using the tool. If you see “Waiting on Opponent,” let your opponent know in Match Lobby Chat that you are waiting on their selection.

Once both teams Ready Up, the match is ready to begin. If needed, head over to your title’s Match Instructions for a detailed step-by-step guide to creating the lobby and competing in-game.

Substitution Protocol

  1. A Team Member from each team must click Change Roster.

  2. The Team Member clicks Confirm.

  3. Once reset, teams can make roster changes and continue their Match.

Reset Assistant Protocol

  1. Click “Game Settings”

  2. Click “Reset Current Game”

Note: Confirmation from both sides is needed to reset the Match Assistant.

Skip Assistant Protocol

Note: This feature will skip the Match Assistant. Player capabilities will be limited, and the Coach must report results 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.

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

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