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Manually create/join a realtime match

Is it possible for a player to create an RTSession and join it, and allow other people to join it, without them participating in matchmaking?

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Hey James,

Apologies for the late response, you can match players manually by using a pending match, you can read more about this in our guide here.

You can also review our Real Time API Reference here and their is also a tutorial on using our real time services here.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Ready to assist further,

- Tony.

Well the case is, that sometimes players can create a game for their friends/guild-mates only to join. There is a link posted into the guild activity chat which when a player taps will have them join it.

The game starts when 4 people have joined.

It seems to me that this would be a lot more appropriate to do as a challenge instead of matchmaking, except there doesn't seem to be any way to do a 'real time' challenge (ie, an RTSession is allocated, all the players can connect to it, and can keep track of disconnections).

So. That is my predicament.

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