FAQ > GAME MODES > How do Custom matches work?

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Custom matchs are unranked games in which a match request is sent to a specific player from friends or recent opponents. Since these matches are friendly (unranked) there is no time-limit during deployment and the map played is not randomized.

After selecting a player to send the match request to, you will be put directly into the game and may play your first turn. At this point the game will be "waiting for opponent" to make their move. Unless you know the other player is actually ready to play immediately, you are now free to do something else. When they make a move you will recieve a notification (unless you have turned this off) and will also see the game status change to "your turn" in the Quick Start list.