OK just to help set expectations and let you guys know what's going on with our servers on the backend. We have regional and global match making, but we don't have lobby migration in place. That would have taken a month+ to do well. We also wanted to see how lobbies front and back fill. Here's some details on what to expect.
QUICKPLAY - This will be your primary way to connect to server to play the beta. You will see this in the main menu as your first choice. Upon clicking you may have to wait upwards of 5 mins before connecting to a server. It is checking where you are in the world, then narrowing down to country, region, city, to assure you connect to players that are in your area. This keeps ping low. If you've been waiting for 5 mins and you are not connecting, back out and try again. If you connect to a lobby and you're the only player sitting in a lobby...(forever alone) Just hang tight. You should start to see others connect in. Don't ready up until you at least have 5 players as that will make for a better match. If you sit in a lobby for several minutes alone, back out and try again. Another option you may try is to go into quickplay and then invite your friends to that lobby. This works perfectly.
PRIVATE MATCH - This option runs flawlessly as it is a 100% Peer-to-Peer. Which means the person that sets up the private match is the host. So you need to have a speedy connection for the match to run smoothly. Once you have a private match setup, use INVITE FRIENDS button built into the lobby to get your friends in.
PARTY - The beta supports parties. You can set this up in the menu. Just click parties and send out invites. Once you have a party banded together you can start either a QUICKPLAY session (dedicated servers) OR a PRIVATE MATCH.
Will update with more soon. Thanks guys and we appreciate your patience.