How much time do players have to accept their spot on the waitlist?

When a spot on the waitlist opens up, the first player on the waitlist has two hours to click join! There is a two hour hold if the event is more than SIXTEEN hours in the future. If the event is 16 hours to 1 hour away, there is a 30 minute hold; If the event is less that 1 hour away, there is a 10 minute hold time.

In this example below, the waitlist is active. The first person, Andreas, missed their spot while the second person, Bart, has an hour and 13 minutes left to accept their spot. Note: this is greater than 16 hours before the start time of the event.

This view of the active waitlist shows you if somebody is currently being offered a spot on the waitlist.