Multiplayer assign players

I’m working on a small demonstration and this is the first time I’ve tried to tackle multiplayer. The project is really simple. I’m using a dedicated server, hosting sessions of 2 players and the 2 players travel through an environment together. My problem is I can’t figure out how to assign a player 1 and player 2. I have 2 player starts and can let unreal assign them but I need control to capture whoever logs in first as player 1, assign a color then wait for player 2 and repeat. I’ve checked out the multiplayer shootout and the couch knights demo but I’m not following their setup. Any advice would be helpful.