Need help with ue5 blueprints

So I need help with two things, I am trying to make a 1v1 arena sort of thing with 2 players using network connect.

  1. I have the multiplayer setup but when I hit play, the second player just auto spawns with the default pawn. How do I make it so it spawns with a different pawn?

  2. I have a UI at BeginPlay where it asks to “connect to ip” or “host” when I click any of the buttons the game starts the level (like it should) but the UI is still blocking the screen. How do I remove the UI after either they click “Host” or "Connect?