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- League Streaming Status

- Anti-Cheat Policy

- Court Martial & Ban Appeal

- PBBans Streaming

- Preview: server management and GUID checks

- Eurodomination Ban Policy (full document)


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Euro Domination currently support PunksBuster (PB) & Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) enabled games

- All games supported by PB must be played with PB enabled on the server.

- All games supported by VAC must be played while being logged on Steam.

The full version of the Euro Domination Anti-Cheat Policy can be found on our forum: Full Euro Domination Ban Policy

Euro Domination follows a strict Anti-Cheat Policy:

- All PB GUIDs added to Euro Domination are checked against the PBBans, PunksBusted (PsB) and Game-Violations (GV) ban lists before a player is cleared to play in Euro Domination
- All VAC Community Steam IDs added to Euro Domination are checked against VacBanned.com and steambans.com ban lists before a player is cleared to play in Euro Domination.
- All PB GUIDs of players registered on Euro Domination are checked weekly against the PBBans, PsB and GV ban lists
- All VAC Community Steam IDs of players registered on Euro Domination are checked weekly against the Van Banned and Steam Bans ban list.
- Any player found on any ban list will be permanently banned from Euro Domination for the game in which they were banned, including players with multiple clean GUIDs or Community Steam IDs
- All clans are required to stream their match server(s) to PBBans for the duration of all Euro Domination matches, which can run in parallel to PsB or GV streaming Here for details.If youre playing a VAC supported game this is not applicable.
- All servers are required to run the Euro Domination PunkBuster config during matches (found on the downloads) If you’re playing a VAC supported game this is not applicable
An overview of players banned from Euro Domination, can be found on our forum: Court Martial

Ban statistics:
- 355 permanent Euro Domination bans across all games
- 335 permanent Call of Duty 2 bans
- 363 permanent Call of Duty 4 bans
- 17 permanent Call of Duty World at War bans
- 431 permanent Valve Anti Cheat bans
- 11 permanent Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- 6.6% of E-Dom players permanently banned

If you feel you have been incorrectly banned by Euro Domination, you should appeal your ban on the following link:

banappeal Ban Appeal
Streaming your server to PBBans is required on Euro Domination. Streaming means that the PunkBuster logs of your server are automatically sent to a central repository. PBBans use a streaming method that allows you to stream to PBBans and PsB or GV simultaneously

PBBans streaming is 2-way instead of 1-way (PsB, GV) and therefore gives us additional functionality:
- The ability to stream to PBBans and PsB/GV at the same time
- Live banning: no need to manually update your ban list
- Ban list integration: players that are on the PBBans or GV ban list will be kicked from your server *
- Live PB GUID checks: player PB GUIDs on a server can be automatically checked against the Euro Domination database before matches
- Live server checks: the PunkBuster settings (PB settings, CVAR checks, MD5 tool checks) can be automatically checked before a match starts
- Euro Domination admins have access to PB server logs and can parse them to find disallowed key binds
* PBBans are not allowed to use the PunksBusted ban list (public and private). Euro Domination therefore check all registered GUIDs against the PsB ban list regularly. We recommend all clans to stream to PsB as well and use Auto-MBL to get the latest PsB bans
arrow How do I stream my server to PBBans ?
Manage your clan servers: yourservers

Perform GUID checks:
guidchecks

Perform server checks:
serverchecker version shown is an example, and may not be the current version
Eurodomination Anti-Cheat Policy

The Euro Domination position relating to maintaining a fair, fun and most importantly cheat-free community for all members can be found here.

In this policy:
- Eurodomination, Euro Domination and [E-Dom] are equally used but mean the same,
- VAC and Valve Anti Cheat are equally used but mean the same,
- Steam Community ID and SCID are equally used but mean the same.


Court Martialled

The posts in this section of the forum are meant as a publically displayed banlist for any player who has used a PunkBuster GUID or a Steam Community ID (SCID) for a Euro Domination account which has been banned after that player successfully registered on the Euro Domination site (as a banned PunkBuster GUID or SCID cannot get through Euro Domination registration checks)

We gather this information in various ways :
- A regular search against the constantly updating PunkBuster GUID banlists of PBBans, PunksBusted (PsB), Game-Violations (GV) and Gemeinsam gegen Cheater (GGC)
- Any player found on any ban list will be permanently banned from Euro Domination for the game of the ban, including players with multiple clean GUIDs in that game
- Following tip-offs from the Euro Domination/gaming community about possible banned/returned players (This will be done with complete confidentiality unless you specifically want it otherwise)
- A regular search against the constantly updating Valve Anti-Cheat banlists of vacbanned.com and steambans.com for banned SCID's.
- If any player is found out to be banned from the X-Ray Anti-Cheat banlist, they will be banned from Euro Domination for the game of the ban, unless Eurodomination thinks otherwise.
- If any player is found out to be banned from the UAC Anti-Cheat banlist, they will be banned from Euro Domination for the game of the ban, unless Eurodomination thinks otherwise.



Eurodomination Ban Process

General Process
- By submitting any ID, all linked ID's will be checked.
- Any re-offend will result in a permanent ban from Eurodomination.
- Cheating in an official Eurodomination match will result in an immediate permanent ban from Eurodomination.
- Players that attempt to re-join with a new alias, with or without a GUID, will have the ban extended, receiving a 12 month temporary ban across all Euro Domination games starting on the date they are found out.
- Players that have created 3 new accounts to avoid punishment will be permanently banned from Euro Domination.


Punkbuster

When a banned PunkBuster GUID is found to match a PunkBuster GUID used on an Euro Domination account, the information is carefully verified and the player subsequently banned from Euro Domination for the game matching the ban.

This is also the case when a clean PunkBuster GUID used on an Euro Domination account is found to be linked to a banned PunkBuster GUID (whether they game is played at Euro Domination or not).

If the player plays multiple games within Euro Domination, they will be permanently banned from the game in which the PunkBuster ban is associated. They will also be temporarily banned from all the games they play within Euro Domination for a period of 6 months, effective from the date of the PunkBuster ban (so this might have already expired when we discover the ban, meaning they get a permanent ban in one game but are able to play straight away in another).

After the 6 month period, the player can again play in Euro Domination for all games except the one with a PunkBuster ban associated.

Players with multiple PunkBuster bans in a game or over different games (whether they are games played at Euro Domination or not) are classed as serial hackers, likely to re-offend and as such, we will permanently ban them from all games within Euro Domination.


Valve Anti Cheat

When a banned Steam Community ID is found to match a SCID used on a Euro Domination account, the player will be permanently banned from all Steam games on Euro Domination.

They will also be temporarily banned from all other games they play within Euro Domination for a period of 6 months, effective from the date the VAC ban was found.

After the 6 month period, the player can again play in Euro Domination for all games and for Steam/VAC games with a new account, for more information, see 'Eurodominations Second Chance Policy' below.

VAC bans on Euro Domintation are permanent per account and players who have a VAC ban will not be permitted to play Steam games on Euro domination on that account. There is no reliable way to determine which game engine the ban was for so therefore a VAC ban means a total Steam game ban on Euro Domination on the account you submitted.

Eurodominations Second Chance Policy
We believe the VAC Policy above is harsh but as said before, we can not alter that policy because we simply can not determine for what game/engine the ban was for hence we decided to give, as forthcoming as we can be, players a 'Second Chance'. We believe unfair bans (on VAC's part), hacked accounts and/or the impossibility to play future games on Eurodomination are cancelled out by this policy.

I: Banned from game supported by [E-Dom]
Assuming a player has his Steam Account banned from Eurodomination because of a game, supported by [E-Dom], being banned, he can appeal the ban, after the 6 month temporary ban if he would like to play another game on Eurodomination, than the banned one. He will then be asked to submit a new (clean) Steam Account on which he should play the game(s) he would like to play, except the one being banned for. When this second account or any other GUID has been found out to be banned, at any time, the player will be classed as a serial hacker and will be permanently banned from Eurodomination.

II: Banned from game not supported by [E-Dom]
Assuming a player has his Steam Account banned from Eurodomination because of a game, not supported by [E-Dom], he can appeal the ban, after the 6 month temporary ban (after all, the player did cheat) if he would like to play any other game on Eurodomination. After the player in question has shown an authorised [E-Dom] Admin, that he is not banned for a game within Eurodomination, by staying on a VAC secured server for that/those game for a period of time, he will then be asked to submit a new (clean) Steam Account on which he should play the game(s) he would like to play. When this second account or any other GUID has been found out to be banned, at any time, the player will be classed as a serial hacker and will be permanently banned from Eurodomination.

III: Account hijacked
Assuming a player has his Steam Account banned from Eurodomination because of the reason his account has been hijacked, he can appeal the ban directly. If evidence from Steam Support can be provided that the ban has been caused during the period it was hijacked, an authorised [E-Dom] Admin will check if this proof is solid by remote view on the victims computer. If the evidence shown turns out to be solid, the 6 month temporary ban will be lifted. However, if Steam has not removed the ban(s) on record on that particular account, the player in question unfortunately has to create a new account to be able to play on Eurodomination. See Note 2 below for an explanation.

Note 1: A player abusing our Second Chance policy by surreptitiously playing official [E-Dom] matches on his old account, whether it was found out by a player in Eurodomination or Admin, will be immediately banned permanently from Eurodomination.

Note 2: To be clear, when a player has 'ban(s) on record' on his Steam Account, he will, at no possibility, be able to play on that account on Eurodomination anymore, simply because of the fact we can not see how many ban(s) on record there are.


UAC Anti Cheat

When a UAC ID is found out to be banned, the player will be permanently banned from the game, which the screenshot was from, unless Anti-Cheat Admins think otherwise.

They will also be temporarily banned from all other games they play within Euro Domination for a period of 6 months, effective from the date the UAC ban was given.

After the 6 month period, the player can again play in Euro Domination for all games except the one he is permanently banned from. If the player in question also has a VAC ban on his name for the violation he was caught for on UAC, VAC rules (above) apply.

If the player in question submits a new UAC ID, it will not be vaildated by Euro Domination, even though it might be a clean UAC ID. When an Anti-Cheat Admin, however, decides the UAC ban was unjust, the player might be asked to submit a new UAC ID.

X-Ray Anti Cheat

When a Centra GUID is found containing any banned screenshots used on a Euro Domination account, the player will be permanently banned from the game, which the screenshot was from.

They will also be temporarily banned from all other games they play within Euro Domination for a period of 6 months, effective from the date the X-Ray screenshot was uploaded.

After the 6 month period, the player can again play in Euro Domination for all games except the one they are permanently banned from. If the player in question also has a VAC ban on his name for the violation he was caught for on X-Ray, VAC rules (above) apply.

If the player in question submits a new Centra GUID, it will not be vaildated by Euro Domination, even though it might be a clean Centra GUID.




Euro Domination reserves the right to ban any player permanently across all games at our discretion, based on individual circumstances. As well as adjusting the length of any Euro Domination ban as we see fit, at any time with or without prior warning.

Eurodomination Ban Appeal Process

PBBans, PsB and GV PunkBuster GUID bans are in no way influenced by Euro Domination, and thus, you cannot appeal these through Euro Domination. This also applies for every vacbanned.com, steambans.com, X-Ray ban and UAC Ban.

While every effort is made by the Euro Domination staff to ensure only positive player to banned PunkBuster GUID's, Steam Community ID's or Centra GUID's are made, in reality there can be exceptional circumstances leading to an incorrect clean PunkBuster GUID, Steam Community ID or Centra GUID being linked to a Euro Domination player.

If you believe this has happened to you or a member of your clan, contact a Euro Domination Anti Cheat Admin or Head Admin with all the information you believe proves the Euro Domination ban to be a mistake.

This information will then be carefully checked and a decision will be made (no timescale can be promised by Euro Domination staff for this process), this might require Euro Domination staff to make additional requests to assist your case/gather further evidence.

Only clean PunkBuster GUID's, SCID's, Centra GUID's or UAC Bans banned by Euro Domination due to matching against a known banned PunkBuster banned GUID, SCID, Centra GUID or UAC ID, can be appealed in this way.

All appeals will be taken seriously by E-Dom staff.


Useful Links

EvenBalance (created and update PunkBuster) : http://www.evenbalance.com/
PBBans : http://www.pbbans.com/
PunksBusted (PsB) : http://www.punksbusted.com/
Game-Violations (GV) : http://game-violations.ggl.com/
Gemeinsam gegen Cheater (GGC) : http://www.ggc-stream.com/
X-Ray Anti Cheat : http://www.xraygaming.com/
UAC3 Anti Cheat : www.uac3.com
Vacbanned.com : http://www.vacbanned.com
Steambans : http://www.steambans.com
Valve Anti Cheat (VAC) : Valve Anti Cheat
E-Dom Staff : http://www.eurodomination.net/staff.php