Is there a banlist or way to block certain players from being in the games you play?

Update - To clarify, the banlist I mention is a personal ban list on your account. It's not a public banlist on Blizzard.

Update #2 - Further clarification of what a Banlist is. I'm interested in the blocking/banning aspect and maybe even the safelisting-- essentially a system to write and save a comment about players you encounter and play with.

From About WC3 Banlist:

This program is created to make an effort at keeping your Warcraft III custom games (for example DotA) free of notorious leavers. Thereby it offers a local database (to which you can add people yourself) to alert you when a "leaver" joins your game or someone you've kept some information about.

The program can do this in various ways:

  • Play a sound as soon as a leaver is detected, or banned
  • Display a text in-game floating at the top of your screen
  • Copy a text into the clipboard, so you can view the comment by pressing CTRL-V

Further features include:

  • Synchronization with other people's banlists via the Banlist.nl Buddy Banlist System
  • Integration of clans' banlists / safelists
  • Showing the country of or ping to joined players or the host
  • A real-time chat interface for Warcraft III using built-in stylesheets to match the Warcraft III-look or another look to your liking
  • An anti-download option which enables you to have people who try to download the map (when hosting) auto-kicked
  • Automatic slot-reservation for your friends and clanmates
  • Automatically copying the game name if your friend joins a game
  • it would be nice to block the "I'm going to hide my CC in the corner of the map so the game won't end until you can build a mutalisk to come kill it" kind of players. Aug 31, 2010 at 21:45
  • and don't get me started on the fake GGers. they are like a con man saying "thank you" as they steal your money. Aug 31, 2010 at 21:50
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    @tzenes I don't think it's a duplicate at all. I asked the question on that post too. The answer accepted on that was to report the abuse to Blizzard. This post specifically asks if there is a way to block/ban a player from games you are in, which may not necessarily have anything to do with TKing or abuse/harassment. The very heart of the questions are different, but the answers yielded may be similar. I don't think that warrants a close or a vote down.
    – spong
    Aug 31, 2010 at 22:31
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    @sunpech I think that an answer that gave how to block would be useful to the question I linked as well as this one. I don't really see the purpose in producing that information in two places, or having each question link to the others. It seems to me, the situation is simple enough: you did not get an answer about blocking to the first question. The solution is not to open a new question, but request additional answers. To help facilitate this I would recommend offering a bounty on the original question to anyone who can supply a blocking method. If you lack the rep I am willing to supply.
    – tzenes
    Aug 31, 2010 at 23:08

2 Answers 2


No. There isn't. Especially not on the ladder. Then you could say "Block everyone else in the top 200", and you'd never lose! (if you were good enough to beat everyone else)

  • but you would not get many points for beating people that were so far below you, so that should be counterproductive, if the rating algorithm makes any sense at all. Aug 31, 2010 at 21:43
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    @PeterRecore it doesn't matter, people like to win more than they like to have a good rating. This is this is the same reason people engage in smurfing.
    – TM.
    Sep 1, 2010 at 19:21
  • @T M people are jerks then ;) Sep 1, 2010 at 20:57
  • @PeterRecore Yup.
    – McKay
    Sep 1, 2010 at 21:46
  • I think this may be the correct answer. At least Blizzard/Battle.net doesn't offer any kind of banlist feature. Only squelching/muting communication.
    – spong
    Sep 3, 2010 at 20:38

According to this post, you can block players and you will no longer be matched with them. This is the equivalent of how WoW's Looking-for-dungeon feature will not group you with people on your ignore list. I'm not sure if this will prevent you from playing against them.

  • Well, can you please document how that occurs?
    – McKay
    Aug 31, 2010 at 22:33
  • I'll let my choice of upvote depend on whoever puts in a link that settles this
    – Ivo Flipse
    Sep 1, 2010 at 8:06
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    I think this block feature only squelch/ignores communication from that player. I don't believe it will stop the player from being paired with or against you.
    – spong
    Sep 3, 2010 at 3:34

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