Liquipedia:Liquipedia News

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March 5, 2016
  • Liquipedia Commons is officially launched. On the other Liquipedia wikis, uploading has been disabled, as all files will have to be uploaded to the Commons wiki. This centralized file resource will help us be more consistent for some images such as team logos or to share player photos across several wikis.
January 6, 2015
  • The syntax of {{prize pool slot}} has changed, please check the documentation.
September 29, 2015
  • The wiki software has been upgraded, from MediaWiki 1.22.5 to 1.25.2.
    • The skins had to be updated, but the visual result should be the same. One exception is that lock icons for HTTPS links are gone.
    • Category pages can now be moved. It is not a category move though, just a move of the page for the category.
    • The extension VideoFlash has been replaced by EmbedVideo for video embeds (mainly YouTube videos). This also means support for HTML5 videos has been dropped.
May 22, 2015
January 15, 2015
  • Template:Infobox_Player_2 was replaced by a refreshed version of Template:Infobox_Player
May 23, 2014
  • Added new Infobox icons/updated old ones making them look better.
May 22, 2014
  • Updated player infobox links from to, let us know if anything broke.
May 10, 2014
  • New template to display participating teams and players for tournaments, {{TeamCard}}.
April 30, 2014
  • New template for showing cross wiki articles, {{Liquipedia links}} which adds image links in the top right of articles.
  • Store portal got it's own banner on the Main Page.
April 11, 2014
  • Semantic MediaWiki was implemented along with some other new extensions, report any bugs as you see them.
older news...

Older News[edit]

February 10, 2014
  • Added a template for displaying cosmetic items on the wiki, {{CosmeticItem}}.
January 17, 2014
  • Added extension using Valve's web API to fill out match detail, either in brackets or in full. Make sure to enable advanced editing tools in your editing preferences to see the two new icons (cogs) in your toolbar.
September 12, 2013
  • Added icon for matches in brackets with extra info in the match detail pop up box.
June 20, 2013
  • Main page was updated with another portal link (Patch) and two more tournaments in the Tournament List.
June 15, 2013
  • Countdown functionality has been added to Groups (Soon for brackets too).
January 25, 2013
  • Latest Transfers box was added to the Main Page. Showing the latest player trades and transfers.
  • New brackets with better template integration and on-mouse-over team highlighting.
December 23, 2012
September 10, 2012
  • Our 23rd Liquipedia News post on Team Liquid is finally out! In it, we discuss gains we have made in the past since our last post, as well as an insight into the things that we are working towards in the future with your help. Feel free to check it out on the forums here.
August 5, 2012
  • Media, such as interviews and image galleries, are becoming more common in the scene and we want to archive them properly. Use Liquipedia:GalleryTemplate for large events with multiple external links or {{ExternalMediaLink}} for smaller media lists such as player interview sections
June 13, 2012
  • There is still a Preview button on the edit screen. Previewing edits before submitting makes all of our editors' lives easier. Please use the preview feature before submitting!
May 1, 2012
  • We have upgraded to MediaWiki version 1.18.3. Most improvements are pretty hard to see, but there is a new wiki editor that you can enable in your preferences, should you wish to try it out. Additionally, cache settings have been tweaked and we should see better performance on the wiki across the board.

April 26, 2012

  • The links on the flags have changed to go to the category page of that nation/region. Like this flag Sweden is now linked to Category:Sweden. Not all nations with flags have category pages yet, so feel free to create them and link the sub-categories (such as categories for players, tournaments, or teams) to the page.

March 22, 2012

  • A new Match List template for group play was added called {{MatchList}}, this is the first template with a new feature where we can not just show / hide the whole table, but we can additionally show / hide particular rows, we will use this for map results and thus the link in the title row of the table is +maps and -maps.

February 4, 2012

  • The Contributors forum has been created! It's a great place for regular contributors to discuss standards and suggest things and have all sorts of other neat discussions. If you can't see it yet, contribute more! You'll get there soon.

December 4, 2011

  • As we grow we expect more and more decisions to be made by the general consensus of active editors and it is important that everybody's opinion is heard. As it is currently difficult to keep track of discussions, the Liquipedia:Discussions portal has been created to help you find the active discussions on the wiki.

November 7, 2011

  • Check out the latest Liquipedia Review #21, it shows off Navboxes and the ToAnchor templates and how they're changing the way people have to browse Liquipedia 2. There's also a cool interview with Gecko, a contributor on Liquipedia 1, and some other news detailing the progress on the BroodWar tournament pages.

November 1, 2011

September 26, 2011

  • The Liquipedia Review #20 has been posted. Detailing the bracket changes. Also asking for help with old Brood War tournaments still needing to have articles over on Liquipedia 1.

September 20, 2011

  • We have added a {{Navbox}} template, allowing for large groups of pages to be easily connected. A new template called {{HiddenAnchor}} has also been added, please use this when adding entries to pages with long lists. Further explanation is available here.

August 9, 2011

  • There's a new Liquipedia Review #19 out. Also the racial colours have changed to a slightly paler shade of their previous colours and random is now a pale orange. We've also added the Google +1 buttons to all the pages (including this one), click on it if you like a page.

June 14, 2011

  • We're doing things! We're simply amazed at the number of pages which are getting edited and added these days, and as such we figured we'd make a page to tell everyone pages we think are awesome! Feel free to contribute.

May 25, 2011

May 9, 2011

  • Links to a players Fan Club page can now be added to the player infobox by setting the variable |fanpage= in the {{Infobox Player}} template on the player's page.

May 5, 2011

  • List of Tournaments without a page was made for tournaments that are/were notable but lacks a page. Feel free to update the list with other notable tournaments or start a page about one of the tournaments listed.

April 28, 2011

  • A progress reward similar to how the brood war unit picture works on forum has been implemented for contributions to Liquipedia. Liquipedia weekly #17

April 2, 2011

March 28, 2011

  • Changes have been made the to the {{player}} template, with a new optional variable link you can now customize how the link from the player will be, removing the need for the {{playersp}} template.

March 19, 2011

  • TSL 3 Bracket Competition begins. Check the current standings on the rankings page.

March 7, 2011

  • We have upgraded to MediaWiki 1.16.2. Please report any issues at the Feedback Thread. It also allows you to use the new vector skin (see preferences)!

February 24, 2011

  • New default skin for the wiki. If you want to use the old one you can change the skin choice in preferences to liquipediatwo.

February 13, 2011

  • Check out this awesome video by Chobopeon!


February 9, 2011

  • A new infobox for shows and podcasts has been created {{Infobox Show}}. For a template page for show pages go to Show Template.

January 30, 2011

January 19, 2011

January 12, 2011

  • Editing Liquipedia now requires you to log in with your account.

November 23, 2010

November 10, 2010

October 20, 2010

  • We now have 4 standard templates for minerals, gas, build time and supply. Use {{minerals}}, {{gas}}, {{buildtime}}, and {{supply}}. You can even use variables for the corresponding race icon.

August 2, 2010

  • A tutorial for creating a tournament page is now available here.

July 21, 2010

  • IMPORTANT: Help us review all the Unit and Spell pages!
  • New Liquipedia section: The ultimate SC2 single player walk-through. Check what's missing at Campaign, start contributing using the MissionTemplate or check out the first mission: Liberation Day.
  • All Player pages have had a minor revamp and update ready for WoL's release. It's time for some Liquipedia housekeeping so join in and try and improve any article you can!
  • Liquipedia has had its first birthday! Join the celebrations!
  • There is also a Liquipedia writing contest going on, with a Hwaseung Team Shirt as the prize! The details are here.
  • Patch Changes are here! (version
  • New sections being added: Spells, Players, Leagues and Strategy.
  • StarCraft II sections now underway are Players, Units, Buildings and Maps.
  • Patch Changes are here! (updated with
  • With the announced release of the StarCraft II Beta, Liquipedia is expanding as well
  • Liquipedia looking for new enthusiastic contributors to help out!