Liquipedia:Notability Guidelines

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Please note that inclusion of pages in mainspace is ultimately up to the discretion of the Liquipedia administrators.

Sadly, not everything can be added to the wiki. We want all our pages to be as up-to-date as possible and to meet our quality standards in general. That is made harder the more pages are created, not to mention additional factors, such as the fact that lower ranked teams tend to not have social media where they announce transfers, and so on.

Now, these are not non-negotiable. This wiki contains coverage of certain teams, players and scenes that do not actually meet our guidelines, however they are considered to be of special importance to their local scene or to Age of Empires history as a whole. Any pages that do not meet these guidelines will not be deleted, but will be moved to your user space.

If you disagree with the decision for a certain page, please do come chat in our Discord Discord.

Guidelines[edit]

Players[edit]

Players may receive their individual pages, as long as they surpass a certain threshold of notability. Check the bullet points below. If your chosen player fits at least one of these, then they are likely notable to warrant a page on this wiki.

  • 1v1 Achievements: If the player has achieved notable results in 1v1 tournaments across at least 5 tournament apperances.
  • Team Achievements: If the player has achieved notable results in team tournaments across at least 5 tournament apperances.
  • Previous history: If the player was a professional player in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft 2, ...)

Tournaments[edit]

Tournaments with a cash prize of at least $50 USD (except Show Matches, where the requirement is $100 USD) should be added right away for documentary purposes. They are required to have a verifiable public source for results. Sources such as a website, a social media page or other third party platforms, need to provide such material and be kept up to date.

Tiers guidelines[edit]

Each game has its own set of guidelines for which tier each tournament qualifies. Events must comply with at least one of these guidelines for them to be eligible for that tier.

It is also worth noting that Region Locked events (that is, events that only allow players from a specific nationality or geographical region) cannot be S-tier events and are less likely to be given higher tier considerations, given the skill cap of such tournaments is indirectly capped.

These guidelines will remain active for the remainder of 2021. At the start of 2022, we will be switching over to a new set of guidelines. You can preview the Work in Progress version of those here.

  • S-tier:
    • Major Offline event with notable players.
    • Prize pool of at least $10000 USD.
  • A-tier:
    • Prize pool of at least $2000 USD.
    • Prize pool of at least $1000 USD Prizepool with a large number of notable players participating.
  • B-tier:
    • Prize pool of at least $250 USD.
    • Prize pool of at least $50 USD with a large number of notable players.
  • C-tier:
    • Prize pool of at least $50 USD.
    • A number of notable players.
  • On non professional and low-ELO tournaments:
    • If an event features a large prizepool and directs major attention to the Age of Empires scene it can be added even if it doesn't feature major players.
    • Small scale tournaments with a maximum ELO should NOT be added even if they meet the prizepool guidelines.
    • Non monetary prizes (giftcards, merchendize, etc) should not be counted towards the prize pool.
  • S-tier:
    • Major Offline event with notable players.
    • Prize pool of at least $1000 USD.
  • A-tier:
    • Prize pool of at least $500 USD.
  • B-tier:
    • Prize pool of at least $150 USD.
  • C-tier:
    • Prize pool of at least $50 USD.
  • On non professional and low-ELO tournaments:
    • If an event features a large prizepool and directs major attention to the Age of Empires scene it can be added even if it doesn't feature major players.
    • Small scale tournaments with a maximum ELO should NOT be added even if they meet the prizepool guidelines.
    • Non monetary prizes (giftcards, merchendize, etc) should not be counted towards the prize pool.
  • S-tier:
    • Major Offline event with notable players.
    • Prize pool sizes To be Determined.
  • A-tier:
    • Prize pool sizes To be Determined.
  • B-tier:
    • Prize pool sizes To be Determined.
  • C-tier:
    • Prize pool greater than $50 USD.
  • On non professional and low-ELO tournaments:
    • If an event features a large prizepool and directs major attention to the Age of Empires scene it can be added even if it doesn't feature major players.
    • Small scale tournaments with a maximum ELO should NOT be added even if they meet the prizepool guidelines.
    • Non monetary prizes (giftcards, merchendize, etc) should not be counted towards the prize pool.

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Broadcast talent is defined as any member of a production of a stream or video related to a notable tournament. Casters, Hosts, Observers, Directors, etc.

Any of the following criteria must be true for a Broadcast Talent to be deemed notable. Worth noting that this is a work in progress list of criteria and may be subject to change in the future.

  • Participated in an A-Tier or greater event as part of the main broadcast team.
  • Participated in at least 3 B-Tier event as part of the main broadcast team.
  • Participated in at least 10 events, regardless of tier, and is a Twitch, Youtube, or Facebook Gaming partner.
  • Participated in at least 10 events, regardless of tier, and is able to prove consistent 50+ viewership for those events.

Map Creators & Scripters[edit]

A map creator and/or scripter is defined as the individual or group that creates custom maps or random map scripts for any Age of Empires game.

For map creators and/or scripters to be deemed notable enough for a Liquipedia page, they must meet all the following criteria. Worth noting this is a work in progress criteria and is subject to change.

  • Created at least 3 maps that were part of the ladder or a S-tier tournament.

Tournament Organizers[edit]

Given the grassroots nature of Age of Empires esports, Tournament Organizers (TOs) are defined as the individuals or groups organizing and administrating tournaments for themselves or on behalf of another person or organization.

Tournament Organizers are implied to be sponsors for their monetary investment or labor investment in the events they organize. For this reason, they are not meant to be added to the sponsor field in tournament pages.

For a Tournament Organizer to be given a Liquipedia page, they must meet all of the following criteria. Worth noting this is a work in progress criteria and is subject to change.

  • Organized tournaments with a combined prizepool of more than $10,000 in any tournament format tracked by Liquipedia.
  • Organized at least 3 notable Tournaments with over 8 players in capacity.


User pages[edit]

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