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Liquipedia:Notability Guidelines

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Sadly, not everything can or should be added to the wiki. We want all our pages to be as up-to-date as possible and to meet our quality standards. Additionally, we strive to have all pages meet a certain level of notability to current fans of the game or those wanting to research its history. As such, some pages will be rejected due to a lack of quality or relevance. Any pages that do not meet these guidelines will NOT be deleted, but will be moved to your userspace.

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please join our Discord Discord and leave a message in the #counterstrike channel.

Guidelines[edit]

These guidelines were last updated on October 16, 2022

Please note that inclusion of pages in mainspace is ultimately up to the discretion of Liquipedia administrators. Therefore any page meeting the below-listed pages may still be moved to userspace, while other pages which may not meet them can still be granted a mainspace page.

Teams[edit]

Teams may receive pages when they surpass a certain threshold of notability as defined below.

  • Achievements: (any of)
    • Any team playing in a CS:GO Major Championship
    • Any team reaching the Top 50% of an S-Tier Tournament (excluding nationality-based events such as WESG)
    • Any team with participation in two RMR Events (only for Major cycles with a single LAN RMR event)
    • Teams that achieve consistent good results across multiple tournaments
      • Consistent good results are roughly defined as: (all of)
        • At least 10 completed events which are not Qualifiers nor Showmatches
        • At least 5 of these 10 events include Top 4 placements
        • At least $15,000 USD ($12,500 USD outside of major regions) in monetary tournament prize winnings
(All of these points shall only be applied for higher tier international events (which excludes amateur or lower division events) or in case of a regional event, only if a large amount of the best local teams are playing the event)


All of these criteria are valid for events held in 2016 and onwards. For teams that meet the guidelines with events held prior to 2016, please get approval via the Liquipedia Discord first.
To create a new team page, you can use our Team page tutorial.

Orgless Teams[edit]

As we would hope for every notable roster to find an organization, page creation for teams without an organization may be delayed despite their notability. The reason for this is that we do not want to have many pages for teams who have joined an organization shortly after the creation of the page, making it therefore less usable, since the team name is permanently retired in most instances. For example, a page for a team qualified for very notable A-Tier Tournaments or S-Tier Tournaments will typically be delayed until 2-3 days before the start of the event.

Academy Teams[edit]

Pages for academy or secondary teams of well-established organizations may be created if they meet ALL of the points below:

  • For two different calendar years, the main roster of the organization has reached the Top 50% in 5 S-Tier Tournaments played during that year
  • The academy team is a participant of the WePlay Academy League or already has spots in at least two other A-Tier or S-Tier Tournaments

Any academy or secondary team not meeting these points will follow the guidelines for regular teams. However, the size of the organization the team is tied to will be taken into consideration and the other requirements will be lowered based on it.

Women's Teams[edit]

As women's teams primarily compete within their own circuit, separate guidelines are applied. A page may be created for a team that meets ALL of the following points:

Any team which does not meet these points may be considered for a page using the guidelines for regular teams.

Players[edit]

Players may receive pages when they surpass a certain threshold of notability as detailed below.

  • Achievements: (any of)
    • Any player taking part in a CS:GO Major Championship
    • Any player who reaches the Top 50% of an S-Tier Tournament (this excludes nationality based events such as WESG)
    • Players with consistent good results across multiple tournaments
      • Consistent good results are roughly defined as: (all of)
        • At least 10 completed events which are not Qualifiers nor Showmatches
        • At least 5 of these events finished inside the Top 4
        • At least $3,000 USD ($2,500 USD outside of major regions) in monetary tournament prize winnings (this excludes individual events such as FPL)
(All of these points shall only be applied for higher tier international events (which excludes amateur or lower division events) or in case of a regional event, only if a large amount of the best local teams are playing the event)
  • Professional Player in a different title:
    • The player was a professional player in a different esports title such as VALORANT, Rainbow Six, or Overwatch where they have a page on the wiki of the game and additionally achieved good placements in multiple top tier events

  • Joining a highly notable Team: (both of)
    • A player joining a team whose core has previously played in multiple S-Tier and high quality A-Tier tournaments
    • A player joining a team that already has spots in multiple upcoming S-Tier or high quality A-Tier tournaments
      • High quality A-Tier events are roughly defined as: (any of)
        • Offline tournaments
        • Valve sponsored tournaments
        • Tournaments with a prize pool of at least $150,000 USD


All of these apply solely for events from 2016 and onwards. For players who only meet the guidelines with events prior to this year, please get approval via the Liquipedia Discord first.
To create a new player page, you can use our Player page tutorial.

Female Players[edit]

As female players primarily compete within their own circuit, there are separate guidelines applied for them. A player which meets ALL of the following points can see a page being created:

Any player which does not meet these points can be considered for a page through the regular player guidelines.

Coaches[edit]

For Coaches, the same guidelines as Players apply (winnings are equally counted as one fifth of the team winnings)

Analysts and Assistant Coaches[edit]

Analysts and Assistant Coaches may receive pages when they surpass a certain threshold of notability as detailed below.

  • Notable Team: (all of)
    • During their time with the team, the team has competed in at least 10 S-Tier or high quality A-Tier tournaments
      • High quality A-Tier events are roughly defined as: (any of)
        • Offline tournaments
        • Valve sponsored tournaments
        • Tournaments with a prize pool of at least $150,000 USD
    • The team has finished at least 4 of these events inside the Top 50% (for S-Tier) or Top 4 (for A-Tier)

Other Organization members[edit]

Pages for other organization members such as Managers or Founders are always up to administrators' discretion and will only be considered if the person has been playing or coaching at a professional level previously.

Player Transfers[edit]

In order to maintain a good overview of all important transfers during a day, not every transfer may be added to the Transfer section. Currently, transfers would be added if ONE of the following applies:

  • A team with a Liquipedia page recruits a new player, coach, or staff member
  • A player, coach, or staff member with a Liquipedia page is joining a team
  • A player, coach, or staff member is joining the secondary team of an organization which frequently competes in S-Tier Tournaments
  • A team consisting of 3 or more members with a Liquipedia page recruits a new player, coach, or staff member
  • A team without a page recruits a new player, coach, or staff member + the team and the player/coach have a combined number of 15 completed non-qualifier events (which are non-amateur international events or high tier regional events) out of which 5 have been Top 4 placements (In case of multiple new members getting signed at once, the average counts)

Events[edit]

Tournament and League pages can always be created if the event meets certain criteria. The following things should ALL be met for a tournament to receive a page on the wiki:

  • A prize pool of at least $500 USD distributed among the Top 4 teams of the event
Note: This accounts solely for prize money paid out directly in cash, for example via bank transfer or PayPal. Other payment methods such as cryptocurrencies, coupons, or hardware prizes do not add up to the $500 USD threshold. Exceptions can only be made upon administrators' discretion and only if the event features highly notable teams.
  • The tournament (or part of the tournament to be covered) features a majority of players and teams who already have multiple prior participations in events that have been covered on Liquipedia

In addition to this, events without any prize pool which act as a qualifier for a large tournament can also be added.

Required Information[edit]

For a tournament to be covered properly the following details should ALL be present:

  • Tournament announcement on social media or news platforms at minimum 10 days ahead of the tournament start
  • Basic tournamant information which includes ALL of:
    • Full tournament name
    • Tournament Logo, as a high resolution transparent .png file or a vector file
      Note: Either one version suitable for both light and dark backgrounds, or a separate version for each
    • Start and End Date of the tournament
    • Social Media accounts
    • Tournament format
  • Announcement of event sponsors stating their involvement in the tournament
  • A detailed rulebook containing ALL of the following:
    • Full detailed tournament format, including details such as tiebreakers, veto process, map pool, etc.
    • Prize Money distribution
    • Payment Process
    • All other details describing how the event will be conducted
  • A detailed schedule document containing ALL of the following:
    • Brackets and, if applicable, group seeding
    • Matchups with the date, time, and time zone when they will take place
  • A roster document containing ALL of the following:
    • Team Name
    • Team Logo
    • Detailed information on players, coaches and substitutes used throughout the event
      • Required information for each person are:
        • Nickname
        • Steam Profile
        • Full Name
        • Nationality
Note: For tournaments fully played within one tournament page on platforms such as ESEA, FACEIT, or Challengermode, details on teams and rosters may not be required.
  • A link to a folder containing all of the demos for the event
Note: For tournaments fully played within one tournament page on platforms such as ESEA, FACEIT, or Challengermode, no additional demo folder will be required.

Should a large majority of these not be present 48 hours ahead of the first match in the tournament, we provide no guarantee that the tournament page is ready when the tournament begins.

For any tournament to be added after its conclusion, not all details are required, as long as it is possible to have coverage without any critical details such as prize money, rosters or results missing.

Limitation of Coverage[edit]

As many tournaments feature an open sign-up process or a very large number of participants, the coverage of a tournament will not always cover the entirety of an event, but rather all important parts of a tournament. Important parts of a tournament are:

  • Stages that are relevant for prize money
  • Stages that feature many notable participants

The first round/stage of online events with an open-signup process should almost always be skipped.
Events which are played entirely offline may see additional rounds/stages covered, compared to events fully played online.

New Organizers[edit]

To maintain high quality across all events covered and ensure the legitimacy of the tournaments on our wiki the following guidelines apply for all tournament organizers who had no prior event covered on Liquipedia, or no prior event at the same scale as their next planned event. All tournaments with a prize pool above $4,000 USD will be instantly denied live coverage unless they meet ONE of the following points:

  • The tournament is fully held as an Offline tournament
  • The tournament is held in cooperation with another tournament organizer which is well known and has conducted many tournaments that have been covered on Liquipedia
  • The tournament is sponsored by trustworthy companies who have announced their involvement in the tournament on their social media accounts or other news sites
  • The tournament organizer has successfully conducted another tournament, which is covered on Liquipedia, at least one month before the currently planned event and has paid out the entire prize money of it. Additionally, the increase in prize money from the previous tournament with the highest prize money of the same organizer is no more than three times the previous highest amount
Example: An organizer who successfully completed an event with a prize pool of $3,000 USD may see their next event with prize pool of up to $9,000 USD being added to the wiki.

Event Removal[edit]

Liquipedia admins reserve the right to remove any tournament without any explanations at any Stage of an event. Additionally, Liquipedia admins can deny the coverage of any tournament ahead of its start, should tournament organizers approach editors with the intent to get their event added to the wiki.

Tournament Series[edit]

Pages for a Tournament Series are restricted solely to Leagues that run at the highest regional level as well as international tournaments. They are only to be created if the series has already run for multiple editions and is also expected to continue further on for an indefinite time.

The amount of tournaments required depends on multiple criteria such as Region, Prize Money, Participants, and Sponsors and is always to be evaluated by administrators. If the Tournament Series meets ONE of the following conditions the chances to receive a page are very high:

  • The tournament series is the highest League of the country it is hosted in and meets ALL of the following:
    • It has already run for a minimum of 5 Seasons over a timespan of 24 months
    • It features teams that regularly compete at international events
    • Its tournaments are B-Tier Tournaments or feature a prize pool above $10,000 USD
  • The tournament series consists of international events and meets ONE of the following:
    • It has hosted at minimum 2 editions which are categorized as S-Tier
    • It has hosted at minimum 3 editions which are categorized as A-Tier or above
    • It has hosted at minimum 6 editions which are categorized as B-Tier or above

Tournament Organizers[edit]

Tournament Organizer pages can be created for organizers who have already hosted a large number of Counter-Strike events and are additionally confirmed to host more tournaments at the date when the page is created.

  • The amount of tournaments required depends on multiple criteria such as Liquipedia Tier, Prize Money, Region, and Participants and is always to be evaluated by administrators. If the organizer meets ONE of the following conditions the chances to receive a page are very high:
    • The organizer has hosted an S-Tier Tournament and in addition to it 2 or more tournaments that are C-Tier or above
    • The organizer has hosted at least 3 A-Tier Tournaments and in addition to it 2 or more tournaments that are C-Tier or above
    • The organizer has hosted at least 5 B-Tier Tournaments and in addition to it 5 or more tournaments that are C-Tier or above
Note: In this context an A-Tier Tournament would be considered equal to 2 B-Tier Tournaments

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Event Points
Event Tier Type Points
S-Tier Offline 25 pts
A-Tier Offline 15 pts
Online 7 pts
B-Tier Offline 5 pts
Online 4 pts
C-Tier Offline 3 pts
Online 2 pts
Other Offline 1 pts
Online 1 pts
Points Modifiers
Modifier Resulting %
Valve Event 200%
Remote Work 50%
Secondary Language 50%
Points Requirements
Page Type Points
Existing Pages No Requirement
New Pages 75 pts

The tables on the left show how the points requirements to meet notability are calculated. Please keep in mind that they are only a guideline and that admin decisions are final until circumstances (new events broadcast or missing events added) change.

If the broadcast talent in question also has results as a player or coach, they will also be taken into consideration when notability is being determined.

Any pages existing prior to these new guidelines or any subsequent changes to them will not need to retroactively meet the new standards; they will be left untouched.

Word Explanations
Remote Work: Any work which is not done from a dedicated production studio or at the event venue.
Secondary Language: Any non-English language; or in case there is no English broadcast, any language which is not the native language of the region the event is held in or where the tournament organizer operates from.

Broadcaster Inclusion on Tournament Pages[edit]

For a broadcaster to be included on a tournament page in the Broadcast Talent section, they must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • The broadcaster is contracted by the tournament organizer
    • Broadcasters who are casting the match via an open relay or were given the IP to host an alternate stream or broadcasting in a tertiary language will not be included in the Broadcast Talent section on a tournament page
      Note: All streamers who have been approved by the tournament organizer may still add their stream to the Additional Content section
  • The stream is in English, or
  • The stream is in the native language of the region where the event is held at or from where the tournament organizer operates
    • If none of these apply, there will be no broadcast talent added to the page

Exceptions to these rules apply for CS:GO Major Championships where the broadcasters from any company that has secured official streaming rights can be added to the tournament page.

Game Related Content[edit]

Any important game elements and content which are part of the officially released Counter-Strike games by Valve can receive a page on the wiki. These elements include:

  • Maps
  • Weapons and other match equipment
  • Containers
  • Skins and other inventory collectibles
  • Game patches
  • Operations