Liquipedia:Tournament tutorial

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[e][h]Julmust's awesome tournament
League Information
Organizer:
Julmust
Teams:
16
Start Date:
2010-10-10
End Date:
2010-10-17
Links

Introduction[edit]

Hi, this will be a tutorial for how to create your own tournament, and maintain it, on Liquipedia. We'll go through how to deal with the different templates. The bold text will be the actual "code" and italic text will be my comments on the code. A good template ready to copy and paste will be found at the end of each segment. The Tournament Template is also available for most standard tournaments, but it is still encouraged that you first read this page to find all the tools available.

Section-headers[edit]

An important part of any Liquipedia page is good headings to make an easy to navigate Table of Contents (or TOC)-box at the top of the page. some normal ones include Overview, Format, Teams, Group-stage, Bracket, and Rules. You can of course create others and ignore some to best suit the tournament you're creating the page for. You create a heading by starting a new line and entering:
==HEADER NAME==
And then another line break after it so as to leave it as the only text or code on that line. HEADER NAME should be changed for the name you want to give the header, if you want to make a sub header within that section, use three equal-signs on each side of the name, and a further sub heading would be four equal-signs on each side.

Adding an infobox to your tournament page[edit]

An Infobox is one of the standard features of any Liquipedia page and it's no different for tournaments and leagues, situated at the top right corner of a page it gives brief information about the tournament. The {{Infobox league}}-template should come before the article text, but perhaps after other templates such as Tabs or Stub, and also after a banner, should you have added that to the top of the page. Following will be the explanation of the code, and some templates for you to use on a tournament page

Code Explanation[edit]

Copy & Paste Templates[edit]

NOTE: After you've entered all the information you have, do not add: 0, N/A, TBD etc to empty variable fields, instead it is often times best to just remove the empty ones, unless you know this information will be coming in the future (like results for first through third place) but then you can just leave the fields blank.

Template Brackets[edit]

There is a number of templates available on Liquipedia that can be used to easily create brackets for tournament pages.
To use them just select your desired bracket, paste the empty template into the tournament page you want to edit and fill out the corresponding fields.

When do I use which template?[edit]

Team Brackets
Participants Single elimination Double elimination Lower Brackets Special Brackets
2 Template:2SETeamBracket
3 Template:3SETeamBracket
4 Template:4SETeamBracket Template:4DETeamBracket Template:4LTeamBracket Template:2DE2STeamBracket
5 Template:5STeamBracket
6 Template:6SETeamBracket Template:2DE4STeamBracket, Template:4DE2STeamBracket, Template:4DE2WTeamBracket, Template:4DE2LTeamBracket, Template:6STeamBracket
8 Template:8SETeamBracket Template:8DETeamBracket Template:8LTeamBracket Template:4DE2SW2SLTeamBracket, Template:4DE4STeamBracket, Template:4SE4STeamBracket, Template:8DETeamBracket-Seedings, Template:8SE4DETeamBracket, Template:8SEMixedTeamBracket
10 Template:4DE6STeamBracket, Template:4SE6STeamBracket, Template:8DE2SBracket, Template:8DE2SLTeamBracket, Template:8SE2STeamBracket
12 Template:12DETeamBracket Template:4DE8STeamBracket, Template:8DE4LTeamBracket, Template:8DE4STeamBracket, Template:8SE4STeamBracket
16 Template:16SETeamBracket Template:16DETeamBracket Template:8DE8STeamBracket, Template:8SE4S4STeamBracket, Template:12DE4STeamBracket
24 Template:16SE8STeamBracket
32 Template:32SETeamBracket Template:32DEBracket
64 Template:64SETeamBracket
Qualifier Brackets
Participants Single elimination Double elimination Special Brackets
2 Template:1Qual-2SETeamBracket
4 Template:1Qual-4SETeamBracket, Template:2Qual-4SETeamBracket Template:2Qual-4DETeamBracket
6 Template:2Qual-4DE2WTeamBracket
8 Template:1Qual-8SETeamBracket, Template:2Qual-8SETeamBracket, Template:3Qual-8SETeamBracket, Template:4Qual-8SETeamBracket Template:1Qual-8DETeamBracket, Template:2Qual-8DETeamBracket, Template:3Qual-8DETeamBracket, Template:3Qual-8DETeamBracket2, Template:4Qual-8DETeamBracket
12 Template:2Qual-8DE4STeamBracket, Template:3Qual-8DE4LTeamBracket, Template:3Qual-8DE4STeamBracket
16 Template:2Qual-16SETeamBracket, Template:4Qual-16SETeamBracket Template:2Qual-16DETeamBracket, Template:4Qual-16DETeamBracket Template:3Qual-8DE8STeamBracket, Template:3Qual-12DE4STeamBracket
32 Template:2Qual-32SETeamBracket, Template:3Qual-32SETeamBracket, Template:4Qual-32SETeamBracket

What does it look like?[edit]

Let's pick an 8 team single-elimination tournament (Template:8SETeamBracket) as an example:

Raw template

Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Semifinals
 
 
 
 
Finals
 
 
Example
(DreamHack 2012 Summer)
Quarter Finals (Bo3)
mousesports
2
CLG
0
Quantic Gaming
0
Mortal Teamwork
2
Absolute Legends
0
Evil Geniuses
2
Natus Vincere
2
Darer
0
Semi Finals (Bo3)
mousesports
1
Mortal Teamwork
2
Evil Geniuses
0
Natus Vincere
2
Grand Final (Bo5)
Mortal Teamwork
2
Natus Vincere
1

In the above example, the first line thus reads:

|R1D1team=mousesports |R1D1score=2 |R1D1win=1
Example with match details
(Captains Draft 4.0)
Quarterfinals
Mineski
2
5 January 2018 - 10:30 EST
Queen of Pain Witch Doctor Dark Willow Earthshaker Spectre
Drow Ranger Treant Protector Mirana Rubick Tidehunter
29m14s
Shadow Fiend Pugna Kunkka Bristleback Centaur Warrunner
Lycan Jakiro Spirit Breaker Dark Seer Dragon Knight
24m37s
paiN Gaming
0
Evil Geniuses
1
5 January 2018 - 13:30 EST
Bounty Hunter Underlord Lich Sven Pugna
Shadow Shaman Razor Earthshaker Juggernaut Invoker
48m05s
Warlock Night Stalker Magnus Juggernaut Death Prophet
Earth Spirit Puck Leshrac Timbersaw Clinkz
30m51s
Shadow Shaman Shadow Fiend Night Stalker Beastmaster Gyrocopter
Skywrath Mage Legion Commander Vengeful Spirit Luna Pugna
46m38s
Team Secret
2
compLexity
0
6 January 2018 - 10:30 EST
Tusk Batrider Io Enigma Drow Ranger
Disruptor Juggernaut Brewmaster Outworld Devourer Vengeful Spirit
23m26s
Phantom Lancer Shadow Shaman Dark Seer Monkey King Ursa
Sand King Brewmaster Medusa Dazzle Bloodseeker
32m09s
Vici Gaming
2
OG
2
6 January 2018 - 13:00 EST
Brewmaster Elder Titan Disruptor Lone Druid Arc Warden
Rubick Luna Templar Assassin Earthshaker Axe
35m54s
Centaur Warrunner Dazzle Chaos Knight Phoenix Viper
Lone Druid Disruptor Queen of Pain Zeus Vengeful Spirit
37m24s
Team Empire
0
Semifinals
Mineski
0
5 January 2018 - 16:30 EST
Disruptor Pudge Death Prophet Outworld Devourer Centaur Warrunner
Magnus Ember Spirit Lion Monkey King Chaos Knight
38m06s
Jakiro Pudge Luna Death Prophet Phoenix
Tidehunter Keeper of the Light Slark Wraith King Medusa
30m22s
Team Secret
2
Vici Gaming
2
6 January 2018 - 16:30 EST
Elder Titan Anti-Mage Disruptor Queen of Pain Underlord
Shadow Shaman Phoenix Monkey King Spirit Breaker Dazzle
34m54s
Puck Rubick Weaver Doom Keeper of the Light
Terrorblade Sand King Viper Dark Willow Clockwerk
48m04s
OG
0
Finals
Team Secret
3
7 January 2018 - 12:00 EST
Ogre Magi Outworld Devourer Keeper of the Light Lifestealer Vengeful Spirit
Disruptor Doom Medusa Faceless Void Mirana
41m41s
Razor Rubick Night Stalker Sniper Enigma
Bane Earthshaker Death Prophet Centaur Warrunner Storm Spirit
39m54s
Sand King Omniknight Leshrac Magnus Slark
Shadow Demon Luna Tiny Templar Assassin Alchemist
23m24s
Medusa Rubick Ember Spirit Dark Seer Earthshaker
Puck Lion Death Prophet Earth Spirit Morphling
50m57s
Ancient Apparition Shadow Fiend Jakiro Axe Meepo
Chaos Knight Arc Warden Skywrath Mage Beastmaster Undying
31m43s
Vici Gaming
2

Additional Information[edit]

There are other available parameters for the team name:

Parameter Example Result
RxDyteam R1D1team=mousesports
mousesports
RxDy R1D1=mousesports
mousesports
RxDyliteral R1D1literal=mousesports
mousesports

In addition, it is possible to customize or hide the names of the rounds and to change the team or score cell width.

|R1=This is a custom round name
|hideroundtitles=true
|column-width=
|score-width=

The single-elimination bracket templates should usually include a third place match (found at the end of the template). As many tournaments don't have a 3rd/4th place decider this part is optional and can be removed if not needed. Additional bracket templates can be found at:
Category:Brackets, Category:Team Brackets

Group stage and game sets[edit]

There are templates available on Liquipedia that can be used to easily create groups for event pages.
Most importantly that includes Group Table and Match Result templates. A Cross Table template can be added for clarity.

Group Table
GroupTableStart GroupTableSlot GroupTableEnd
Match Result
MatchListStart MatchMaps MatchListEnd
Cross Table
up to 10 Teams 11-20 Teams 21-22 Teams
DetailedCrossTable DetailedCrossTableBig DetailedCrossTableMore
CrossTable CrossTableBig

What does it look like?[edit]

Let's pick a four team round robin group as an example:

Raw templates

Group
. TBA -
. TBA -
. TBA -
. TBA -
Example
(DreamHack 2012 Summer)
Group A
1. mouz 3-0
2. Darer 2-1
3. The Tough Bananas 1-2
4. Keita 0-3

How do I use it?[edit]

Copy and paste the following into the tournament page you want to edit and fill out the corresponding fields.

Round Robin Group[edit]
GSL Group[edit]

For multiple groups modify {{Box}} (use {{box|break}} between two groups to utilize space optimally). It is also advisable to apply a padding parameter in that case.
When a group is underway use the paramter "pbg" for displaying points and when the fate of a team is decided use "bg". Common arguments are "up","stayup","staydown" and "down".

Cross table[edit]

For the sake of clarity a cross table can be used for Round Robin groups. It is usually placed next to the group table, while the match list will be split up in sets and displayed beneath. (Example: DreamLeague Season 7)

FAQ[edit]

Linking to team pages[edit]

There are a number of ways to link to team pages on Liquipedia. See below:

Ordering of heroes in match details[edit]

The heroes are ordered by their pick order in the match details. See MatchMaps for further information.

Template Navbar[edit]

1) Where do I upload my banner to LP?

On the top of the page you have "Tools" and there you'll find "Upload file".

2) I uploaded the file and wrote the name (my_banner.png) where you told me but it still wont show the picture?

When you upload a file the wiki template always makes the first letter captial and since everything on Liquipedia is case-sensitive you need to write: My_banner.png

3) What if I don't have a 3rd/4th place match?

Then you don't have to use teamthird, just remove them from the code.

Contact[edit]

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