Liquipedia:Notability Guidelines

From Liquipedia Overwatch Wiki

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

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, yet we allow them because there is an active volunteer(s) that keeps those pages of high-quality. This however does not mean that we will allow you to create a page for your team just because you say you will keep it up to date. On the other hand, if you were to be highly interested in, say, keeping the Spanish national scene up to date, then go ahead! In the cases where this is not the case however, all of this means we have to prioritise: we try to keep our coverage to just the top and the sub-top tier of competitive Overwatch as defined by the guidelines below. 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 feel free to come chat in our Discord.

Guidelines[edit]

When is a page deserved?[edit]

Overwatch League event[edit]
Premier Tier[edit]
  • Top 8
Major tournaments[edit]
  • Top 4
  • Top 8 at staff discretion
Minor/Monthlies/Weeklies[edit]
  • Consistent good results, and always at staff discretion.

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.

  • Achievements: If the player has achieved notable results, see When is a page deserved?
  • Previous history: If the player was proffesional in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft 2, ...).
  • Sponsored: If the player is a notable member of a major organisation.

To create a new player page, follow the Player Template.

Teams[edit]

When to create[edit]

If the team fulfills one of the following:

  • The team has notable results, see When is a page deserved?
  • The team is a well-established esport organisation with a number of sponsors, preferably with pages on the other Liquipedia wikis as well;
    • If the team belongs to an organization that owns a place in the Overwatch League;
  • At least three players with a Liquipedia page;

When not to create[edit]

  • A start-up team with no history and no organization;
  • No website/social media

To create a new team page, you can use our Team page tutorial.

Team Staff[edit]

  • Coach : pages are subject to the same conditions as player pages. Please refer to the paragraph above.
  • Other team staff, including managers or analysts : this staff can be mentioned in their team's organization table, but cannot warrant as of now a liquipedia page. There is multiple reasons to that:
    • Organizations do not necessarily advertise changes for these functions
    • They are rarely talked about in references that can be used on the wiki
    • Most of these are part of the more business-sided staff

Casters[edit]

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

  • Previous history: If the caster was a pro-gamer or caster/host in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft 2, ...).
  • OWL: If the caster is a member of the Overwatch League broadcast team.
  • Liquipedia Links: If the caster has accrued ten (10) or more links from tournaments. (Discount any links that are related to the player's team and their pages. The worth of each tier tournament can be seen below).
    • Think of it like Premier/Major tournament = 2, 2x Minor/Monthly = 1, 3x Qualifier = 1 and 5x Weekly/Open Qualifier=1

Leagues/Tournaments[edit]

Leagues and tournaments with a cash prize of at least $50 should be added right away for documentary purposes.

To create a new tournament page, you can follow our Tournament tutorial.

Maps[edit]

We try to accumulate as much information about maps as possible. Map pages usually include notable features.

User pages[edit]

Completely optional, but make your userpage a good indication of who you are! Feel free to be friendly or use some Userboxes to spruce things up.