Liquipedia:Notability Guidelines

From Liquipedia Overwatch Wiki

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 and players that may not strictly meet our notability requirements, however they are considered to be of special importance to their local scene or to Overwatch 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 feel free to come chat in our Discord.

Guidelines[edit]

When is a Player/Coach/Team page deserved?[edit]

Overwatch League event[edit]
Premier Tier[edit]
Contenders Tournaments[edit]
  • North America and Europe:
    • Any team that has participated in any Contenders monthly tournaments.
    • Any player, or coach that has placed top 6 in any Contenders monthly tournaments.
  • China:
    • Any team, player, or coach that has placed top 4 in any Contenders regular season tournaments.
  • Korea:
    • Any team that has participated in any Contenders regular season tournaments.
    • Any player, or coach that has placed top 8 in any Contenders regular season tournaments.
  • Australia:
    • Any team, player, or coach that has placed top 4 in any Contenders regular season tournaments.
A-Tier Tournaments[edit]
  • Any team, player, or coach that has placed top 4 in any A-Tier Tournament. (At administrators discretion).

Note: The above applies, assuming tournaments are played under normal competitive rulesets.

B-Tier/Monthlies/Weeklies[edit]
  • Any team, player, or coach must have at least 20 or more top 4 placements to be considered a page. (At administrators discretion).


Note: Pages created before December 20th, 2021 were following a less strict guideline. Thus it is possible to find these kind of pages that are not following current guidelines.

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 professional in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft 2, etc).
  • Sponsored: If the player is a notable member of a major organization.


To create a new player page, you can follow our 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 esports organization 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 already with a Liquipedia page.

When not to create[edit]

  • No website/social media.
  • A start-up team with no history and no organization.
  • A team in the process of having the requirements.
  • A new team, made of subjectively known players that do not have a page on Liquipedia (e.g. an Open Division team made of known players with no results and no Liquipedia pages)
  • When the team is a pug team, where different players come and play under a name for a tournament but do not join the team.

To create a new team page, you can follow our Team Template.

Team Staff[edit]

  • Coaches, Analyst, and Managers pages are subject to the same conditions as player pages. Please refer to the Players section.

Casters[edit]

Casters may receive their individual pages, so 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 enough to warrant a unique page.

  • Previous history: If the caster was a pro-gamer or caster/host in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft 2, etc).
  • OWL: If the caster is a member of the Overwatch League broadcast team.
  • Liquipedia Links: If the caster has accrued ten (10) or more valuable links to documented tournaments. The value of each link can be found below.
    • Premier Tournaments and Major Tournaments are worth two (2) valuable links.
    • Minor/Monthly Tournaments are worth half (1/2) a valuable link.
    • 3x Qualifiers are worth one (1) valuable link.
    • 5x Weekly/Open Qualifiers are worth one (1) valuable link.


To create a new caster page, you can follow our Caster Template.

Leagues/Tournaments[edit]

Leagues and tournaments must have a minimum cash prize of US $50 to be represented on Liquipedia (conversions can be checked here). Any others can be added under your personal user page for record keeping, but they will not be kept up to date by other Liquipedia users. Hardware, peripherals and other prizes of this type are not presently accepted as part of the cash prize.


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

Maps[edit]

We try to accumulate as much information about maps as possible. Please try to include information relating to a map within its unique page.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers are entered on the Transfer Portal here. Below are the guidelines to follow for transfers:

  • Only add entries when you have a reliable source for the transfer:
    • Note: Leak accounts are not reliable sources and should not be used.
    • Note: that forward-looking statements from sources using wordings such as 'will sign' can be speculative and should be dealt with accordingly.
  • All transfers should be added. Regardless of how big or small the team is.
  • Formatting for dates follows ISO 8601, i.e. YYYY-MM-DD
  • All transfers should be added in the appropriate order following the date guidelines


All other transfers should be discussed on the Liquipedia Discord server or added to the transfer rumour portal

Transfer Rumours[edit]

This wiki has a transfer rumour portal for reporting speculative transfers. This brings some unique problems and differences from a regular transfer. Below are the guidelines that should be followed for transfer rumours:

  • Only add entries when you have a refernce (or source) for the rumour:
    • If there is no reference or source, it should not be added.
  • Follow the date guidelines
    • The date is when the reference was posted not the date of the transfer
    • Once entered the date should not change
  • Confidence should be entered with proper capitalization
    • User adds how likely a transfer is to occur, this can be from looking at other transfers that have happened, discussions on the Discord server or internal sources
    • Once entered the confidence can change but the date should not change
  • Those who are found to be breaking NDAs will have their edit access to this portal restricted.
  • Those who are found to be abusing the portal will have their edit access restricted as well.


Wiki administrators will confirm or deny the rumours. All rumours are subject to administrators review and removal at any time without warning or reason

User pages[edit]

Completely optional, but make your user page a good indication of who you are! No other Liquipedia users will update your user page should it become out of date.