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 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.


When is a page deserved?[edit]

  • All notability is determined by notability points, awarded for a team or person's achievements. Below is the break down of the maximum points each tier on this wiki gives in regards to points:
Notability from Liquipedia Tiers
Tier Points for Winners Description Example Events
S-Tier 20000 The most prestigious global events of the year with the best teams and largest prize pools. Overwatch League
A-Tier 10000 Top leagues from each region featuring the top teams the largest prize pools outside of global events. Overwatch Contenders
B-Tier 600 Regional leagues, national events, and large Online events with top tier teams. Open Division
C-Tier 300 3rd party leagues and tournaments and small LAN events. Will English IVitational
D-Tier 100 Brand new tier for the lowest levels of national leagues. Random competitions and tournaments. ZOTAC Cup
Monthly 50 Events that happen monthly. MGA Community Overwatch Series
Weekly 25 Events that happen weekly. Overwatch Collegiate Clash
0 These tiers are not considered for notability points. Overwatch League - 2019 All-Stars
  • After 1 year the points earned (in the bank) will be worth a bit less.

How does notability points work?[edit]

  • Each tier correlates with a specific amount of points (as seen above).
  • You ONLY get that amount of points if you get first place, otherwise the amount of points will be scaled down.
    • Example: If you win a D-Tier event, you get 100 points, if you get second you get less than 100, third less than second and so on

How many points do I need to be considered "Notable"[edit]

  • Notable - If you have 2000 points or more
  • Not Notable - If you have less than 2000 points

To check how many points you have, please use this tool: Notability Checker


Who and what to add?[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.
  • Always at the wiki administrators discretion

To create a new player page, you can follow our Player Template.


  • What are staff?
    • Staff are members of a team that are not players. Liquipedia recognizes the following staff: Coaches, Analysts, and Managers (taken on a case-by-case basis)

Who and what to add?[edit]

  • Staff follow the same notability guidelines as players: Notability range
  • Always at the wiki administrators discretion

On-Air Talent[edit]

  • What is on-air talent?
    • On-air talent are members of a league or tournaments broadcast team. Liquipedia recognizes the following talent: Hosts, Casters, Analysts, Observers, and Producers (taken on a case-by-case basis)

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


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.
  • Individual Player Performance does not count towards the teams notability;
  • If the team is a Academy team of an Overwatch League team.
  • Always at the wiki administrators discretion

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.


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.


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

  1. General in-game map information.
  2. Relase information.
  3. Differences between the orginal map and the rework, if reworked/buffed.


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
  • When adding a source use the correct refference-type to display the source;
    • {{TRef|url=}} : Use the full URL of the source, this can be twitter, facebook, the teams website or any other source.
    • {{TRef|type=inside source}} : Use this type when no written source is available but you heard it from a reliable source.
    • {{TRef|type=tournament source|url=<!--tournament page-->}} : The player appeard on a new team without any other source available.
      • In case of an inside source and a tournament source use the "Tournament Source" to reflect the first time the player participated with this team.
      • If the inside source happend before the next tournament started use "Inside Source".

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.