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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 simply guidelines and 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 Pokemon 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 do come chat in our Discord.

Individual Pages[edit]

Players[edit]

Players may receive individual pages as long as they surpass a certain threshold of notability. Check the bullet points below. If a player meets at least one of these criteria, then they are likely to be notable enough to warrant a page on this wiki.

  • Achievements: If the player has achieved notable results as seen in the table below.
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Achieved at least one (1) of
  • Qualified for Day 2 of the Pokémon World Championships.
  • Finished Top 16 or better in a A1Tier 1 offline tournament.
  • Finished Top 4 or better in a A1Tier 1 online tournament.
  • Finished Top 8 or better in a A2Tier 2 offline tournament.
  • Finished Top 4 or better in a A2Tier 2 online tournament.
  • Finished Top 4 or better in a A2Tier 2 offline tournament.
  • Finished Top 2 or better in a A2Tier 2 online tournament.
Achieved more than one (>1) of
  • Qualified for Day 1 of the Pokémon World Championships.
  • Finished Top 32 or better in a A1Tier 1 offline tournament.
  • Finished Top 8 or better in a A1Tier 1 online tournament.
  • Finished Top 16 or better in a A2Tier 2 offline tournament.
  • Finished Top 8 or better in a A2Tier 2 online tournament.
  • Finished Top 8 or better in a A2Tier 2 offline tournament.
  • Finished Top 4 or better in a A2Tier 2 online tournament.
  • Prize winnings: If the player has won at least $1,000 USD from a single tournament, or if their approximated total earnings (in USD) makes them a Top Earner in their respective game (i.e. at least $7,500 for TCG, or at least $2,500 for VGC)
  • Previous history: If the player is or was a professional player in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft 2, Overwatch,...)
  • Sponsored: If the player plays for, is sponsored by and/or represents a notable organisation in a major tournament.

If a player's notability does not meet any of these bullet points, the player under limited circumstances may still warrant a page if their notability can be reasonably justified.

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

Broadcasters[edit]

Broadcasters, commentators and match analysts may receive their individual pages, so long as they surpass a certain threshold of notability. If a caster meets at least one of these, then they are likely notable enough to warrant a unique page.

  • Pokémon broadcast team: The broadcaster is or was a member of the official Pokémon broadcast team.
  • Community broadcasters: The broadcaster is or was one of the main commentators/analyst for a notable community or organization's production team which provided live coverage of events within a country or region. The broadcaster also needs to have casted for the community or organization for a period of more than 12 months.
  • Content creators: The broadcaster maintains a broadcasting channel primarily dedicated to TCG, VGC, Pokémon Go or UNITE content and has accrued a minimum of 500 Twitch followers or 1500 YouTube subscribers.
  • Previous history: The broadcaster was a professional player or caster/host in another game (Warcraft III, League of Legends, StarCraft 2, etc).
  • Freelance: The broadcaster has casted for a number of documented tournaments in freelance capacity, which include at least

Team pages[edit]

Regular teams[edit]

Teams have to fulfill at least two of the following to be considered notable:

  • Achievement: The team has achieved notable results in a team tournament, such as Top 4 in a A1Tier 1 tournament or Top 2 in a A2Tier 2 tournament.
  • Sponsorship: The team plays for a notable, well-established organisation with a number of sponsors, preferably with pages on the other Liquipedia wikis as well;
  • Notable membership: The team has at least 70% of the members who are notable or have Liquipedia pages (see above guidelines for Individual Pages).

League teams[edit]

Teams from grassroots league tournaments may be created provided the league itself is notable (see guidelines for tournament pages), it runs for more than one season and majority of the players are notable and/or are represented by multiple countries across the world (e.g. National Pokémon Association).

When not to create[edit]

  • No notable achievements
  • No notable players
  • No website/social media

Tournament pages[edit]

In general, tournaments related to TCG, VGC, Pokémon Go or UNITE may be documented by the wiki as long as sources exist to verify that the tournament has taken or will take place. Tournaments related to Pokkén Tournament are covered by Fighting Games Liquipedia.

Due to a small number of editors that are maintaining the wiki, priority coverage will be given to tournaments that satisfy any of the following conditions. The tournament:

  • is part of the official Pokémon Championship Series or is organized by The Pokémon Company (TPC), The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) and/or their affiliates,
  • has a prize pool of at least $100 USD,
  • is attended by at least 100 players, or
  • features a nearly full roster of notable players and teams.

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