Liquipedia:How to Contribute
Liquipedia aims to be the definitive source for all things StarCraft. This site is a wiki, which means that it is user-driven and dependent on your contributions. We welcome any and all contributions; the information on this page is defines the scope of what content to add. So if you need some help with the fundamentals of wiki editing in general here are some resources:
Formatting and Good English
We have an easy-to-follow template for almost every type of page. Check the List of Templates page for a list of almost any type of page you want to make or wiki-template you want to use! All coding is done for you. If you need some extra code done, just find us in IRC at #liquipedia on QuakeNet or on Liquipedia Discord Server.
There is always room to improve the spelling, grammar, and tone of most of our articles. Even without much factual knowledge, you can help us improve the quality of articles on this wiki.
We try to enforce a style guide with the intent of giving the wiki a more unified look. Treat it as a guideline, as other people can always clean up your work later.
Factual Content:Leagues, Maps, Players, Teams
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 StarCraft II 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.
Who and what to add?
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.
- Previous history: If the player was a notable pro-gamer in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War...)
- Achievements: If the player has earned at least 250 EUR (340 USD) in tournaments
- Sponsored: If the player is a notable member of a major team.
- Strategies: If this player has made widely known strategies.
- Liquipedia Links: If the player has accrued twenty or more links from tournaments, strategies, or shows. (Discount any link that are related to the player's team and their pages.)
To create a new player page, follow the Player Template.
The purpose of an article's achievements paragraph is to display the most notable achievements that have been earned thus far by a player. This section needs to be as concise as possible, meaning that it should not include every single thing that a player has done in their career. The categories of achievements that are relevant or not in this section are listed below:
- Top 4 in any premier tournament.
- Top 4 in any major tournament.
- Top 2 in any local LAN with a prize and multiple notable players.
- Winning a live LAN is a more notable event due to the less common nature of them and the relative prestige behind winning an event.
- Top 4 in any country-limited tournament, such as a national championship.
- Winning a tournament like this singles out a player as the best in their respective country. Because the entrants are limited there there is more leeway with entrants.
- All Kills in All-Kill Format Team Events
- Golden Card Most Valuable Player in GSTL
- Exceptions are made for qualifiers. If a tournament is a qualifier for a major tournament and falls under the below category then it can be added as an achievement. An example of this would be the WCG Qualifiers.
- Weekly tournament (with a prize pool) 1st place
- Second/third/fourth places in weekly tournaments.
- Daily tournaments
- No-Prize Events
- Events without prizes such as showmatches or exhibition events should not be included.
- Weekly events without prize pool should not be included.
|Premier Events||GSL - OSL - IPL - MLG...|
|Major Events||FXOpen Invitational Series, HomeStory Cup...|
|Misc. Events||Justin.tv Invitational 1...|
|Weekly Cups||CraftCup - GameCreds Cup - Go4SC2 - ZOTAC Cup...|
|Team Events||GSTL - IPL TAC - Proleague||All Kill of team Liquipedia|
|Team Events||GSTL||Most Valuable Player Gold Card|
To create a team page or not to create?
When to create
If the team fulfills two of the following:
- The team is a well-established esport organisation with a number of sponsors;
- At least one player with international achievements, or at least two players with a Liquipedia page;
- Achievements in team leagues with a Liquipedia page.
When not to create
- A start-up clan with no history and no organization;
- No international achievements
- No website/social media
Leagues and tournaments with a cash prize of at least $50 should be added right away for documentary purposes.
We try to accumulate as much information about maps as possible. Map pages usually include notable features, but also stuff like wall-ins for Terran and Protoss or Sim-City for Zerg.
See the strategy article policy.
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.