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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 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.

Please keep in mind that the below stated criteria are applied at the time of page creation (or move from user to main space) and not retroactively. If a page was notable at the time it was created it will not be moved to user space when the criteria are updated.

If you disagree with the decision for a certain page, please do come chat in our Discord.

Guidelines[edit]

Players[edit]

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.

  • 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 USD in tournaments. (Determined by the earnings displayed in the Infobox.)
  • Sponsored: If the player is a notable member (i.e. part of the main roster) of a major team.
    • A team is considered major if its total earnings (earnings from team events plus player earnings while on the team) surpasses $50,000.
  • Strategies: If this player has made widely known strategies.
  • Points: If the player has earned 20 notability points. Points are determined via a lpdb query and are awarded as follows:
    • Any prize pool placement with at least a prize earning of $2 on main space pages awards 1 notability point.
    • Winning an event with a page in main space awards additional points depending on the prize earning of the player in question for that event.
      • If the first place prize is $25 or less an additional 0.25 points are awarded.
      • If the first place prize is higher than $25, but lower than $50 an additional 0.5 points are awarded.
      • If the first place prize is $50 or more an additional point is awarded.
    • Winning a Premier or Major event will award additional 19 points.


Check out our Notability checker for players.

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

Achievements[edit]

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 update of the Achievement table is done automatically with the exception of

Hence action is only needed in adding those 2 categories of achievements.

Teams[edit]

A Team may receive a team page, as long as it surpasses a certain threshold of notability. If your chosen team has at least one top class player (reached a finals or two semifinals or three quarterfinals in Premier Tournaments) or fits at least two of the bullet points below, then it is likely notable to warrant a page on this wiki.

  • The team has earned at least $850 in the last 3 years from Players Earnings while on the Team (excluding Team Events).
  • The team has at least one notable player who has reached the round of 8 in a Major or Premier event or at least two players with a Liquipedia page in main space.
  • The team has achievements in team leagues with a Liquipedia page in the last 3 years (as defined by the Notability tool linked below).


Check out our Notability checker for teams.

To create a new team page, follow the Team Template.

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 two of these, then they are likely notable to warrant a page on this wiki.

  • If the caster has casted 2 or more EPT Global Main Events, EPT Korea Main Events or Playoffs of Premier EPT Circuit Main Events (in past years WCS).1
  • If the caster has casted 5 or more Premier Tournaments (including EPT Circuit Main Event Group Stages).
  • If the caster has casted 8 or more Major Tournaments.

To create a new Broadcaster page, please follow the Broadcaster Template.

1In 2020 and 2021 due to COVID19 changes this also applies to main stream casters.

Tournament Organizers[edit]

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

  • If the Tournament Organizer has run 2 or more Premier Tournaments.
  • If the Tournament Organizer has run 3 or more Tournament Series1 with (in average) each a prize pool of at least $50 USD per event.
  • If the Tournament Organizer has run 5 or more Major Tournaments.
  • If the Tournament Organizer has run 25 or more Tournaments with (in average) each a prize pool of at least $50 USD per event. (Discount any tournaments, that are part of a tournament series.)

1In regards to this notability criteria a series consists of at least 7 events.

Leagues and Tournaments[edit]

Single-player Leagues and tournaments1 with a cash prize of at least

  • $50 for tournaments,
  • $25 for regular tournaments,

should be added right away for documentary purposes.
Regularly occuring single-player tournaments with a prize pool of less than $25 should be added via a External Tournament List.

For non-single-player (team, 2v2, ...) tournaments1 the required cash prizes are doubled compared to the single-player tournament values.

To create a new tournament page, follow the Tournament Tutorial and Tournament Template.

1Tournaments with mixed team and 1v1 formats are considered a 1v1 tournament, if at least 1/3 of the played matches are in the 1v1 part of the tournament.

Liquipedia Tiers[edit]

Main Tier

Tournaments are divided into 4 Main Tiers, most commonly according to the awarded Prize Pool.

This is achieved by adding

|liquipediatier=

into the infobox league of the event, followed by a number ranging from 1 to 4.

The available options for this parameter are:

1

Standard display is Premier

Premier tournaments are considered especially prestigious amongst the community.
  • 1v1:
    • Tournaments have at least a prize pool of $15,000, are organized by an in SC2 well-established franchise and meet at least 3 out of the following 5 criteria:
      • A maximum of 25% of the participating players are invited or >16 players participate in the tournament.
      • Top players from at least 2 of the major scenes (EU, NA, KR) participate in the tournament. Or at least 80% of the tournaments participants are high level Korean players.
      • The tournament has a minimum prize pool of $25,000.
      • The tournament is an official EPT (in past years WCS) event (including GSL and Global events).
      • At least the Round of 16 and onwards are played offline.
  • Team:
    • Tournaments have at least a prize pool of $25,000, are organized by an in SC2 well-established franchise and meet at least 3 out of the following 4 criteria:
      • A maximum of 25% of the participating teams are invited or at least 8 teams participate in the tournament.
      • Top players from at least 2 of the major scenes (EU, NA, KR) participate in the tournament (as part of the teams). Or at least 80% of the tournaments participants are high level Korean players.
      • The tournament has a minimum prize pool of $40,000.
      • At least the Round of 4 and onwards are played offline.
2

Standard display is Major

Major tournaments are mostly one-time events which take place online or are WCS/EPT Regional events.
  • 1v1:
    • Tournaments have at least a prize pool of $8,000 or are official EPT regional main (in past years also WCS Challenger) events or meet all of the following criteria:
      • The tournament has a minimum prize pool of $4,000 if it is an offline1 event, respectively $5,000 if it is an online event.
      • Minimum amount of participants:
        • 8 if at least 50% are qualified
        • 12 if no qualifier or less than 50% qualified
        • 24 if there is regional separation in the tournament seeding
  • Team:
    • Tournaments have at least a prize pool of $12,000 or meet all of the following criteria:
      • The tournament has a minimum prize pool of $7,000 if it is an offline1 event, respectively $8,000 if it is an online event.
      • Minimum amount of participants:
        • 4 if at least 50% are qualified
        • 8 if no qualifier or less than 50% qualified
        • 12 if there is regional separation in the tournament seeding
3

Standard display is Minor

Minor tournaments offer a smaller prize pool and less prestige than Major Tournaments but still draw a high level of competition.
  • 1v1:
    • Tournaments have a prize pool of at least $100.
  • Team:
    • Tournaments have a prize pool of at least $100.
4

Standard display is Basic

Basic tournaments offer a very small prize pool and little to no prestige.
  • 1v1:
    • Tournaments have a less than $100 prize pool.
  • Team:
    • Tournaments have a less than $100 prize pool.
Event-Type Tier

Each of the above Main Tier can (but not must) be enhanced by "specifying tiers" according to the recurrency of the event or to its typology.

This addition does not change the Main Tier of the event but just specifies its characteristic(s).

This is done by adding to the aforementioned compiled (still filled in just with numbers from 1 to 4) parameter:

|liquipediatier=

the additional

|tiertype=

that can be defined as follows:

Monthly
  • Use "monthly" if the tournament is played with a monthly recurrency.
Biweekly
  • Use "biweekly" if the tournament is played once every two weeks.
Weekly
  • Use "weekly" if the tournament is played once a week.
Daily
  • Use "daily" if the tournament is played more than once a week.
Qualifier
  • Use "qualifier" if the tournament is a qualifier to an event. (The Main Tier is, in this case, defined by the Main Event's proper Tier)
    • eg. for a Qualifier to a Tier 1 event the parameters will be |liquipediatier=1|tiertype=qualifier independently from the (possible) prize pool awarded in the qualifier itself.
Show Match
  • Use "show match" if the tournament is a show match.
Archon Mode
  • Use "archon mode" if the tournament is an Archon event.
2v2
  • Use "2v2" if the tournament is a 2v2 event.
3v3
  • Use "3v3" if the tournament is a 3v3 event.
4v4
  • Use "4v4" if the tournament is a 4v4 event.
1v2
  • Use "1v2" if the tournament is a 1v2 event.
FFA
  • Use "ffa" if the tournament is an FFA event.
Charity
  • Use "charity" if the tournament is an event centered / entirely devoted to Charity causes.
Special Events / Doubts

For any "weird" or special event or any borderline case, our Discord server is the right place where to ask for help.

Please note that, in the case of controversies, any final decision on Tier's choice is ultimately up to the discretion of the Liquipedia staff.

Maps[edit]

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.

Mapmakers[edit]

Mapmakers may receive their individual pages, as long as they surpass a certain threshold of notability. If your chosen mapmaker has at least created 4 notable1 1v1 maps (maps that received the "TL.net map of the year" award are counted twice), then they are likely notable to warrant a page on this wiki.

1A map is considered notable if it was part of an official 1v1 ladder map pool or if it was part of a map pool of a 1v1 Premier event.

Strategy[edit]

See the strategy article policy.

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.