Liquipedia:Notability Guidelines

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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

Summary[edit]
The following categories should be displayed in the Achievements Section
Category Events Accepted result
Premier Events GSL - OSL - IPL - MLG ... (automated)
Major Events FXOpen Invitational Series - HomeStory Cup ... (automated)
Misc. Events Justin.tv Invitational 1 ... (automated)
Minor Events Afreeca World Invitational - WardiTV European League... (automated)
Monthly Cups Masters Cup - Underdogs ... (automated)
Weekly Cups CraftCup - GameCreds Cup - Go4SC2 - ZOTAC Cup ... (automated)
Team Events GSTL - IPL TAC - Proleague ... A1 All Kill of team Liquipedia
Team Events GSTL Most Valuable Player Gold Card
Premier Team Events NationWars V ... (automated)
Major Team Events NationWars I ... (automated)
Minor Team Events SC2Improve Team League ... (automated)

Teams[edit]

To create a team page or not to create?[edit]

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

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 WCS Global Main Events, WCS Korea Main Events or Playoffs of WCS Circuit Main Events (see Portal:WCS).
  • If the caster has casted 5 or more Premier Tournaments (including WCS Circuit Main Event Group Stages).
  • If the caster has casted 8 or more Major Tournaments.

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 Series with each a prize pool of at least $50 USD.
  • If the Tournament Organizer has run 5 or more Major Tournaments.
  • If the Tournament Organizer has run 25 or more Tournaments with each a prize pool of at least $50 USD. (Discount any tournaments, that are part of a tounament series.)

Leagues and Tournaments[edit]

Leagues and tournaments with a cash prize of at least $50 should be added right away for documentary purposes. To create a new tournament page, follow the Tournament Tutorial.

Leagues and tournaments are classified with the following Liquipedia Tiers:

Tier Description
Premier/Tier 1 These tournaments are considered especially prestigious amongst the community.
Major/Tier 2 These tournaments are mostly one-time events which take place online or are WCS Challenger events.
Minor/Tier 3 These tournaments offer a smaller prize pool and less prestige than Major Tournaments but still draw a high level of competition.
Monthly Monthly tournaments are tournaments that occur regularly and most often as monthly events. Sometimes they are monthly finals of weekly tournaments.
Weekly Weekly tournaments are tournaments that occur regularly and most often as weekly events.
Biweekly These tournaments occur regularly on a bi-weekly basis.
Daily These tournaments occur regularly on a daily basis.
Show Match Usually two top players are invited to play a BoX series against each other. Some times they adopt a King of The Hill "winner stays on" format. These events often feature well-known players or highly-anticipated matchups that might never come to pass in a regular tournament.
Qualifier Qualifier tournaments, excluding WCS Challengers, but including WCS Challenger Open Qualifiers.

Regarding classification the following rules apply:

  • Premier/Tier 1 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 4 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 or is an official WCS event (WCS Korea Main events, IEM Katowice, WCS Circuit Main Events and Global Finals).
    • At least the Round of 16 and onwards are played offline.
  • Major/Tier 2 tournaments have at least a prize pool of $8,000 or are 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
1An event is regarded as an offline tournament (regarding Tier 2/Major) if at least the Ro8 and onwards are played offline OR at least 1/4 of all matches are played offline.

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.

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.