Liquipedia:How to Contribute

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Liquipedia aims to be the definitive source for all things related to Dota 2. This site is a wiki, which means that it is user-driven and is dependent on your contributions. We welcome any and all contributions; the information on this page defines the scope of what content to add. If you need some help with the fundamentals of wiki editing in general here are some resources:

Formatting and Good English[edit]

Templates[edit]

We have a simple to follow template for almost every type of page. Simply check the List of Templates page for a list for 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 the Liquipedia Discord server or in IRC at #liquipedia on QuakeNet.

Copy Editing[edit]

There is always room to improve the spelling and tone of most of our articles. Even without much factual knowledge, you can help us improve.

Style[edit]

We try to enforce a style guide with the intent to give the wiki a unified look. Treat it as a guideline, as other people can always clean up your work later.

Factual Content[edit]

Please note that inclusion of pages in mainspace is ultimately up to the discretion of the Liquipedia staff.

Players[edit]

Who and what to add?[edit]

Players may receive their individual pages, as long as they surpass a certain threshold of notability. If your chosen player fits in with most of the following bullet points, then he/she likely warrants a page on this wiki.

  • Previous history: If the player was a notable pro-gamer in another game (Warcraft 3, StarCraft: Brood War...).
  • Achievements: If the player has earned at least 1,000 EUR (1,100 USD) in tournaments.
  • Sponsored: If the player is a notable member of a major team.
  • Strategies: If this player has made widely known strategies.

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

Teams[edit]

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

When to create:

  • The team competed or qualified for a Premier or Major Main Event or
  • it is a well-established eSport organisation or
  • it consists of at least 3 well known players with notable achievements or a Liquipedia page or
  • it has more than 4 members (so it can enter tournaments and such) and
  • it has proven itself as a lower tier team due to achievements in multiple Minor, Monthly or Weekly Events.

When not to create:

  • Classic start-up team with no history and no organization
  • Random stack hastily created to compete in a Qualifier
  • The team has no significant achievements

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

Leagues and Tournaments[edit]

Leagues and tournaments should be added right away for documentary purposes.

To create a league or tournament page follow Tournament tutorial or Tournament Template.

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.