Liquipedia:How to Contribute

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Overview

Liquipedia aims to be the definitive source for all things Overwatch. 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 to help you get started.

Formatting and Good English

Templates

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.

Copy Editing

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.

Style

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

Players

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 pro-gamer in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft 2, ...)
  • 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 five or more links from tournaments, strategies, or shows. (Discount any link that are related to the player's team and their pages.)
  • Results: If the player has placed in the top 4 of a Premier or Major tournament

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

Achievements

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:

Teams

To create a team page or not to create?

When to create

If the team fulfills any of the following:

  • The team has earned prize money in any tournament with a Liquipedia page;
  • The team has placed in the top 4 of any Major Tournament;
  • The team has accrued five links from other Liquipedia pages (tournaments, players, shows, game history), not including the pages of current or former team members (players or otherwise);
  • The team is a well-established eSport organisation (even in another game) with a number of sponsors;
  • A majority (normally three out of five) of the team's players already have Liquipedia pages;

When not to create

  • A start-up clan with no history and no organization;
  • No international achievements
  • No website/social media

Leagues

Leagues and tournaments with a cash prize of at least $50 should be added right away for documentary purposes.

Maps

We try to accumulate as much information about maps as possible. Map pages usually include notable features.

Strategy

See the strategy article policy.

User pages

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.