Liquipedia:How to Contribute

From Liquipedia Overwatch Wiki

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[edit]

Templates[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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: Players, Teams, Leagues, Casters, Maps[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. 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, ...).
  • Achievements: If the player has earned at least 2,500 USD in tournaments.
  • Sponsored: If the player is signed by a premier team (tier 1 of each region), and has played in at least one tournament with them.
    • If the player is a member of an Overwatch League team.
  • Liquipedia Links: If the player has accrued five (5) or more links from tournaments. (Discount any links that are related to the player's team and their pages. The worth of each tier tournament can be seen below).
    • Think of it like Premier/Major tournament = 2, 2x Minor/Monthly = 1, 3x Qualifier = 1 and 5x Weekly/Open Qualifier=1

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

If the team fulfills two of the following:

  • The team is a well-established esport organisation;
  • Multiple players with international achievements, or with Liquipedia pages;
  • Multiple achievements in team leagues with a Liquipedia page.
  • The team has placed in the top 4 of any Major Tournament;

When not to create

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

To create a new team page, you can use our Team page tutorial.

Leagues[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, you can follow our Tournament tutorial.

Casters[edit]

Who and what to add?[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 one of these, then they are likely notable to warrant a page on this wiki.

  • Previous history: If the caster was a pro-gamer or caster/host in another game (Warcraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft 2, ...).
  • Liquipedia Links: If the caster has accrued five (5) or more links from tournaments. (Discount any links that are related to the player's team and their pages. The worth of each tier tournament can be seen below).
    • Think of it like Premier/Major tournament = 2, 2x Minor/Monthly = 1, 3x Qualifier = 1 and 5x Weekly/Open Qualifier=1

Maps[edit]

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

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.