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Notability Guidelines

We can't have a page for literally everyone who has ever played a game of League of Legends -- or even for everyone who has played in a single prized tournament -- we simply cannot maintain that many pages, and most pages would never be visited. So in order to maintain quality within our wiki, we have a set of "notability guidelines" that we follow to determine whether a player (or team) gets a page.

Teams

A team must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an EsportsWikis page created:
  • Participation in a Premier event (includes qualifying tournaments)
  • 2 top 4 placements in Major events
  • 4 top 2 placements in Minor events
  • At least 4 of the players already have an EsportsWikis page, or at least 3 of the players are extremely noteworthy in their regions and already have EsportsWikis pages.

Players

A player must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an EsportsWikis page created:
  • Has played in at least one game in a premier event
  • Is currently on the starting roster for a team that qualifies for an EsportsWikis page and is actively playing in a major or premier event
  • Is currently an official sub for a team that has an EsportsWikis page and is actively playing in a premier event
  • If a player was previously a member of a team with an EsportsWikis page but did not participate in at least one premier event with that team (started in at least one game), they no longer qualify for a page, and we will not create one retroactively. However, we will not delete already-created pages (assuming they properly met notability guidelines at time of creation).

Support Staff

We will make pages for a coach or manager who either:
  • Is the primary coach or manager for a premier team (NA LCS, EU LCS, Champions Korea, LPL, LMS, Mid-Season Invitational, Worlds participant)
  • Meets the requirements for a wildcard region, but in a premier region.
  • Challenger circuit participation does not count in any way towards qualifying for a page for support staff members.
  • As of October 2015, this is a MINIMUM REQUIREMENT for having a support staff page created for the premier regions.
Support staff from other regions will have pages created for them if they have either:
  • Been a coach or primary analyst of a team in that region's primary league (CBLOL, LJL, OPL, etc) for at least two full years (doesn't have to be the same team for the entire time).
  • Been a coach or primary analyst of a team in that region's primary league that placed top 2 in a split (playoffs not round robin) at least twice.
  • Been a coach or primary analyst of a team that attended a World Championship.

Tournaments

Tournaments will be categorized into Premier/Major/Minor by the following rules:
  • Premier Tournaments:
  • It is part of the primary circuit of any region.
  • It is part of the secondary circuit of any non-Wildcard region (North America, Europe, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macao).
  • It is an offline tournament that features teams out of the premier circuit of any non-Wildcard region.
  • Major Tournaments:
  • It is part of the secondary circuit of any Wildcard region.
  • The tournament has a prizepool of over $ 10,000 USD ($ 5,000 USD for tournaments before the start of the 2014 Season).
  • Minor Tournaments:
  • Tournaments that don't qualify as Premier or Major Tournaments.
  • Monthly and Weekly Tournaments:
  • Minor tournaments that take place every month/every week.

These are just general guidelines, and exceptions for them do exist. If you're unsure if a page qualifies for creation, contact a staff member.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a user with an affiliation to the subject of a page that they are editing makes edits to the page that affect the page's neutrality. (For example, if a player incurs a fine, goes to their page, and deletes mention of the fine.)

What to do in the event of a conflict of interest

Generally, we do want players and organizations to be involved in the creation and maintenance of their pages -- that's how we get the best information! However, in order to ensure that neutrality is maintained, we request that you work with a staff member when editing your page. This doesn't mean you have to run every single edit by us, but any major changes should be made in consultation with staff. If you make edits that we deem to be overly self-promotional, they will be removed.
Examples where you're welcome to make a change to your page on your own:
  • Editing a neutral piece of information in the trivia section, for example a favorite food.
  • Correcting a grammar mistake.
  • Correcting a factual mistake, such as the date you joined a team.
  • Adding a link to an interview.
Examples where you should work with a staff member:
  • Writing an explanation for the reason that you left a team.
  • As an organization, writing an explanation for the reason that you removed a player from your starting lineup.
  • As a manager, describing the actions you took to bring a team together.

Not sure how to get in touch with our staff? Look here.

Linking to your own content

You are welcome to link to your own content where appropriate, but please do not replace existing links or delete content. If you think a piece of content is inappropriate, please contact staff instead of removing it yourself. Here are a few specific times you may wish to link to your own content:
  • VODs: For full game VODs, we link to the VODs that LoLEventVODs uses. If they aren't covering a particular tournament, we will attempt to link to official uploads first. If no such uploads exist, then you may link to your own VODs; however, please keep everything spoiler free. For highlight reels you are always welcome to upload your own content; however, do not replace already-existing highlight clips. If you think the current highlight clips are inadequate for some reason, contact staff.
  • Articles: Our wiki covers history, but we do not provide analysis. For that reason, we try to link to as many articles as we can that cover players, teams, and tournaments. You are welcome to add your own content to these lists, as long as you only add content in places where it's relevant and also follow the proper formatting. What counts as an article? Articles must contain original analysis of some sort - game recaps and news posts are not articles. Game recaps can be added to any of the Match Details pages; if one currently doesn't exist for your tournament, reach out to staff. We will not link to news posts unless they're the primary source (team announcement, player announcement, or first official announcement).
  • Player Content: If you have your own wiki page, you can index your own content in a section on your page called Vlogs, Blogs, and Notable Posts.
  • Quality Control: We reserve the right to remove any self-added content if we believe it to be misleading or of insufficient quality. However, we will only do this in extreme circumstances. As always, if you have any concerns, please reach out to our staff

Requesting deletion of information

Want information about yourself or your organization deleted? In general, we want to provide as complete a body of information as we can (and in particular want to avoid coloring history by omitting details that we're aware of), but occasionally we will delete information for you if:
  • You are being harassed due to information about you on our site, and
  • Our site is the primary location that people learned that information.
For example, if our wiki says that your favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla, and people are harassing you for not liking chocolate after discovering this fact on the wiki, we will delete that piece of information.
However, if you were officially disqualified from a tournament, then we would consider the tournament the primary source of that information and keep it up on the wiki. If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff!
One thing we will not do is remove your involvement with an organization if there was a public record of your involvement, or if we learned of your involvement through official channels (e.g. Riot, or both you and the team confirmed to us at an earlier date), even if you request that the information be removed due to a conflict with the organization. We understand and respect the fact that you may not want to have your reputation affected by circumstances outside of your control, and will attempt to clarify the exact nature of your position should it be necessary. Such clarification can include but is not limited to linking to statements from all parties involved in a dispute, adding qualifying terms like "unofficially," and writing a summary of events on either the team page or your own page as we deem appropriate to the situation. We are happy to work with you but cannot rewrite the events of history.

Rules for Adding Content

Articles

  • News articles don't count as content
  • Single-game recaps or single-day recaps don't count; these should go on a Match Details page or otherwise in their own chart
  • Analytical, historical articles are all fine
  • Articles about a player go on the player's page, articles about 2 players go on both players' pages
    • Articles about 3 or more players all on the same team go on the team's page also
  • Articles comparing 2-3 teams go on all teams' pages
    • Beyond that it's a judgment call if an article should go on team pages or league page only, 5+ teams should definitely not go on all teams' pages
    • Power rankings only go on the tournament's page

Interviews

  • Interviews go on both a tournament page & a player's page
    • If the interview is with 2 players, it goes on both players' pages
    • If the interview is with 3 or more players all on the same team, put it on the team's page as well
  • Interviews with a member of a team's support page go on the team's page if the support staff member doesn't have their own page
    • Otherwise it goes on that person's page

Videos

  • If the video is part of a series (e.g. Summoning Insight) then it goes on the talk show / series page, but can also go on team/tournament/player pages
  • Highlight reels are separated into their own section on player pages & should not be lumped under a "videos" section

Other

  • Infographs go in "additional content" not as article