Esportspedia - League of Legends Esports:Community/Site Policies
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.
- A team must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an Esportspedia page created:
- Participation in a Premier event (includes qualifying tournaments)
- 2 top 4 placements in Major events
- Top 2 placement in 4 Minor events
- At least 4 of the players already have an Esportspedia page, or at least 3 of the players are extremely noteworthy in their regions and already have Esportspedia pages.
- A player must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an Esportspedia 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 Esportspedia page and is actively playing in a major or premier event
- Is currently an official sub for a team that has an Esportspedia page and is actively playing in a premier event
- If a player was previously a member of a team with an Esportspedia 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).
- 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. We will not delete already-created pages that don't meet this guideline until April 2016, six months after this policy went into effect.
- 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 will be categorized into Premier/Major/Minor by the following rules:
- Premier Tournaments:
- It is part of the primary circuit of any region or is the NA Challenger Series or EU Challenger Series.
- 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!