EsportsWikis:Procedures

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Roster Changes

These are the steps that you should take to fully update our wiki in the case of a roster change.

  1. Before Updating
    • Make sure that the team change is officially confirmed. Sources of official confirmation include:
      • A statement from the organization/team on their website or social media confirming that the roster has changed.
      • A statement from the player(s) in question confirming that they have changed teams.
      • The player(s) in question appearing at an offline tournament playing for the team.
    • Sources that are not official confirmation include:
      • A player removing organization tags from their social media pages without stating that they have left
      • A player "running games" with other players.
      • Testimony of a person who is unrelated to the roster switch. (Example: Arkanum of Winterfox saying Ninja of Team Liquid has joined Denial)
      • The player(s) in question playing in an online tournament under the team name. (Current exception: HWC Qualifiers)

If the team change is officially confirmed, feel free to update:

  1. Front Page:
    • Make a news item announcing the roster change.
  2. Player Page:
    • Update the player's infobox team history, including the appropriate date (just month and year).
    • Update the player's infobox current team.
    • Update the introductory sentence at the top of the page.
    • Update the player's bio. Include relevant information related to the roster change (for example, if player A is added to the roster of team X because player B was dropped from the starting lineup, you would mention player B in player A's bio).
    • Update the player's social media links if applicable.
    • Update the player's stream link if applicable.
    • Update the player's list of alternate IDs if applicable.
  3. Team Page:
    • Update the roster, either adding a player to the starting roster, changing the information, or moving the player to the list of former players.
    • Update the timeline section, including a reference.
    • Update the team history section, including relevant details and a reference.
    • Update the roster changes history in the infobox.
  4. Update the navigation box of the relevant team, either adding or removing the player.
  5. List of Free Agents:
    • If applicable, add the player to the top of the list ONLY IF THEY HAVE PLACED TOP 16 IN THE MOST RECENT FULL SEASON, with relevant information (username, name, location, last team, day left) and a reference.

Tournament Results

These are the steps that you should take to fully update our wiki when tournament games or series finish. For Premier and many Major events, all of this will be done by our staff, but community members are welcome to help out, especially if we are late updating something.

  1. Front Page:
    • If the tournament is over, update the news.
    • If a bracket or list of standings needs to be updated on the featured tournaments slider, do so.
  2. Tournament Page:
    • Enter the result in the bracket or similar section of the tournament page.
    • Enter the postgame scoreboard, if we are including those for the tournament (again you may contact us if you want us to and we are not).
    • Update the list of VODs once available, in two places: on the tournament information page, and also on the VODs-specific page, where applicable.
  3. Team Page:
    • Update the Tournament History section of the relevant team pages.
    • Update the Timeline section of the relevant team pages.
    • Update the Team History section of the relevant team pages.
  4. Player Page:
    • Update the Team/Tournament History section of the relevant player pages (if they placed top 4).
    • Update the Biography section of the relevant player pages (one line will usually do).
  5. Overview:
    • Check to see if the tournament has an overview page, and if so, update it.
  6. List of Event Winners:
    • Add the relevant information to the list.

Tournament Page Creation

  1. Tournament Page:
    • Create it using the tournament page prefill.
  2. Templates:
    • If applicable, add an icon to {{LeagueIconSmall}}.
    • Secondary Pages:
    • Check to see if the tournament organization has an overview page. If so, add the tournament to it.
    • Check to see if there are any applicable time-sensitive redirects. If so, update them.

Team Formation

These are the steps you should take to fully update our wiki when a new team is created (or when you are creating a page for a team that we did not yet have a page for).

  1. Check to see if the team meets our notability guidelines.
  2. Team page:
    • If it does, create the page for the team using the team template.
    • Create all relevant redirects (e.g. CLG to Counter Logic Gaming)
    • Make a roster navbox for the team -- Explanation.
  3. Relevant Templates:
    • Add the team name/names to the teamnames template: {{Teamnames}} -- Explanation.
    • Add a 60-pixel-wide, 25-pixel-tall, transparent-background at [Teamshortname]logo_std.png -- Explanation.
    • Add the team logo to the teamimage template: {{TeamImage}} (following the guidelines) -- Explanation.
  4. Other:
    • Update the appropriate page in the teams portal.
    • Follow the guidelines in the roster changes section for updating player pages reflecting their joining the team.
    • If the team was just formed, create a front-page news item about the formation.

Team Disbanding

These are the steps you should take to fully update our wiki when a team is disbanded.

  1. Move the team to the disbanded teams section of the appropriate page in the teams portal.
  2. Update the text in the team's history, and follow the guidelines in the roster changes section for updating player pages reflecting their leaving the team.
  3. Update the front-page news.

Player Namechanges

  1. Team Page:
    • Move the player's page to the new URL. Leave behind a redirect.
    • Update the infobox to state the player's new ingame name.
    • Add the player's old IGN to the list of alternate IDs.
    • Write a line in the biography about the switch.
    • Change the introduction and the first line of the biography, where the player's name is in quotes in the middle of their IRL name. Do not change the name anywhere else in the biography.
    • If the player has a stats page, move that and update the tabs at the top.
    • Check the "What links here" for any pages that redirected to the player's old name. Update them all to redirect to the new page.
    • Change the player's name in the starting roster.