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Notability Guidelines

We can't have a page for literally everyone who has ever played a game of Halo -- or even for everyone who has played in a single prized tournament. We also cannot have a page for every event a player has attended, otherwise we'd have pages for backyard LANs with 50 dollar prize pools. 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, team or event gets a page. All notability guidelines are subject to change.

Teams/Organizations/Players

North America

A team, organization or player must meet at least one of the following requirements to have a Halo Esports Wiki page created:
  • Qualified for a Halo World Championship or MLG National Championship
  • 4 top 16 or 1 top 8 placements in Major LAN events (HCS events (2014 - present), MLG events (2004 - 2012), other rare exceptions) or Pro Leagues (HCS Pro League)
  • 2 top 4 placements in major Online tournaments (online tournaments open to top competition which award a substantial prize pool or comparable incentive)
  • 8 top 4 placements in major Amateur Online tournaments (online tournaments which exclude Pro teams, eg. Open Circuit cups, Last Chance Qualifiers)
  • TEAMS ONLY: At least 3 players (at one time) qualify for or already have a Halo Esports Wiki page (orgless teams will need to attend one major LAN event or play in three notable online tournaments before having a page created)
  • Notability for another subjective reason (up to staff discretion, please contact a staff member before proceeding)

Europe

A team, organization or player must meet at least one of the following requirements to have a Halo Esports Wiki page created:
  • Qualified for a Halo World Championship
  • 4 top 8 or 1 top 4 placements in Major LAN events (HCS events (2014 - present), EGL events (2010 - 2012), Insomnia events, other rare exceptions) or Pro Leagues (HCS Pro League)
  • 2 top 4 placements in major Online tournaments (online tournaments open to top competition which award a substantial prize pool or comparable incentive)
  • 8 top 4 placements in major Amateur Online tournaments (online tournaments which exclude Pro teams, eg. Open Circuit cups, Last Chance Qualifiers)
  • TEAMS ONLY: At least 3 players (at one time) qualify for or already have a Halo Esports Wiki page (orgless teams will need to attend one major LAN event or play in three notable online tournaments before having a page created)
  • Notability for another subjective reason (up to staff discretion, please contact a staff member before proceeding)

Coaches

A coach must meet at least one of the following requirements to have a Halo Esports Wiki page created:
  • 8 top 8, 4 top 4, or 2 top 2 placements in Major LAN events
  • Notability for another subjective reason (up to staff discretion, please contact a staff member before proceeding)

Management

Halo Esports Wiki pages for owners and managers (and other support staff) will be made on a case-by-case basis. The decision will be made based on:
  • Directness of involvement with the Halo team and community
  • Success of team under their management

Personality

A person must meet at least one of the following requirements to have a Halo Esports Wiki page created:
  • Full time caster or analyst of multiple events
  • Notable figure from the community including content creators, internet personalities and more (up to staff discretion)

Events

An event must meet at least one of the following requirements to have a Halo Esports Wiki page created (or to be listed in a player's Team/Tournament History):
  • Is run by a major organization or promotion (MLG, HCS)
  • Has a prize pool of $5,000 or higher
  • Historical notability (up to staff discretion)

Events not qualifying through these criteria may still be eligible under a "list page", wherein a group of events under one organization are all listed on a single page. Contact a staff member if you wish to make a list page for a series of events.

Online Tournaments

An event must meet at least one of the following requirements to have a Halo Esports Wiki page created:
  • Is part of the Halo Championship Series
  • Has a prize pool of $2,000 or higher
  • Historical notability (up to staff discretion)

Online tournaments which can be listed on players/teams' tournament histories include:

  • HaloWC qualifiers
  • HCS Pro League qualifiers
  • HCS Open Circuit Legendary Cups
  • HCS Cups (2014-15)
  • PGL Challenger Series

Tournaments not qualifying through these criteria may still be eligible under a "list page", wherein a group of tournaments under one organization are all listed on a single page. Contact a staff member if you wish to make a list page for a series of tournaments.

Exceptions for these rules do exist. If you're unsure if a page qualifies for creation, contact a staff member.

Documentation of Placements and Statistics

Halo Esports Wiki is dedicated to documenting tournament placings and statistics as accurately as it can. In the event of a conflict of sources, prioritize in this order:

  1. Official results from tournament organization's website (Example)
  2. Information gathered from an official bracket or leaderboard (Example)
  3. Results from a trustworthy external site or unofficial bracket or leaderboard (Example)
  4. Testimony of a player or member of the team organization (for placements only; if this is used, a footnote is to be included in the article)

If you are unsure of the roster of a team at an event, it is better to leave the roster area blank than to use roster information from prior to the event (from a pro teams discussion forum thread for example), as it may contain incorrect information.

Inaccuracies can occur in official results, and issues with these will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

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.
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.
  • A dispute involving a placement at a certain event.

Requesting deletion of information

Want information about yourself or your organization deleted? In general, we want to provide as much information as we can, 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!



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