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1.tmv23 [OP]Posts: 84

Lets talk about eSports Wikis and which of them we consider a reliable sources. To my best knowledge there are:

Liquidpedia:
for StarCraft 2, Dota 2, Hearthstone, SC:BW, Heroes of the Storm, Smash
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/
Probably the best Wikis out there, although for SC:BW particualary there is a lot of stuff missing as I had to find out.

eSportspedia:
currently for LoL and CoD. I heared they will open a FIFA Wiki too.
http://esportspedia.com/
For LoL it should be basically the go to site as the alternative (see below) is shit. For CoD I really cant tell if its good or not, but it seems like they have a core of motived authors at least.

LoL-Gamepedia
http://lol.gamepedia.com
This page is shit and shouldnt be used imo. It has almost no active users (becausers they started their own project in eSportspedia) and so it will most likely become an orphan over time.

CS (Kniferound)
http://kniferound.net/
I'm not so experienced in CS:GO so basically my question would be if you think this is any good or maybe if there are even alternatives I dont know.

Smite
http://smitepro.wikia.com / http://smite.gamepedia.com
I made some research some weeks ago about Smite and found 2 different wikis. Both are shit right now (maybe it improves over time) and I'd say everything to be found there should be doublechecked

2.gOrdiPosts: 27

I think you got it all.

You can add clanwiki.nu for Counter-Strike, it's quite good. Kniferound.net is ok, and getting better I'd say.

3.GGBVanixPosts: 60

CoD eSportspedia is okay for the more recent major tournaments, but terrible for anything before 2014. Why? Take a look at this:

http://cod.esportspedia.com/wiki/MLG_National_Championship_2008

I would not use that as a reliable source of information. It's just a table; no tournament format, no brackets, no VODs, no links to anything that can verify the information on the page other than the prize money and teams. It had one external link, and I didn't even use it when I added it to the site. In the cases where I have found more information to back up a CoD eSportspedia page, some of the information was wrong like prizes and rosters. Compare that to their pages for 2014 tournaments:

http://cod.esportspedia.com/wiki/MLG_Columbus_2014

Although it's missing VODs, it's still amazing. I'm much more confident in citing this as a source because not only does it tell you everything you need to know about the tournament, you can also look at the page history to know that the information was updated live during the tournament itself, so it doesn't need to reference outside sources because it a reliable source in and of itself.

I'd say Liquidpedia is the golden standard in which all other eSports wikis should follow. That, and LoL eSportspedia for team games. As long as they provide all the information (tournament format, results, prize pools, brackets, team rosters and subs), I would consider it a reliable source. I'm just picking on CoD eSportspedia because CoD tournaments were the most frustrating tournaments I had to research, and it's all because their community did an extremely poor job in documenting their own history (to an extent, they still do).

4.tmv23 [OP]Posts: 84

I'll start exchanging Leaguepedia-Links for the Esportspedia-Links today, cause they are of equal quality or better in every case and has an active bunch of workers constantly improving the site. Also some of the Leaguepedia Links are broken cause they changed their domain. Just wanted to clarify in case anyone is wondering what on earth I did with all the pages that will be on the Publishing queue soon. ;)

5.Mushro0mPosts: 1

GGBVanix wrote on 2014-12-02 12:58:42 PM:

CoD eSportspedia is okay for the more recent major tournaments, but terrible for anything before 2014. Why? Take a look at this:

http://cod.esportspedia.com/wiki/MLG_National_Championship_2008

I would not use that as a reliable source of information. It's just a table; no tournament format, no brackets, no VODs, no links to anything that can verify the information on the page other than the prize money and teams. It had one external link, and I didn't even use it when I added it to the site. In the cases where I have found more information to back up a CoD eSportspedia page, some of the information was wrong like prizes and rosters. Compare that to their pages for 2014 tournaments:

http://cod.esportspedia.com/wiki/MLG_Columbus_2014

Although it's missing VODs, it's still amazing. I'm much more confident in citing this as a source because not only does it tell you everything you need to know about the tournament, you can also look at the page history to know that the information was updated live during the tournament itself, so it doesn't need to reference outside sources because it a reliable source in and of itself.

I'd say Liquidpedia is the golden standard in which all other eSports wikis should follow. That, and LoL eSportspedia for team games. As long as they provide all the information (tournament format, results, prize pools, brackets, team rosters and subs), I would consider it a reliable source. I'm just picking on CoD eSportspedia because CoD tournaments were the most frustrating tournaments I had to research, and it's all because their community did an extremely poor job in documenting their own history (to an extent, they still do).

Hi, i'm a content writer for Decerto FR and I understand your frustration about the past of our scene. CoDPedia is a good website but only for American scene and big european events since the end of Ghost and Advanced Warfare. But it's very poor concerning all others events all around the world such as in South africa, Australia, Mexico, Italy, Spain... It also forget all online tournaments by Gfinity (400$ each and 1 per day), ESL (100$)... So I maybe can help you to report all big events but also to help you as much as I can about the past of our scene (French and Européean). If you're interesting, contact me on skype : mushro0mi email : fargenath@gmail.com or twitter: @DexertoNath

6.tmv23 [OP]Posts: 84

http://wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/Main_Page

CS now @ liquipedia

7.GGBVanixPosts: 60

tmv23 wrote on 2015-06-11 12:25:19 PM:

http://wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/Main_Page

CS now @ liquipedia

We got a lot of CS info here, especially the CS:Source stuff. Seems like it would be worthwhile to help out a bit over there, at least for the Source LANs.