SmashWiki:Notability

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Notability is a quality defined, for the purposes of this Wiki, as any article pertaining to the competitive community of the Super Smash Bros. series in a significant way. This includes but is not limited to community members, crews, teams, organizations, tournaments, power rankings and circuits.

Notable community members[edit]

Community members include people such as players, tournament organizers, modders, and content creators. They may be considered "notable" if they fall under any of the following criteria:

  • Has participated in or run offline tournaments that use standard tournament rules, and has achieved at least regional recognition. What qualifies as "regional recognition" is subjective, but as a rule of thumb, being ranked on a regional-level power ranking is usually a surefire indicator of having achieved significant regional recognition, as well as participating in the organization of a long-running tournament series that is a region's staple. If a player has never been PR'd, they can still be considered regionally recognized if they have a proven history of tournament participation with adequate-enough success, with greater leeway given the stronger their region is.
    • Online players may still be considered notable if they consistently place high in notable online tournaments.
  • Has contributed high-level content to the Smash community or has contributed significantly in other ways. For example, being involved in a highly regarded tournament-streaming team, discovering and reporting information about the inner workings of Smash including specific characters or mechanics, being a high level commentator, creating and uploading popular tutorial videos, being a highly regarded Smash modder, contributing to the growth of the community, etc.
  • Can prove legitimate regional or greater fame within the competitive community otherwise not covered by these guidelines.

As per SmashWiki:Ownership, players may request to remove any personal information from their article pages including but not limited to real names, birth dates, locations, and pictures. Players are also allowed to request the removal of online results included on their page unless they are an online-exclusive or mostly online player.

Notable player guidelines[edit]

Smashers in the "notable players" section of character articles must be accompanied by a brief description detailing the smasher's most notable feats with the character and/or their contributions to the characters meta-game. Edits adding a smasher to the "notable players" section without this are to be reverted on sight.

The smasher also must meet the following criteria:

  • Place highly in multiple tournaments largely using the character in question compared to other mains of the character. Some leniency is allowed for the less represented characters, but it should be within reason.
  • Must have national recognition for their usage of the character outside of sandbagging and/or must have made significant contributions to the character's meta.
  • Must not be an online-exclusive or mostly online player. Due to the nature of online play, its metagame is considerably different from offline play and as such should not be considered on the same level.

It can be much more difficult to assess the notability of players from smaller, less-developed Smash regions (outside of the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan). In general, these players should have achieved exceptional tournament results with their character in their region, and have attained notability for their usage of the character in larger Smash regions.

Additionally, when listing game skill (and mains for that game), only include games that the smasher plays seriously. Adding to this, please only list mains that the smasher plays seriously, not as a sandbagging choice.

Notable tournaments[edit]

Tournaments and tournament series are considered "notable" if they fall under one of the following criteria:

  • Have a considerable amount of notable or ranked players in attendance. Power rankings in this case may only be considered notable if they fall under the criteria listed in the "Notable power rankings" section.
  • Have a large prize pot. This is different for every region.
  • Have a large attendance. This criteria may vary for each game as a 100 person Smash 64 or Project M tournament would be considered fairly notable within the community while an event of similar size for Melee or Ultimate would not be considered on the same level.

Any one of these criteria may be mixed in order to increase the "notability" of a tournament.

Specific tournament types[edit]

  • Invitationals: Invitationals are typically always considered notable due to the fact that invited players are always ranked on either a global or a regional ranking.
  • Arcadians: Arcadians should only be considered if a large attendance is present or if players that entered are considered to be notable outside of rankings.
  • Locals: Locals that occur on any basis that do not quite fall under these criteria may receive pages encompassing the entire series if they are deemed notable enough within the region.
  • Circuits: Circuits and any other point-based series are permitted so long as they fall under any of the same criteria. If the tournaments in question qualify for pages then the circuit does too by default.
  • Online events: Online events fall under the same criteria. Due to the simplicity involved with hosting and attending online events in Melee, Smash 4, and Ultimate, attendance numbers in those games are only to be considered notable if they go above a certain threshold. For Ultimate specifically, 600 is typically considered a large attendance number.

Notable power rankings[edit]

Power rankings are only considered notable if they encompass a game's community on a global or regional scale. Specifically, regional power rankings are only considered notable if they encompass a particularly large part of a region such as a country, state, or territory. Regions that have city rankings may be listed independently if they are deemed to have enough notable players. A good example of this is the New York City Power Rankings. Lesser-scale power rankings that form a part of a greater ranked region should be listed on that page instead. If any region in question doesn't have a centralized power ranking, then any smaller-scale rankings, such as city rankings, should be added to a page encompassing the entire region. Additionally, global rankings may only be deemed notable if a significant portion of the community behind it acknowledges and supports it.

Online power rankings are forbidden except for the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank or any rankings that encompass a region that is notable offline as well such as the Smash 64 European Online Power Rankings.

If any given section in a page, whether it be a sub region or a specific game, becomes too large then a sub page should be created to replace it. The most recent ranking should still be left up on the main page with a link to the sub page.

Notable teams[edit]

Teams under this context refers to any crews, esports teams, or other community organizations that have gained a significant presence within the competitive Super Smash Bros. community.

Crews can generally be defined as any group of players that tend to play or enter tournaments together, but do not support it's members financially. Crew members tend to make their crew known through the use of "tags" that are placed before the their player names and through the in-game name entry feature. Crews may be considered notable if they are made up of notable players and have established themselves within their respective community.

Esports teams can generally be defined as any organization that officially sponsors a player financially. As with crews, players who are sponsored almost always bear their team's tag prior to their name. Esports teams may be considered notable if they sponsor any notable player(s), though this does not mean every team deserves an article. Articles should only be created if the team in question either sponsors any amount of top players or a group of lower-ranked yet still notable players. The amount of lower-ranked yet still notable players needed before an esports team can be considered notable should be defined on a case-by-case basis. Teams that do not fall under this category should instead only be added to the List of esports teams page.

Other community organizations, such as tournament organizing groups, streaming groups, or modder/developer groups, may be considered notable if their contributions to the community are deemed significant.