Liquipedia expands into game wikis with Dota 2

Liquipedia expands into game wikis with Dota 2
Image credit: Liquipedia

Esports wiki Liquipedia has announced its expansion into the realm of game wikis, starting with Dota 2.

The new segment of the site will be maintained by the administrators of the former Fandom Dota 2 wiki after the team left their previous host late last year.

ESI London 2024

Launched in 2009, Liquipedia is a subsidiary of the esports organisation Team Liquid, and hosts information similar to Wikipedia. Liquipedia currently has 21 supported games which include information about teams, tournaments, and players.

The foray into Dota 2 is a part of Liquipedia’s new strategy which will open the platform towards other gaming content, not just esports. This is due in part to a large number of gaming wikis experiencing hosting issues in the past, which is something that Liquipedia aims to help with by having those wikis migrated to their platform. The company said that it “encourages other wiki administrators to reach out about the possibility of hosting their game wikis”.

The new Dota 2 wiki will still feature esports content but will be significantly expanded with information about heroes, mechanics, lore, items and cosmetics. Initially, there will be two Dota 2 wikis, but the company plans to merge them into one as soon as possible. According to Liquipedia, that content will be regularly updated after each patch, and the Dota 2 wiki will act as “a historical document of the evolution of the long-running competitive multiplayer game.”

Job Hilbers, Senior Manager of Liquipedia, commented on the expansion: “We’re beyond excited to have the Dota 2 game information admin team join Liquipedia. With this move, we are finally able to cover the gaming aspects of an esports title we love with the same comprehensiveness as its esports side.

“All types of Dota 2 fans can now find all the info they need to not only follow a tournament but also better understand the match they are watching. For the larger Dota 2 community we hope that by covering game information they can not only excel in Dota 2, but they can also become exposed to and fall in love with the Dota 2 esports scene that we value so dearly.”

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.