AEF Dota 2 League Season 5 Division 1
(≃ $3,119 USD)
AEF Season 5 returns for its fifth season, after being unveiled during the conclusion of last season's Finals in Melbourne. Registration was released on the 9th April. Water was the last season's champions, overcoming Focus 3-1 in the Grand Finals. On the 6th May 2018, it was unveiled that the finals would take place in the Union Theatre in Melbourne. 
The format for Division 1 Finals consists of
- The four teams would play in a double elimination bracket
- The LAN Finals is on the 7-8 July in Melbourne
The Broadcast Talent for the Division 5 Finals was unveiled on the July 2nd, 2018. 
$ 4,100 AUD (≃$3,119 USD) was spread among the teams as seen below:
|Place||$ USD||$ AUD||Team|
- 1 Water were picked up by Athletico Esports on the 14th June.
- 2 Kofaa was replaced as by Lose Yourself, during Week 6 of the groupstages.