AEF Dota 2 Premier League: Premier Division
(≃ $3,642 USD)
Australian Esports Federation (AEF) returns for another season in October 2018 for Dota 2 with a revamped tournament format called the AEF Dota 2 Premier League. The reformed event sees the tournament into split into two leagues: Premier and Challenger Divisions and retains their pointing system from their previous two seasons. The top three teams in the Premier Division will play at an undisclosed venue in Sydney in December and the winner of the Challenger Division will win a set of peripherals.
The teams from this division entail the top four teams from the previous season, the winner of the Season 5 Division 2, two open qualififer winners and an Admin's invite - an invite made by the discretion of the AEF Admins.
On the 20th October 2018, it was announced that the final day of the Premier Division will take place at The Independent Theatre in North Sydney.  After logistical reasons, it was later unveiled it will take place on the 15th December at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre. 
The format for the Premier Division includes two formats
- 2 groups of 4 teams in a single round robin Bo3 format.
- The top two teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket playoff stage.
- The bottom two teams from each group will drop to the lower bracket playoff stage.
- Eight teams from the groupstage will move to a Double Elimination Bracket in a Bo3 format
- The lower bracket final Bo3 and Grand Final Bo5 will be played at at The Independent Theatre in North Sydney on the 16th December.
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(Converted USD prizes are based on the currency rate on Nov 7, 2018: 1 AUD ≃ 0.72835 USD.)
- 1 Loski retired from the squad and was replaced by Y God on the 5th November 2018.
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The main event will televise the final day of the tournament which includes the Lower Bracket Finals and the Grand Final in Sydney.
- 2018-11-28 | AEF MEGA Recap: Entire Online Stage by CeruleanBlue of Australian Esports Federation
- 2018-11-09 | Premier Division Week 4 Recap by CeruleanBlue of Australian Esports Federation
- 2018-11-03 | Premier Division Week 3 Recap by CeruleanBlue of Australian Esports Federation
- 2018-10-27 | Premier Division Week 2 Recap by CeruleanBlue of Australian Esports Federation
- 2018-10-09 | Premier Division Week 1 Recap by CeruleanBlue of Australian Esports Federation
- Australia E-sports Federation on Twitch.tv