ESL ANZ Championship - Season 1
(≃ $7,473 USD)
In late December 2017, ESL Australia announced Dota 2 would be its maiden season at the Sixth season of the ESL AUS Championship at the PAX Arena in Melbourne. On the 10th January 2018, ESL announced further details of the league with multiple qualifiers leading to an offline finals with a 10,000 AUD prizepool. 
The LAN Finals for the inaugural ESL ANZ Championship Dota 2 Season 1 commences in June with four teams qualifying from the Online Finals on the 10th and 17th April respectively. On the 17th April, it was announced that the LAN Finals would be held during Supernova Sydney on the 15-17 June at The Dome - Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales. 
- Four teams from the online finals
- Single-elimination Bracket
- All matches are Bo3
The broadcast talent was unveiled on the 13th June.
- GoGoGadget (Alex Blaikie)
- Danog (Matt Joyce)
- DareDevilDan (Daniel Morrell)
$10,000 AUD (≃$7,473 USD) was spread among the teams as seen below:
|Place||$ USD||$ AUD||Team|
(Converted USD prizes are based on the currency rate on Jun 17, 2018: 1 AUD ≃ 0.74726 USD.)
- 1 Ge Le He Fan are unable to attend to the main event, they are replaced by Fox Gaming.
- 2 Water were picked up by Athletico Esports on the 14th June.
- 3 Woglet subbed in for Fury for the LAN Finals
- "Announcing the ESL AU&NZ Championship 2018 Season!". ESL Australia. 2018-01-10. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
- "ESL AUNZ CS and DOTA announcement". ESL Australia. 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
- ESL Australia (2018-06-13). "Talent ESLAUNZ Champs". twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
- Fox Gaming (2018-06-14). "Fox Gaming ESL Dota 2 Announcement". twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Athletico Esports (2018-06-14). "AthleticoES Dota 2 Announcement". twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-06-14.