ESL ANZ Championship - Season 3: Open Qualifier #1
On the 22nd January 2019, it was unveiled that the Dota 2 ESL ANZ Championship would continue into the 2019 season with a revised format into its third edition. The revised event sees eight teams (previously six) qualify from the four open qualififers into the league stage. With the league format following a best of two series, the top two teams from the groupstage and winners of the deciding playoffs will have entry into the season finals at an undisclosed venue. The winner of this championship will qualify for an upcoming Asian event. 
- Open Qualifier format in a Single Elimination Bracket
- Games are a Bo1 with the semi finals are a Bo3 to determine the qualified teams
- Two qualified teams after the semi finals are directly invited into the league stage of the tournament
To see the full list of participating teams, click HERE.
To see the full bracket, click HERE.
- ESL Australia (2019-01-22). "2019 WELCOMES BACK DOTA 2 FOR SEASON 3!". pro.eslgaming.com. Retrieved 2019-01-23.