This past weekend, the first open qualifier for Dota 2's Season 3 for the ESL AU&NZ Championship took place, and with eight teams having signed up - you just know that it was one to remember.
Being run as an eight team, single elimination bracket and qualifying two teams to the season, the opening round started off with four matches:
- No Names took down Titans (1-0),
- AGN Blue defeated No Idea (1-0),
- Blue Cactus took the win against fire (1-0),
- WPW triumphed against Le Voyage (1-0).
With the best-of-ones out of the way, it was time to hit our qualifying matches. One one-end of the bracket, we saw ourselves with a No Names vs. AGN Blue matchup, and on the other - Blue Cactus vs. WPW. Both matches seemed fairly straight forward and to the punch - resulting in a clean 2-0 victory and advancing two teams to Season 3.
Congratulations No Names, Blue Cactus on your qualification to the ESL AU&NZ Championship Dota 2 Season 3!
For more information about Season 3 of Dota 2 for the ESL AU&NZ Championship, visit: https://pro.eslgaming.com/anz/announcements/2019/01/2019-welcomes-back-dota-2-for-season-3/