Congratulations to Athletico Esports! They are your AEF Season 5 Champions!
In a dominating series reminiscent of the TI7 grand finals, Athletico demolished Seventh Heaven 3-0 to take first place. They are the first and only team so far to win multiple AEF seasons back-to-back. This also means Athletico have won their last 3 LAN events in a row, solidifying their status as the new kings of Australian Dota 2.
Condolences to Seventh Heaven who finish in second place, Natural 9 in third, and Trident Esports in fourth.
Thanks to all attendees and we look forward to seeing you all in Season 6!
Presenting Water, Champions of AEF Season 4!
From left to right, Tekcor, Splicko (Captain), ElusionJesus, Fury, Matino
Water took out the Grand Finals against Focus in a hotly contested Best of 5 series, with the score of 3-1!
Photo credit goes to Michelle Mannering, who also made an awesome summary video!
After 7 weeks of intense competition, the final 4 have have now been decided. This season was by far the most competitive season to date, demonstrating the growing Australian Dota 2 scene and its maturity. From the AEF, we thank all the teams that participated this season, you have provided us all with endless amounts of joyful and good-spirited competition.
For Natural 9, Ponlulz, Water and Focus, the story is not yet over. We’ve got a sell out crowd waiting for you in Melbourne. See you all there and congratulations on making the main event!
GREATEST UPSET IN AUSTRALIA DOTA 2 HISTORY
Team Captain Fox.Jesus after the match:
“I always give the boys a pep talk and I said ‘all I wanna do is take a game off them’ I picked whatever they wanted to play and we were just all focused on winning 1 game. We just took it from there.”
Thursday 1st March 2018, 8:30 pm AEDT marked the beginning of one of the greatest upsets in Australian Dota 2 history, between the league leaders Pecado Drop and the then bottom of the ladder team Fox Gaming. What unfolded in the next 4 hours of play mesmerized all viewers and our casting team.
Going into this match, it was thought by most that Pecado Drop, after a dominant …
Cognus and Cerulean ranked the Division 1 teams! Opinions are theirs alone.
If we count their previous branding under Templar Esports, Fox Gaming has participated in every single season of AEF, dating back to October 2016. Finishing joint-6th in Season 3, they have approached the new season with a complete rehaul of their roster, replacing all but Lon and Jesus. Hopefully this change will be reflected in their results.
Cognus: Despite the roster changes, I don’t see Fox thriving in the ultra-competitive Div1 for Season 4. They are my 8th seed and my tip for relegation.
CeruleanBlue: Fox for me has always been a solid team. Maybe never having some of the raw talent of some other teams but the time they had been together solidified their teamwork in my eyes and made them strong contenders. Hopefully the mix of old and new Fox players will gel together and be strong contenders. …
-DIVISION ONE TEAM LIST-
We are proud to announce the teams that will be battling it out for a slot at the Grand Finals that will be held at Melbourne University. And the prestigious title of Champions of Division 1.
Here are your teams!
– 7th Heaven
– AEF Leftovers
– Team Focus
– Fox Gaming
– Natural 9
– Pecado Drop
– Sugoi Squad
We would also like to announce the teams in Divisions 2 and 3!
– Spag and Sons
– Team Diogi
– Internal Discord
– Fox Gaming Youth
– Devious Dota
– Seriously Casual Gamers
– No Tricks
– Trident Esports
– No Techies Please
– Salty Blankets
– Smooth Killing
– Ron Jeremy Fan Club
– Neon Friendship
– Le Voyage
Registrations for AEF DOTA 2 SEASON 4 are OPEN NOW!
The Australia Esports Federation is delighted to announce their first Dota 2 event for 2018.
We have listened to your feedback, and for this season, we have decided to finish with LAN FINALS! 🎉
More info regarding the event itself will be announced on AEF’s page with due time. So do stay tuned!
Info regarding format and rules can be viewed below.
Registration link >>> goo.gl/eF8Ygf
Format and rules >>> goo.gl/4Ne9yZ
Skatemasters have forfeited from the league, effective immediately.
Their series’ that they are yet to play will be scored against them as a 2-0.
Results from games that they have already played will stand, but Skatemasters will be ineligible to play in the AEF Season 3, Division 1 Finals.
As a further punishment, their bond will be forfeited.
Richard ‘Prae’ Farr
AEF Admin Officer
The Division 3 team known as ‘Young Kings’ will be removed from the schedule of our Season 3 League, as they have been unable to communicate effectively with admins and not shown to any of their series so far.
They will not be replaced at this current time by another team and Division 3 teams will be communicated with directly if this changes.
Richard ‘Prae’ Farr
AEF Admin Officer
Skatemasters vs Generations of Miracles
AEF Season 3 Division 1
Link to series on dotabuff: https://www.dotabuff.com/esports/series/561354-skate-vs-gm
The first series of week 2 AEF season 3 would see two successful Division 1 teams in Week 1 collide for a heated matchup. Team solidification would be the biggest inquest into the favorite of this series, and how those that would not normally form a solid five could play within themselves and others to come out on top.
Game one’s draft highlighted an immediate advantage for SK8, a Brood pick lacking a strong lane counter. The mid player lordboonz (In game: Phuc Nguyen) took control of the spider against a Tidehunter. Relatively un-phased by outside interference early because of pre-game skirmishing going to the advantage of SK8, …
Mum I Need Tangoes! vs Yellow Solo Mid Reborn
AEF Season 3 Division 2
Link to series on Dotabuff:
AEF Season 3 has begun in peculiar fashion with the opening match in Division 1, between ‘Unlucky’ and ‘N9’ being rescheduled due to other commitments. Nevertheless, there was still captivating Dota to be played, casted and viewed by the Australian Dota community with the opening best of three match in Division 2 between ‘Yellow Solo Mid Reborn’ and ‘Mum I Need Tangoes! (MINT)’.
MINT was heading into this series as clear favorites based on AEF season 2 results and the relatively unchanged rosters from both themselves and Yellow Solo Mid Reborn. However, MINT’s position 5 support Stormborn was unable to partake in game one …