ESL ANZ Championship Season 1 is the first season of ESL's professional Halo league in the ANZ region, spanning from April 30 - June 26, 2016. Halo 5: Guardians is played in 4v4 competition alongside Counter Strike: Global Offensive and HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft.
The ESL ANZ Championship pits teams from Australia and New Zealand against eachother in a series of fortnightly cups, with each cup awarding points. After four cups, the top 16 teams qualify for the ESL ANZ Championship Invitational 2016, where the remaining teams are cut in half and the top 8 qualify for the Season Finals and have a chance to play for $2,500 AUD.
Open to teams located in ANZ region
Bi-weekly open online cups award points based on placement
After four cups, top 16 teams qualify for Invitational
Top 8 teams at Invitational qualify for Season Finals