The HGC ANZ Premier Pre-Season qualifier takes place on Tuesday nights starting 23 January 2018. Competitors play in a Swiss bracket over four weeks to determine the top 5 teams who will be entered into the HGC ANZ Premier Phase 1.
Each week, four rounds of the Swiss bracket will be played, for a total of 16 rounds of Swiss bracket matches. All matches are BO1.
Registration for the Pre-Season Qualifier is open until Monday, 22 January. Once registered, teams will be required to play in all four weeks of competition. There will be no opportunities to register after the Pre-season qualifier starts!
The Top 5 teams from the Pre-season qualifiers will progress to the HGC ANZ Premier league. All other teams will have the opportunity to play in the HGC ANZ Open Division, which will feature weekly registration and the opportunity to qualify for HGC ANZ Premier Phase 2.