There will be 4 qualifying events for ANZ beginning on the 4th of February.
During the first 3 ANZ qualifying events, each team will play 8 Swiss rounds, drafting the map for each round from a pool of 5 maps. Each qualifier will qualify 3 teams directly into the main event, but every win matters. At the end of all three main qualifiers, teams will be given a circuit rating representing their performance across the events.
The teams with the top 6 circuit ratings who did not qualify directly will be invited to play in the wildcards. These wildcard matches will qualify the final 3 ANZ teams into the main event, for a total of 16 ANZ teams, consisting of 12 qualified teams plus the 4 invited teams.
ANZ Qualifier #2 will be hosted by Australian Overwatch community Watchpoint: Oceania.