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Player Information
Name:
Anathan Pham
Birth:
October 26, 1999 (1999-10-26) (age 20)
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Ember Spirit Io Spectre
Approx. Total Earnings:
$6,003,194
Links
History
2013-09-20 — 2013-10-01
2016-03-19 — 2016-08-31
2016-08-31 — 2017-08-17
2018-01-05 — 2018-02-03
2018-02-03 — 2018-04-06
2018-06-04 — 2018-11-19
2018-11-19 — 2019-03-13
OG (Inactive)
2019-03-13 — Present

Anathan "ana" (pronounced ɑːnɑː) Pham is an Australian professional Dota 2 player currently playing for OG.

Dota 2[edit]

While initially playing Dota in Australia, ana made the decision to move from Melbourne to Shanghai in December 2015 to continue his pursuit in becoming a professional Dota player, where he joined the CDEC in-house league allowing him to compete against highly-rated Chinese players. The invitation to play in China saw him drop out of his high school, where his mother was half-supportive at first, however with Anathan's brother convincing her, the family later showed full support and still do to this day.[1][2]

Ana began his professional Dota 2 career by joining Invictus Gaming in March 2016 as a substitute for Ferrari_430.[3] His most notable accomplishment with the team was defeating Newbee in the grand finals of NEA 2016. Following The International 2016, ana left Invictus Gaming to join a newly rebuilt OG.[4] It was later revealed that his departure from Invictus Gaming was due to a rift with their organisation's management with their contract and other factors involving their results.[1][5][6] In November, he won his first ever tournament with OG at Elimination Mode Season 2 and later won his first ever Valve and premier event by beating Ad Finem 3-1 in the grand finals of The Boston Major.

The team's performance continued to stay consistent with additional top 4 performances at Dota Pit League Season 5, StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, and Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017. Ana would then take his second major at Kiev, and the team was invited for The International 2017. OG's had a rough series of tournaments leading up to the International with early eliminations at The Manila Masters and EPICENTER 2017, however, they did finish fourth at Mars Dota 2 League 2017. During the International, the team failed to make it to the upper bracket, and finished 7 - 8th, falling at the hands of LGD. After the International, ana announced that he would be taking a break from the competitive scene.[7][8] Following his break, he later joined Echo International in early 2018, and returned to OG in early June, after the departure of Fly and S4.

The newly re-formed OG roster of ana, N0tail, Topson, 7ckngMad, and Jerax qualified to The International 2018 through the Open European qualifiers. Although they were power-ranked at the bottom among the 16 teams participating, OG pushed through the Upper Bracket and won the Grand Finals against LGD Gaming in a 3-2 series. Notably, Ana's dominating performance on Ember Spirit in game 5 immortalized his signature mastery on the hero. Following their achievement, Ana announced he would be taking an extended break from DotA and was moved to OG's inactive roster [9], and was a substitute at AMD Pro Series 2018 in December 2018, playing in his home country.

He returned to the active team in March 2019, after a few months off as OG was struggling yet again to achieve any significant results.

Trivia[edit]

  • He idolises Gordon Ramsay.
  • He is the first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event.[10]
  • On August 25th, 2019, he became the first two time TI-Winner, after winning two consecutive TIs, TI8 and TI9. He achieved this together with his teammates N0tail, Ceb, Topson, and JerAx on team OG.
  • He popularized Io as a position 1 hero and made an unbeatable record of 6-0 in the International 2019.[11]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-08-25AA1stA0PremierThe International 2019The International 2019OG3 : 1$15,620,200
2019-05-12EA5 - 6thA0PremierMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorMDL Disneyland® Paris MajorOG1 : 2$60,000
2018-08-25AA1stA0PremierThe International 2018The International 2018OG3 : 2$11,234,200
2017-08-12GA7 - 8thA0PremierThe International 2017The International 2017OG0 : 2$617,198
2017-04-30AA1stA0PremierThe Kiev Major 2017The Kiev Major 2017OG3 : 2$1,000,000
2017-04-04BA2ndA0PremierDota 2 Asia Championships 2017Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017OG0 : 3$91,799
2017-01-22BA2ndA0PremierDota Pit League Season 5Dota Pit League Season 5OG2 : 3$34,965
2016-12-10AA1stA0PremierThe Boston Major 2016The Boston Major 2016OG3 : 1$1,000,000
2016-11-20BA2ndA0PremierThe Summit 6The Summit 6OG0 : 3$22,500
2016-07-03AA1stA1MajorNational Electronic Arena 2016National Electronic Arena 2016Invictus Gaming2 : 0$120,198
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

2019[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Max Laughton (2016-12-02). "Australian Anathan ‘Ana’ Pham, 17, living his dream playing Dota 2, the richest game in esports, for team OG". foxsports.com.au. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  2. Joab Gilroy (2016-12-02). "Ana Interviewed - Aussie Dota 2 Player Speaks". redbull.com.au. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  3. Mintyblue (2016-03-19). "iG.Dota2 & iG.Vitality @ March 2016" (in Chinese). Sina Weibo. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  4. OG (2016-08-31). "New Waves". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  5. wobbly_au (2016-10-06). "Truth about IG". Reddit. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  6. kiliyaku (2016-10-07). "The truth about their “truth” -- iG.VK's full reply translated". Reddit. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  7. OGDota2 (17 August 2017). "Post TI7". Facebook. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  8. @anadota99 (17 August 2017). "I will be taking a break this season.". Twitter. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  9. OGDota2. "A new season begins". Facebook. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  10. Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams (2016-12-11). "OG are the champions of The Boston Major". GosuGamers. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  11. Jason Nieva (2019-08-13). "Dota 2 Guide: Understanding How OG Made The Io Carry Work". Player.One.