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Player Information
Anathan Pham
October 26, 1999 (1999-10-26) (age 19)
Signature Hero:
Ember Spirit Phantom Lancer Spectre
Approx. Total Earnings:
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 that currently plays 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.


  • He idolises Gordon Ramsay.
  • He is the first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event.[10]
  • He is the first Australian player to win the International.


Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2018-08-252018-08-25 A11st A1Premier The International 2018 3 : 2 $11,234,158
2017-08-102017-08-10 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2017 0 : 2 $617,198
2017-04-302017-04-30 A11st A1Premier The Kiev Major 2017 3 : 2 $1,000,000
2017-04-042017-04-04 A22nd A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 0 : 3 $91,799
2017-02-262017-02-26 A33 - 4th A1Premier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 1 : 2 $30,000
2017-01-222017-01-22 A22nd A1Premier Dota Pit League Season 5 2 : 3 $34,965
2016-12-102016-12-10 A11st A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 3 : 1 $1,000,000
2016-11-202016-11-20 A22nd A1Premier The Summit 6 0 : 3 $22,500
2016-10-022016-10-02 A33rd A1Premier Mars Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn 1 : 2 $31,250
2016-07-032016-07-03 A11st A2Major National Electronic Arena 2016 2 : 0 $120,216
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  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". Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  2. Joab Gilroy (2016-12-02). "Ana Interviewed - Aussie Dota 2 Player Speaks". 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.