Anathan “ana” (pronounced ɑːnɑː) Pham is a professional Dota 2 player from Australia who last played for OG.

Dota 2

While initially playing Dota in Australia, ana made the decision to move from his city, 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.

Ana began his professional Dota 2 career by joining Invictus Gaming in March 2016 as a substitute for Ferrari_430. 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. 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. 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.

Trivia

  • He idolises Gordon Ramsay.
  • He is the first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event.

Achievements

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-08-10 7 – 8th Premier The International 2017 0 : 2 $617,198
2017-04-30 1st Premier The Kiev Major 2017 3 : 2 $1,000,000
2017-04-04 2nd Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 0 : 3 $91,799
2017-02-26 3 – 4th Premier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 1 : 2 $30,000
2017-02-17 1st Major Elimination Mode 3.0 3 : 1 $12,000
2017-01-22 2nd Premier Dota Pit League Season 5 2 : 3 $34,965
2016-12-10 1st Premier The Boston Major 2016 3 : 1 $1,000,000
2016-11-20 2nd Premier The Summit 6 0 : 3 $22,500
2016-10-02 3rd Premier Mars Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn 1 : 2 $31,250
2016-07-03 1st Major National Electronic Arena 2016 2 : 0 $120,216