Anathan “ana” (pronounced ɑːnɑː) Pham is a professional Dota 2 player from Australia who last played for OG.
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.
- He idolises Gordon Ramsay.
- He is the first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event.
|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|