Anathan "Ana" Pham has announced he is leaving professional Dota 2. At the age of 21, Ana has decided he's ready to move on to a new chapter of his life.
Ana competed with OG during both of the organization's The International-winning runnings, in 2018 and 2019. Following each TI, he took extended breaks, rejoining the team late in the season to help them qualify for and compete in the following
TI. He's known for iconic performances on Phantom Lancer and Io, both captured in Valve's True Sight documentaries of TI8 and TI9.
This year, Ana joined the squad in time for the second season of the DPC 2021. OG failed to qualify for the second Major, placing sixth in the Western Europe region.
OG will now need to find a carry player ahead of the regional qualifier, which is their last chance to qualify for The International 10. Prior to ana, they competed with Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng, who is now on Team SMG.
OG's typical alternate, Igor "iLTW" Filatov, is currently competing with Nigma, who will also participate in the Western Europe regional qualifier. Only one team will advance to TI10, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden this year.
The qualifier gets underway July 7, giving OG three and a half weeks to find a new player