Renowned DOTA 2 player Anathan “Ana” Pham has announced his retirement from the pro scene. He just returned to his team OG two months ago, but the organization made it official that he will now be stepping away as a professional player.
Ana’s Retirement Announced
In a tweet posted by the official Twitter account of OG Esports, Ana’s statement of making his retirement official was seen, wherein he indicated that he was on a ‘fence about it for a while.’
He thanked the OG squad and organization, as well as his family, friends, and the whole DOTA 2 community who supported him since day one.
Ana’s Historic DOTA 2 Run
Ana began his professional DOTA 2 career in 2015 where he joined Invictus Gaming as a substitute player for Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi. After The International 16, he left Invictus and joined OG when he was still 16 years old.
This is where his DOTA 2 career started to spark the most. After only playing 8 months under OG, he became instrumental in their victories at the Elimination Mode Season 2 and The Boston Major. Their solid performances continued in the following years, finishing at least a top 4 spot at the DOTA Pit League Season 5, StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, and DOTA 2 Asia Championships in 2017.
But what could have cemented him in the DOTA 2 pro scene would be OG’s back-to-back victories in The International 2018 and 2019. He was one of the most indispensable players in this historic run in the biggest and most prestigious DOTA 2 tournament in the world which made his team earn a total of more than $6 million (£4,262,250).
OG’s Recent DOTA 2 Stints
OG did not make it to the ONE Esports Singapore Major last May even if Ana returned to play for the team. And now with his retirement, OG tends to shuffle their roster once more for the upcoming The International 10 qualifiers, where a new face for OG may finally be introduced.
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