“With the new season just on the horizon, we are announcing the departure of Anathan ‘ana’ Pham from our active roster,” the announcement reads. “To Anathan: you’ve been an invaluable teammate this year and our family has grown―we will miss you. We wish you success and happiness in all your future endeavors. We look forward to your return to the Dota 2 arena!”
Ana has been part of OG’s Dota 2 since last year and helped the team win both the Boston Major in December and the Kiev Major in April. The decision comes after OG’s eighth place finish at The International 7. Although OG entered in the main event of the tournament in the lower bracket, it managed to make it to the third round before losing 2-0 to LGD Gaming. OG’s TI7 finish came with $555,478 in prize money.
“I would like to thank OG for an unforgettable year! Everyone on this team has taught me something in one way or another, including Evany and Sebastien (7ckngmad),” ana said in a statement. “I had an amazing time and wish them the best of luck in the future!”
With ana’s departure, OG is now left with Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, Gustav “s4” Magnusson, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka, and Tal “Fly” Aizik. The team also wrote that it will announce the full roster “in the coming weeks.”