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Ana steps down from OG active roster

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Anathan "ana" Pham has decided to step down from competitive playing as an active member of OG. 

After a thrilling and surprising run through The International 8, ultimately seizing the championship title and Aegis, OG has remained in the background of the new DPC 2018-2019 season. The European stars had decided to sit out the first round of events, opting to take a well-deserved break instead of grinding again so quickly after TI. 

With the second wave of DPC events just starting, OG was announced as one of the regional teams to be participating in The Chongqing Major regional qualifiers. Fans were excited and eagerly looking forward to seeing how the time off would affect the TI8 championship team's performance. 

However, as a surprise and to the dismay of many, it was announced that Anathan "ana" Pham would be taking a longer break from competitive play, moving into an inactive and sub status. 

Thank you to all the guys in this team, it was a pleasure playing/working again with them plus some new members! I would also like to thank ppasarel and Charlie for being such great assistance to myself and the team. For now, I think more time is needed for myself and right now my motivation lies elsewhere. Good luck to these great bunch of guys and I wish them the very best!

OG will always be the happy place! – Anathan “ana” Pham

OG will be using a stand-in for the upcoming Chongqing Major regional qualifiers starting on November 28th and possibly for the Minor qualifiers and Convictus Esports Group Pro Series 2018 LAN taking place in Australia in early December. 

OG Roster:
Finland Topias 'Topson' Taavitsainen
France Sebastien '7ckngMad' Debs
Finland Jesse 'JerAx' Vainikka
Denmark Johan 'N0tail' Sundstein

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

Discussion

  • James "Yared" A ,
    I consider this a wise decision. There is more to life outside of this industry. And while you are still young you can always return. Wishing you all the best!
    • Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani ,
      iirc he had wanted to take a break for awhile and was slightly reluctant to return just before TI. He also goes out on such a high note this way and on his terms (which he wanted even before being a TI champ) so it really is a great idea for him! I worry about who can replace him though ;)
  • "Booncz" ,
    OG hit the jackpot with the TI win, they can only lose...best thing for them is to retire, wise move... EDIT: with the region they had, it would be a surprise if they qualified to any major...

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