Less than a day after announcing the departure of Igor “iLTW” Filatov from the team, OG revealed that Anathan “ana” Pham is returning to an active role.
ILTW was proclaimed to no longer be part of OG, bidding farewell with the team on good terms. OG promised to give an update on his replacement very soon and they didn’t fail to deliver. Just like many had anticipated, it’s ana making a return and the lineup which won The International 2018 is online once again.
Right before rejoining his fellow teammates, ana played in WESG with Team Australia, where he filled in the support role. It was rather unexpected and their results were disappointing, finishing 13th-16th in the event. The Australian star has been off the stage for quite some time now, as he made a decision to take a break from competitive Dota 2 in late November 2018.
With his return, the team is complete once again, but the competition in Europe is as vicious as ever with Team Secret, Team Liquid and NiP being major obstacles for the champions. OG are currently way down in the DPC ranking – not even in the top 20, with only 48 points – so they have a lot to make up for.
Do you think ana will make all the difference for OG in the current season?
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