The Man Who Conquered His Demons and Became the God of Dota

For a long time, people thought that Anathan “ana” Pham was one of the most overrated players in Dota. A self-conscious sixteen-year-old who just didn’t have the mental fortitude to cut it in the big leagues - even though he played for the biggest team in the game.
Now, he’s a two-time Major winner, part of the first roster in history to win back-to-back TIs and, as far as the community is concerned, the indisputable God of Dota.
But ana didn't just have to beat the best teams in the world to make history. He had to beat himself.
Written by: Dimitri Pascaluta (@Dpascaluta)
Edited by: Daniel Cole (@RandomTens)
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  • “He had to beat himself”

    Hung HonzaHung HonzaAcum o Zi
  • the god of dota once said: "i cant even see my hero"

    Never-Never-Acum 2 Zile
  • No one talking about how beautiful his sister is ???

    marco narcamarco narcaAcum 5 Zile
  • After winning two Ti he's getting too much attention but. That's why he's taking a break again

    k1D Fukuokak1D FukuokaAcum 6 Zile
  • Everyone should say that OG’s lineup was a straight GOD. Couldn’t touch any of those players. They’re simply cannot be defeated.

    Kusuo SaikiKusuo SaikiAcum 8 Zile
  • It's time for philippine dota team to rise up. TNC Predator has huge improvements new roster, new team leader, and new strategy

    Summer BabySummer BabyAcum 8 Zile
  • ThEY WERE UNderstimated ana .but just remember you think you doing better theres a asian whos doing better ahead of you..

    narcos Cholonarcos CholoAcum 10 Zile
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="281">4:41</a> Ceb looks like a das listening to his son's problem

    Gintoki HatakeGintoki HatakeAcum 10 Zile
  • So N0tail, when are you going to become a coach?

    Gintoki HatakeGintoki HatakeAcum 10 Zile
  • My gad . Look at ana's sister 😍

  • I love ana, but his sister (left) is something else. I think this is what they call "love at first sight".

    shit brixshit brixAcum 13 Zile

    J-PLAYZZ TvJ-PLAYZZ TvAcum 15 Zile
  • "He had to beat himself"... if you know what I mean ;).

    Lakad MatatagLakad MatatagAcum 15 Zile
  • I always beat myself at night

    Papa GPapa GAcum 15 Zile
  • Sad this game dying cause not hv good regeneration from their player

    Mata tabiMata tabiAcum 16 Zile
  • Ana taking break this year and TI10 delayed to next year. Ana is God confirmed

    arisnacgarisnacgAcum 17 Zile
  • Ana's history is the typical perfect storm tho, Ceb is the absolute perfect guy to guide him, had he found a place with a PPD or ROTK to guide him I don't know if he'd make it, I think being in a place like Liquid with Kuro or OG with Ceb is the perfect place for him to develop and be good, it's good for the game that he ended up back with OG after the Fly+S4 drama.

    FanTa hFanTa hAcum 19 Zile
  • he's not defeating anything or anyone he's just asian a big leap of skill there

    Harya VandikaHarya VandikaAcum 20 Zile
  • This God is must be the God of silence

    MarkMarkAcum 23 Zile
  • I’m pretty sure he beats himself every morning 🤣🤣🤫

    The Golden TicketThe Golden TicketAcum 25 Zile
  • ana looks so depressed 60% of the time yet plays with such a confidence it's insane

    Joshua ChenJoshua ChenAcum 25 Zile
  • Ohh nextime i will beat myself with a baseball bat so that i will get strong

  • His sister is pretty hot tho 🔥

    KurtableKurtableAcum 28 Zile
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="280">4:40</a> God I like Ceb so much :)

    HeyjexHeyjexAcum lună
  • Ana farming our compendium dollars

    Cedric WangCedric WangAcum lună
  • Every OG member has a video on them on how good they are?

    Random online gamerRandom online gamerAcum lună
  • He just chills. That earns him.

    Dennis NiewDennis NiewAcum lună
  • Is Ana IceFrog?

    R AR AAcum lună
  • Ana: Lets go ang win some majors N0tail: You mean TI's? Ana: i thought theyre the same thing

    Jico SantosJico SantosAcum lună
  • He is so quiet they had to interview his siblings

    raymund tanraymund tanAcum lună
  • ana predicted the back to back champ

    Kuypeks TVKuypeks TVAcum lună

    Kuypeks TVKuypeks TVAcum lună
  • i didnt know had two hot sisters

    DezznutsDezznutsAcum lună
  • haven't watched past the intro yet and it's all about him being the God of Dota. all I can think of is that true sight clip as Pl when he said something along the lines of "I can't even see my fucking hero" love Ana and og, both my all time favorites to watch

    Alex CawleyAlex CawleyAcum lună
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="640">10:40</a> has aged so well

    Paul KingPaul KingAcum lună
  • I think ana spends all his money off season, and then just comes back if he needs more. Right??

    FookemonFookemonAcum lună
  • Im strongly agree that ana is really the God of dota.

    Vj LopezVj LopezAcum lună
  • “He needed to beat himself” yoooo pause!!!

  • should have included the entire clip of Zai talking in the first clip, i bet people took that out of context

    Declan MccorryDeclan MccorryAcum lună
  • Idk what sumail + ceb trash talk will do in TI.

    Brian NyelangBrian NyelangAcum lună
  • Every pro players: I want to win TI Ana: TI is just my part time job lol

    Yang YangYang YangAcum lună
  • of course Ana is good, he can foresee the future(plays with shitty internet) + he is an Asian

    WeebuWeebuAcum lună
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="461">7:41</a> he dodged the "W" on kunkka after the stun ends. What a god dude.

    Maswel ArtatiMaswel ArtatiAcum lună
  • I find it extremely offensive to deal with LOL ads while watching a DOTA video.

    aeonyodaaeonyodaAcum lună
  • OG.Miracle was elimated on Ti16 became a Ti Winner on Ti7 as Liquid.Miracle OG.Ana elimated on Ti7 then became a Ti Winner on Ti8 and Ti9. Notail has the eye.

    Mathos MatulaMathos MatulaAcum lună
  • Ana is a TI mercenary

    Strawhat MicStrawhat MicAcum lună
  • His sisters are hot af!

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last NameAcum lună
  • Best carry player to play dota

    RauRauAcum lună
  • That Zai's clip at the start is very misleading because of the cut that made it seem like Zai criticized Ana. What really happened was Zai took a piss on on these reddit kids who criticized Ana despite him winning majors. And Zai said sth like this if im not wrong: "You (reddit users) gonna go to reddit and write sth like Wow OG is so good but i dont think Ana is not a really good mid player. You'd get a lot of upvotes. And you're gonna look at your post and feel slight moment of happiness and then you are gonna move on". Thats what he said.

    Robish ReamRobish ReamAcum lună
  • hahaha ana has no accent.

    Wiz KnightWiz KnightAcum lună
  • Porfavor ponganle subtituos!!!! Español

    Andre ValladaresAndre ValladaresAcum lună

    StrobeFireStudiosStrobeFireStudiosAcum lună
  • Australia is a land full of monstrous creature like giant spider, dangerous noodle and Ana.

    GAILLARD LaurasiaGAILLARD LaurasiaAcum lună
  • Ana is like Aomine: "The only one who can beat me is me"

    George Lui ParaanGeorge Lui ParaanAcum lună
    • @George Lui Paraan but aomine beat kagami bro

      Andi FahmiAndi FahmiAcum 22 Zile
    • Yep

      George Lui ParaanGeorge Lui ParaanAcum lună
    • The basketball anime right?

      KurtableKurtableAcum lună
  • Narrator: OG needed Top tier Carries Shows Arteezy's Back LuL Pagchomp

    Hii iiiHii iiiAcum lună
  • Has he permanently retired now or is he planning a comeback?

    Big DawgBig DawgAcum lună
    • ofc not, next ti will break all previous prize pools(again).... he'll come back for sure, maybe in another team

      Andrew Khaigou MateAndrew Khaigou MateAcum lună
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="870">14:30</a> onwards what music?!?! Cause it's Nice.

    Jeremaiah KalingagJeremaiah KalingagAcum lună
  • Ana be like let's win some TI's

    Diwangga LiantoDiwangga LiantoAcum lună
  • Legend states that ana lost his virginity before ti8 which eveloves the sht out of him

    Fart OffFart OffAcum lună
  • Wait ANA had emotions in the past...?

    erwin gunerwin gunAcum lună
  • Best ana quote: "Where is my hero" Wins TI

    Jeed92Jeed92Acum lună
  • Ana is so good that Disney named a Frozen character after him but in a social justice strong woman way.

    Mr. Racoonie :PMr. Racoonie :PAcum 2 luni
  • that moment when u are born Asian in the country where everything tries to kill each other. you survive and come out a god

    paulsik321paulsik321Acum 2 luni
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="805">13:25</a> LAKAD MATATAG NORMALIN NORMALIN HAHAHAHHAHA

    EXHALE PuppyEXHALE PuppyAcum 2 luni
  • Cmon man where is the story of JerAx ? waitng too long

  • Forget about ana see his sisters damn cute

    YaphetSYaphetSAcum 2 luni
  • And now Ana is a Stand In for Gabbi in TNC

    Ken KaiKen KaiAcum 2 luni
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="74">1:14</a>

    Grim ReaperGrim ReaperAcum 2 luni
  • Greatest dota2 carry, ever!

    wagol sonapanwagol sonapanAcum 2 luni
  • Stupid

    Miqueas PasuquinMiqueas PasuquinAcum 2 luni
  • Can we do JerAx since his retired?

    Mark AdamsMark AdamsAcum 2 luni
  • Gotta say. He is a legend. But conquering himself bullshit is too cliche

    F LashF LashAcum 2 luni
  • Ceb is there all the way with og and notail

    ManipilowManipilowAcum 2 luni
  • Ana is the only legend who treats TI like his part time job. what a sir

    nor atikanor atikaAcum 2 luni

    Munkh-Orgil MunkhtaivanMunkh-Orgil MunkhtaivanAcum 2 luni
  • Fucking michael jordan of dota

    Giveno GunawanGiveno GunawanAcum 2 luni
  • Two time major winner? Dislike this video!

    BAZEBAZEAcum 2 luni
  • Dendi 2.0

    BAZEBAZEAcum 2 luni
  • He beat himself ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Corona-chan 69Corona-chan 69Acum 2 luni
  • I never understood why they were so surprised with the ana IO. I was seeing that build in pugs weeks/months before TI. It was great to see in pro play though