An Aussie teenage from Melbourne—Anathan Pham is now a millionaire! Ana is from the championship team known as OG and the total prize won $15.3 million. By split the prize pool between the 5 team member, Ana himself have earn more than $3 million. Besides that, he also known as the first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event and the first Australian player to win in The International. And he is just 18-years-old!
Who is Anathan Pham?
The 18-year-old came home from The International Dota 2 Championships which held in Canada on 20 Aug- 25 Aug this year with total prize pool of $25,532,177.
On his 15, Ana made the decision to move from his city, Melbourne to Shanghai in December 2015 to pursue his dream in becoming a professional Dota player and his family provide full support to him.
Ana began his professional Dota 2 career by joining Invictus Gaming in March 2016 as a substitute. In November 2016, he won his first ever tournament with OG at Elimination Mode Season 2 and later won his first ever Valve and premier event by beating Ad Finem 3-1 in the grand finals of The Boston Major.
Through Ana’s Twitter, we can see he idolises Gordon Ramsay. He have break the Australia record in E-sport by be the first Australian to have won a Valve-sponsored event and the first Australian player to win in The International.
With the winning of grand championship in TI8, Ana and his team OG won the main prize of $15.3 million.
Ana himself have won more than $3 million, more money than the best AFL players earn in a year. Dota 2 Pro Player May Have Higher Earning Than United State Olympics Gold Medal Athletes
Below is the AFL Player salary as per 2017.
“It’s a huge step for making professional gaming more accepted in Australian society”—Australian e-sports commentator David Parker.
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