Ana Teases Return to Public Spotlight, Perhaps as a Streamer
Name a better duo than comebacks and Anathan "ana" Pham. Whether it's been inside games where he's used his carry acumen to help OG recover from major deficits, or it's been throughout his career when he's returned to competitive Dota 2 multiple times despite having announced retirements, ana has been that personality who always seems to find his way back into this game. After a lengthy absence from the public eye, ana seems to be ready to return, though not competitively not time. In a rare tweet, ana asked the Twitter community to vote on his potential next venture, which included livestreaming, gaming merchandise, and more.
Former two time TI champion ana might soon livestream on Twitch or YouTube
On June 19, 2022, ana, who hadn't tweeted since Team Spirit's The International 10 (TI10) victory in October 2021, said "what next...?" in a fresh tweet with four alternatives mentioned. Those four options include Youtube/Twitch, Gaming merch / apparel, 100 nuggets challenge, and League of Legends.
At the time of writing, ana has more than 35,000 votes on this tweet with Youtube/Twitch, which presumably means livestreaming on either of the two sites, leading with about 46 percent.
This surprise ana tweet grabbed the attention of his former OG teammate, Ceb, who commented on it. OG's Twitter account also joked in the comments section that the only correct response was the 100 nuggets challenge.
Meanwhile, Dota 2 host and commentator Austin "Cap" Walsh, hinted that he voted for League of Legends as he commented, “Become the GOAT in two games.”
Although the two time TI winner’s plans remain unknown at the moment, livestreaming seems quite probable. Besides the overwhelming number of votes, Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen, who had been playing with ana in Southeast Asia pubs in the past months, said during the recent OG’s Monkey Business Podcast 23 that ana enquired about livestreaming with him.
“He was asking me about streaming actually. He was interested in… maybe he’s gonna stream. I don’t know if I should talk about it if he wants me to talk about it but he was just asking me about it like - do some streaming and stuff,” Topson said.
The podcast had also included an account of Topson talking about teaming up with ana recently but the idea did not work out due to a lack of time and a problem with the region.
Whatever form ana returns to the public spotlight in, his fans are sure to be delighted.