BuLba

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Player Information
Name: Sam Sosale
Birth: July 10, 1991 (1991-07-10) (age 22)
Country: USA United States
Team: Team Liquid
Alternate IDs: BuLba-SaUr
Common Team Role(s): Solo Mid
Signature Hero: Tinker Nature's Prophet Clockwerk
Links
Website TeamLiquid.net Stream Twitch Stream Twitter TeamLiquid.net Profile Reddit Profile
History
2011-09-02—2011-12-19

2011-12-19—2012-04-16

2012-05-08—2012-09-12

2012-12-08— Present

Sam "BuLba" Sosale is a Dota 2 player from the United States who is currently a player on Team Liquid. He is well-known for his Invoker play and pioneered the use of the "early March of the Machines skill build" on Tinker.

Biography[edit]

Dota 1[edit]

Sam “BuLba” Sosale began his DotA career in 2007,[1] shortly before college, playing under the nickname "BuLba-SaUr". Entering the North American scene at an active time, he soon found himself playing competitively in the many inhouse leagues that existed. As the scene around him began to wane, he dialed back his participation and bided his time, waiting for Dota 2’s release. Despite curtailing his DotA activities, he won MYM Prime Nations 3 during this time as part of an underdog Team USA that took down a star-studded Ukrainian lineup largely composed of members you might recognize from a present day Natus Vincere.[1] In September 2011, Bulba, together with PowerNet created an all-American team called EZ Style, to compete in a tournament called ROCCAT GosuCup #4.[2] Together, the team transitioned into Dota 2 a few months later.

Dota 2[edit]

Starting his Dota 2 journey on EZ Style, his original crew was picked up by It’s Gosu, and there he played for a time with Korok.[3] The old EZ Style squad parted ways with April in February 2012,[4] and the following month Bulba moved to Evil Geniuses with whom he attended The International 2012.[5] He left EG in September 2012, and joined Team Liquid when they started a Dota 2 division in December 2012.[1] One of the most flexible players around, on Liquid he will continue to bring his signature Tinker and Invoker to the mid lane as well as diversify into carry and offlane roles.[1]

Trivia[edit]

Bulba's favorite cheese is pepper jack.[6]

Achievements[edit]

With Team Liquid[edit]

2014
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-05-04 A22nd MLG T.K.O Tournament America 1 : 3 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses $8,500
2014-09-03 A33rd Monster Energy Invitational 0 : 2 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses $2,000
2014-02-08 A33rd ESP Shock Therapy Cup 0 : 2 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire $1,000
2013
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-16 A44th Dota 2 Champions League Season 1 1 : 3 Sigmalogo std.png Sigma.int $3,000
2013-11-29 A44th ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-Off Season 1 : 3 Alliancelogo std.png Alliance $2,500
2013-11-03 A33rd WePlay Dota 2 League Season 2 0 : 3 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere $4,000
2013-08-11 A77 - 8th The International 2013 0 : 1 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming $43,116
2013-07-07 A11st American Dota League 3 : 0 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses $5,000
2013-06-16 A55 - 8th DreamHack Summer 2013 1 : 2 Qantic std.png Quantic Gaming 10,000 SEK
2013-05-25 A55 - 6th G-1 Champions League Season 5 1 : 4 ¥ 10,000
2013-05-19 A11st Curse Dota 2 Invitational 3 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $5,000
2013-05-12 A44th WePlay Dota2 League Season 1 0 : 2 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere $1,500 in hardware
2013-04-28 A22nd The Premier League Season 4 0 : 3 Alliancelogo std.png Alliance $3,000
2013-04-13 A33 - 4th DreamHack Dota2 Invitational 0 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $1,000
2013-04-10 A11st RaidCall Dota 2 League Season 2 3 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $5,000
2013-03-28 A22nd Eizo Cup #2 0 : 2 Nthlogo std.png No Tidehunter €500
2013-03-15 A22nd Bigpoint Battle #2 1 : 2 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere €500
2013-03-11 A44th The Defense Season 3 0 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.EU $1,500
2013-02-26 A33rd DotaHut Invitational 0 : 2 Mouzlogo std.png mousesports $300
2013-02-24 A11st Bigpoint Battle #1 2 : 0 Mouzlogo std.png mousesports €1,500
2013-02-10 A11st BeyondTheSummit Weekend Cup 2 : 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.EU $500

With Dignitas[edit]

2012
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-11-04 A22nd Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 0 : 2 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere $8,000

With Evil Geniuses[edit]

2012
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-08-12 A22nd ECAL: America 1 : 3 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming $750
2012-07-12 A11st It's Gosu Monthly Madness Season 2 3 : 0 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming $1,000
2012-05-09 A33rd DreamHack 2012 Summer 3 : 0 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere 25,000 SEK

Interview[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Victor "Nazgul" Goossens (2012-12-07). "Introducing Liquid`Dota 2". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  2. Ulrich "KongoTime" Hanten (2011-09-13). "BulBa interviewed after American GosuCup". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  3. Aaron "Ayesee" Chambers (2011-12-19). "It's Gosu acquires EZ Style, adds Dota2 division". itsgosu.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  4. "GoSuMali" (2012-04-16). "It's Gosu parts way with current Dota 2 squad, acquires Captain Planet". itsgosu.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  5. Cisco "Shogunner" Zarandin Araneta (2012-05-08). "Evil Geniuses announce official new roster". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  6. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=399903&currentpage=11#215


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