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Kanishka 'Sam' "BuLba" Sosale is an Indo-American Dota 2 player who was formerly the offlane player on mousesports and Team Liquid, and now plays for Digital Chaos. He is well-known for his Invoker play and pioneered the use of the "early March of the Machines skill build" on Tinker.
Kanishka 'Sam' “BuLba” Sosale began his DotA career in 2007, 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. In September 2011, Bulba, together with PowerNet created an all-American team called EZ Style, to compete in a tournament called ROCCAT GosuCup #4. Together, the team transitioned into Dota 2 a few months later.
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. The old EZ Style squad parted ways with April in February 2012, and the following month Bulba moved to Evil Geniuses with whom he attended The International 2012. He left EG in September 2012, and joined Team Liquid when they started a Dota 2 division in December 2012. 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.
Bulba's favorite cheese is pepper jack.
With Digital Chaos
With Team Tinker
Standing in with Na'Vi North America
With Team Liquid
With Evil Geniuses
- 2015-04-26 | BuLba interview: TT's team house, Dota and Game of Thrones by Andra Ciubotaru of DotaBlast at Star Ladder Star Series XII
- 2014-10-09 | Tinker BuLba : "I believe in myself now" by "Hot_Bid" of LiquidDota.com at ESL One New York 2014
- 2014-07-10 | BuLba celebrates his birthday at TI4 by "Cyborgmatt" of onGamers.com at The International 2014
- 2014-07-08 | TI4 Interview: BuLba and Hot_Bid by "Hot_Bid" at The International 2014
- 2014-04-13 | BuLba: "We are confident no matter what the public says" by Rod 'Slasher' Breslau and Johan 'Sun_Tzu' Järvinen of onGamers.com
- 2014-04-05 | Solo Mid: A One-on-One Interview Series - Liquid.Bulba by Shana "Nights" Shannon of HighGround.tv
- 2013-10-30 | Dota Girl interview Liquid'BuLba! by GOMTV (trans. )
- 2013-10-17 | 20-20: BuLba of LiquidDota.com
- 2013-08-26 | [Exclusive] Interview with BuLba from Team Liquid by Rothalack of GameSkinny
- 2013-08-01 | Liquid`BuLba Interview @ The International 3 Pre-Group Stage by Hotbid of TeamLiquid.net
- 2013-04-28 | Bulba: It was awesome to know we are going by Eric 'ReiNNNN' Khor of GosuGamers.net at The International 2013
- 2013-04-08 | Ask the Pros, April 8th by Blaze of The Premier League
- 2013-02-24 | Liquid`Bulba Interview and Q&A by Tephus of TeamLiquid.net
- 2013-02-17 | "Ask the pros" Bulba by Blaze of The Premier League
- 2013-01-07 | Get to Know the Team: Liquid`BuLba by tree.hugger of TeamLiquid.net
- 2012-09-01 | Bulba: 'I'm sorry we didn't finish in top 8' by WhatIsHip of GosuGamers.net at The International 2012
- 2012-08-31 | Interview with EG Bulba at TI2 by ThaGoods of Absolute Legends at The International 2012
- 2012-06-18 | Interview with EG.Bulba & EG.DeMoN @ Dreamhack Summer 2012 by Na`Vi at DreamHack Summer 2012
- 2012-06-16 | DHS12: Day 1 - Interview with EG's Bulba and Universe by KongoTime of GosuGamers.net at DreamHack Summer 2012
- 2011-09-13 | BulBa interviewed after American GosuCup qualifier by KongoTime of GosuGamers.net
- Victor "Nazgul" Goossens (2012-12-07). "Introducing Liquid`Dota 2". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- Ulrich "KongoTime" Hanten (2011-09-13). "BulBa interviewed after American GosuCup". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- Aaron "Ayesee" Chambers (2011-12-19). "It's Gosu acquires EZ Style, adds Dota2 division". itsgosu.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- "GoSuMali" (2012-04-16). "It's Gosu parts way with current Dota 2 squad, acquires Captain Planet". itsgosu.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- Cisco "Shogunner" Zarandin Araneta (2012-05-08). "Evil Geniuses announce official new roster". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 2013-04-14.