BuLba

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Team Tinker BuLba
Player Information
Name: Sam Sosale
Birth: July 10, 1991 (1991-07-10) (age 23)
Country: USA United States
Team: Team Tinker
Alternate IDs: BuLba-SaUr
Common Team Role(s): Solo Mid, Offlane
Signature Hero: Tinker Nature's Prophet Clockwerk
Links
History
2011-09-02 — 2011-12-19

2011-12-19 — 2012-04-16

2012-05-08 — 2012-09-12

2012-12-08 — 2014-08-29

2014-08-11 — Present


Sam "BuLba" Sosale is a Dota 2 player from the United States who is currently a player on Team Tinker. 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 Tinker[edit]

2014
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-10-25 A55 - 6th Star Ladder Star Series Season 10 0 : 1 Alliance Alliance ~$9,359
2014-09-19 A22nd NVIDIA Game 24 1 : 3 Cloud 9 Cloud 9 $4,000
2014-08-26 A11st Megafon Battle Arena 3 : 1 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $10,000

With Na'Vi North America[edit]

2014
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-10-09 A55 - 8th ESL One New York 0 : 2 Secret Team Secret Team ~$5,800

With Team Liquid[edit]

2014
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-13 A99 - 10th The International 2014 0 : 2 LGD Gaming LGD Gaming $49,188
2014-05-04 A22nd MLG T.K.O Tournament America 1 : 3 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $8,500
2014-09-03 A33rd Monster Energy Invitational 0 : 2 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $2,000
2014-02-08 A33rd ESP Shock Therapy Cup 0 : 2 Team Empire Team Empire $1,000
2013
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-16 A44th Dota 2 Champions League Season 1 1 : 3 Sigma.int Sigma.int $3,000
2013-11-29 A44th ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-Off Season 1 : 3 Alliance Alliance $2,500
2013-11-03 A33rd WePlay Dota 2 League Season 2 0 : 3 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $4,000
2013-08-11 A77 - 8th The International 2013 0 : 1 Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $43,116
2013-07-07 A11st American Dota League 3 : 0 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $5,000
2013-06-16 A55 - 8th DreamHack Summer 2013 1 : 2 Quantic Gaming 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 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas $5,000
2013-05-12 A44th WePlay Dota2 League Season 1 0 : 2 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $1,500 in hardware
2013-04-28 A22nd The Premier League Season 4 0 : 3 Alliance Alliance $3,000
2013-04-13 A33 - 4th DreamHack Dota2 Invitational 0 : 2 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas $1,000
2013-04-10 A11st RaidCall Dota 2 League Season 2 3 : 2 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas $5,000
2013-03-28 A22nd Eizo Cup #2 0 : 2 No Tidehunter No Tidehunter €500
2013-03-15 A22nd Bigpoint Battle #2 1 : 2 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere €500
2013-03-11 A44th The Defense Season 3 0 : 2 Fnatic Fnatic.EU $1,500
2013-02-26 A33rd DotaHut Invitational 0 : 2 Mousesports mousesports $300
2013-02-24 A11st Bigpoint Battle #1 2 : 0 Mousesports mousesports €1,500
2013-02-10 A11st BeyondTheSummit Weekend Cup 2 : 1 Fnatic Fnatic.EU $500

With Dignitas[edit]

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

With Evil Geniuses[edit]

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

Interview[edit]

2014[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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