DotaBlast had a talk with Team Tinker’s offlaner, Sam “BuLba” Sosale, at last weekend’s StarLadder StarSeries XII LAN finals, hosted by DreamHack Bucharest. BuLba discussed his expectations for the new patch, TT’s recent roster changes and how he feels the team has finally reached the optimal line-up.
The player spoke out about why he believes Team Tinker is entitled to play as a North American team, and let us in on some team house inside stories.
When asked whether he thinks Team Tinker is going to get a direct TI invite for the NA region, BuLba gave a tactful answer: “We’re not sure. Whatever happens, happens.”
Except for Max Bröcker “qojqva”, all the other four players have recently started living together in a team house, in Toronto, Canada. BuLba filled us in on the TT team house atmosphere: “I was pretty scared at first, I thought there would be a lot of conflict, but actually there isn’t.” The team’s manager, Phillip Aram, is also their cook, spoiling the players with homemade Thai food, pizza and burgers.
For the past few weeks, we haven’t been doing much besides Dota. We have a big screen in the living room, and every Sunday night we watch Game of Thrones together as a team. It’s actually a pretty cool atmosphere. I like the Lannisters, Tyrion is my favorite character.
Watch the BuLba interview, in full:
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