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[e][h]Zerg Bakuryu
Player Information
Mike Lange
January 16, 1990 (1990-01-16) (age 31)
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2010-12-?? — Present

Mike "Bakuryu" Lange is a Zerg player from Germany.


Bakuryu began playing Brood War in 2005. For the first five years of his career he was overshadowed by the vast number of German high-profile players and was widely unnoticed until he managed to qualify for WCG Germany 2010. The Zerg was added as a substitute in the final tournament for HoRRoR and eventually finished fourth under quite curious circumstances: Bakuryu won only one of his games in Leipzig against kolll but lost all of his other games. However, he advanced due to ZzanG leaving the tour. [1]

In the years after 2010, Bakuryu's play vastly improved. The German was able to achieve top three placements in multiple Defiler Tournaments in 2011 and 2012. In addition to his regular tournament entries he was part of Germany's and Western Europe's teams in Altitude Nation Wars and SBWI Nation Wars. His constant form and high activity[2] gained him a nomination for the "Best Player" and "Best Zerg" awards by ICCup.[3] In late 2012, Bakuryu was in relatively poor form and lost in the early stages of various Defiler Tournaments. However, he showed stronger performances in January of 2013 when he was able to reach the semifinals and finals in the first and second of the Teamliquid Legacy Starleague qualifiers, respectively.


  • Had a moustache, which lead to the nickname "MoustacheZerg";
  • He plays with very low APM;
  • Used to place macro hatcheries in a square (2x2) pattern.


2020-12-06MC13 - 16thA0Premier1v1RCG 2020RCG 2020BakuryuLRMLRM0-2Grp S. 
2017-10-07AA1stA4Weekly1v1ESL SC Remastered Cup #8ESL SC Remastered Cup #8BakuryuLRMLRM1 : 0Russia  Lancerx$24
2012-09-08CA3rdA2Minor1v1Ribbon's Mirror TournamentRibbon's Mirror TournamentBakuryu2 : 1United States  Michael$20
2012-07-15BA2ndA4Weekly1v1Defiler Tournament 40Defiler Tournament 40BakuryuLRMLRM0 : 2Russia  Dewalt$20
2012-05-27AA1stA2Minor1v1MMM Tour 2MMM Tour 2BakuryuLRMLRM3 : 1Hungary  Sziky$50
2011-11-27BA2ndA4Weekly1v1Defiler Tournament 31Defiler Tournament 31BakuryuLRMLRM0 : 2Hungary  Sziky$20
2011-10-09BA2ndA4Weekly1v1Defiler Tournament 27Defiler Tournament 27BakuryuLRMLRM0 : 3South Korea  Scan$20
2011-10-08EC5 - 8thA1Major1v1Kaal's International StarLeagueKaal's International StarLeagueBakuryuLRMLRM0 : 3Hungary  Ace 
2011-05-24AA1stA4Weekly1v1Defiler Tournament 21Defiler Tournament 21BakuryuLRMLRM3 : 2United States  Michael$40
2010-07-10DA4thA1Major1v1WCG Germany 2010WCG Germany 2010Bakuryu0 : 2Germany  Klauso 
Complete list of results in any tournament


Notable Games[edit]



  1. ICCup Who is Who: Bakuryu
  2. Bakuryu has a record for 188 played matches in leagues and events in the ICCup Event Ranking 2012
  3. ICCup Awards 2012