Valiance beat Windigo to win UML Finals
The Esport Factory played host over the weekend to the offline finals of the inaugural UML season, featuring the top four sides of the regular stage, who were placed in a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket.
In the semi-final stage, Windigo dispatched Sprout in three maps with great individual performances from star duo Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov and Valentin "poizon" Vasilev, while Valiance made light work of GamerLegion, who looked way off the pace as they picked up just 12 rounds total in this one-sided series.
Nemanja "nexa" Isaković had an incredible performance on Mirage, the first map of the final, racking up 30 kills to help Valiance take the lead in the series following an impressive seven-round streak on the CT side. The 21-year-old also led the charge for his team on Dust2, but it was Windigo who prevailed in the end with a fine all-round performance in a back-and-forth game.
The series then landed on Train, where Windigo were able to recover from a 0-4 start to bring the deficit to just one round before the end of the half. At first, it looked like this was going to be another highly-contested map, but Valiance's defence was too strong to break, leading to a quick conclusion to the match in the second half.
|Valiance||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa||71 - 41||+30||88.8||1.46|
|Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1||55 - 43||+12||83.4||1.22|
|Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo||53 - 50||+3||75.1||1.18|
|Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter-||46 - 50||-4||77.4||1.06|
|Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd||32 - 43||-11||51.8||0.85|
|Windigo||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon||58 - 46||+12||79.3||1.11|
|Yanko 'blocker' Panovblocker||50 - 52||-2||72.7||0.99|
|Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR||38 - 49||-11||60.9||0.87|
|Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble||40 - 53||-13||67.9||0.86|
|Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ||41 - 57||-16||59.4||0.75|
United Masters League final standings: