Valiance beat Windigo to win UML Finals

Valiance won the first season of the United Masters League after beating Windigo 2-1 in the grand final, in Osnabrück.

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.

Valiance win the European league and the $50,000 prize

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.

Matchpage
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1
31st March 2019
16
Mirage
9
10
Dust2
16
16
Train
8
 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 71 - 41 +30 88.8 1.46
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 55 - 43 +12 83.4 1.22
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 53 - 50 +3 75.1 1.18
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 46 - 50 -4 77.4 1.06
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 32 - 43 -11 51.8 0.85
 Windigo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 58 - 46 +12 79.3 1.11
Bulgaria Yanko 'blocker' Panovblocker 50 - 52 -2 72.7 0.99
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 38 - 49 -11 60.9 0.87
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 40 - 53 -13 67.9 0.86
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ 41 - 57 -16 59.4 0.75

United Masters League final standings:

1. Serbia Valiance - $50,000
2. Bulgaria Windigo - $25,000
3. Europe GamerLegion - $15,000
4. Germany Sprout - $10,000

Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
916
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
#2
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United States keebler 
Ggggg
2019-03-31 23:14
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice news
2019-03-31 23:14
F5*
2019-03-31 23:15
#16
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Sweden Unluko 
No hes a good guy
2019-03-31 23:16
ok, F5*
2019-03-31 23:22
#27
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
Nt No #2 no F5 Unluko Kid
2019-03-31 23:27
#15
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Valiance doing what they can do best
2019-03-31 23:16
#3
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
ggwp
2019-03-31 23:14
#4
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Myanmar xdcc 
nice and not april 1st joke
2019-03-31 23:14
#6
chelo | 
Brazil kinzee 
nice let's go guys
2019-03-31 23:14
ez 4 hunter
2019-03-31 23:14
#10
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Sweden Flups 
nice
2019-03-31 23:17
#11
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
ez 4 hunter
2019-03-31 23:15
EZ
2019-03-31 23:15
Valiance > M16R
2019-03-31 23:15
#18
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Myanmar xdcc 
Astralis never beat Valiance
2019-03-31 23:17
true valiance > astralis
2019-04-01 07:52
#17
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Montenegro Kladiz 
2EZ
2019-03-31 23:16
#19
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
xpctd
2019-03-31 23:18
ez nexa
2019-03-31 23:18
#21
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Spain akproxx 
i enjoy these tier 2 tournaments more than tier 1 xd
2019-03-31 23:19
#28
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
+1
2019-03-31 23:28
#44
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Portugal Surya 
yeah agree
2019-04-01 00:30
#23
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
so valiance became the owner of the uml?
2019-03-31 23:19
Good job my country also lithuania and finland!!!
2019-03-31 23:21
#26
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Finland CucumberFIN 
Yes men )))
2019-03-31 23:23
#53
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Canada YankeeM 
Yes mens )))
2019-04-01 06:22
#29
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
Gg Vali
2019-03-31 23:28
#30
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Russia amc20 
Imagine playing in a 4-month event only to win 50k
2019-03-31 23:35
The majority of matches were played online so it’s not a big deal for the players
2019-03-31 23:39
#35
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Myanmar xdcc 
its still practice + without any LANs its hard to rise in the rankings. this was their second LAN with full lineup (first being EU Minor in January). if they do well in dreamhack open rio and get more invites maybe they wont need to play UML again
2019-03-31 23:42
10k euro in Serbia is like yearly wage so its worth it lel
2019-03-31 23:55
#54
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Canada YankeeM 
Really bro?
2019-04-01 06:23
Yes the monthly salary is between 300 to 600 Euro
2019-04-01 07:20
200$ to 400$ depending on what you do*
2019-04-01 11:42
#45
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
3 of these guys are basically auditioning for top teams niko already said his cousin would be a great IGL. wouldn't be surprised if it happened
2019-04-01 00:38
I am sure that sooner or later Hunter will join his cousin. I hope that Nexa and Espi will get their chance to prove themselves too!
2019-04-01 01:51
+FaZe Hunter
2019-03-31 23:36
huNter is insane. Been saying this since Binary Dragons days.
2019-03-31 23:36
ottoNd probably the most onliner player in the whole universe
2019-03-31 23:37
after Cerq
2019-04-01 00:10
after xantares
2019-04-01 00:14
#42
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Serbia d1ckson 
After xantares? But I think otto has a problem with confidence too
2019-04-01 00:14
CeRq is pretty good on lan
2019-04-01 07:05
#63
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Germany Axel_Voss 
true
2019-04-01 14:43
#36
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Denmark Matchfix 
Already burned through that 500k in Big Mac meals
2019-03-31 23:44
#37
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France Il_padrino 
Hell yeah ! GG
2019-03-31 23:45
Yey
2019-03-31 23:51
nice PogChamp, finally Valince won something
2019-04-01 00:23
wtf nexa MVP
2019-04-01 00:39
#47
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Australia Chereska 
Is this a joke ;)
2019-04-01 01:39
#49
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Brazil ralfera 
windigo just f****up my strafe win streak.
2019-04-01 01:55
-Ottond +poizon I'm sometimes tempted to say Zywoo to Valiance, but while nexa & hunter certainly belong at the top level, not sure if letni can be a caller for a top team.
2019-04-01 02:11
People who criticize Ottond dont understand support role at all PLEBS
2019-04-01 07:48
#64
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Myanmar xdcc 
Men you need new name for more success))
2019-04-01 14:44
#66
plastE | 
Serbia Wule123 
he's awp of the team, wtf u talking about?
2019-04-02 11:35
#68
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Myanmar xdcc 
Read his name
2019-04-03 01:24
#69
plastE | 
Serbia Wule123 
:) ty
2019-04-03 08:36
VASIL BOYANOV TROYANOV ))
2019-04-01 05:09
Fingers crossed it all goes well and they get paid.
2019-04-01 05:28
#60
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Canada YankeeM 
Ukrainian BanKs? If it's you. Nice to meet you. Do you know anything about GAMERZ season 3?
2019-04-01 11:30
#59
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Gg wp Nice valiance
2019-04-01 09:20
#62
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Germany Axel_Voss 
gg
2019-04-01 14:37
cool
2019-04-02 11:28
EZ 4 NEXA, for me the best and most complete player in this roster, people just don't realize how valuable he is for this team since he doesn't have flashy positions people here on hltv obviously have hard time to notice that, it is hard indeed especially when you only value certain things when you look at CS...
2019-04-02 17:45
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