Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Richard "Xizt" Landström (born February 22, 1991) is a Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. He spent a long and almost six-year tenure as the in-game leader for Ninjas in Pyjamas, leading the team to many victories over the years, including a Major title. He was benched in February 2018 following a string of poor results. He is currently the in-game leader for Fnatic.
Xizt was only an eleven year old when he tried out Counter-Strike for the first time. Thanks to his elder brothers' fondness of the game, he stumbled upon the FPS title that was going to become one of the biggest games in esport history. After a couple of years of playing, he made a name for himself within the Swedish online cup scene with the team ChiLi, who later on would get a small sponsorship from the LAN-café spiXel. The time playing in the scene paid off, and eventually he got his first break with the team H2k in 2010.
H2k won the Swedish Championship 2010, which meant a trip to Paris, France where they played the Electronic Sports World Cup 2010 against the top teams in the world. Their performance was decent, and after a while they switched both tactician and organization. They now became Lions, where Xizt would be seen from around the world. Impressive performances against the world elite made people see Lions for more than just another semi elite team, and after only four months in the organization, Xizt was snatched by the world famous organization Fnatic.
Once the new teams first LAN event was played, things couldn't have gone better. The team won one of the most anticipated tournaments in history of Counter-Strike, IEM Europe in Kiev, much thanks to the brilliant performance from Xizt throughout the tournament – especially in the grand final. Xizt got the Most Valuable Player award, but after the win, the team had a hard time finding their rhythm. They eventually found it though, by promoting Xizt to in-game leader in March of 2012. After this Fnatic pretty much dominated Counter-Strike until CS:GO when Landström decided to switch to CS:GO. In August 2012 Xizt together with f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Fifflaren and friberg joined Ninjas in Pyjamas and revived the famous Swedish banner.
Xizt is a truly unique player due to his ability to handle stressful situations while maintaining extreme aim and at the same time lead the rest of his team. Xizt's ability to lead his team, read his opponents' strategies, recognize opponents' fakes and still maintain a extreme high level of play makes him an instrumental part of the NiP team.
Xizt was a support rifler for the team Ninjas in Pyjamas. He created his name in his early teenage years, stealing the alias from one of his brother's friends by appending a 't' to the end. Xizt began his competitive career in 2010 with Fnatic. While he served as the in-game leader during most of his time in NiP, the team has frequently rotated the role across the players in the squad, most notably in 2014 by Xizt and Fifflaren.
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|Last updated on February 9, 2018 (157 days ago).|
|ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A||SteelSeries QcK Heavy|
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|Last updated on 2018-05-05 (72 days ago).|
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|Last updated on January 2, 2018 (195 days ago).|
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|2018-05-06||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Sydney||3 : 0||$100,000|
|2017-11-19||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters XII - Oakland||3 : 2||$129,000|
|2017-07-15||1st||Major||DreamHack Open Valencia 2017||2 : 0||$50,000|
|2016-11-20||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland||2 : 1||$128,000|
|2016-09-11||1st||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2||2 : 0||$130,000|
|2016-04-17||1st||Premier||DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016||2 : 0||$100,000|
|2015-03-15||2nd||Premier||ESL One: Katowice 2015||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2014-11-29||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Winter 2014||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2014-08-17||1st||Premier||ESL One: Cologne 2014||2 : 1||$100,000|
|2014-03-16||2nd||Premier||ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014||0 : 2||$50,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- His name is derived from one of his brother's friends by adding a "t" to the end of the nick.
- Was voted the 18th best player of 2010 by HLTV.org.
- Was voted the 13th best player of 2011 by HLTV.org.
- Spoke against the Molotov grenades back in 2012.
- Was voted the 6th best player of 2013 by HLTV.org.
- Xizt was part of the longest standing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player trio (f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt) lasting for 5 years and 187 days: from August 10th, 2012 (when the original Swedish NiP CS:GO roster was created) to February 13th, 2018 (when he was benched to make place for dennis). It must also be said that through this period the whole trio only represented one organization: Ninjas in Pyjamas.
- He currently holds the highest number of trophies won at notable events in CS:GO, with 24 trophies.
- 2015-01-27 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs LDLC.com
- 2015-01-25 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs pronax
- 2014-06-28 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs compLexity
- 2013-10-20 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs fnatic
- 2013-04-22 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Denial eSports
- 2013-02-26 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Nostalgie
- 2013-02-26 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Anexis
- 2013-02-01 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs VeryGames
- 2012-12-15 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Curse
- 2012-02-18 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Na`Vi
- 2012-01-20 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs mousesports
- 2011-06-27 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Na`Vi
- 2011-05-21 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Virtus.pro
- 2011-05-18 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs dakarma
- 2011-04-23 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs face!
- 2011-03-01 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs Evil Geniuses
- 2011-01-28 - HLTV.org highlights IEM5 Europe MVP: Xizt
- 2011-01-24 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs mTw 3
- 2011-01-24 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs mTw 2
- 2011-01-24 - HLTV.org highlights Xizt vs mTw 1
- 2018-05-07 | IEM Sydney by Max Melit of Rivalry.gg at
- 2015-10-31 | DreamHack Cluj-Napoca by Jack Westerman of ESEA at
- 2015-10-29 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at DreamHack Cluj-Napoca by Milan "
- 2015-05-01 | by Fragbite.se at FACEIT League 2015
- 2015-04-25 | Striker" Švejda of HLTV.org at CS:GO Championship Series by Milan "
- 2015-02-07 | by fragbite.se at IOS Pantamera
- 2014-11-28 | by Joakim 'JoeAWESOME' Jansson of fragbite.se at DreamHack Winter 2014
- 2012-11-03 | MIRAA" Mira of HLTV.org at ESWC 2012 by Luis "
- 2012-10-30 | lurppis" Kovanen of HLTV.org by Tomi "
- André Åkerblom, (2012-08-14). "Get to know NiP-Xizt". Fragbite.se.
- Seen throughout the event
- Seen during IEM Sydney 2018
- Xizt's crosshair settings
- Tgwri1s (2012-10-09). "Players speak out:"Ban molotovs"". HLTV.org.