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Xizt

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Player Information
Name:
Richard Landström
Birth:
February 22, 1991 (1991-02-22) (age 29)
Nationality:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2008 – Present
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$543,940
Links
History
Counter-Strike
2009-10-13 – 2009-12-07
2009-12-08 – 2010-02-26
2010-02-26 – 2010-08-16
2010-08-16 – 2010-12-07
2010-12-07 – 2012-08-10

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2012-08-10 – 2018-02-13
2018-02-13 – 2018-04-01
NiP (Inactive)
2018-04-01 – 2018-05-25
FaZe Clan (Substitute)
2018-05-25 – 2019-08-21
2019-08-21 – 2020-01-16
Fnatic (Inactive)
2020-01-21 – Present

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 before ending his streak by being benched in February 2018 following a string of poor results. He reunited with his old teammates Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, Adam "friberg" Friberg and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson under Dignitas' first lineup in January 2020. [1]

Information[edit]

Professional career[edit]

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 esports 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 the 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 the 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.[2] 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 an extremely 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. Xizt played for the Ninjas until February 2018, when he was benched. He joined FaZe to play as their substitute in April 2018 before getting released in May that same year. After that, he joined forces with Fnatic again, but in the new rendition of the game. His tenure there lasted until he got benched in late 2019. In January 2020, he officially departed from the team and reunited with his old NiP teammates in a new Dignitas lineup. [3][4]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [5] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityRaw InputPointer Speed
ZOWIE by BenQ
EC2-A
12004001000 Hz3Off6/11
Last updated on February 9, 2018 (781 days ago).
Mouse Settings [5] (list of) (calculate)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityRaw.Pointer Speed
ZOWIE by BenQ
EC2-A
1584 MPI
1.039 deg/mm
13.6 in/rev
34.6 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
3Off6/11 (×1)
Last updated on February 9, 2018 (781 days ago).
Hardware [6]
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A HyperX FURY S Pro
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE by BenQ XL2546 240 Hz 1024×768 Black Bars
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy Origins Core HyperX Cloud Alpha
Last updated on 2020-02-02 (58 days ago).
Crosshair Settings [7] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 3 0.5 1 0 Yes (thickness 0) No (0) Green (1) 255
Last updated on January 2, 2018 (819 days ago).
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap 0; cl_crosshairsize 3; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0.5; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Type Tournament Team Result Prize
2019-04-07 A22nd A1S-Tier Offline StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7 0 : 3 $80,000
2018-12-15 A11st A2A-Tier Offline PLG Grand Slam 2018 2 : 0 $70,000
2018-05-06 A11st A1S-Tier Offline Intel Extreme Masters XIII - Sydney 3 : 0 $100,000
2017-11-19 A11st A1S-Tier Offline Intel Extreme Masters XII - Oakland 3 : 2 $129,000
2017-07-15 A11st A2A-Tier Offline DreamHack Open Valencia 2017 2 : 0 $50,000
2016-11-20 A11st A1S-Tier Offline Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland 2 : 1 $128,000
2016-09-11 A11st A1S-Tier Offline StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 2 : 0 $130,000
2016-04-17 A11st A1S-Tier Offline DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 2 : 0 $100,000
2015-03-15 A22nd A1S-Tier Offline ESL One: Katowice 2015 1 : 2 $50,000
2014-08-17 A11st A1S-Tier Offline ESL One: Cologne 2014 2 : 1 $100,000
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Trivia[edit]

  • 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.[8]
  • Was voted the 13th best player of 2011 by HLTV.org.[9]
  • Spoke against the Molotov grenades back in 2012.[10]
  • Was voted the 6th best player of 2013 by HLTV.org.[11]
  • Xizt is part of the longest standing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player trio (f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt). Their first period together was under Ninjas in Pyjamas' banner entirely and lasted 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). The trio then reunited on January 20th, 2020 in the new Dignitas line-up.

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