Xizt leads NiP ingame again

Richard "Xizt" Landström is leading Ninjas in Pyjamas' team ingame once again, the player has revealed.

NiP have endured a slump in form in the last few months, which has seen them miss out on a place at the ESL ESEA Pro League finals, while a spot at the FACEIT League season finals is practically out of their reach.

The ESPORTSM title scooped earlier in the month against an Acer side with two stand-ins certainly offered little consolation for NiP, whose last international achievement dates back to January, when they won ASUS ROG, still before replacing Mikail "Maikelele" Bill with Aleksi "allu" Jalli.

Xizt once again calling the shots in NiP 

After a semi-final exit at DreamHack Summer, it was decided that Richard "Xizt" Landström will once again call the shots ingame - which had been Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund's duty in the last month.

NiP will be attending Gfinity Summer Masters I this weekend, where they will have to fend off opposition from teams like EnVyUs, Virtus.pro and Cloud9 if they want to clinch the first prize of $40,000.

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
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Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
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Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
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Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
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2015-06-23 04:06
African Union ArisA 
Yeah he just needed a break time to win a major.
2015-06-23 04:07
Brazil isaaccarneiro 
inb4 friberg leading in game for NiP
2015-06-23 04:47
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
2015-06-23 04:59
with gtr leading NiP i think this might be possible
2015-06-23 06:03
"ok bois, everyone buy deagle and nades and rush long" every round
2015-06-23 10:46
2015-06-23 12:22
Poland enterq18 
"NIP have new IGL" = ohohoh, Kreygasm, HYPE HYPE "VP, ENVY, fnatic or Na'vi have new IGL" = who cares ? CS community is the best :D
2015-06-23 09:47
Haha true. Nip = the most overhyped team in cs:go history.
2015-06-23 11:37
Did you miss kinguin?
2015-06-23 12:45
+1 they're a top 20 team lol
2015-06-23 15:11
If even that, misselele, fox the ancient player, some supposed to be igl but imo is not, underperforming rain (was a god but since kinguin I haven't seen him play good), and scream trying to carry some dead weight, yes I like scream.
2015-06-23 15:15
Implying NIP isn't a top 20 team, rofl.
2015-06-23 15:53
Can you read?
2015-06-23 16:06
I surely can but I think you might have some problems with understanding what you're posting and replying to.
2015-06-23 17:07
Me saying kinguin is top 20 doesnt imply nip is worse lol
2015-06-23 18:00
RUSSIA, F*$@ yea,best country at cs go,not even a major won by a russian team or a small tournament so you better shut up,every russian that plays kinda good goes to a Ukrainian team so
2015-06-24 22:43
man holland fangay only have onlinej stfu
2015-06-25 00:29
Dont fucking go into this article and read it and comment on it then. god damn third worlder
2015-06-23 13:19
Poland enterq18 
nip nip nip hype hype hype kreygasm :D, go kiss some islam dicks, Mr. first world man
2015-06-23 13:23
FIFFLAREN LOVE F U HATERS NIP BESTEST I forgot to add: i.imgur.com/e0cgJSD.png
2015-06-24 14:45
2015-06-23 14:01
That's good
2015-06-23 04:06
now Xizt and natu have to bring NiP new strats cuz they're too predictable. Friberg has to try hard more to comeback to his old form, he was a good entry fragger... allu please don't miss those ez shot at dust2 GR and f0rest just focus to lurking and fragging
2015-06-23 05:43
Ssh lurppis
2015-06-23 08:01
Agreed, friberg seems to be the only one who's yet to improve just slightly.
2015-06-23 09:27
hes been doing way better since Xizt started leading again, top fragged 3 times :D
2015-06-25 00:45
I need LAN results, not online.
2015-06-25 13:17
Finland terquie 
lol still allu ends up topfragging or is a little below gtr everygame.
2015-06-23 10:21
One day you guys will also understand that NiP is the team with the largest fanbase.
2015-06-23 11:44
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
nice now -friberg
2015-06-23 04:06
yes and +schneider and would be perfect
2015-06-24 02:53
2015-06-23 04:06
Thank god hes back :)
2015-06-23 08:26
United States Bugsy 
Literally read this as Xizt leaves NiP again
2015-06-23 04:07
LOL same here :D
2015-06-23 04:08
Haha same. xD
2015-06-23 04:10
f0rest | 
Russia goodjob 
i almost jizzed myself..
2015-06-23 04:17
oh sxiezt!!! same here! haaha
2015-06-23 05:23
had a little heart attack.
2015-06-23 05:44
2015-06-23 08:26
2015-06-23 04:07
United Kingdom L$D 
get_right confirmed not goat player
2015-06-23 04:07
slow news day, huh
2015-06-23 04:07
How does this make a slow news day? Most interesting news of the week, imo.
2015-06-23 04:56
Not news-worthy at all. Players change roles in their teams all the time.
2015-06-23 05:37
This. If they would make an article each time VP change IGL the news would be flooded.
2015-06-23 06:22
Hence the reason to why they don't make news when VP changes. It is big news when the teams that primarily uses one igl changes. So its never the same when VP changes or fnatic/NiP does it and thats why you can't really use that argument.
2015-06-23 10:06
It's like your brains doesnt intake any blood at all? Vp changes their roles pretty much all the time. For nip its pretty rare and they are a team that a lot of people are expecting to do well. But yeah children will be children.
2015-06-23 10:12
But why when fnatic changed igl nothing happened
2015-06-23 10:40
wtf are you talking about? Everybody and their mothers knew that they changed IGL or that pronax took a break. + there was a lot more going on at the same time with Fnatic in that month like shneider filling in, olof's surgery and even JW attending to other lans with other teams in the past. So it's not like nobody else get the pr.
2015-06-23 12:34
everyone also knew when get right replaced xizt,but ok i wont go against your ignorant thinkings
2015-06-23 21:02
Holy shit you are stupid :D Do you know what ignorant even means? :D
2015-06-23 21:12
whatever makes you sleep at night,cant argue with blind NIP fanboy
2015-06-24 13:04
Shh child c:
2015-06-25 16:57
holy shit, how can you be such a dense motherfucker?
2015-06-23 13:21
Rofl. I just woke up so i read what you typed entirely wrong. My apologies.
2015-06-23 12:27
there are people also dying everyday but only a few cases make it to the news, because it is interesting enough for others to read. this is definitely interesting enough.
2015-06-23 13:00
Belarus Starvoid 
gg ez
2015-06-23 04:07
better like that
2015-06-23 04:07
Canada smoo 
NiP are now officially the best team again.
2015-06-23 04:08
2013 called, they want you back
2015-06-23 04:10
Again? They have always been the best team in the world! :D At Least for me <3
2015-06-23 04:12
Name relevant
2015-06-23 04:18
more 1
2015-06-23 04:48
Get_Right no1 hltv player 2015 inc.
2015-06-23 07:50
2015-06-23 04:07
CIS Ume 
they need to replace allu if they wanna start win big tournaments again.
2015-06-23 04:07
> replace their most consistent player > makes sense
2015-06-23 04:38
hltv.org/?pageid=246&playerid=695 Most consistent kappa
2015-06-23 10:50
2015-06-24 02:59
Are you that retarded? I'm showing that allu is not the MOST consistent, not saying he is the LEAST consistent.
2015-06-24 13:12
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
hltv.org/?pageid=173&playerid=7148 Friberg is definitely their most consistent.
2015-06-23 11:06
2015-06-23 13:03
i dont think you know how to use these arrows you could have memed danker
2015-06-23 17:20
-friberg imo
2015-06-23 05:25
Sweden DIOdorant 
hope friberg gets cut soon. dead weight at this moment.
2015-06-23 04:07
Denmark U w0t m8? 
whatever, all teams are changeing all the time anyways...
2015-06-23 04:08
i read xizt leaves omg i was shocked :D
2015-06-23 04:07
Venezuela Riikards 
haha same here
2015-06-23 04:10
Nice, I hope xizt will still be able to clutch
2015-06-23 04:07
EnvyUs doesn't seem to have their number anymore, which is good. That pretty much just leaves FNatic as a consistent winner against them. So, this weekend, they have at least a decent shot. VP and ENvyUs expected to be their biggest competition.
2015-06-23 04:10
Ukraine smw` 
and c9 of course
2015-06-23 04:19
Serbia Lzrk 
I wouldn't say just fnatic, since TSM has been beating them a lot, ever since their win at CCS they've been on top form. TSM and fnatic are currently at another level than the other teams imo.
2015-06-23 04:50
didn't some of TSM guys have exams and shit? might not be on top form
2015-06-23 05:04
Serbia Lzrk 
No clue about that, guess we'll just have to see on the next tournament. :)
2015-06-23 05:43
Serbia whoa!! 
just stop this "another level" bull shit.They are not as u say invincibles or some thing.they are just a shade more skillful than other teams
2015-06-23 05:09
Serbia Lzrk 
You think it's bullshit, I don't. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, no need to get so mad about it. :)
2015-06-23 05:43
Guess they read Lurpiss's article :D
2015-06-23 04:10
XIZT <3 NIP = TOP 1 <3
2015-06-23 04:11
I hope that GTR will be that awesome player again.
2015-06-23 04:16
he will be, again lurking sure he can be
2015-06-23 12:12
Noone cares WHAT THE FUCK. Envy and fnatic changle IGLS too but no fucking topics right ?
2015-06-23 04:16
Hltv admins NiP fanboys confirmed
2015-06-23 06:47
this ^
2015-06-23 07:51
Remember last year gtr was top 1 even though everyone knows he wasn't?
2015-06-23 10:04
ofc he was
2015-06-23 11:06
Nt GeT_RiGhT
2015-06-23 11:56
"everyone" you keep using that word, but you have no idea what it means.
2015-06-23 13:22
2015-06-23 11:57
2015-06-23 04:17
best igl is karrigan
2015-06-23 04:19
2015-06-23 04:39
newsworthy rofl
2015-06-23 04:23
pretty sure NIP must sponsor hltv bc anytime someone on NIP takes a shit, it is posted as news.
2015-06-23 05:49
Haha so true!
2015-06-23 07:52
They always mention something about Maikelele being replaced, beating a dead horse at this point.
2015-06-23 04:24
why does hltv only make news regarding nip ingame leader, and not other teams... as far as i know both envy and fnatic recently changed igl as well but no news :O just wanted to know why?
2015-06-23 04:26
Peru Op1e 
lol i read "xizt leaves" xD
2015-06-23 04:28
i wish
2015-06-23 05:49
couldn't care less but still care enough to comment, im confused
2015-06-23 04:31
Other maexi 
-allu +twist -friberg +dennis There you go NiP, your problem is solved
2015-06-23 04:34
i LOL'd at they will have to fight off nV, VP, and CLOUD 9 for a first place prize. CLOUD 9. CLOUD. 9
2015-06-23 04:40
Other KlNG 
Cloud9 > KeyD stars
2015-06-23 05:07
- BOT ALLU +Twist - Friberg +Dennis PLZ NIP !!!!!!!!!!!
2015-06-23 04:48
Allu has been their most consistent player these last couple of months. He's doing great and everyone saying "-allu +...." is pretty ignorant.
2015-06-23 05:16
Cause people see him miss "easy shots" with awp, they go all like "omg my grandma could have hit that" But as Gretzky said "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
2015-06-24 10:46
friberg is just going through a slump. allu should've never been added the the first place.
2015-06-23 07:16
ZywOo | 
Germany fulltilt 
The only reason they keep allu is because he is a consistent fragger and they just replaced maikelele after replacing fifflaren ... if there was a perfect option out there like adding olofmeister or jw they would do it. BOT allu is the type of player that never talks, gives no info just minds his own business. So you have to play around his position and basically everyone has to support him or he wont do anything. GL NiP
2015-06-23 05:08
Finland gouca 
Allu has been playing in NiP for a few months, and you already want him to call mid-round-strategy to a bunch of players with a common history of several years? I can see you've never played hardcore.
2015-06-23 05:42
How do you definitely know what type of player allu is? Via the few Katowice POVs? Pls dun simply make half baked conclusions like many others on this site.
2015-06-23 06:25
Where do you get this stuff? Allu is exactly the opposite of what you just said.
2015-06-23 07:47
I remember allu saying stupid shit as "you can hax that" when it was 2seconds left of a round, but I guess that's not following the situation and giving info. If you've even watched povs you'll see how much he actually cares about the team. Also his Swedish is actually pretty good now
2015-06-23 13:03
he does't mention that two of their four map wins were against a fourth tier Spanish team still a change that I think NiP made for the better but its way too early to tell if this is going to help them as much as they need it to in time to defend their Cologne title
2015-06-23 05:12
2015-06-23 05:11
nip top 1 again
2015-06-23 05:21
123 nip
2015-06-23 05:24
must have read lurrp's article
2015-06-23 05:30
about damn time
2015-06-23 05:38
lurppis proposes this as a solution to the NIP problem and everyone says he is an idiot and no1 cares. Then NIP actually do it and everyone says its a great move gj....hltv fgts
2015-06-23 05:46
Because all pros keeps hanging on hltv and reads everything here! No they don't. Actually they all stay away from it because of you toxic kids flaming each team all the time for anything and think you are some analyze experts
2015-06-23 13:06
im not one of those toxic kids, i dont like this community either...
2015-06-23 19:47
Gonna Changes in Pyjamas
2015-06-23 06:22
Denmark eXxE 
Thanks Xizt <3
2015-06-23 06:41
good Xizt!
2015-06-23 06:45
-Get_right +Simple
2015-06-23 06:59
I think nip needs to create something really new, new playstyle, be more agressive. rush when enemy do not expect them to do it. It seems like each top team can beat them just because they know how nip plays in cluthes or 4v4 and so on.
2015-06-23 07:26
NiP always get the special treatment, that's why they're the only team that get news on such subjects. Various teams have gone through in-game leading changes but neither got a news post about it. Same goes for the problems in NiP. There are problems in every team besides fnatic & TSM at the moment but we won't see any news about it.
2015-06-23 07:32
+1 i really like NiP but thhis is going to far
2015-06-23 07:33
That being said - a good portion of the kids in here and those that lack comprehension skill will understand this the wrong way. NiP players aren't really at fault in here for being treated as something more - lurppis and co writting the articles are in fault for implying that to people. And I agree that f0rest and GTR are two of the greatest players ever, if not the greatest but this place should be cut from bias and should treat everyone accordingly in. We all know NiP is the leading CS brand, legendary teams, players, larger than life personalities etc. However we never saw such a news-post when C9, the leading NA team were a laughing stock. We didn't see a news-post with suggestions and opinions on the matter. The problems for example in the French scene - Titan/nV are way more interesting to me than the ones in NiP. Same goes for Navi and HR. What's the issues in all of those team and how could they overcome them to be something more than they're currently? Are we gonna see any of the team I mentioned get the same treatment in here or at least half of it?
2015-06-23 07:52
NIP hasn't been the leading CS brand for at least 6 months possibly a year. Look at fnatics achievements, TSM's spectacular rise etc... Anyone who follows the scene and isn't biased knows that NIP = just another top5 team now.
2015-06-23 07:55
You're talking about CS results and I'm talking about brands which involve various of different things. Regardless of their results NiP are easily the #1 CS brand and you can't argue that in any shape or form.
2015-06-23 08:55
You need results to maintain a reputation. A newbie might still think that they are a reference, but a couple of reads through recent results and news articles and they'll quickly find out that that's not the case.
2015-06-23 09:13
You don't get it, do you? He's talking about NIP The brand, not the team. As far as I know NIP is way ahead of other brands, considering they sell their own chocolate, chips, underwear, socks, etc. Plus, NIP is huge in Sweden. Have you ever been to a store in sweden? But yea, a "newbie" might think that they're still relevent is because they are. You on the other hand, are not.
2015-06-23 11:46
Why is this worthy of news?? Shox took lead from nv and we didnt hear about it. Flusha took lead from fnatic same deal. hltv = nip fanbois confirmed.
2015-06-23 07:47
who cares who is IGL?
2015-06-23 08:19
Why the fuck is this news
2015-06-23 08:54
2015-06-23 08:55
Philippines kApE^ 
replace natu and bring back Fiffy as coach!
2015-06-23 09:03
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
fiffy is in murica
2015-06-23 09:34
2015-06-23 09:06
Greece hekzy 
amirite? such NiP fanboys make not newsworthy articles for changes any team could have done.
2015-06-23 09:40
haha true
2015-06-23 09:47
Thats why they won both matches yesterday :)
2015-06-23 09:08
All 3 matches ;)
2015-06-23 09:26
such news much important
2015-06-23 09:40
Poland Kamfeth 
Ok and?
2015-06-23 09:43
What kind of new is that?
2015-06-23 09:52
and? MIRAA is nipfanboy or what?
2015-06-23 09:55
2015-06-23 09:57
Who gives a fuck?
2015-06-23 09:56
nice, looking forward to seeing their performance with him back at IGL. ps why are there so many mad virgins in the comments?
2015-06-23 09:58
cause MIRAA is nipfangay
2015-06-23 09:59
2015-06-23 10:01
Massive news, what next? Friberg throws nades before allu? Please.
2015-06-23 10:03
Finland jayss 
It's always worth making an article of all NiP's activities, I saw nothing about pronax getting back to calling or shox taking over the IGL role.
2015-06-23 10:03
Esports and CS:GO is, in comparizon to big sports, a small phenomenon. NiP is one of, if not THE biggest name within this scene. Hence is any related news big. To all of you asking 'what news is this' get a grip of reality, please.
2015-06-23 10:04
Finland jayss 
I enjoy these kind of news, but HLTV should really announce the exact same changes other big teams are going through.
2015-06-23 10:08
Announce the changes other teams are doing, or dont announce it at all.
2015-06-24 14:50
wow thats amazing, they should release whole new socks collection with this information
2015-06-23 10:11
They should post new topic whenever any NiP player goes to the toilet or scratches his head.
2015-06-24 14:49
Good! Now get right will play his real 'role' which when he does hes easily one of the best players in the world this is a move ive been waiting for a long time.
2015-06-23 10:22
Romania rockNoob 
The comment section is filled with envy.
2015-06-23 10:22
It's not envie or anything like that, just a reflection that nip seems to get a preferrential treatment on hltv over pretty much everyone else, including teams that are stronger than them.
2015-06-23 10:43
:D :D
2015-06-23 12:18
Fnatic changes back to Pronax - no news. NiP changes back to Xizt there is a whole god damn article on it. Stop being fanboys Hltv admins, NiP is never going to reach the top as soon as they don't make changes to their roster.
2015-06-23 10:28
+1, very good guy
2015-06-23 10:41
News worthy? lmao
2015-06-23 10:38
Such news seriously admens
2015-06-23 10:54
Yea. That totally deserves a homepage news
2015-06-23 10:57
Well, it's a Counter-Strike e-sports website, talking about specifics about a top5 team in the world, so... yeah. It does deserve.
2015-06-23 11:09
Well when Fnatic, NV, VP or other team changes IGL no one baits an eye, when one of NiP players scratches his head - everyone goes crazy because of non-important stuff.
2015-06-24 14:48
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
As you can see it got a lot more comments than majority of news
2015-06-23 12:46
Most of the comments say stuff like: "I DONT CARE" "News worthy? lmao" "such news much important" "Who gives a fuck?"
2015-06-23 21:16
2015-06-23 11:21
Im read this Xizt leaves NiP again -_-
2015-06-23 11:38
2015-06-23 11:40
Expected and i've never felt this role was quite fitting to gtr but sometime you'd like to switch things around.
2015-06-23 11:49
Jinxed it, watch them lose the next game
2015-06-23 11:51
So many news about tier 2 team wtf ?
2015-06-23 11:51
But this post is not about VP.
2015-06-23 12:02
Has there been ever a news about Snax/Taz/Neo changing the leader roles in And one when Shox switched for Envy and then one when Happy is calling back? I don't have much of a problem with this news, but the 'Three solutions' is just your personal opinion on how to 'fix NiP' - maybe just put it into your own blog, instead of making it news-worthy as if your opinion held 1000% value and was to be feared and respected.
2015-06-23 12:03
fiffa or riot
2015-06-23 12:15
good call, gtr sucks as igl and as player
2015-06-23 12:19
Finland jayss 
and as a human being
2015-06-23 12:40
mad baguette everywhere because their prefered team does not get the news! lol.
2015-06-23 12:46
He read lurppis' thread :)
2015-06-23 12:48
North America nochance 
Can't be bad choice :)
2015-06-23 12:50
like I give a fuck
2015-06-23 12:52
Poland tentego 
this is nip forum ? i cant see topics like this if any other teams change igl or playing shit.
2015-06-23 13:00
2015-06-23 13:05
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Put Getright and fribergur together and f0rest and allu together.
2015-06-23 13:20
why mentioning clown9 in the last sentece lmao
2015-06-23 13:24
Damn all you whiners in here acting like all the female that support feminism. "An article that is not in my interest? oh hell no, let me write an angry comment even thought I can just not click on the thread". But no you have to whine like little bitches from third world countries since you have nothing else to do with your life then sniffing glue.
2015-06-23 13:26
This is what hltv has become: everyone just crying about everything.
2015-06-23 15:34
rename this site niptv.org pls it would reflect more its actual content
2015-06-23 14:12
I like NIP.
2015-06-23 14:29
NiP > EnvyUs, Titan mad baguetes
2015-06-23 15:25
This may help them get back on track but we'll see.
2015-06-23 15:36
Nobody gives a fuck about NiP. Ty
2015-06-23 15:52
NiP is just like the Red Sox (Baseball) They don't win alot but they have more fans and more views on their matches then other "big" teams :) PS: Insted of talking shit on HLTV. We need some freaking CS hooligans :) So we can just fight it out @Lan... no more being a pussy behind some nick on HLTV.
2015-06-23 15:56
2015-06-23 16:25
Big woop. Until they start hitting shots it won't matter who is ingame leader.
2015-06-23 16:28
3 out of 3 wins last night... yeah they need to hit there shots :)
2015-06-23 16:36
NIP's problem is that he does not win more pistol round...
2015-06-23 16:58
:) N1 again
2015-06-23 17:08
nice nice, GL BROZZZ
2015-06-23 17:25
nip problems with lans = news nip going change the igl = news what next? nip going take a shower/going toilet = news? haha
2015-06-23 18:37
Indeed. Shit like this totally needs a news
2015-06-23 18:57
n1 nip 87-0 incoming
2015-06-23 19:09
god this thread almost gave me an heart attack I just rolled my eyes through hltv and I thought I saw "xizt leaves nip"
2015-06-23 20:05
comrad friberg never f0rget i.imgur.com/rFOcGQv.jpg
2015-06-23 20:07
well they destroyed titan on ct site, that has nothing to do with xizt calling to be fair :P
2015-06-24 03:06
Brazil tbenatti 
Stupid immature german (cheating) kid
2015-06-24 06:05
Get_Right was too salty
2015-06-24 14:29
Kkkkk same shit.
2015-06-24 20:22
im happy about this, cus xizt knows his shit..
2015-06-25 01:39
2015-06-25 12:29
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