Xizt: "Definitely want to keep playing"

MIRAA
February 13th, 2018 18:49

Former Ninjas in Pyjamas member Richard "Xizt" Landström has guaranteed that he intends to keep on playing competitively.

The 26-year-old is weighing up his options after being replaced by Dennis "dennis" Edman on NiP's roster as the Swedish giants looked to fine-tune their squad following a run of poor form.

Richard "Xizt" Landström had been part of NiP since the organisation was relaunched, in August 2012, leading the team through most of those years, in which the team most notably won the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major, DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 and back-to-back IEM Oakland events.

Xizt wants to continue playing

On Twitter, the Swedish veteran reacted to the news about his dismissal, admitting that this was "a sad day", and spoke of his desire to continue playing.

"Sad day having to step down from NiP...", he wrote. "I definitely want to keep playing, and I am looking forward to what will happen next.

"I will post something more detailed some other time. Thanks for the support."

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1275
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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World seven1337 
nice
2018-02-13 18:49
#15
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Ukraine w1nthoil 
-Golden +Xizt ez 4 majors for fnatic
2018-02-13 18:50
lmao
2018-02-13 18:50
#53
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Ukraine w1nthoil 
the second is jokey but the first one is serious
2018-02-13 18:57
daun -zeus +ange1 kak tebe, fanat navey?
2018-02-13 19:10
To nebol moj flash
2018-02-13 19:17
LOL do u even know what does it means
2018-02-13 21:16
GuardiaN on his stream said it. I think it mean "it wasn't my flash"
2018-02-13 21:24
2018-02-13 21:36
What wa the point of saying thats my flash in Serbian wtf
2018-02-14 04:20
Slovakian btw
2018-02-14 07:53
#201
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Mancow 
lol, go a bit north
2018-02-14 09:33
JustSlavThings
2018-02-14 11:12
#97
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Ukraine w1nthoil 
mne kazhetsa, chto Xizt lusche fragovat' budet. otmazki "u Golden'a taktiki lusche" ne rabotayut. nazovi 3 super-tacticheskih raundov ot fnatic na Majore. oi, ih net. pichal' beda. :<
2018-02-13 19:17
fake cloud9, cloud9, ya ne znayu chto delatb nice?
2018-02-13 22:52
#221
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Ukraine depcher 
Eba ynizil navidrochera
2018-02-14 23:05
#194
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United States justkapf 
kek, any team is better than navi. navi musor, xizt better than zeus and no less exp
2018-02-14 05:58
What??? Golden has much more potential as an igl than xizt does. So what if xizt has the experience, he's only going to hold the team back. Golden seems to be learning fast and has turned this team around from a slump which is impressive. He's also not too bad a fragger for the players he has on his team
2018-02-13 21:20
#166
JW | 
Norway NitroMK 
i agree
2018-02-13 22:05
+1
2018-02-13 22:48
Are you saying xizt is a worse fragger? Xizt is superior both as an IGL and a player. But I do not believe he will join fnatic. He will probably play for some t2 international team in a few months.
2018-02-14 00:40
Xizt a good igl? Where's the proof? With golden we can see that since he's joined fanatic, the team has been on the rise again and able to compete at the top level. And obviously old xizt was a great fragger, but I golden seems to do a better job in that department currently
2018-02-14 01:00
Id give most of the credit to Krimz, not sure exactly what impact Golden have had, but krimz is beasting
2018-02-14 12:35
#198
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
>good IGL >constantly picking the opponents best map even though “don’t pick cache against me motherfucker” era ended LONG ago
2018-02-14 08:37
Map picks have always been a team decision in nip
2018-02-14 12:19
#214
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Watch thorns video on this topic, it DEFINETELY was not a team decision
2018-02-14 15:54
Theyve said in countless interviews that they pick maps after what they feel like playing. Xizt has never been a strict IGL. Neither in game or in terms of map picks
2018-02-15 16:32
#58
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Netherlands MojoSamir69 
I 100% agree with your name
2018-02-13 19:01
#131
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India naetu 
+1
2018-02-13 20:03
Golden is WAY better than Xizt gtfoh.
2018-02-13 21:01
#170
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Algeria ilyesmark 
that would be a top5 team after few months
2018-02-13 22:52
why should they replace golden with a worse player?
2018-02-14 01:37
#21
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United States gr1zzly_cs 
Bot Xizt
2018-02-13 18:50
NO Bot, just Ex-Ninja ... as well as allu, maikelele, pyth, friberg :D :D Would have been a great team
2018-02-13 19:26
#111
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Sweden fremos 
maikelele and allu? double awp?
2018-02-13 19:27
dafuq :D ... JUST MAKE AN EX-NINJAS TEAM :D Would have been more of Ninjas than the current one #StillNiPfan
2018-02-13 19:29
Kng and hen1 still major finalists :P
2018-02-13 19:30
#130
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Turkey annttiigs 
Allu is good/decent with rifle as well.
2018-02-13 20:00
much like cajunb allu likes rifling more than awping
2018-02-14 02:22
that team would be really cool just - friberg
2018-02-13 20:46
goodluck to XIZT
2018-02-13 21:45
First!!
2018-02-13 18:49
weak
2018-02-13 18:50
nice that he doesnt give up
2018-02-13 18:50
#16
mrvnNN | 
Czech Republic stinx 
fnatic Xizt?
2018-02-13 18:50
More like GODSENT Xizt
2018-02-13 18:51
#45
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Sweden JPKmad 
Maybe new team with pronax. Pyth. Znajder? Maikelele maybe
2018-02-13 18:53
enyoy
2018-02-13 18:53
Had been a good team actually, and friberg
2018-02-13 18:56
#65
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Norway anMu 
ahahahaahahah xizt and pronax on same team two outdated igls with bot aim good luck xD
2018-02-13 19:05
#69
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Sweden JPKmad 
I think you missed the part when I didn't write it was gonna be a good team. The reason they would play together is because they are friends. Something you probably don't have:>
2018-02-13 19:07
#76
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Norway anMu 
Ye play because are "friends" really worked out when flusha and JW went to play with "friends". No decent org would sponzor bots only because they are "friends" this is business grow up kid
2018-02-13 19:09
#78
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Sweden JPKmad 
Maybe they don't need an org if they just play for fun :>
2018-02-13 19:10
#81
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Norway anMu 
Ye why not let's just go and play in MM lobby xD.
2018-02-13 19:10
#84
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Sweden JPKmad 
It's their life not yours :>
2018-02-13 19:11
#89
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Norway anMu 
Wtf is has to do with my/their life. I have right to say my opinion that they are both bots with outdated strats and it would be utter shit team if they are both playing in.
2018-02-13 19:13
#92
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Sweden JPKmad 
sorry to upset you but your opinion means very little to me :(
2018-02-13 19:15
#95
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Norway anMu 
Well my opinion that they are both share 90% of cs community that follow pro scene so you should either say some arguments to prove me wrong or just shut up.
2018-02-13 19:16
#101
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Sweden JPKmad 
if you didnt have iq like a bowling ball you could clearly see in what i write that i agree with you. they are washed up and pretty bad. still doesnt stop them from making a team and play together. and after all you were the one who approached me with your opinions, i had no intentions to argue with you:>
2018-02-13 19:20
Well i actually could send you back to when xist wasn't calling and was pretty decent. He is surely an outdated IGL but you can't compare him to pronax in terms of skill. He could be a pretty good support.
2018-02-13 19:46
#186
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Singapore Babymist 
When u know that you lost in the argument so you gotta ask people to shut up :) pathetic kid.Bots with outdated strats? Can u win them in the first place :) silver rank
2018-02-14 01:19
#191
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Norway anMu 
Nice logic comparing them to me lol. Am I pro? Do I get 10-20k/month? No. So your logic is just pure autism. I bet I am higher ranked on faceit and mm than you smartass
2018-02-14 03:24
#87
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Turkey Balbaros 
tbh i think xizt is not that bad, he's just not fit to be igl. he'd be much better with someone else igling, not like a star player but decent enough agree about pronax though, he shouldn't be in the main five, maybe he can be the coach
2018-02-13 19:13
#93
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Norway anMu 
He is definitely better than pronax, but still very average in term of fire power maybe not even average. I can't imagine pronax coaching tbh
2018-02-13 19:15
#134
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India naetu 
+1
2018-02-13 20:06
#75
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United States 0123Rhm 
Xizt Lele Pyth Allu Friberg and pronax as coach
2018-02-13 19:09
more like enyoy Xizt
2018-02-13 18:59
#44
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CIS dotFive 
keksent are awaiting for xist
2018-02-13 18:53
#94
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Portugal chiagodx1 
GO TO KINGUIN <3
2018-02-13 19:16
#4
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Norway Farland 
w0w
2018-02-13 18:49
5th
2018-02-13 18:50
#6
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Sri Lanka The_Cool_Boi 
Bot
2018-02-13 18:50
+1
2018-02-13 18:50
#7
ScreaM | 
Brazil WWWWWWW 
Xd
2018-02-13 18:50
Xizt is good player, maybe this will burst his motivation again! Re-unit with friberg? Lets go!
2018-02-13 18:50
#66
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Russia Korrol 
Fiburger Xist Allu maikelele SWAG
2018-02-13 19:06
#140
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Norway Snute 
Maikelele should not be on any team He bears a strong curse wherever he goes
2018-02-13 20:33
Toxiclele
2018-02-13 20:52
#161
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Poland wiseyouknow 
Xizt friberg allu m0e +1
2018-02-13 21:43
The renegedes right?
2018-02-14 22:59
Nah -Golden +Xizt
2018-02-14 00:30
Onest.
2018-02-13 18:50
#12
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Canada thelegend27 
don't thanks
2018-02-13 18:50
poor xizt
2018-02-13 18:50
#14
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Europe aErow0w 
academy
2018-02-13 18:50
GL XIZT <3
2018-02-13 18:50
:C
2018-02-13 18:50
#19
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CIS MAX0N 
kk
2018-02-13 18:50
#20
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United States ARKTYC 
Best for the future!
2018-02-13 18:50
Of course you want, cuz you can earn same amount of money in NA.
2018-02-13 18:50
No he is replacing golden on fnatic
2018-02-14 00:31
#24
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Europe vsebush 
gl xizt
2018-02-13 18:50
#25
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
enyoy! or NiP - rejects!
2018-02-13 18:50
JOIN WITH ALLU , FATBERG, PRONAX AND MAIKELELE
2018-02-13 18:50
#27
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Portugal dracø 
+allu + friberg + maikelele +fifflaren EZ 4 EX-NIP
2018-02-13 18:51
+pyth
2018-02-13 18:51
#36
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Portugal dracø 
fifflaren coach then, didn't even remember pyth LUL
2018-02-13 18:51
#61
Thorin | 
Sweden ezwuo 
+1
2018-02-13 19:04
#67
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Norway anMu 
+allu
2018-02-13 19:06
#29
tarik | 
United States Tribz_ 
Friberg Allu Xizt Maikelele Pyth. Rejects in Pyjamas, make it happen!
2018-02-13 18:51
#46
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World berd 
RiP?
2018-02-13 18:53
hahahaha
2018-02-13 19:07
#105
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Greece hekzy 
Xdddd
2018-02-13 19:24
rest in pyjamas omegalul
2018-02-14 14:56
dont forget fifflaren coach
2018-02-13 19:32
NIP.Academy - Xist - Friberg - Pyth - Allu - Maikelele
2018-02-13 18:51
#49
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Sweden jumpex 
+1
2018-02-13 18:55
#31
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China NA_LUL 
+allu +xizt +friberg +pyth +maikele Not in Pajamas
2018-02-13 18:51
Haha
2018-02-13 19:25
GoodOne :) actually a nice line up, could work :D
2018-02-14 05:58
we definitely dont want to watch you anymore as a "pro" player.
2018-02-13 18:51
#165
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Czech Republic RedWho 
I do. I kinda like him.
2018-02-13 21:59
Probably some SK or FaZe fan who got salty when Xizt rekt them
2018-02-14 00:32
#210
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World berd 
Who's we? You got no fri
2018-02-14 14:58
#34
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Sweden Rexz 
gl beast
2018-02-13 18:51
academy
2018-02-13 18:51
#37
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Europe aErow0w 
maybe it's good for xizt to leave nip.
2018-02-13 18:51
#38
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Sweden huggan 
x D
2018-02-13 18:52
-golden +xizt definitely would be a good pick up
2018-02-13 18:52
#125
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Australia enspia 
wtf are u smoking?
2018-02-13 19:45
tea sometimes, besides that nothing
2018-02-13 20:48
+100000 all these noobs on hltv can’t see this would be a great pickup
2018-02-14 00:33
kinguin xD
2018-02-13 18:54
#41
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Denmark Xipingu 
Reunite with friburger instead.
2018-02-13 18:52
of course he wanna play because he can't do anything than play lol
2018-02-13 18:52
#43
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United States tediousOOF 
Xizt Friberg Allu HS Zehn
2018-02-13 18:53
#48
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
Firburg Xizit TaZ HS Allu
2018-02-13 18:54
gl Xizt you are best in this trash tier 5 team nip sooooo gl
2018-02-13 18:56
#52
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck boy! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-13 18:57
we monkey
2018-02-13 19:14
#54
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Iceland Rassaridingar 
- Xist - Friberg - twist - Allu - Maikelele EZ top2 SWEDEN
2018-02-13 18:58
#173
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Hungary Markofan 
put 76 more awper in the lineup pls
2018-02-13 23:03
#215
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Switzerland Alzameister 
kk +kennys +skadoodle +guardian You happy now?
2018-02-14 16:53
#217
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Hungary Markofan 
its just 3
2018-02-14 20:47
xizt taz fribbe allu pyth
2018-02-13 18:59
Feels bad man
2018-02-13 18:59
#59
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United Kingdom Ceres78 
Friberg Pronax Xizt maikelele Pyth
2018-02-13 19:03
rubino xizt friberg znajder seized But a really decent team would be barbarr twist... No, may be not.
2018-02-13 19:03
#70
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Norway anMu 
after "seized" explosion of laugh
2018-02-13 19:07
#158
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Norway Spooderman 
seized bro u high?
2018-02-13 21:33
taz xizt maikelele sgares friberg
2018-02-13 19:04
#63
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World fw5151 
He should make a team called Ex-Nip players Xizt Friberg Allu pyth Maikelele
2018-02-13 19:04
Btw this team looks good. They have entry fragger, an awper, IGL, support.
2018-02-14 13:43
Omg whyyy?? :/ I love you Xizt!!
2018-02-13 19:05
TaZ xizt maikelele pronax friberg ez
2018-02-13 19:08
#72
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Turkey rusty james 
-djl -baaten +xizt +friberg
2018-02-13 19:08
This would be interesting!
2018-02-13 19:27
#113
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Turkey rusty james 
yeah way beter than to play with old talent or a random swedish mix imo. red reserve is pretty underrated and this could make them push forwards.
2018-02-13 19:28
Indeed 3 new and motivated (real) talents that are in need of experience. 2 old players that need 3 motivated Young players to get their own hunger back. This could be good
2018-02-13 19:47
Xiz please depart csgo. your outdated.
2018-02-13 19:08
#74
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Malaysia byaIi 
lets F****** GO!
2018-02-13 19:09
has become really bad sadly
2018-02-13 19:09
#79
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India Reaper1 
Xizt friberg allu tw1st zehn
2018-02-13 19:10
#80
fer | 
Brazil cadik 
lost all respect i had for NiP how they dare to kick xizt
2018-02-13 19:10
#83
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Poland Hell2k 
But nobody want you lul
2018-02-13 19:11
Xizt Freddyfrog Twist mixwell allu
2018-02-13 19:12
xizt wasnt a problem
2018-02-13 19:12
TO MOUZ
2018-02-13 19:13
An experienced Swedish IGL soon to be without a contract. I'm sure Xizt will end up in a decent team.
2018-02-13 19:14
#98
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North America Arixx 
allu friberg xizt hs mixwell
2018-02-13 19:17
RIP ALWAYS REMEMBER 87-0
2018-02-13 19:19
New Ninjas on the horizon? Pyth, Maikele, Friberg, XIZT, Allu
2018-02-13 19:20
I hope he never goes to another top tier team again, into the trash with pronax
2018-02-13 19:22
go fuck your mother you virgin fuck
2018-02-13 19:23
ayy, NIP friendship power BS is over, xizt should've been kicked 2 years ago
2018-02-13 19:25
And you should have been aborted.
2018-02-13 19:26
ayyy, mad NIP fans are great entertainment good riddance to xizt good riddance to friberg to tier 10 with both those useless bots
2018-02-13 19:27
im okey with friberg being traded. they should have traded get right or rez not xizt fu.
2018-02-13 19:29
LUL wtf has xizt ever done, he's a worthless underwhelming fragger and a shit IGL
2018-02-13 19:36
Im sorry for the mean words. Im in shock, my hands are shaking.
2018-02-13 19:39
I want to fucking cry :'( Never been more depressed with a roster move...
2018-02-13 19:22
#133
NiKo | 
Croatia AzorAhai 
Change fan to GODENNIS
2018-02-13 20:06
Not a fan of dennis, never have been.
2018-02-13 20:12
#137
NiKo | 
Croatia AzorAhai 
k your opinion... Xizt will be a legend forever in our hearts, hopefully he teams up with friberg,twist,maikel and myb allu to form a new SWE Team that could reach top level.
2018-02-13 20:15
#116
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
History in the making right here... Best of luck, Richard. It was an absolute pleasure to play GO and 1.6 with you. You are truly remarkable, a fantastic player and will always be remembered as a legend. <3 Keep on playing and keep on winning. :) Best of luck in your options and I wish you well, friend.
2018-02-13 19:29
Nice words. You are great. I want to cry
2018-02-13 19:34
#121
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Well I respect and love all teams equally, but bias has always put NiP ahead because of my history to 1.6 and the players themselves... So when I heard the news, I frantically tried to do anything to reply and I have borrowed my step-dads PC for about 20mins to do so -- whether or not Richard is to read it or not. ^^ Anyway, a pleasure to see you once again. Wishing you well and have a good day. <3
2018-02-13 19:36
HIM XIZT: "DEFINITELY WANT TO KEEP PLAYING" TRANSLATE XIZT: " PLEASE SOME TIER 10 TEAM PICK ME I'M HUNGRY I NEED MONEY PAY ME FOR PLAYING A GAME"
2018-02-13 19:34
friberg xizt allu pyth hs
2018-02-13 19:39
Man, idont know about this change, Xizt was did good, but Denis playing with REZ, will have a good chemical
2018-02-13 19:49
#129
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Slovakia pr1ece 
friberg xizt pronax maikelele pyth
2018-02-13 19:53
shara smithzzz seized spiidi xizt
2018-02-13 20:06
Xizt is perfect for NiP academy let's hope! xizt is good player but he has nothing to prove anymore... why witter away in t3 teams. GO NINJA'S (let's hope NiP can afford academy team - or else xizt needs to get a real job)
2018-02-13 20:11
No one wants you LUL. You’ve been stealing paychecks long enough
2018-02-13 20:20
CSGO pro scene is more competitive each day. A lot of teams got an IGL that cant frag that well, thats why we are seeing a lot of changes lately. Look at FalleN, for example, he is IGL and still frags like a beast. Even though some players are good IGLs, they HAVE TO frag decently as well.
2018-02-13 20:27
#141
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Poland blokzieNTC 
-karrigan +xizt or -golden + xizt inc
2018-02-13 20:33
#142
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Norway Snute 
Xizt to North MSL gtfo
2018-02-13 20:35
Could actually work. He has played in teams with danes before.
2018-02-14 08:57
expected
2018-02-13 20:52
who?
2018-02-13 21:00
Time to make a team with friburger, allu, pyth and maikelele and call it Rejects in Pyjamas, or RiP for short :()
2018-02-13 21:02
New team confirmed Allu Xist Friberg HS Mixwel
2018-02-13 21:19
#153
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Sweden Mrjohn 
xizt Friberg Ex6TenZ Allu Mixwell
2018-02-13 21:21
I still doubt that ex6 will be playing in an international squad..
2018-02-13 22:47
Make a squad with berg and allu Honestly optic just fell apart after magisk left but hs and mixwell are still good players Allu and friberg don't have that potential anymore
2018-02-13 21:26
#156
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Sweden L0wii 
worst idea ever to remove xizt for Dennis...
2018-02-13 21:29
Good luck, man! Life goes on!
2018-02-13 21:33
#159
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Finland j0EYH 
Ummm... well... this was unexpected... now only get_right and f0rest left... "Pick cache against me now mothe*f***er" - NiP without xizt
2018-02-13 21:34
TAZZZZZZZZZ
2018-02-13 21:45
taz xizt friberg hs mixwell xD
2018-02-13 21:45
#167
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Japan Sarada 
NiP academy please, don't go anywhere :'(
2018-02-13 22:29
xizt is an amazing Rifle player. I hope he steps down from IGL and do what he does best
2018-02-13 22:56
Allu Xizt HS Mixwell Friberg
2018-02-13 23:03
#175
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Israel C9FanBoiTop1 
Great move but its so ugly by them
2018-02-13 23:21
Go ahead for Fnatic imo... Xizt JW KRIMZ Lecr0 Flusha
2018-02-13 23:55
golden is both a better fragger and igl than xizt
2018-02-14 05:31
#212
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Europe skelteR 
Not at fragging, lol. Golden can barely aim, tbh.
2018-02-14 15:29
am i the only one who read "defiantly want to sleep" ?
2018-02-14 00:28
Forza Ume! You’ll be back.
2018-02-14 00:51
UÅ<3
2018-02-14 08:56
omg...
2018-02-14 01:09
Rejects super team: Unite with maikel, friberg and pronax.... maybe pyth
2018-02-14 02:14
#190
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Brazil Collee 
Legend, deserves respect unlike virtus pubg players. Hope he comes back stronger
2018-02-14 03:22
#196
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Peru 2loro2 
Xizt twist dolpan hampus Brollan/Maikelele
2018-02-14 06:00
#202
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Turkey Taylannnnn 
-styko +xizt
2018-02-14 09:37
#203
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France stambert 
thx for everything xizt! so much love <3 <3 <3 <3 you are #1
2018-02-14 09:58
fuck LOL
2018-02-14 12:55
#211
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Portugal ShyrMeister 
- Golden + Xizt
2018-02-14 15:00
#213
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Europe skelteR 
Thanks Xizt. GL in the future
2018-02-14 15:30
#216
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China ZerOck 
gl Xizt
2018-02-14 20:28
#218
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United States SILHOUTTE 
Xizt is joining Na'Vi 100% confirmed.
2018-02-14 22:52
xizt was a god who took it upon himself to IGL because nobody else wanted to.
2018-02-15 03:50
#224
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Taiwan kyoiroi 
xizt dont leave !!!!!!!!!
2018-02-15 17:49
-baddigan +xizt
2018-02-15 22:46
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