Xizt leaves fnatic

fnatic have announced that they have bid farewell to Richard "Xizt" Landström with immediate effect.

The Swedish tactician leaves fnatic after spending the last four months on the bench, with a recent report linking him with a move to Dignitas to reunite with three of his former NiP teammates.

Xizt returned to fnatic in May 2018 following a first stint with the organisation between 2010 and 2012. He led the team to victory at PLG Grand Slam and to runner-up finishes at StarSeries i-League Season 7 and IEM Sydney 2019 before stepping down from the active lineup in August together with Simon "twist" Eliasson after run of poor form that culminated with a failed qualification campaign for the StarLadder Major.

Xizt parts ways with fnatic

fnatic ended the year on a high note with Maikil "Golden" Selim and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist back on the roster, returning to the top five in the world rankings after winning DreamHack Masters Malmö and placing second at StarSeries i-League Season 8 and the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals.

Having been left out in the cold as the invites for BLAST Premier were handed out, the Swedish side will return to action only IEM Katowice, which will be held from February 25 through March 1. Golden's status remains unclear as he rejoined the team on a loan deal from Cloud9 that was valid until the end of 2019.

fnatic's lineup look as follows:

Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Sweden Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist
Sweden Maikil "Golden" Selim (loan)

Sweden Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson (coach)

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1554
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1631
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.07
DPR:
0.44
APR:
0.07
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1536
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Raport: FaZe to bench NiKo - Xizt to become new ingame-leader
2020-01-16 20:33
wow wonder why
2020-01-16 20:31
IGL AT FAZE NOW?????????????
2020-01-16 20:31
#28
OK | 
South America TheJuan 
Xizt to Navi!
2020-01-16 20:33
#203
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Poland GeT_LuckY00 
Xizt to navi? XD imagine
2020-01-17 20:33
He will play on Team dignitas with f0rest and gtr :)
2020-01-16 20:33
sauce?
2020-01-16 20:43
when i write source? ppl go "no, 1.6 xaxxaaxxaaxaxxaa" and when sauce they give me sauce WTF SHOULD I DO
2020-01-16 20:52
Please fix your fucking english
2020-01-16 20:54
revise* actually but nt
2020-01-16 20:55
The destroyer of teams is finally gone
2020-01-16 21:02
look for your own source, hltv posted the report about gtr, forest, xizt, friberg and hallzerk
2020-01-16 20:54
hltv.org/news/23189/xizt-joins-faze-as-o.. this is what sources tell me
2020-01-16 20:56
#94
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
2k18 nt
2020-01-16 20:57
only report bruh
2020-01-16 21:28
thats the only source bruh
2020-01-16 21:35
I saw nawwwk as 5th
2020-01-16 21:11
Dignitas Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg Norway Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli hltv.org/news/28767/f0rests-move-to-dign..
2020-01-16 21:14
Maikelele please
2020-01-16 23:08
#81 basically fucking told you.
2020-01-16 20:56
wdym whats that wrong
2020-01-16 20:56
BL
2020-01-16 20:57
Everything Just like these 4 words
2020-01-16 20:58
I just can't comprehend what is written there
2020-01-16 20:56
hahahahahaha
2020-01-16 21:38
hahahah...tough situation man :D
2020-01-17 09:41
what????
2020-01-16 21:01
mostly when i write source? to ask for source ppl usually respond "no Global Offensive/1.6 xaxaaxxaax" so i rather write sauce? but somebody doesnt sometimes understand what i mean
2020-01-16 21:30
Replied to the wrong post :(
2020-01-17 09:43
and friberg
2020-01-16 21:10
yse
2020-01-16 21:20
#48
TACO | 
Brazil kotopro2 
he is tier 9 player..
2020-01-16 20:35
still better than nik0
2020-01-16 20:41
#92
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
That makes no sense if broky stays + where should Niko go? Ex-crazy?
2020-01-16 20:57
If G2 wanted to go Serbian for some reason +NiKo +emi +Lacore/devoduvek (if he speaks serbian)/jayzar maybe?
2020-01-16 21:31
#137
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Always better than staying french lel
2020-01-16 21:45
#178
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Austria goditi 
But why emi ? Emi is a bot...
2020-01-17 07:03
Better IGL imho and hasn't even been that bad. LETN1 is a better fragger but emi took the TACO bitch role for the team.
2020-01-17 20:55
#207
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Austria goditi 
i think emi isnt even goodd enough for crazy... letn1 also isnt a big fragger..but letn1>> emi on any day
2020-01-17 22:36
Honestly, that might fix them. Issue is either Olof, Cold, or rain need to become superstars again have to step up as a star. Only Cold even seems to have that in him still
2020-01-16 21:29
olof has been nice with the awp, he is a legend.
2020-01-16 21:41
Hes been alright but nobody has been a superstar for the team. Every championship contending team has a superstar at this point. Astralis has device and Magisk EG has Brehze Vitality has ZyWoO TL has EliGe Fnatic has Krimz/Brollan (they seem to switch on it, neither is a superstar at the same time) Mouz has Ropz and woxic
2020-01-16 23:54
#122
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
-olofmeister +Xizt
2020-01-16 21:31
#129
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France RAINIZK 
2020-01-16 21:40
AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA +1
2020-01-16 21:53
kkkk
2020-01-16 22:24
Why would Swedish top players need serbian cunts?
2020-01-16 22:57
hahahahahahahaa +1
2020-01-17 00:05
#184
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Netherlands Krin 
not sure if serious, but this might actually be a good thing for FaZe.
2020-01-17 09:18
Faze Rug
2020-01-18 02:00
lol
2020-01-16 20:31
RIP SWEDISH BEST TEAM
2020-01-16 20:45
#206
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United Kingdom rhuwu 
Golden better than xist.
2020-01-17 21:44
#3
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United States Bonger 
sad
2020-01-16 20:31
#63
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
im disappointed in you
2020-01-16 20:42
#71
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United States Bonger 
I misclicked on an ad 3 fucking times instead of clicking post, I could've had it Hunting #1 on mobile is tough
2020-01-16 20:46
#82
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
true true
2020-01-16 20:54
Yeah what a accomplishment to be #1 comment...
2020-01-16 21:37
#4
flusha | 
Switzerland Buben41k 
hi
2020-01-16 20:31
#5
ZywOo | 
France CKs1 
Very unexpected
2020-01-16 20:31
#6
s1mple | 
Ukraine vladyk69 
Expetando
2020-01-16 20:31
#7
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Mexico MEXlCO 
Don’t care
2020-01-16 20:32
It's all coming together
2020-01-16 20:31
#10
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Georgia Megobari 
he was in fnatic? xd
2020-01-16 20:31
yeah and golden is still technically in C9
2020-01-16 20:36
#52
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Georgia Megobari 
lol
2020-01-16 20:36
#106
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Sweden ADAMAS_ 
lol bro
2020-01-16 21:06
#198
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United States _icedtea 
c9: "pay us half a mil or we take golden back" fnc: "you literally disbanded, shut up"
2020-01-17 14:07
+1
2020-01-16 20:36
#11
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Denmark JustYes 
Dignitas
2020-01-16 20:31
#12
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Croatia Ses0 
now he can play in faceit lv 5 with his brain and aim of lv 3
2020-01-16 20:31
#133
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
Still better than niko
2020-01-16 21:43
#201
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Croatia Ses0 
yea he will be better than niko when someone cut niko's both hand
2020-01-17 19:53
#145
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Sweden Mouz_no1 
Croatia speaking
2020-01-16 22:24
#149
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Poland sosiad 
XD
2020-01-16 22:32
Xizt was part of one of the best CSGO line-ups ever and is one of the most succesful players in the history of the game while you have achieved nothing. So yeah keep talking shit.
2020-01-16 23:25
#200
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Croatia Ses0 
i didn't said he was bad then i said he is bad nowdays and he is bad now that's why kicked from Faze and Fnatic
2020-01-17 19:25
Wouldn't say he was kicked from Faze when he was a stand in to begin with
2020-01-17 20:31
#13
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Poland Ligm@ 
- Rain + Xizt
2020-01-16 20:31
#36
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Norway GroccZ 
Rain is better
2020-01-16 20:34
#134
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
Flag checks out
2020-01-16 21:44
#205
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flippee 
flag checks out
2020-01-17 20:57
OKAY DIGNITAS ITS UR TIME
2020-01-16 20:31
Dignitas is real guys !!!!
2020-01-16 20:32
It's happening
2020-01-16 20:32
he was still with fnatic ? wtf
2020-01-16 20:32
Was on the bench
2020-01-16 20:33
yeah I know, but I thought that his contract has ended. so he still got the monthly money until this day? thats crazy
2020-01-16 20:41
#70
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Denmark UX_Designer 
Contracts are usually made so that if a player gets benched their salary is reduced significantly
2020-01-16 20:45
I bet he still got like 2k a month for free
2020-01-17 00:18
I thought his contract was until June 2020, but I guess it was a year-and-a-half contract.
2020-01-17 00:01
-Guardian +Xizt
2020-01-16 20:32
#148
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Czech Republic thezipp3r 
Are you living under a rock? Guardian isnt in faze anymore.. Wtf Xizt cant speak Russian.
2020-01-16 22:32
Ok pepiku
2020-01-16 22:53
If you'd seen Xizt stream you'd know he's a pretty good AWPer (like most pros tbh) and actually speaks Russian when all teammates are speaking Russian. I doubt he knows enough to hold a conversation, but for playing we know for sure he can. But even if he were better than Guardian (which he might be), replacing one with the other wouldn't help anyone.
2020-01-17 00:05
#182
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Czech Republic thezipp3r 
Must agree
2020-01-17 08:24
Getting free money while just sitting on the contract and doing nothing Paradise life.
2020-01-16 20:32
That is what everyone does on the bench
2020-01-16 20:34
fnx was on the bench in MIBR for like 6 months or the whole year and he was just partying and enjoying life meanwhile
2020-01-16 20:35
+1 but I believe it was SK back then (not MIBR)
2020-01-16 20:36
So? It's not like I'm arguing with that. What is the point of your reply?
2020-01-16 20:35
Once I was sat on a bench and these American tourists asked me if I could move up to let them sit down, I did so. And they didn't even say "please" or "thank you". How damn ignorant.
2020-01-16 20:39
#91
Myanmar 11iq 
yikes
2020-01-16 20:56
source?
2020-01-16 21:42
me.
2020-01-16 23:15
#190
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World Beard43 
*arrogant mens
2020-01-17 10:08
expected but dignitas will never beat LIQUID
2020-01-16 20:32
Nah but they will just vibe doe
2020-01-16 20:36
+1
2020-01-16 23:02
#23
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Netherlands gelm1r 
uneggspected? wtf
2020-01-16 20:32
for me it was eggspected eggcept it bro
2020-01-16 20:33
#24
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Sweden pontus767 
😄 made my day
2020-01-16 20:33
UNEXPECTED
2020-01-16 20:33
#26
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Russia Windcast 
Dignitas POGGERS
2020-01-16 20:33
#56
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Estonia Mrkruvi 
POG
2020-01-16 20:37
f
2020-01-16 20:33
ok boomer ok dignitas now announce
2020-01-16 20:33
#79
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Singapore eriknords 
F0rest hast to ens his contract before they announce anything!
2020-01-16 20:52
#33
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Ukraine patau_dodik 
They should return old dignitas logo and qualify to the major just for the old sticker
2020-01-16 20:33
#37
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Turkey mbee 
expected
2020-01-16 20:34
Nice!
2020-01-16 20:34
FUCK HIM
2020-01-16 20:34
In not sure there is any more career to be had for xizt tbh. And im saying that as a fan of xizt.. Maybe its time to move on?
2020-01-16 20:35
He should of moved on a long time ago.
2020-01-16 21:39
he has been linked with a move to dignatas for about a month now.
2020-01-16 21:45
I know
2020-01-16 22:21
Rip serden CS go
2020-01-16 20:35
#42
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United States Globebuster 
expected
2020-01-16 20:35
#44
confused | 
Brazil 68419 
bye mickey mouse
2020-01-16 20:35
go to avangar
2020-01-16 20:35
Never saw that one coming.
2020-01-16 20:35
who?
2020-01-16 20:35
FaZe Xizt
2020-01-16 20:36
#124
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
Fr -olofmeister +Xizt
2020-01-16 21:34
#59
NAF | 
Europe Strider0 
aha
2020-01-16 20:41
who cars
2020-01-16 20:41
Na`Vi Xizt Inc.
2020-01-16 20:42
yeah he can definitely speak russian
2020-01-16 20:49
#123
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
+1 LMAO
2020-01-16 21:34
#85
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Slovakia veeellys 
+1
2020-01-16 20:55
#64
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Poland Bascik 
DiGNi
2020-01-16 20:43
Anything this "tactician" touches becomes sh%t. This supposed Dignitas team will be born to lose
2020-01-16 20:43
GET OUTTA HERE!!! We had no idea!
2020-01-16 20:43
#68
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Ukraine ksay 
when golden leaves C9? :)
2020-01-16 20:44
#73
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Colombia MonstarX 
16/9
2020-01-16 20:47
Now f0rest leaves NiP
2020-01-16 20:47
unexpected
2020-01-16 20:48
#76
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Switzerland x676 
Luuuul
2020-01-16 20:50
#80
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Europe Whatafz 
Was he still playing on fnatic roster well I missed that. I tough I was already tired of cs
2020-01-16 20:53
#102
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
No, he was on the bench
2020-01-16 21:01
#108
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Europe Whatafz 
Ah, that’s why thanks mate.
2020-01-16 21:09
#84
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Slovakia veeellys 
Because he is joining navi
2020-01-16 20:55
Nope. dignitas
2020-01-16 20:59
Lmao..right
2020-01-16 21:40
bruh moment
2020-01-16 20:58
Diginitas in coming! :)
2020-01-16 21:00
#100
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Groundbreaking
2020-01-16 21:01
#104
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Argentina n4ziS1mple 
IE Users
2020-01-16 21:03
HLTV now its time to announce another news
2020-01-16 21:03
won't miss him
2020-01-16 21:07
Fnatic is saved. Mission completed.
2020-01-16 21:15
tomorrow old NiP will rise again in Dignitas?
2020-01-16 21:15
#114
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2020-01-16 21:18
why did fnatic even take him in the first place????
2020-01-16 21:20
#120
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Denmark white_sheep 
Golden is better anyway
2020-01-16 21:31
#135
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
Fnatic didn't deserve him anyway
2020-01-16 21:45
#139
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
Wow
2020-01-16 21:59
#140
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Brazil lusketa 
YEEEEEES DIGNITAS IS COMING
2020-01-16 22:09
good
2020-01-16 22:09
we know
2020-01-16 22:14
#143
ropz | 
Spain JLenny47 
This just reminded me about golden's status. Hopefully c9 don't pennypinch too much, given the fact they don't want him for anything
2020-01-16 22:20
#147
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Sweden Akoulad 
WAIT WHAT?! Wtf this is huge? Who will replace him
2020-01-16 22:25
#150
ropz | 
United States DV19 
RIP Skinny Warowl
2020-01-16 22:34
lol
2020-01-16 22:36
#152
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Panama ayykaramba 
forest leaves nip 2
2020-01-16 22:51
I hope dignitas never happen, as much as I love Xizt , he must retire or go coaching
2020-01-16 23:09
best IGL except for his slump in 2015-2020
2020-01-16 23:14
Lol +1
2020-01-17 07:25
i really dislike this guy as a player, but it's probably because I don't understand his high level strategies kek
2020-01-16 23:22
Xizt has been my favourite player since he played for H2K (1.6) in 2010, but I do hope he never has to be IGL again. Secondary caller would fit him better.
2020-01-17 00:27
Bye legend
2020-01-17 00:31
#172
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
Lul
2020-01-17 02:15
So when can f0rest leave NiP so that Dignitas can start compete?
2020-01-17 01:24
Incoming Dignitas, but I so fucking hope forest would stay in NEEP, he s the reason of NIP relevance and a legend
2020-01-17 01:40
#171
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
Nice 🤗🤗
2020-01-17 02:15
legend, maybe he could join faze
2020-01-17 02:22
#174
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Argentina XaiDN 
Ok
2020-01-17 02:54
Unexpected
2020-01-17 03:54
What? Unexpected af.
2020-01-17 06:05
Cmon we need Dignitas to finally happend.
2020-01-17 07:15
Well Golden is not so golden
2020-01-17 07:41
Dignitas Xizt Dignitas GTR Dignitas Forest Dignitas Hallzerk Dignitas Friberg
2020-01-17 09:16
Breaking News: FaZe bench NiKo, Xizt to join FaZe
2020-01-17 09:22
Good for him. Dead team without future.
2020-01-17 09:53
#194
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Finland Miroyev 
You mean Xizt dead career with no future
2020-01-17 11:30
yes, fnatic
2020-01-17 12:26
#189
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Sweden marrewp 
Lets Go Dignitas!
2020-01-17 10:07
#191
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World Beard43 
Exciting!
2020-01-17 10:09
#192
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Finland 0lter 
wtf he was still in fnatic loool
2020-01-17 10:25
good choise
2020-01-17 11:16
#196
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
good riddance, thx for ruining my love for cs.
2020-01-17 12:59
#197
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
saw xizt and fnatic in the same title almost had an earth attack
2020-01-17 13:05
whoa
2020-01-17 18:03
Trash player
2020-01-17 23:58
Okay
2020-01-18 00:14
Very unexpected
2020-01-18 02:46
Good
2020-01-19 10:18
xizt retires was the one i was expecting but okay I guess he can still mash his face against the wall for a couple of months.
2020-01-20 18:53
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