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:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
793
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1421
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1665
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1590
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1819
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Andreas 'Samuelsson' Samuelsson
Age:
29
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:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1724
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
46 replies
wow wonder why
2020-01-16 20:31
34 replies
IGL AT FAZE NOW?????????????
2020-01-16 20:31
33 replies
#28
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Peru TheJuan
Xizt to Navi!
2020-01-16 20:33
1 reply
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
22 replies
sauce?
2020-01-16 20:43
19 replies
15 replies
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
14 replies
look for your own source, hltv posted the report about gtr, forest, xizt, friberg and hallzerk
2020-01-16 20:54
8 replies
hltv.org/news/23189/xizt-joins-faze-as-o.. this is what sources tell me
2020-01-16 20:56
4 replies
#94
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Germany _PH1L
2k18 nt
2020-01-16 20:57
2 replies
only report bruh
2020-01-16 21:28
1 reply
thats the only source bruh
2020-01-16 21:35
I saw nawwwk as 5th
2020-01-16 21:11
2 replies
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
2 replies
wdym whats that wrong
2020-01-16 20:56
1 reply
BL
2020-01-16 20:57
hahahahahaha
2020-01-16 21:38
hahahah...tough situation man :D
2020-01-17 09:41
what????
2020-01-16 21:01
1 reply
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
1 reply
yse
2020-01-16 21:20
he is tier 9 player..
2020-01-16 20:35
1 reply
still better than nik0
2020-01-16 20:41
#92
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Germany _PH1L
That makes no sense if broky stays + where should Niko go? Ex-crazy?
2020-01-16 20:57
5 replies
If G2 wanted to go Serbian for some reason +NiKo +emi +Lacore/devoduvek (if he speaks serbian)/jayzar maybe?
2020-01-16 21:31
4 replies
#137
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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
2 replies
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
1 reply
#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
2 replies
olof has been nice with the awp, he is a legend.
2020-01-16 21:41
1 reply
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
-olofmeister +Xizt
2020-01-16 21:31
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
1 reply
Faze Rug
2020-01-18 02:00
lol
2020-01-16 20:31
2 replies
RIP SWEDISH BEST TEAM
2020-01-16 20:45
1 reply
#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
4 replies
im disappointed in you
2020-01-16 20:42
3 replies
#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
2 replies
true true
2020-01-16 20:54
Yeah what a accomplishment to be #1 comment...
2020-01-16 21:37
hi
2020-01-16 20:31
#5
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France CKs1
Very unexpected
2020-01-16 20:31
Expetando
2020-01-16 20:31
#7
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Mexico MEXlCO
Don’t care
2020-01-16 20:32
#8
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Sweden Lingon
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
5 replies
yeah and golden is still technically in C9
2020-01-16 20:36
3 replies
#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
7 replies
Still better than niko
2020-01-16 21:43
1 reply
#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
2 replies
#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
1 reply
Wouldn't say he was kicked from Faze when he was a stand in to begin with
2020-01-17 20:31
- Rain + Xizt
2020-01-16 20:31
3 replies
Rain is better
2020-01-16 20:34
2 replies
Flag checks out
2020-01-16 21:44
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
5 replies
#29
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Sweden Lingon
Was on the bench
2020-01-16 20:33
3 replies
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
2 replies
Contracts are usually made so that if a player gets benched their salary is reduced significantly
2020-01-16 20:45
1 reply
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
Getting free money while just sitting on the contract and doing nothing Paradise life.
2020-01-16 20:32
9 replies
#35
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Sweden Lingon
That is what everyone does on the bench
2020-01-16 20:34
8 replies
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 reply
+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
4 replies
yikes
2020-01-16 20:56
source?
2020-01-16 21:42
1 reply
me.
2020-01-16 23:15
#190
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World Beard43
*arrogant mens
2020-01-17 10:08
#22
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United States flex_
expected but dignitas will never beat LIQUID
2020-01-16 20:32
2 replies
Nah but they will just vibe doe
2020-01-16 20:36
1 reply
+1
2020-01-16 23:02
#23
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Netherlands gelm1r
uneggspected? wtf
2020-01-16 20:32
1 reply
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
f
2020-01-16 20:33
ok boomer ok dignitas now announce
2020-01-16 20:33
1 reply
#79
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Singapore eriknords
F0rest hast to ens his contract before they announce anything!
2020-01-16 20:52
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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Finland 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
3 replies
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
1 reply
I know
2020-01-16 22:21
Rip serden CS go
2020-01-16 20:35
expected
2020-01-16 20:35
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
1 reply
Fr -olofmeister +Xizt
2020-01-16 21:34
aha
2020-01-16 20:41
who cars
2020-01-16 20:41
Na`Vi Xizt Inc.
2020-01-16 20:42
3 replies
yeah he can definitely speak russian
2020-01-16 20:49
1 reply
+1 LMAO
2020-01-16 21:34
#85
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Slovakia veeellys
+1
2020-01-16 20:55
DiGNi
2020-01-16 20:43
#65
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Brazil Karlogaria
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
1 reply
#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
Was he still playing on fnatic roster well I missed that. I tough I was already tired of cs
2020-01-16 20:53
2 replies
No, he was on the bench
2020-01-16 21:01
1 reply
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
2 replies
Nope. dignitas
2020-01-16 20:59
Lmao..right
2020-01-16 21:40
bruh moment
2020-01-16 20:58
#99
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Poland Blindilek
Diginitas in coming! :)
2020-01-16 21:00
Groundbreaking
2020-01-16 21:01
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
expected
2020-01-16 21:18
Golden is better anyway
2020-01-16 21:31
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
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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
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
1 reply
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
1 reply
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
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
#179
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Poland SebL
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
2 replies
You mean Xizt dead career with no future
2020-01-17 11:30
1 reply
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
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
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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