Xizt retires: "I am very happy with what I accomplished as a player"

The in-game leader of the legendary NIP squad that dominated the early days of CS:GO, Richard "⁠Xizt⁠" Landström, hangs up his mouse at the age of 30 and looks towards a new role in esports.

Xizt has announced his retirement as a player, bringing to an end a 12-year career during which he competed in two different versions of the game, won numerous titles, and represented organizations such as fnatic, NIP, FaZe, and Dignitas.

"My career has had its ups and downs, but looking back it's been an amazing and unforgettable journey," Xizt said in the announcement, thanking all of his teammates and the fans across the years before hinting at his plans for the future: "I'm not walking away from CS yet!"

Xizt hung up his mouse and is considering coaching

Xizt's breakthrough as a player came in the final years of CS 1.6. He was ranked among the top 20 players of 2010 and 2011, setting himself up for a transition to CS:GO where he would become a part of NIP, the first team to create their era off the back of an astounding 87-0 map win streak on LAN. He placed as high as No. 6 on the best players of 2013 ranking.

As the main caller for the team he represented from 2012 to 2018, Xizt went on to win over 20 LANs with NIP as well as the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major. He lifted three IEM trophies, including one as a stand-in for FaZe, won a home event at DreamHack Masters Malmö with an MVP-worthy performance, and claimed titles at events such as Copenhagen Games, StarSeries, and ESWC as well.

Tenures with fnatic and Dignitas that followed his exit from NIP weren't as fruitful for Xizt as he had hoped for. Since his departure from the latter team in September 2020, he has been inactive as a player, which left him a lot of time to consider his next step.

"Making the decision to stop playing wasn't an easy one, but it's something that I have thought about a lot for the last couple of years, and now when I had time off to reflect it became clear to me that continuing playing wasn't an option," Xizt said in an interview with HLTV.org.

"The past few years didn’t really go my way and I didn't perform how I wanted to in-game. Being as unsuccessful as we were in fnatic and Dignitas, compared to earlier years in my career, really took a dent in me and my confidence. I wasn't happy and was mostly just irritated when playing the game, which also translated to real life and I didn't feel like myself whatsoever.

"There were definitely a lot of factors behind me retiring, but I honestly think the biggest one was that, in the end, I just lost the motivation to keep grinding the long hours, which you obviously need if you want to be in the top, and playing in the lower tier 'just to play' isn't something I want to do."

After two grand final losses, NIP won their Major in 2014

An event that happened 10 years ago was the first one to come to Xizt when he was asked about his fondest memories as a competitor. "My first big tournament win with fnatic in CS 1.6," the IEM 5 European Championship Finals in Kyiv, Ukraine, where was the MVP as well.

After that, Xizt notes the Cologne Major with NIP that happened three years later: "Winning a Major was our biggest goal and after losing two finals in a row prior, I don't think anyone expected us to win Cologne, but we grew as a team game by game and it was amazing getting that Major win together." Unsurprisingly, creating their own era also has a high place in his memories too: "The 87-0 record and the whole NiP era we had early on in CS:GO is unforgettable for me."

In terms of other favorites, Xizt highlighted the victory at DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 on home soil. "The crowd was totally bonkers and so loud that we could hear them screaming 'NiP, NiP, NiP!' in the booths. Stepping out of the booths and receiving the trophy in front of our Swedish crowd was special."

"Also, winning IEM Sydney with FaZe after getting kicked from NiP and beating Astralis 3-0 in the final was amazing."

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Video: Frags from the past - Xizt vs. Publiclir.se

Looking back at his career that he started as a teenager, now 30-year-old Xizt feels fulfilled. "I have had a lot of great teammates during my career and made a lot of friends. I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to have my hobby also be my work while traveling the globe."

"I am very happy and satisfied with what I accomplished as a player. Being a part of the legendary NiP team and also doing it as an IGL isn't something I could have dreamt of when I was a kid. The game of CS has given me so much, not only in terms of winning tournaments, but I have grown so much as a person and I have got to experience the world by doing what I love. Of course, there are always what-ifs, maybe I could have made different decisions towards the end of my career, but in the end, I am really proud of what I have accomplished."

While Xizt has decided to not play anymore, the veteran is convinced he has more to give in the industry. "I love CS and esports," he says, which makes it natural for him to stay and transition to a new role. "I am open to the opportunity to coach, do analytical work or team management, preferably in CS:GO where my expertise is."

"Now that I have had time off to reflect and refuel, I am very motivated and willing to work my ass off to win tournaments again, but in a different role," Xizt concludes.

Xizt's accomplishments in CS:GO include:

MVP
Sweden THOR Open 2012
Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016

Top 20
2013: #6

Majors won
Germany ESL One Cologne 2014 (NIP)

Other tournaments won

Spain DreamHack Valencia 2012 (NIP)
France ESWC 2012 (NIP)
Sweden DreamHack Winter 2012 (NIP)
Czech Republic AMD Sapphire CS:GO Invitational (NIP)
Sweden THOR Open 2012 (NIP)
Germany NorthCon 2012 (NIP)
Austria Mad Catz Vienna (NIP)
Russia TECHLABS Cup 2013 (NIP)
Denmark Copenhagen Games 2013 (NIP)
Germany RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 Finals (NIP)
United States ESEA Invite Season 13 Global Finals (NIP)
Ukraine SLTV StarSeries VI FInals (NIP)
United States ESEA Invite Season 14 Global Finals (NIP)
Romania DreamHack Bucharest 2013 (NIP)
Denmark Copenhagen Games 2014 (NIP)
Sweden DreamHack Summer 2014 (NIP)
Germany ESL One Cologne 2014 (NIP)
Finland ASUS ROG Winter (NIP)
Sweden DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 (NIP)
Ukraine StarSeries S2 Finals (NIP)
United States IEM Oakland 2016 (NIP)
United States IEM Oakland 2017 (NIP)
Australia IEM Sydney 2018 (FaZe)

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1665
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
F legend.
2021-09-23 15:59
24 replies
#30
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Turkey ge4zy
F
2021-09-23 16:02
7 replies
Fuck bro, let's hope he stays in the cs scene
2021-09-23 17:26
6 replies
Xist is a legend, will always be #1 in our hearts
2021-09-23 18:45
I'd say eventually he will go into Coaching
2021-09-24 00:35
2 replies
Hi Jack. Never seen such a wholesome and civilized comment section on hltv. Respect to Xizt.
2021-09-24 09:24
1 reply
#369
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Denmark entify
Hi Peter Never seen such a wholesome and civilized response to a comment on HLTV Respect to Xizt.
2021-09-24 18:16
Valorant sees an opportunity here.
2021-09-24 11:27
1 reply
#386
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Europe Top8vk
F, Legend. welcome to Valorant
2021-09-29 02:07
#37
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Sweden Sullijam
WE LOVE YOU RICHARD <3<3<3 GL IN THE FUTURE
2021-09-23 16:03
F
2021-09-23 16:03
#68
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Russia zj2
he retired 1 year ago
2021-09-23 16:09
F
2021-09-23 16:17
f
2021-09-23 16:36
next valorant
2021-09-23 16:50
4 replies
He said he will stay in cs
2021-09-23 17:45
3 replies
Play cs he retired, or he says i ritere as igl and play entry
2021-09-23 18:19
2 replies
probably something like coach/analyst or whatever
2021-09-23 21:48
1 reply
#312
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Gonna coach galaxy racer probably
2021-09-23 23:45
#237
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Estonia Mrkruvi
F
2021-09-23 17:55
#244
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Israel uffiez
ngl i thought he was retired already lmao
2021-09-23 18:18
F
2021-09-23 20:56
F
2021-09-23 22:50
F legend
2021-09-23 23:57
F
2021-09-24 04:44
#2
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New Zealand SkirmishX
sad :(
2021-09-23 16:00
Respect
2021-09-23 16:00
#6
hades | 
Poland Amirek
respect
2021-09-23 16:00
#7
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Sadge
2021-09-23 16:00
#8
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Brazil ramiiressss
legend
2021-09-23 16:00
#9
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Canada ZennG
sad
2021-09-23 16:00
#10
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United States LemiTZzZ
F bro
2021-09-23 16:00
big loss...
2021-09-23 16:01
Sadge
2021-09-23 16:00
#14
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Poland S_Junior
F for Legend.
2021-09-23 16:00
GL LEGEND
2021-09-23 16:01
towards new a new role in esports.
2021-09-23 16:01
respect
2021-09-23 16:01
RIP LEGEND
2021-09-23 16:01
GL ahead
2021-09-23 16:01
#22
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Netherlands Sem0733
<3
2021-09-23 16:01
NOO
2021-09-23 16:01
#24
DG | 
Spain MCMXCVI
god xizt
2021-09-23 16:02
#25
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
THE GOAT
2021-09-23 16:02
#27
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Latvia heywire
you are right king, you did great.
2021-09-23 16:02
#28
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Turkey ge4zy
F
2021-09-23 16:02
Sadge
2021-09-23 16:02
Props to legend.
2021-09-23 16:02
respect legend
2021-09-23 16:02
#33
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Sweden HaasF1Team
A sad day for cs… <3 LEGEND
2021-09-23 16:02
#35
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Denmark Alphamon
GGs. Loved watching him play in 1.6, all the best dude.
2021-09-23 16:03
xizt 1 major
2021-09-23 16:03
#38
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United States Rayduh
RESPECT HIM!!!!
2021-09-23 16:03
Expected
2021-09-23 16:03
what an legend! gl in future xizt
2021-09-23 16:03
mens:(
2021-09-23 16:03
#43
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Spain Nepomu
Xizt 1 major S1mple 0 majors Clear goat
2021-09-23 16:03
Respect legend.
2021-09-23 16:04
legend
2021-09-23 16:04
Well deserved. The legend may rest now!
2021-09-23 16:04
#47
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Argentina WaSTe_D
GL. Hope he becomes a coach
2021-09-23 16:04
#48
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Hong Kong sti11fac
f
2021-09-23 16:04
First GTR, then RpK and now Xizt. Sad times for the old guard.
2021-09-23 16:04
6 replies
f0rest still holding strong
2021-09-23 16:16
5 replies
time will come
2021-09-23 16:36
4 replies
Unless forest go jail, he never retire
2021-09-23 17:01
#196
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
guyz calm down TaZ will play till 50 yo in tier10
2021-09-23 17:05
2 replies
#216
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Sweden sn1pie
He is 50
2021-09-23 17:26
lol thats true :)
2021-09-24 09:04
Respect
2021-09-23 16:04
#51
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Turkey TheKaiser
F, respect for the legend
2021-09-23 16:05
legend
2021-09-23 16:05
Respekt king
2021-09-23 16:05
#54
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Sweden AFCHannes
f what a legend :(
2021-09-23 16:06
LEGEND
2021-09-23 16:06
#56
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Ukraine WomenLover
GOAT
2021-09-23 16:06
#57
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
You will always be remembered and missed. :D Wishing you all the very best in your future endeavours. <3
2021-09-23 16:06
doesnt it seems like he is going to coach some team soon? maybe fnatic or dignitas? :D just my guess
2021-09-23 16:06
true legend!!!!!
2021-09-23 16:07
Hope he sticks around CS. Become a coach or something
2021-09-23 16:07
"you dont pick cache against us motherfuckers"
2021-09-23 16:07
5 replies
When did he say this? Clip?
2021-09-23 16:15
4 replies
IIRC it was against old good EnvyUS. The event I do not remember. Also it was "me" not us.
2021-09-23 16:28
2 replies
bad memory :d
2021-09-23 17:02
1 reply
It's fine. It was years ago.
2021-09-23 23:28
#185
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Finland Kujis
Katowice 2015, semi final against EnVy. You can find comms of those games on youtube, the situation was 1-7 for NiP if i remember correctly.
2021-09-23 17:00
Xizt 1 major s0mple 0 major kekw
2021-09-23 16:08
GG
2021-09-23 16:08
F LEGEND thank you for helping FaZe in Sydney <3
2021-09-23 16:08
Farewell, WarOwl's cousin Hopefully you find more successes in your next career
2021-09-23 16:08
#67
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Chile cristiaan
goat
2021-09-23 16:08
2 replies
Great player but not goat material
2021-09-23 16:35
1 reply
#263
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Chile cristiaan
reported
2021-09-23 19:17
#69
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Russia vanyaaa
Legend!
2021-09-23 16:09
F to a real legend (unlike baiters like s0mple, ecolai and zywho)
2021-09-23 16:09
Legend. I hope he comes back as a coach of some Nordic team. Watching him coaching Young Ninjas would be really nice and heartwarming. Perhaps Dignitas if vENdetta wants to go back to the analyst role?
2021-09-23 16:10
GOAT.
2021-09-23 16:10
F
2021-09-23 16:10
#74
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Hungary raffai
Legend
2021-09-23 16:10
#75
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Czech Republic BlastTM
great career! truly a legend
2021-09-23 16:11
#76
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Bulgaria Kradeca_
Legend
2021-09-23 16:11
#77
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Czech Republic Starold
F
2021-09-23 16:11
#78
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United States xcalibot
F
2021-09-23 16:11
#79
DD | 
Andorra breasts
legend
2021-09-23 16:11
#81
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Chile nachooww
gl legend
2021-09-23 16:12
#82
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Finland Teukkasd
thank u king <3
2021-09-23 16:12
RESPECT Legend!
2021-09-23 16:12
F
2021-09-23 16:12
wat ze fak?? RESPECT Legend!
2021-09-23 16:13
farewell legend <3
2021-09-23 16:13
We need a showmatch with the old nip lineup at the major
2021-09-23 16:13
2 replies
Yeah against fnatic 2015 team.
2021-09-24 06:27
1 reply
Would be a bit unfair imo. Fnatic would have Krimz, dennis and olof, while NiP would have just forest doing the heavy lifting. Although friberg is still active, his numbers are abysmal these days. Regardless, would be a nice match to watch for fun
2021-09-29 13:10
Respect, Legend
2021-09-23 16:13
#90
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India nimr0d69
Legend, he can easily become a top tier coach/analyst
2021-09-23 16:14
#92
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Bulgaria klsgbr
waiting for this so so fkin long... quit when still on top not 5 years later... if he start coaching 5-6 years ago... then swedistan csgo still exist!!!
2021-09-23 16:16
3 replies
you're literally a fan of a match-fixing team, shut your fucking mouth up and have respect
2021-09-23 16:15
#97
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Czech Republic Guczy
account created 2021-08-01
2021-09-23 16:15
1 reply
#168
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Bulgaria klsgbr
account created 2020-01-22 whats your point?
2021-09-23 16:47
respect
2021-09-23 16:14
#94
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
LEGEND!
2021-09-23 16:14
#98
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Norway TheDEA
ggwp
2021-09-23 16:15
F
2021-09-23 16:15
It's been a pleasure from the cs 1.6 to the later on csgo days, cya around!
2021-09-23 16:15
F
2021-09-23 16:15
#103
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France Nooel
F Legend one of the best IGL
2021-09-23 16:16
<3 nothing but respect legend!
2021-09-23 16:16
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-09-23 16:17
Once again another legend lost, sad days
2021-09-23 16:19
respect <3
2021-09-23 16:19
#110
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Sweden frizzahh
Legend! endless respect for him
2021-09-23 16:21
Sad
2021-09-23 16:21
#112
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Ukraine Xe0m
F
2021-09-23 16:21
#113
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United States GiantDays
F good luck
2021-09-23 16:21
#114
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Brazil ztxizhan
GL HASSAN
2021-09-23 16:21
Holy shoot that tournament win list. RESPEC
2021-09-23 16:22
i forgot this dude even xizted
2021-09-23 16:22
#117
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Sweden gNeJS
Respect to an incredible career. Good luck with whatever is next Richard!
2021-09-23 16:23
Good luck for the future
2021-09-23 16:23
Gl legend <3
2021-09-23 16:24
a true legend
2021-09-23 16:26
GG, legend
2021-09-23 16:28
glhf
2021-09-23 16:28
respect legend
2021-09-23 16:28
towards new a new role
2021-09-23 16:30
legend!!
2021-09-23 16:30
soon fribuger and f0rest will be gone too
2021-09-23 16:31
Legend [*]
2021-09-23 16:31
#131
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Croatia Esketite
Happy retirement legend!
2021-09-23 16:32
Can't hate this guy really. Its like you can't hate on Kante.
2021-09-23 16:32
8 replies
Chelsea is an oil club though
2021-09-23 16:37
7 replies
No
2021-09-23 16:41
6 replies
5 replies
Oil clubs means teams that buy success and trophies. Maybe educate yourself on Chelsea's Honours before talking. 3 European trophies before Roman already speak for themselves, never mind all the other ones. Also Chelsea are 6th on last 5 season net spend. £-209.15m Compare that to Arsenal £-291.33m and United (lmao) £-457.6m and now compare the trophies won between those clubs last 5 seasons :)
2021-09-23 16:51
4 replies
Last five seasons is nothing. Look at the money that was spent from 2000-2010 and maybe you'd come to your senses. Other clubs imcompetence with their money doesn't justify your clubs own dirty money. reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/pqk6v8/roma.. £100 million+ spent for several years just meant the club could live off that and spend less in some years, notably the late 10's. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b.. You were almost relegated before Roman "Putins favorite oligarch" Abramovich decided to buy your club out. Sunderland has the same amount of leagues as you, doesn't mean anything at this point. You would be playing in the same league as them was the not for the constant russian cash flow.
2021-09-23 19:12
3 replies
"Nearly relegated before Roman" Hahaha you sure? Premier league era, 11 seasons before Roman. Lowest was 14th and regularly finishing top 6 around 5-6 seasons before he came. Also that graph is Total Investment into the club, not only transfers. Seems like you're just a salty rival fan that wishes for an owner that cares about the club.
2021-09-23 20:23
2 replies
Kane>Lukaku btw
2021-09-24 16:10
1 reply
Spuds fan spotted lmao
2021-09-24 16:22
Respect for a legend, hope to see him on the desk. Also anime 4 life on suicide watch
2021-09-23 16:32
o7
2021-09-23 16:33
1.6 God and 87-0 With NiP in csgo us really good
2021-09-23 16:33
respect legend
2021-09-23 16:34
Losing 4 out of 5 Major finals must stink for Xizt & NiP, considering how dominant they were in the beginning of CSGO.
2021-09-23 16:37
1 reply
#323
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United States Cheerios
could say the same thing about simple
2021-09-24 00:49
Respect.
2021-09-23 16:35
Good luck in the future.
2021-09-23 16:35
2 replies
You 🚗 about xizt???
2021-09-23 16:38
1 reply
no but i respect the OGs
2021-09-23 16:41
Major winner s0mple can't say that
2021-09-23 16:37
F man, legend
2021-09-23 16:37
RESPECT!
2021-09-23 16:38
#152
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Canada firtlast
xizt been retired though respect
2021-09-23 16:40
Incredible career. Enjoy life, Xizt!
2021-09-23 16:41
good luck in the future
2021-09-23 16:42
absolute legend!
2021-09-23 16:42
RIP IGL LEGEND
2021-09-23 16:43
LEGEND
2021-09-23 16:43
#161
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Brazil hugoooo
He was even better on 1.6
2021-09-23 16:45
#163
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Albania aplasa
f
2021-09-23 16:46
He won more events in 2013 then 2016-2021 combined
2021-09-23 16:46
F
2021-09-23 16:47
Respect
2021-09-23 16:47
I'm afraid someday to see that post from f0rest 🥺
2021-09-23 16:47
1 reply
Not in a while M4A1-S buff = 30 more years
2021-09-23 16:49
F
2021-09-23 16:48
How can he hang his mouse up with speed like that
2021-09-23 16:48
#173
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Finland hurrikhan
Respect!
2021-09-23 16:49
#176
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Poland BAN_ANIME
F
2021-09-23 16:52
#177
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
Anime4life-sensei, I don't know what to do :(
2021-09-23 16:53
GL in future, legend !
2021-09-23 16:54
Legend, respect.
2021-09-23 16:54
#180
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Russia Feuerbach
Great career
2021-09-23 16:54
Legend
2021-09-23 16:54
great guy and a legend
2021-09-23 16:55
#183
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Lithuania Jaguaras
<3 that 1hp clutch on train will always be on the mind
2021-09-23 16:57
I thought he retired like 3y ago Bt Gl man😊
2021-09-23 17:00
#188
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United States kami917
F
2021-09-23 17:01
#189
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Liberia rationale
Well, what a loss. He was such a nice player/guy.
2021-09-23 17:02
I would really want xizt to coach in dignitas, galaxy racer or aura, would be a very good pick up for a coach.
2021-09-23 17:02
#193
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Indonesia FinZzz
Him and pronax are up there as one of the most legendary swedish in game leaders ever.
2021-09-23 17:02
gl in future
2021-09-23 17:03
#195
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Other go1x1n00b
1 major(1 more than s1mple). very good career xizt
2021-09-23 17:04
Good luck for the future legend
2021-09-23 17:07
F
2021-09-23 17:08
F
2021-09-23 17:08
#200
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France d0py
xizt 1 major, will not be forgotten. love you man
2021-09-23 17:08
F
2021-09-23 17:12
F
2021-09-23 17:12
#203
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Poland xMBTx
FaZe xizt?
2021-09-23 17:15
one of the legends i thought he has retired like a year ago or so
2021-09-23 17:15
Good luck legend!
2021-09-23 17:18
#207
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Sweden Trkmag
Legend gl
2021-09-23 17:20
#209
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France laglory
so sad, F Legend! <3
2021-09-23 17:22
#210
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Russia INESSOR
F
2021-09-23 17:22
GG LEGEND
2021-09-23 17:23
F
2021-09-23 17:25
One of the best to ever do it!
2021-09-23 17:25
Xizt, surely legend
2021-09-23 17:25
gg
2021-09-23 17:28
#218
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Europe skelteR
Much respect to this titan. Good luck
2021-09-23 17:29
#219
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Sweden Hasklon
Respect!
2021-09-23 17:31
#220
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Myanmar dexzzz
LEGEND
2021-09-23 17:31
SAD af ((((:
2021-09-23 17:38
old nip:(( respect
2021-09-23 17:38
#223
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Hong Kong LonT
RESPECT FOR THIS MAN , and where fan boy xizt Anime4life ? He still aive ?
2021-09-23 17:39
1 reply
10 year'd :((
2021-09-24 05:14
legend
2021-09-23 17:39
gg wp
2021-09-23 17:42
#227
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Sweden DonGatsby
What a legend man, he achieved so much and didnt need to ruin his legacy like pronax.
2021-09-23 17:46
#228
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Czech Republic _VetriX
sad :(
2021-09-23 17:47
#229
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Poland morosek
GG :(
2021-09-23 17:47
legend
2021-09-23 17:48
#231
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Other jatakk
bye :(
2021-09-23 17:49
legend
2021-09-23 17:50
another one leaves:( good luck in his furture career
2021-09-23 17:50
Old NIP was legendary
2021-09-23 17:50
F
2021-09-23 17:53
legend
2021-09-23 18:01
Congratulations on a great career !
2021-09-23 18:01
legendary player, respect and gl in future :)
2021-09-23 18:03
#241
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Ukraine ksay
gonna miss his vetos
2021-09-23 18:08
#242
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Poland coniasty
rip :(
2021-09-23 18:10
Get_Right,and now Xizt... who's next from the NiP legendary lineup?
2021-09-23 18:13
Thank you Xizt! Ture legend and a pioneer of the game!
2021-09-23 18:21
F
2021-09-23 18:29
Legendary asf best of luck to you I hope
2021-09-23 18:34
legend
2021-09-23 18:37
ok
2021-09-23 18:40
i am not crying you are
2021-09-23 18:42
stay strong legend
2021-09-23 18:50
WHOEVER GETS HIS HANDS FIRST ON XIZT WILL WIN NEXT YEAR'S MAJOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-09-23 18:53
You retire as a Legend and come back with a new mindset to achieve in a new role. Legend never dies.
2021-09-23 18:56
Great career, legendary player. We will miss seing you on the server. But moving over to a coaching role makes perfect sense now. Good luck! Org's should jump at this asap!
2021-09-23 19:01
#257
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Finland RamboAAA
Sad to see these old players go
2021-09-23 19:00
GL legend <3
2021-09-23 19:04
30-year-old Xizt doesn't sound right. When the young fragging NIP IGL became 30, wtf? By this rate, 30-year-old s1mple soon. Stop reading this, hltv user, you are already 40. Your eyesight is deteriorating. Richard Lewis is 65 and bald again GL legend
2021-09-23 19:06
Legend
2021-09-23 19:07
Did anybody else think that he retired forever ago? I didn’t even know he was still around
2021-09-23 19:16
1 reply
sadly yes
2021-09-23 19:28
legend
2021-09-23 19:18
#265
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Poland paputekk
Legendd
2021-09-23 19:18
Respect!
2021-09-23 19:19
#267
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Italy cele87
Noooooo :(
2021-09-23 19:25
Atleast he agreed he waant performing well in his last years takes guts to say that openly unlike my faceit q bottom fraggers who just throw and are toxic , xizt.teg <3
2021-09-23 19:26
#270
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Germany ConAction
Legend ! <3
2021-09-23 19:33
Thanks legend, see you as coach of major level team
2021-09-23 19:40
respect
2021-09-23 19:41
F
2021-09-23 19:43
Respect
2021-09-23 19:45
a legend
2021-09-23 19:52
Saddest day of my life, crying rn. God bless you
2021-09-23 19:55
#280
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Poland Kobel_
Absolute legend
2021-09-23 20:03
Respect for the Legend.
2021-09-23 20:12
#284
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
GL Legend, you already made a great career
2021-09-23 20:13
F RIP GL&HF
2021-09-23 20:13
#286
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Brazil diixon
Great career and legendary player. All respect to this guy, absolute legend!
2021-09-23 20:22
#288
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Singapore eriknords
I have such a big respect for Xizt. GL on your future adventure!
2021-09-23 20:54
#289
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Russia Ou7bReaK
ma boy GL legend
2021-09-23 20:55
F
2021-09-23 20:57
#292
mir | 
Estonia u3ffe
GL HF
2021-09-23 21:07
F
2021-09-23 21:52
#296
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Brazil Elakk
F Legend
2021-09-23 21:57
GL man!
2021-09-23 22:07
deagle got nerfed, xizt: peace out !
2021-09-23 22:08
gets carried by teammates. happy with what he had accomplished
2021-09-23 22:26
''and playing in the lower tier 'just to play' isn't something I want to do." neo??? taz???? maybe ??
2021-09-23 22:52
xizt and pronax igl goats
2021-09-23 22:52
one of the worst T1 pros in the history of counter strike
2021-09-23 22:53
2 replies
#309
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Turkey SplattXy
did you start watching cs in 2k17 2k18?
2021-09-23 23:34
#322
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United States Cheerios
you must be like 12.
2021-09-24 00:48
F my idle
2021-09-23 23:22
Damn, slightly sad news but probably for the best. Thanks for all the memories Richard! Especially back in 1.6 during your fnatic tenure. I think if i remember correctly that you won your FIRST big tournament with fnatic back in 2011, playing against mTw in the final of IEM(?) Not sure, with train going to several overtimes. GL with your future projects!
2021-09-23 23:31
GL!
2021-09-23 23:42
Was long overdue. :()
2021-09-23 23:44
#313
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Japan elzotta
LEGEND! Thank You!
2021-09-23 23:47
#315
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Russia goodjob
youtube.com/watch?v=6Q13Vcj22HU still one of the most insane plays ever
2021-09-24 00:25
1 reply
I still think he was better in 1.6 than go.
2021-09-24 00:32
respect
2021-09-24 00:33
Love these newfags trashtalking him
2021-09-24 00:34
#320
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United States Cheerios
Look at all the kids trash talking a legend who has achieved more in one year than simple did in his entire career.
2021-09-24 00:48
#321
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North America Sutti
This guy signed my $100 bill along with the rest of the Faze squad at ESL dallas. Good times!
2021-09-24 00:48
#324
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Russia k0wkuH
xizt is galaxy racer coach now
2021-09-24 00:50
Thank you Mr. XIZT
2021-09-24 01:28
#326
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Estonia nokkiii
GL Xizt, great career.
2021-09-24 01:48
xizt_1_major_s1mple_0_majors
2021-09-24 01:58
Legend!
2021-09-24 03:27
this legend has more majors than some over-rated players from CIS region.
2021-09-24 03:54
GL Xantares
2021-09-24 04:01
LEGEND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
2021-09-24 04:22
Unlucky man rip
2021-09-24 04:26
#333
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France t3r4byt3
GG Xizt
2021-09-24 04:41
F
2021-09-24 05:00
You will be missed, Xizt! Enjoy your retirement and your gl for the future.
2021-09-24 08:10
How do players get bad when they hit 30 in a video game, Tom Brady just won another super Bowl last year , think he was 43-44? Football is a physical and mental sport but he's still the goat.
2021-09-24 08:41
2 replies
#341
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Germany X5ander
think reaction is more important in CS, than in football, so after 30 your reaction will be a little bit slower and your not the best anymore.
2021-09-24 08:48
1 reply
Honestly I think people in cs just slack off as they get older, more in to families, girl friends and fun. In Football if players slack off they are finished instantly. Just so much money in football they keep training hard core after 30. During the off season. The best of the best in pro sports don't party much. Just focus on the game.
2021-09-24 08:52
#340
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Germany X5ander
one of the best leaves the scene, very sad. :-(
2021-09-24 08:47
thanks for all the great matches legend
2021-09-24 09:25
legend
2021-09-24 09:25
Good choice, goodbye legend.
2021-09-24 10:35
#352
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France p2l
Bye legend
2021-09-24 11:22
ill forever remember when you drop A site and rekted 3 of fnatics
2021-09-24 11:23
#357
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Germany M1n1M3
GG and thank you for entertaining us for such a long time
2021-09-24 12:37
respect, thanks for an era of cs. godspeed!
2021-09-24 13:22
#359
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Mongolia tyqexe
SUS
2021-09-24 13:32
#361
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Australia csRIOTgo
GG legend. Absolute beast in the late 1.6 CS days. Xizt 1 major > s1mple 0 major
2021-09-24 13:47
#362
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Sweden Zolity
sadge
2021-09-24 13:53
#363
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Brazil SecondKS
NIP player Legend!!
2021-09-24 14:29
#364
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Indonesia @gah
Respect.. Legend!! What you've achieved back there with NiP are something everyone can't deny
2021-09-24 15:41
Great guy
2021-09-24 16:12
Big F, one of the best IGL's in the early days of CSGO
2021-09-24 18:32
F
2021-09-24 19:16
F
2021-09-24 19:25
who?
2021-09-24 20:48
F Legend
2021-09-24 22:43
F 1.6 Veteran 87-0 Legend
2021-09-25 04:59
expected
2021-09-25 11:25
Respect.
2021-09-25 13:15
respect
2021-09-25 18:54
Legend! I go cry now
2021-09-25 19:00
Legend
2021-09-26 16:04
#383
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Belarus nopez
F
2021-09-26 16:05
F LEGEND
2021-09-26 22:49
<3
2021-10-01 09:24
#389
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Estonia Mrkruvi
<3
2021-10-01 09:28
Respect, legend ; GL further !
2021-10-01 20:50
Who?
2021-10-02 06:29
Legend
2021-10-02 20:11
thanks xizt, for destroying all noobs in 2014, and taking that major to Sweden, thank you < 3
2021-10-02 20:12
#394
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Poland Keri0n
Love you LEGEND
2021-10-03 09:11
#395
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Russia w1ndcast
LEGEND
2021-10-04 23:25
LEGEND, Hall of Fame
2021-10-07 01:05
#397
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North America Codecat
absolute unit
2021-10-07 05:15
Legend. GL
2021-10-07 05:16
Cyst
2021-10-07 05:31
#400
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Australia Nexillum
Coaching NIP Valorant sounds reasonable
2021-10-07 21:16
Already analist and future coach of Galaxy Nigma Racers
2021-10-07 21:18
LEGEND
2021-10-08 09:14
#403
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Netherlands Iceyy12
LEGEND!
2021-10-09 13:54
Farewell legend!
2021-10-10 04:54
legendary deagle 1.6 plays from him. farewell
2021-10-10 08:27
Goodluck GOD XIZT
2021-10-10 18:33
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