Xizt
Richard Landstrom 
Sweden
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Steps down from active roster
February 13, 2018
The Swedish organization has announced that Xizt will be stepping down from the active roster.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as Ninjas in Pyjamas announced that dennis would be joining the team, as a result replacing Xizt in the in-game leader role, according to a Q&A from Betwayinsider. The back-to-back IEM Oakland champion will be putting his six-year legacy with NiP to a rest, as he is determined to compete again. The 26-year-old led NiP to several team victories across the globe. ESL One Cologne 2014, DreamHack Masters Malmo 2016 are a couple to mention on his resume as the Swede looks for options.
Not enough to impact in loss
December 9, 2017
Xizt collected a 16/20 KD on Wednesday in a 16-9 loss to SK Gaming in the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
ANALYSIS
SK Gaming dominated early on in the first as Xizt tried to get his team on the board, which he rightfully did so in Round 6 with a quad kill clutch on the A-bombsite entry to secure their first round. However, SK continued to dominate the remainder of the half as Xizt tried everything to settle the deficit but the SK defense was too strong as he picked up the remaining four rounds to take the 9-6 deficit. The second half pistol round win was what Xizt needed, but SK returned and ripped through the defense for seven rounds to take home the 16-9 win as Xizt could only give a second-best 60.9 ADR.
Finally wins a best-of-five
November 19, 2017
Xizt went 64/98 Sunday in a 3-2 win over FaZe Clan in the grand finals of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
Xizt started the series on NiP's map pick, Cobblestone, where the defense had a very composed first-half performance over FaZe. With a 9-6 lead going into the second, Xizt led the offense for seven rounds over Faze, only giving up four rounds for a Game 1 win. Although going into the map pick for FaZe, Xizt was prepared for a tough series on Inferno, however, it doesn't help as the team has already struggled with Inferno going into the game. FaZe dominated in the first half on the least favored offensive side and then close it out in the second half to even the series 1-1. Xizt had another tough task on Train as he started the third map on the offense. The first half was a bit slow but Xizt, later on, got the economy in full swing and began to pick apart the defense one-by-one. The first half was a tight contest but the second half was all defense from Xizt to close Train 16-10 and the series 2-1 lead. Overpass was no question a map that belonged to FaZe Clan as Xizt could only put up six rounds against in the tough 16-6 loss. However, an excellent Game 5 performance from Xizt helped the team overcome the emotions to win in Oakland once more.
Unable to close Cobblestone
November 15, 2017
Xizt gathered a 10/24 KD in Tuesday's loss to SK Gaming 16-13 in Group A of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
Xizt had a contested start to Cobblestone, with rounds going back and forth early on. However, he finally broke out in form as the team picked up more rounds to strengthen the economy. The first half was mainly dominated by the offense thanks to Xizt and his leadership to take the first half 11-4. However, going into the second, SK pounced and charged back to win twelve rounds and only give up two for a firm 16-13 win. Xizt did everything he could to keep his team in the game, but a Round 20 eco win wasn't enough to seal the deal.
Capitalized in overtime
October 3, 2017
Xizt led for a 45/37 on Tuesday in a 2-0 sweep for NiP over Fnatic in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
Xizt started the series with a firm 5-0 lead for the defense on Mirage, until Round 6 where Xizt gave up the lead with nine unanswered. Xizt then closed out the first half with a 9-6 deficit going into the second half, however, Fnatic brought the momentum with them to extend their lead 10-6. Xizt led a stern offense in the second half to overcome Fnatic in the late rounds to reach map point, but Fnatic fired back with its three rounds to force overtime. For Xizt, starting on the offensive side served well picking up the first round but Fnatic picked up the next two rounds. Although that was all Fnatic brought as Xizt closed out Game 1 19-17 with a team-leading 30/26 KD and an 89.2 ADR. In Game 2, Xizt fired all cylinders riding the momentum from Game 1 right into Cache. With a monstrous first half, Xizt led the offense to a 12-3 start going into the second half. From there, the second half was all defense for Xizt who not only led by tactics but also got his hands dirty in the process of the 16-4 Game 2 win.
All defense in 2-1 win
September 2, 2017
Xizt picked up a 67/60 KD with a NiP win over Gambit 2-1 on Day 2 of DreamHack Masters Malmo.
ANALYSIS
Xizt got the best-of-three series on Cache started with a double kill on the A-bombsite to secure the first pistol round. From there was pure dominance on the offensive side as Xizt played loose picking up frags to take the 13-2 lead at the half. However, the second half was dominated in return by Gambit for eleven rounds as Xizt struggled to win any rounds for the defense in a 13-13 tie. Xizt did manage to win two rounds to force map point but Gambit returned to force overtime. After giving up the first round in overtime, Xizt gained a triple kill to even the score and eventually take Game 1 19-16. Xizt had to fight back after taking the 9-6 lead at the half in Game 2 on Overpass as Gambit marched through the second half offensively. Down 14-10, Xizt struck back forcing the overtime rounds but fell short 19-17 in overtime. In Game 3, Xizt had a slow start but came out on top late in the first half 9-6 and carried over his momentum into the second. In the second pistol round, Xizt taps down three to secure the rounds and take the half by storm winning 16-7.
Does more than just exist
August 30, 2017
Xizt finished Ninjas in Pyjamas' big win over FaZe Clan on Day 1 of DreamHack Malmo with a KD of 15/13.
ANALYSIS
Xizt thrived in this series against FaZe Clan on Wednesday. Given the fact that they were playing against a team with so many weapons, Xizt's performance is even more impressive here. While he didn't necessarily light up the scoreboard like f0rest did, he contributed enough to stay positive and keep NiP on the path towards victory. They'll now take on Gambit in the winners' match of Group C.
Up and down performance in loss
July 8, 2017
Xizt went 40/59 in Ninjas in Pyjamas win over Cloud9 on Friday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Xizt had a bad trend of falling off in this series against the North Americans. This trend was closely mirrored by his team's performance in these games. He found trade kills with ease in the first half of Game 1, which allowed NiP to enjoy much consistency in those rounds. But then he fell apart in the second half like the rest of his team and they lost. He was better overall in Game 2, and he fell off in the first half when NiP was a bit closer with C9, but then had a strong second half to finish up the win. Game 3 was one he will want to soon forget, as his 8/20 KD certainly contributed to his team's rough 16-6 loss in that final game.
Unable to lead for needed series sweep
June 8, 2017
Xizt posted a fair 26/39 KD in the final week of the Esports Championship Series Season 3 on Wednesday in a 1-1 draw with G2 Esports.
ANALYSIS
Xizt was troubled in the first half of Cache, unable to hold off the quick offense of G2 for a 5-0 deficit. Xizt then countered the offense in the remainder of the first half to dominate for eight rounds until G2 closed out the half down 8-7. Xizt then continued this stride on the offense in the second half to win the first three rounds but quickly began to fall off as G2 read the crippled offense to close Game 1 16-12 as Xizt posted a team-low 12/22 KD and 57.1 ADR. Game 2 Xizt remained perfect on the defense to hold off the G2 offense for a 6-0 start. However, Xizt couldn't hold off the offense for long and couldn't pick up kills along the way for a tough first half loss down 8-7. However, Xizt had the offense in overdrive in the second half, remaining dominant for nine rounds to close out the series in a draw 16-11, posting another team-low 14/17 KD and 68.6 ADR.
Even draw vs Astralis
April 20, 2017
Xizt posted a 27/38 KD in Tuesday's series tie with Astralis in the ESL Pro League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
Xizt led the defense to a quick 2-0 lead on Inferno, shutting out the Danish offense before winning one of their own. The two teams traded rounds, but it was Xizt and co who overcame the odds to pounce on an odd-man situation to take the lead 6-2 after Xizt's triple kill on the A-bombsite hold. Astralis came back to win a few rounds, but Xizt continued to support the team on the A-bombsite hold for a 9-6 lead at the half. However, Xizt was unable to get the offense moving in the second half, which concluded in a ten-round loss streak to end 16-12. Xizt led NiP with a 16/22 KD and 70.5 ADR during Game 1 on Inferno. Game 2 Xizt led the offense to a massive 6-0 lead early punishing the overly aggressive defense. However, Xizt never found many kills during their time taking the massive stance in the first half, especially when Astralis came back to take the lead 8-7. The second half Xizt went right back into defensive mode to hold off Astralis' offense for nine rounds before closing the half 16-12. Xizt finished with a team-low 11/16 KD and 33.1 ADR in the Game 2 win to tie the series 1-1.
Strong performance despite loss to G2
April 12, 2017
Xizt posted a 30/33 KD during Wednesday's contest versus G2 in a 2-0 loss in the ESL Pro League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
Xizt opened the offense on Cobblestone with two quick round wins over G2. Unfortunately, a round was given up and then some more as Xizt had a hard time finding the gaps between the G2 defense. Picking up opening kills as well as some trade to even the outcome, Xizt still fell to a tough 11-4 deficit at the half. The second half was another great start; however, the team ran out of rounds to close G2 for a 16-10 Game 1 loss where Xizt earned a 19/18 KD and 90.7 ADR. Game 2 Xizt had another good start to the first half for the defense with a quick hold for a 4-0 lead. G2 managed to come back and even the score, eventually holding off Xizt for a 9-6 lead at the half. Xizt managed to pick up only a three rounds in the second half as well as a handful of kills to finish down 16-9 in a 2-0 series loss to G2. Xizt picked up an 11/15 KD and 52.5 ADR during the Game 2 loss on Train.
Huge performance from the leader over VP
April 8, 2017
Xizt crushed Virtus.pro with a 31/11 KD on Thursday in the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Xizt had a solid showing Thursday over Virtus.pro, leading the team in kills and tactics with a firm 31/11 KD and 134.8 ADR on Nuke. Xizt got off to an early start by winning the pistol round with a bomb defuse in the smoke. Xizt then followed up the next round with an impressive anti-eco quad kill on the A-bombsite. Xizt continued to shutdown the Virtus.pro offense picking up multiple double kills as well as closing the rounds out. Xizt contributed to the 11-4 lead at the half before switching over to the offense. The second half went NiP's way as Xizt continued his dominance on Nuke picking up more kills including his map point efforts with a triple kill on the A-bombsite. After advancing to map point, Xizt closed out the match with a 16-5 win to go 2-1 at this point in the round-robin group stage.
Thrashing in Game 2
March 29, 2017
Xizt earned a 28/36 KD on Wednesday in a series split against Na'Vi in the ESL Pro League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
Xizt's offense was off to a slow start on Wednesday against Na'Vi, though he picked up the slack late in the first half to come back to an even score of 8-7. Xizt called for a force-buy in the second round that gave NiP some stability early. Xizt also contributed to his Round 7 double entry kill on to the B bombsite to take the lead 4-3. However, the second half was short of a win, falling eight rounds to five for a 16-12 loss in Game 1. Game 2 Xizt got the offense off to a blazing start with a quick A-bombsite execute in the first round. From there NiP could go anywhere on the map as Xizt contributed to the 11-4 lead at the half. The second half was a bit slower, but Xizt got the five rounds he needed to close Game 2 16-8, posting a 16/14 KD and 93.9 ADR.
Leading to third series sweep over LDLC
March 26, 2017
Xizt earned a 38/35 KD on Wednesday in a 2-0 series win over LDLC in the ESL Pro League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
Xizt had a rough start in the first half of Game 1 with the offense slow taking the lead 8-7. Xizt posted a team-low performance of 12/15 KD and 56.5 ADR for the in-game leader. However, his second half performance on the defense was undefeated for eight rounds to take Game 1 by a score of 16-7. Game 2 Xizt had a monstrous performance in the first half with a huge lead under his belt 11-4 at the half, including his round 15 triple kills on the A-bombsite. However, the second half was dismal as his defense was put to the test giving up ten rounds in a close 16-14 win. Xizt contributed to a 26/20 KD followed by a team-leading 97.2 ADR in the late comeback to continue their sweep-streak.
Leads to second straight sweep
March 23, 2017
Xizt posted a 32/30 KD in a 2-0 series win over Fnatic on Tuesday in the ESL Pro League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
Xizt led the team to a great start on Tuesday in a 2-0 series win over Fnatic, earning the team a 12/13 KD in Game 1. Xizt led the offense to a quick 6-0 lead before Fnatic picked up their first round; however, the in-game leader widened the gap for a commanding 10-5 lead. Xizt's defense was also a struggle for Fnatic to penetrate, as the team only allowed two rounds in the start of the second half as the team won six straight to close Game 1 16-7. Xizt got off to a lightning start as he managed to pick up a triple kill in the first pistol round to start the seven-round streak on the offense. Xizt gave up three rounds in the first half for an impressive 12-3 lead, though Fnatic came back in the second half over Xizt's defense to a nail-biting finish. Xizt finished Game 2 16-14 on Inferno with a 20/17 KD following an 88.1 ADR.
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