Xizt
Richard Landstrom 
Sweden
FaZe Clan
Secures first offline win for FaZe
April 18, 2018
Xizt collected a 16/5 KD on Wednesday in the 16-1 crushing win over Team EnVyUs in Group A at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
Rather strange seeing Xizt rocking the FaZe Clan colors in his first official offline match with the team, and it went quite well. The group stage began on Cache where Xizt held the line through the pistol and the following anti-ecos to secure the 3-0 lead. Team EnVyUs got in the way in Round 4 but FaZe continued to march on through a dominating CT-side to secure the 14-1 lead going into the second. Unfortunately, Team EnVyUs had nothing left to fight back with Xizt's 92.9 ADR in the win.
Not enough on Overpass
April 15, 2018
Xizt gathered a 38/28 KD on Wednesday in the 1-1 split against Fnatic in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
A smooth start on Inferno granted Xizt and his team the 3-0 lead before Fnatic came rallying back to contest in the early stages of the first half. It wasn't until Round 9 where Xizt gave FaZe the three-round lead once again after picking up a triple kill hold in the A-bombsite apartments. Xizt continued to press on for the CT-side to take a 10-5 lead going into the second. A slow start to the second half didn't slow down Xizt and he came right back into the action to help secure the remaining six rounds for the series lead. The series shifted to Overpass where Xizt remained on top of the leaderboard for FaZe, but the team couldn't put together the rounds needed to secure the series sweep, which resulted in a 16-5 loss with Xizt's team-leading 19/16 KD and 78.9 ADR.
Joins FaZe as stand-in
April 1, 2018
FaZe Clan has announced that they have completed the transfer of Xizt as olofmeister takes leave of absence.
ANALYSIS
Yes, this is real despite today being April Fool's Day. The news comes as ESL Pro League returns Tuesday and League rules dictate that roster moves "must be requested at least 48 hours before the next scheduled match". The 27-year-old will now be back in action since his departure from Ninjas in Pyjamas back in February. Xizt will be replacing olofmeister on FaZe Clan's active roster, as olof has stepped aside for personal reasons.
In talks with Cloud9
March 31, 2018
Cloud9 are currently in discussion with Ninjas in Pyjamas over the transfer of backup and former in-game leader, Xizt, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old has been out of the picture since February when he was replaced on the active roster after five years of service for NiP, whom he lead to win the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major. Earlier this month, Xizt was set to join the Fnatic roster to replace the in-game leader, Golden, but Fnatic decided to keep their roster intact after winning back-to-back events at IEM Katowice and WESG 2017 World Finals. This isn't the first time the North American organization has shown interest in NiP players after GeT_RiGhT came very close to joining the team in late 2015.
Set to sign with Fnatic
March 12, 2018
Fnatic is looking to replace their current in-game leader, Golden, for former Ninjas in Pyjamas leader, Xizt, according to a report from Flickshot.fr.
ANALYSIS
After a two-year title drought for Fnatic, the Swedish team once again hoisted the IEM Katowice trophy under the helm of in-game leader Golden, who is surprisingly set to be replaced by Xizt. The 27-year-old has worn the Fnatic colors once before between 2010 and 2012, where he helped guide the team to titles such as DreamHack Winter 2011 and Copenhagen Games 2012. Xizt's time with the Ninjas in Pyjamas came to an end after serving the team for nearly six years, taking home ESL One Cologne 2014, DreamHack Masters Malmo 2016 and back-to-back titles at IEM Oakland 2016-17. There has been no official statement by neither player or organization.
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.
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