Richard "Xizt" Landström
, spent 2 years in the famous black and orange of Fnatic
in CS 1.6 where he played alongside the legendary Patrik "cArn" Sättermon
, who is now Fnatic's Chief Gaming Officer.
The team consisting of Xizt, cArn, dsn, Delpan and pita hit the ground running as they won IEM Europe, Kiev in 2010, with Landström earning himself the MVP award. Although it was not smooth sailing, and the team struggled to keep up their initial form.
This resulted in Landström being promoted to in-game leader, instead of cArn, in 2012. This fnatic lineup went from strength to strength, winning four straight tournaments under his leadership, until the release of Global Offensive, when in August 2012 Xizt decided to make the switch.
Ninjas in Pyjamas reborn
Landström joined former fnatic players, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
, who had been playing for SK Gaming
in 1.6, as well as Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson
and Adam "friberg" Friberg
, who made the move from Source, in Ninjas in Pyjamas
. Thus relaunching the Swedish brand, which had originally been created by Emil "HeatoN" Christensen
The almost six years he was with the NiP team, started with the imfamous 87-0 map win streak, which is the longest of all time, which eventually came to an end in March 2013. But this run had already cemented the players as legends in Global Offensive. This feat remains undefeated and we are unlikely to ever see anything like it again.
Under his stewardship the legendary Swedish brand won a CS:GO Major, at ESL One: Cologne 2014, and a handfull of second places, at DreamHack Winter 2013, ESL Katowice 2014, DreamHack Winter 2014 and ESL One: Katowice 2015.
In his final years with the Ninjas he led the team to five more trophies, as they won DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016, StarLadder i-League Season 2, IEM Masters Oakland 2016, DreamHack Open Valencia 2017 and IEM Masters Oakland 2017.