Ahead of the ECS Season 5 Finals, which will take place in Wembley Arena on 8th June, we’re pleased to welcome home an old face of Fnatic Counter-Strike, Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström.
The 27-year old veteran of the game will take a place in our starting roster, whilst Jonas ‘Lekr0’ Olofsson takes a step back into a substitute role, meanwhile we further explore his options for the future.
Xizt first joined back Fnatic back in 1.6, when he played alongside our now Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik ‘cArn’ Sättermon throughout 2011 and into 2012.
“Today, it’s really exciting for us at Fnatic to announce that Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström is returning to Fnatic. I had the privilege to call Richard a teammate in the latter part of Fnatic’s CS 1.6 tenure, and I recall a player that had a unique balance between being a strong team player, meanwhile being capable of world-class individual play.
Needless to say Xizt, has had an amazing career in CS:GO thus far and we hope this return will increase our team’s consistency under his leadership. Welcome back my friend.” - Patrik ‘cArn’ Sättermon
Straight after joining Fnatic Counter-Strike in 2010, Xizt lifted the IEM V European Championship Finals trophy before continuing to find the Black and Orange winning touch as part of perhaps the most storied Swedish Counter-Strike organisation.
He later joined our Swedish rivals, Ninjas in Pyjamas, where he would stay for over five years.
He has since played as a substitute for FaZe Clan, where he most recently won the Intel Extreme Masters XIII in Sydney.