After four months on the bench, Richard “Xizt” Landström decided to end his adventure with Fnatic. The experienced Swedish leader today has definitively split up with his former organization with which he has worked since May 2018.
Landström’s second signing with Fnatic was hardly successful. The 28-year-old was supposed to bring the team the tactical stability they needed and bring fresh ideas to the line-up, but eventually it became a symbol of Fnatic’s fall. It was under his leadership that the legendary team for the first time in their history lost the status of a Major Legend, and then failed to qualify for the next Major, which has never happened before for this organization.
Throughout his entire time with the team, Xizt managed to bring his squad to just one success, to victory at the not-so-prestigious PLG Grand Slam 2018. At the end of August last year, he became a victim of a small personnel revolution and landed in reserve.
“The time has come for me to move on. It was an honor for me to play for Fnatic again and I would like to thank the management, players and other people associated with the organization,” Landström admitted in a short statement. However, if you believe the rumors that have been around for some time, he should not remain unemployed for too long. Much was said about his potential transfer to Dignitas, where he would meet three of his former colleagues from the time with Ninjas in Pajamas, i.e. Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, Adam “friberg” Friberg and Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund.
As a reminder, the composition of Fnatic is currently as follows:
- Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson
- Jesper “JW” Wecksell
- Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin
- Robin “flusha” Rönnquist
- Maikil “Golden” Selim
- Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson – coach
If the rumors become reality, Dignitas squad will be:
- Richard “Xizt” Landström
- Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg
- Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund
- Adam “friberg” Friberg
- Håkon “hallzerk” Fjærli