Esports has lost a star Twisten Ašenbrener, A young Czech professional died
Czech Republic (AFP)- Talented esports player from the Czech Republic, Twisten died at the age of 19. Team Vitality’s confirmed their Valorant Pro player death by issuing an official statement on Wednesday.
Vitality did not specify the cause of death but had earlier shared a message about the importance of mental health. The player had recently acknowledged suffering from depression.
Earlier this year, in a Feb. 25 tweet, Karel opened up about his battle with depression and self-harming behavior, sharing that he had spent some time in a mental health hospital.
“I have been dealing with depression for over two years now,” he wrote. “I don’t know if people saw it at the event here at the LOCK/IN but over Christmas I did bad things to myself.”
“I self harmed and my was in bad situation for a few days and was considering ending it all but my dad saved me,” Karel said. “I spent few days in the ‘worst’ Mental Health Hospital for people that have serious problems.”
“Good night,” Asenbrener tweeted Tuesday, for the final time, drawing 3.8 million views on the social media platform.
— Twisten (@TwistenVAL) June 6, 2023
French eSports organization Team Vitality announced the death of its star “Valorant” player in a tweet Wednesday.
“We are heartbroken to share with you that our Valorant player Karel ‘Twisten’ Asenbrener passed away last night,” the statement read. “We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and our first thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time.”
The note continued: “The whole Team Vitality Organization is devastated by this news.”