Valorant pro player Karel ‘Twisten’ Ašenbrener dies at the age of 19

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Karel ‘Twisten’ Ašenbrener, a member of Team Vitality, has died at the age of 19.

The French group announced Twisten “passed away last night” in a tweet. The player took his own life, according to Vitality assistant coach Harry ‘Gorilla’ Mepham.

Twisten disclosed in February that he had been struggling with depression for some time and had spent time in a psychiatric institution as a result of self-harming.

“We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time,” Vitality wrote.

We will suspend all communication for the remainder of the day because the news has crushed the whole Team Vitality organization.

In a follow-up tweet, Vitality spoke about the importance of mental health and encouraged those who are struggling to seek support.

In his final tweet, posted on the evening of June 6, Twisten wrote: “Good night”

An upcoming Valorant star

Twisten made his debut with BIG in 2022 after playing for the Czech teams eSuba and Entropiq. He was crucial to the team’s success throughout Stages 1 and 2 of the VCT 2022 EMEA Challengers competitions.

He was hired by Team Vitality, one of Riot’s 10 partners for the VCT EMEA league before the year was over. At VCT LOCK//IN, where the squad finished ninth to sixteenth, he made his international debut. On May 25, Twisten played his final game with Vitality.

Twisten skipped the start of the post-game news conference after the Round of 16 loss to Leviatán, 0-2. He later described the reason for his absence as having been affected hard by the outcome and needing some fresh air. Additionally, he disclosed that he had been struggling with depression “for two years” and that his mental health had been deteriorating since the end of 2022.

Twisten gained notoriety prior to VCT LOCK//IN for his promise to contribute €25 ($27 USD) for each frag with a Shorty in the competition. For the 58 Shorty murders carried out in So Paulo, he sent €1450 (about $1553 USD) to Hunderettung Europa, a non-profit animal welfare organization.

Twisten later assisted Team Vitality in finishing between fifth and sixth in the VCT EMEA League. The squad is scheduled to participate in the region’s last qualifying round for Valorous Champions, which is set for July 15–23. The qualification champion will earn a berth in the championship game.


If you have been affected by issues raised in this article, information and support are available from the Suicide Prevention Helpline 0966-351-4518 (PH)

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