Czech gamer Karel ‘Twisten’ Asenbrener died by suicide, his esports team ‘Team Vitality’ announced on Twitter. He was 19.
Popular by his screen name “Twisten,” Asenbrener wrote “Good night” in his latest tweet. The post has already been viewed more than 5.5 million times.
Team Vitality’s assistant coach Harry ‘Gorilla’ Mepham shared the news of his death, tweeting: “I woke up this morning to the news of one of my best friends, someone who honestly felt like he was my brother, who committed suicide. Words cannot describe the sadness or emptiness I feel right now. I loved him and always will.”
“I’ll leave this with a quote from his favorite show, and something he used to say to me when I was feeling down: If you feel discouraged, that somehow you’re not enough, put your heart into fire and flame,” he added.
I woke up this morning to the news of one of my best friends, someone who really felt like he was my brother, who committed suicide. Words cannot describe the sadness or emptiness I feel right now. I loved him and always will.
I leave this with a quote from his… https://t.co/5oO7IlUqTl
— Vitality Gorilla (@gorillaVL) June 7, 2023
In February, Asenbrener, a pro Valorant player, had revealed his battle with depression and self-harm by saying he had spent time in a mental hospital.
“I injured myself and was in a bad situation for a few days and considered ending it, but my father saved me. I spent a few days in the ‘worst’ psychiatric hospital for people with serious problems,” he wrote in a social media. media message.
Asenbrener started his esports career in 2020 with the Czech team ‘Kings of Sosnovka’ and participated in several Valorant tournaments across Europe.
He signed with the French esports organization ‘Team Vitality’ in 2022, where he mainly played the role of a duelist.