Team Vitality Young Valorant Player Twisten Passes Away


Team Vitality's 19-Year-Old Valorant Player Twisten Passes Away

A very tragic incident, prayers for his family and team members.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Talented Valorant player and youngest member of Team Vitality's roster, Twisten has passed away aged 19.
Team Vitality revealed the tragic news earlier today on 7th June that "Twisten passed away last night".

The youngest member of Team Vitality's Valorant roster Karel "Twisten" Ašenbrener, has passed away at 19 years old. This tragic news was revealed by Team VItality via a Twitter post earlier today on 7th June stating, "We are heartbroken to share with you that our Valorant player Karel "Twisten" Ašenbrener passed away last night."

Further, Harry "Gorilla" Mepham - Assitant Coach of Team Vitality, in his public statement mentioned that Twisten took his life. "I woke up this morning to the news of one of my closest friends, someone who genuinely felt as if he was my brother, taking his own life," he said.

Team Vitality's youngest Valorant player Twisten passes away aged 19

The French esports organization, Team Vitality had signed the young and talented Valorant player Twisten from Czechia in November last year. He wasted no time in impressing everyone with his gameplay on duelist agents like Jett and Raze, contributing well to the team's run through two of the biggest tournaments to take place this year, VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo and VCT 2023 EMEA League.

Earlier today Team Vitality announced the tragic news of Twisten passing away, "We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and out first thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time."

Condolences poured in from across the Valorant community as players, teams, talents, organizations, fans, and other members sent in best wishes and love toward his family, friends, and team members.

Michał "MOLSI" Łącki said that he had lost not only a teammate but also a friend and a brother, "I don't have a words that can describe how im feeling right now. He was big talent with big aspirations to become best. I love you Karel, farewell my friend."

Tomas "Destrian" Linikas mentioned that Twisten was a man with infinite potential, an insane personality, and most importantly the biggest heart, "I still can't believe this is real, and probably never will. No amount of tears can bring my friend back. Rest in peace, brother."

Salah "Salah" Barakat shared that the tragic news does not feel real and it probably never will, "A part of me has been taken away. I don’t think I’ve ever lived a day worse then this, the pain in my soul is unexplainable and that is because you were my little brother, because the love I had for you was indescribable."

Salah with Twisten in Valorant tournament

In February earlier this year, Twisten revealed that he had been dealing with depression for over two years and had even harmed himself around Christmas last year.

"I self-harmed and my was in [a] bad situation for a few days and was considering ending it all but my dad saved me. I spent [a] few days in the 'worst' mental health hospital, for people that have serious problems. After that I had a new fresh start and was able to thankfully get my shit together. It was [the] hardest time for me as a person and as a professional esport athlete," said Twisten, in a public statement on TwitLonger.

Team Vitality also highlighted the importance of mental health and encouraged those struggling with it to reach out to someone to talk. A message that was echoed by many other members of the esports community.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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