Valorant professional player Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener of Team Vitality has passed away his organization announced Wednesday.
He was 19 years old.
“We are heartbroken to share with you that our Valorant player Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener passed away last night,” Team Vitality posted on Twitter.
“We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and our first thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time.”
Rest in Peace Karel ❤️ pic.twitter.com/F3JjY9aCef
— Team Vitality 🐝 (@TeamVitality) June 7, 2023
In a follow-up tweet, Team Vitality stressed the importance of mental health. Twisten’s cause of death remains unknown.
“Mental health continues to be an extremely important topic for everyone in esports and in life. If you are struggling please reach out to someone to talk, it is never too late.”
Twisten made waves in the professional Valorant scene last year and played with BIG in the VCT circuit before joining Team Vitality last November.