Czech eSports star Karel “Twisten” Asenbrener has died by suicide, in accordance with his team’s assistant coach. He was 19.
“Good night,” Asenbrener tweeted Tuesday, for the ultimate time, drawing 3.8 million views on the social media platform.
French eSports organization Team Vitality announced the death of its star “Valorant” player in a tweet Wednesday.
“We’re heartbroken to share with you that our Valorant player Karel ‘Twisten’ Asenbrener passed away last night,” the statement read. “We’re deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and our first thoughts and prayers are together with his family and friends on this difficult time.”
The note continued: “The entire Team Vitality Organization is devastated by this news.”
The Post has contacted a rep for Asenbrener for comment.
Harry “Gorilla” Mepham, Team Vitality’s assistant coach, also remembered Asenbrener on Twitter.
“I woke up this morning to the news of one in all my closest friends, someone who genuinely felt as if he was my brother, taking his own life. Words cannot describe the grief or emptiness i’m feeling right away,” Mepham wrote on Wednesday.
“I loved him and ceaselessly will. I’ll leave this with a quote from his favorite show, and something he used to say to me when i felt down: ‘For those who are feeling disheartened, that you just are one way or the other not enough, set your heart ablaze.’ Rest easy brother, all of us love you,” he concluded.
Asenbrener got candid about his battle with depression and self-harming behavior in February, revealing that he had frolicked in a mental health hospital.
“I actually have been coping with depression for over two years now,” he wrote in a press release. “I don’t know if people saw it on the event here on the LOCK/IN but over Christmas I did bad things to myself.”
“I self-harmed and my was in bad situation [sic] for a couple of days and was considering ending all of it but my dad saved me,” Asenbrener continued. “I spent few days within the ‘worst’ Mental Health Hospital for those who have serious problems.”
On the time, Asenbrener assured he was “doing great mentally and psychically” and thanked his teammates and fans.
“I can promise you, this 12 months will likely be our f–king 12 months,” he wrote.
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