Esports star Karel ‘Twisten’ Asenbrener, 19, is found dead after posting ‘good night’ tweet – months after revealing he spent time in a mental hospital to deal with his depression
- Professional gamer Karel Asenbrener was found dead at age 19, just months after opening up about his battle with depression
- The star’s game organization, Team Vitality, said on Wednesday they were “deeply saddened” by the “devastating loss”
Professional gamer Karel Asenbrener has been found dead at the age of 19 after posting a tweet saying ‘Good night’ on Tuesday.
The esports star’s team, Vitality, broke the news on Wednesday, saying in a statement that they were “deeply saddened” by the “devastating loss,” That reports TMZ.
Asenbrener, who played the 5v5 character-based tactical shooter Valorant, recently revealed that he had spent time in a mental hospital due to depression.
In a press conference in February the Czech player told reporters he had a “difficult time in personal life” and “has been dealing with depression for over two years now.”
The young star explained that he injured himself during the Christmas holidays in Prague and therefore went to a mental health facility.
Professional gamer Karel Asenbrener has been found dead aged 19 after speaking out about battling depression
The esport star posted a tweet on Tuesday that read “Good night”
“After that I had a new fresh start and luckily I was able to get my stuff together.
“It was the hardest time for me as a person and as a professional esport athlete.
Add: “But after that time I knew why I play matches and what my team means to me.”
The young gamer also encouraged others to ask for help when they were struggling.
“Take care of yourself and if you’re going through something like I did, don’t be afraid to reach out to your close friends, your family or your team,” he said.
In their statement posted to social media yesterday, Team Vitality said, “We are heartbroken to share with you that our VALORENT player Karel ‘Twisten’ Ašenbrener passed away last night.
“We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss and our initial thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
“The entire Team Vitality Organization is devastated by this news and we will be suspending communication for the rest of the day.
Asenbrener competed on Team Vitality, which delivered the devastating news on Wednesday
The star played the 5v5 character-based tactical shooter Valorant
“Rest in peace Karel.”
One of the organization’s coaches, Harry ‘Gorilla’ Mepham, wrote in a tweet: ‘Words cannot describe the sadness or emptiness I feel right now.
“I loved him and always will.”
Escore news records Asenbrener’s esport earnings as $10,000.