On Tuesday, Karel Asenbrener, known in the esports world as “Twisten,” passed away at the age of 19. Asenbrener was a member of Team Vitality, a French esports team, and had previously spoken about his struggles with depression.
Team Vitality’s Statement
Team Vitality released a statement on Wednesday expressing their deep sadness over Asenbrener’s passing. The team praised Asenbrener’s talents and offered their condolences to his family and friends. One of the team’s coaches, Harry “Gorilla” Mepham, confirmed on Twitter that Asenbrener had died by suicide.
The Importance of Mental Health Support
In light of Asenbrener’s passing, Team Vitality also tweeted a message encouraging anyone struggling with mental health to seek help. This is an important reminder of the importance of mental health support, not just in the esports world, but in all areas of life.
Asenbrener’s Battle with Depression
Asenbrener had previously spoken publicly about his struggles with depression. In a February post on Twitter, he shared that he had been hospitalized for his mental health but had since made progress. Asenbrener encouraged others to reach out for help if they were struggling.
The loss of Karel Asenbrener, also known as “Twisten,” is a tragedy that has shaken the esports community. Asenbrener’s struggles with mental health serve as a reminder of the importance of supporting one another and seeking help when needed. Our thoughts are with Asenbrener’s family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time.