The esports world is in mourning following the untimely passing of Karel "Twisten" Ašenbrener, a talented Czech player known for his skills in VALORANT. Twisten, who had played for esteemed teams such as BIG and Team Vitality, tragically passed away on June 6, 2023, at the young age of 19.
The devastating news was announced by Team Vitality on June 7th, leaving fans and fellow professionals shocked and heartbroken. In a heartfelt post, Vitality expressed their grief and shared their condolences for Twisten's family and friends during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace Karel ❤️ pic.twitter.com/F3JjY9aCef— Team Vitality 🐝 (@TeamVitality) June 7, 2023
"We are heartbroken to share with you that our VALORANT player Karel 'Twisten' Asenbrener passed away last night," Vitality stated. "We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and our first thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time."
Twisten began his professional VALORANT career in 2020 with Kings of Sosnovka and quickly made a name for himself with his exceptional skills. In 2022, he participated in his first A-tier match in VCT 2022: EMEA Stage 1 Challengers, marking a significant milestone in his career. His final professional match was played in VCT 2023: EMEA League against FUT Esports, which was his second S-tier tournament.
The news of Twisten's passing has sent shockwaves through the gaming community, with fans and fellow players taking to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to the talented young player. Many have described him as a rising star who showcased immense potential and sportsmanship.
Last Tweet from Twisten Account
Good night— Twisten (@TwistenVAL) June 6, 2023
The entire Team Vitality organization has been deeply affected by the tragic loss and has decided to halt all communications for the day in honor of Twisten's memory.
As the esports community mourns the loss of one of its own, Twisten's legacy will be remembered as a testament to his dedication and passion for competitive gaming. May he rest in peace.