Czech eSports star Karel “Twisten” Asenbrener has died by suicide, according to his team’s assistant coach. He was 19.
“Good night,” Asenbrener tweeted Tuesday, for the final 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 are heartbroken to share with you that our Valorant player Karel ‘Twisten’ Asenbrener passed away last night,” the statement read. “We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and our first thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time.”
The note continued: “The whole Team Vitality Organization is devastated by this news.”
The Post has contacted a rep for Asenbrener for comment.
In a separate tweet, Team Vitality stressed the importance of mental health and directed social media users to the Mental Health Europe website.
Harry “Gorilla” Mepham, Team Vitality’s assistant coach, also remembered Asenbrener on Twitter.
“I woke up this morning to the news of one of my closest friends, someone who genuinely felt as if he was my brother, taking his own life. Words can not describe the grief or emptiness i’m feeling right now,” Mepham wrote on Wednesday.
“I loved him and forever will. I’ll leave this with a quote from his favorite show, and something he used to say to me when i felt down: ‘If you are feeling disheartened, that you are somehow not enough, set your heart ablaze.’ Rest easy brother, we all love you,” he concluded.
Asenbrener got candid about his battle with depression and self-harming behavior in February, revealing that he had spent time in a mental health hospital.
“I have been dealing with depression for over two years now,” he wrote in a statement. “I don’t know if people saw it at the event here at the LOCK/IN but over Christmas I did bad things to myself.”
“I self-harmed and my was in bad situation [sic] for a few days and was considering ending it all but my dad saved me,” Asenbrener continued. “I spent few days in the ‘worst’ Mental Health Hospital for people that have serious problems.”
At the time, Asenbrener assured he was “doing great mentally and psychically” and thanked his teammates and fans.
“I can promise you, this year will be our f–king year,” he wrote.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.