Twisten Valorant Obituary: Is He Committed Suicide?

Karel “Twisten” Aenbrener, a professional VALORANT player from the Czech Republic who last competed for Team Vitality, passed away on June 7 at just 19. Team Vitality initially revealed Twisten’s passing on Twitter, writing that they were “devastated by this news.”

Team Vitality continued, “This tragic loss exceedingly grieves us, and our first thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this trying time. Twisten had sent a final note on his Twitter account before passing away.

Twisten started his VALORANT career in 2020 while playing for Czech teams like eSuba and Entropiq, where he established himself as a rising star. His major break came in 2021 when he joined the German organization major (also known as Berlin International Gaming) and participated in the EMEA region’s 2022 VCT.

Twisten Valorant Obituary: Is He Committed Suicide?

Twisten joined Team Vitality in November 2022 after departing BIG in October 2022. Before his passing, he participated in the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2023: EMEA League in May of this year and the VCT 2023: LOCK//IN So Paulo in February 2023 as a member of Team Vitality.

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The Esports community mourns Twisten’s passing, which is IMPORTANT. Following the news of his passing, the VALORANT community and the larger esports world showered Twisten’s family and friends with thoughts and sympathy. According to Sassi, Captain of Team Vitality VALORANT Santeri “BONECOLD”, Twisten was “the most genuine human I’ve met, always had us smiling.”

The squad lost a “teammate, friend, and brother” with Twisten’s passing, Micha “MOLSI” Nicki continued. “I can’t find the perfect words to express how I’m feeling right now. He had enormous talent and lofty goals to be the best. “I love you, Karel. Goodbye, my friend,” MOLSI replied.

Teams and devoted professionals paid tribute to Twisten as well. Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel, a member of Team Liquid, described the deceased player as his “nemesis in scrims, my shorty buddy, and a good friend.” I envy people with such passion, love, and compassion. You, your family, and your team deserve serenity. Sayf said, “Relax.

Fnatic, NAVI, and DRX were among the VCT teams that expressed their sorrow at Twisten’s loss. On the official VCT EMEA Twitter account, VALORANT developer Riot Games also condoned Twisten’s family and friends on his demise.

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We sincerely condolences to his family, friends, Vitality coworkers, and everyone affected by the news in the VALORANT community. In this extraordinarily trying moment, we extend our condolences to his family and staff,” read the Riot statement.

The coach of Team Vitality’s Counter-Strike team, Danny “Zonic” Sorensen, described Twisten’s passing as “terrible news to wake up to.” Zonic continued, “My thoughts are with the Valorant team, Karel’s family, and Vitality. Please take care of your loved ones.” BLAST, who organized Counter-Strike, also expressed their “heartbreak” upon Karel’s demise.


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