Team Vitality Twisten, Valorant Pro Dies at 19

Team Vitality Twisten, Valorant Pro Dies at 19

    Last Updated on June 8, 2023

It is a sad day today as Team Vitality announced the death of Valorant pro, Twisten. In a Twitter post, the organization revealed in a statement that Twisten passed away last night. Harry “Gorilla” Mepham, Vitality’s assistant coach, also revealed that the pro player took his own life.

It was earlier in February that Valorant pro, Twisten, revealed he had been battling his depression for a while. He also spent some time at a mental health hospital due to his self-harming behavior. Team Vitality also stated that the loss devastated them, and they will stop all communications for the rest of the day.

We are deeply saddened by this devastating loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time

Team Vitality Valorant

Vitality followed up the tweet by speaking about the importance of mental health. They also encouraged those who are struggling to seek support. After all, whether you’re a Valorant pro or not, you should seek help when you’re not okay.

Valorant Pro Twisten at VCT

Twisten’s Valorant Pro Journey

He originally played for Czech organizations like eSuba and Entropiq. After that, Twisten had a breakthrough in 2022 with BIG. Twisten also played a key role as the organization competed through Stages 1 and 2 of the VCT 2022 EMEA Challengers.

Shortly before the year ended, Team Vitality signed him as a player. Team Vitality is also one of Riot’s ten partners in VCT EMEA. Which also meant that this was a big opportunity for Twisten. He made his international debut as a Valorant Pro at VCT LOCK//IN Brazil, where his team grabbed 9th-16th place.

After the 0-2 loss to Leviatán in the Round of 16, he missed the start of the post-match press conference. He also explained that the loss hit him hard, and he wanted to get some fresh air after the match. Twisten also revealed that he has been battling depression for two years.

Before VCT LOCK//IN started, Twisten made the news regarding his pledge to donate €25 for each Shorty frag during the tournament. LOCK//IN had a total of 58 Shorty kills, totaling €1450. He then donated the money to the non-profit animal welfare association, Hunderettung Europa.

Twisten then went on to grab 5th-6th place at the VCT EMEA League with his team. The team was poised to compete in the region’s LCQ (Last-Chance Qualifiers) for Valorant Champions.

All our thoughts and prayers are with Twisten’s family and friends. May Twisten rest peacefully in his sleep.

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