Our commitment to mental health
Team Vitality acknowledges the significance of mental health in esports and gaming.
We stand resolute in our commitment to fostering a culture of support for our valued employees, dedicated athletes, passionate fans, and any other person within the esports ecosystem facing issues such as depression, burnout, anxiety, and any other mental health ordeal.
Awareness, prevention, and action are the key components of our mission to make mental health an integral part of the esports & gaming ecosystem.
Foster dialogue and raise awareness
KARE aims to spread awareness on mental health issues and open up the discussion on this important matter.
We want to show the whole esports industry that even high-level athletes can experience poor mental health, and that it’s okay to talk about them openly.
The KARE series is a compilation of videos in which our players, coaches, staff, and managers talk openly about their own experiences dealing with poor mental health to destigmatize the conversation and to encourage those currently facing similar situations to seek appropriate help.
The first episode will be launched shortly.
Support the Twisten Foundation
KARE is a project launched by Team Vitality. As an esports organization, whilst we are not specialists in mental health topics and how to address them, we understand the significance of this topic and look to support incredible organizations like the Twisten Foundation to support our industry, fans, and beyond.
The name KARE pays tribute to Karel aka “Twisten“, a Team Vitality VALORANT player who sadly died by suicide after living with depression for several years. His death was a profound shock for the whole esports industry, as well as everyone at Team Vitality.
Karel’s family established the Twisten Foundation on the 4th of December, 2023, the birthday of Twisten.
The foundation wants to help teenagers who find themselves in similar situations as Karel Ašenbrener, suffering from poor mental health or mental ill health.
KARE will fully support the Twisten foundation by carrying its messages, supporting its charity actions, and helping finance its important work.
Through this collaboration, KARE also aims to convey a message of hope to anyone in distress: you are not alone. The Twisten Foundation, like hundreds of other organizations, resources and emergency numbers exist to provide help and assistance.
The Twisten Foundation
The Twisten Foundation pays tribute to Karel “Twisten” Ašenbrener, who lived with depression for several years.
The Twisten Foundation aims at helping and supporting teenagers facing mental health issues, using modern forms of communication including special projects within the esports industry.