Philadelphia’s Fusion announced via Twitter that Overwatch League player Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-bo passed away at the age of 20. The team posted about Kim’s death on November 7 at 7:26 PM CT, but did not provide more detail on how he was passed away.
Alarm was one of the best flex supports in the Overwatch League. He won the Rookie of the Year award in 2020 along with the Role Star award and an MVP nomination in the same year. Before joining Philadelphia’s Fusion, he was a player of Overwatch Contenders academy team for Fusion University.
“Alarm was the heart and soul of our organization,” the Philadelphia Fusion said in its statement on Twitter, “and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as we mourn this tragic loss.”
— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) November 8, 2021
The family did not release a statement about Alarm’s death, therefore it isn’t clear how or why Kyeong-bo passed away. His last Twitch stream was 2 days ago, in which he didn’t mention any health problem nor seemed ill.
The gaming community lost many this year. In October, Rainbow Six Siege player, Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley died at the age of 24. A month later Bashurverse, 36 years old Minecraft YouTuber died due to Coivd-19.
Elk, who joined the team back in 2018 tweeted, “Out of everyone I have met throughout my life alarm was one of the nicest and kindest people I encountered. It’s very rare you can know someone for years and only have positive memories and experiences with them. To be honest I’m kind of lost for words.”
Kyeong-bo was respected and loved by Overwatch fans and other professional players. Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-bo was considered one of the best, if not the best support player in Overwatch. Many players and fans shared their condolences with Kyeong-bo’s family and teammates.
Kim Kyeong-bo was in his homeland of South Korea during the league’s offseason.