Pro Overwatch League esports player Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-bo passes away at age 20


There’s some incredibly tragic news coming out of Overwatch’s esports scene. Kim Kyeong-bo aka “Alarm,” the flex-support player for the Philadelphia Fusion OWL team, has passed away. No explanation or cause of death was announced at the time of this writing. He was 20 years old.

“Alarm was the heart and soul of our organization,” reads an announcement from the Fusion’s official Twitter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as we mourn this tragic loss.”

Alarm was an astonishing addition to the Fusion roster, starting his competitive gaming career with the Fusion Academy Contenders team before making his debut in OWL in 2020. He quickly made himself stand out in the league to become Rookie of the Year, along with a Role Stars award and an MVP nomination for that year as well.

An outpouring of support has come from fans on Reddit and on Twitter, along with a number of messages from other esports professionals and nearly every team in the OWL roster. We also wish to extend our deepest condolences to Kyeong-bo’s family and friends.

sources: Twitter, Dot Esports, Reddit (1, 2)
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