The official Twitter account of Overwatch Philadelphia Fusion esports team announced that Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo has passed away. He was 20 years old.
No further information was given. This tragic news comes as a merger brought the news just a few weeks ago in In late October that Kim would return for the 2022 season.
“We are devastated and heartbroken to hear of Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-Bo’s death,” wrote Philadelphia Fusion on twitter. “The alarm has been in the heart and soul of our organization, and our thoughts and prayers go with his family and friends as we mourn this tragic loss.”
“The Kim family and the Fusion are asking for privacy during this incredibly difficult time,” added the team.
Other esports teams, professionals, and fans have used Twitter to express their depth Sadness over Kim’s death. It’s a huge one, sudden loss for the Overwatch Community.
Kim was born in 2001 and was one of the most exciting flex wraps in the Overwatch League. As a rookie, Kim has certainly made a name for himself in the league. Point sports notes that while In his first year, Kim not only won the Rookie of the Year Award 2020, but also a Role Stars Award and a nomination for Most Valuable Player. Prior to joining Philadelphia Fusion, Kim played for Fusion University, the academy team on the Overwatch Contenders development series, and was a standout contender.
“We’re INCREDIBLY proud of everything @alarm achieved in his first year in the league, from Role Star to MVP candidate, he more than deserves the title,” wrote the merger on twitter back then. He definitely was.
Below is a 2020 montage of Kim playing and showing off his splendor Skills:
Can Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo Rest in peace. He will be missed.