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Overwatch Pro Kim "Alarm" Kyeong-Bo Has Passed Away, Aged 20

Kim "Alarm" Kyeong-Bo pictured as part of Fusion University.
Kim "Alarm" Kyeong-Bo pictured as part of Fusion University. / Image courtesy of Overwatch League

Philadelphia Fusion's Kim "Alarm" Kyeong-Bo has passed away, announced by the team on Nov. 7, 2021.

The Overwatch community have been paying their respects this morning after it was announced that South Korean player, Alarm, has passed away. The young Overwatch star was perhaps best known for his role as flex support for the Philadelphia Fusion.

The team revealed the news via their social media channels. “We are devastated and heartbroken to hear about Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-Bo’s passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as we mourn this tragic loss.”

Alarm first entered the competitive scene during the 2016 Overwatch APEX Season 1, playing with the BK Stars. He went on to have a successful run in various Overwatch Contenders Seasons as part of Fusion University, working his way up the path to pro. Alarm's Overwatch League debut came in 2020, where he joined its parent organisation, Philadelphia Fusion. He was crowned Rookie of the Year in his first season.

The Philadelphia Fusion did not provide any additional details regarding Alarm's passing. "The Kim family and the Fusion ask for privacy during this incredibly difficult time."