Philadelphia Fusion Support Alarm Dies at 20
Standout support player and 2020 Overwatch League Rookie of the Year recipient Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo has died at the age of 20, as per Philadelphia Fusion official Twitter account. What a truly crushing bit of news, and the fact that it seemingly came out of nowhere makes it all the more shocking.
“We are devastated and heartbroken to hear about Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo’s passing. Alarm was the heart and soul of our organization, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as we mourn this tragic loss. The Kim family and the Fusion ask for privacy during this incredibly difficult time,” the Fusion wrote in an official statement.
We’re at a loss of words — a natural reaction to such a sudden passing of a player whose best days were yet to come and a wholesome human being who had reached the pinnacle of his craft at such a staggeringly young age.
A Devastating Loss
Philadelphia Fusion and members of the Overwatch community have come out on social media to praise and remember Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo’s accomplishments, his unwavering passion for the game, and his lively persona. “Alarm was such an amazing person and one of the most talented and hardworking people I’ve ever met. I remember him pushing me to improve constantly like it was yesterday. So heartbreaking to see him pass so young,” said Zachary “ZachaREEE” Lombardo on Twitter.
“The kid was genuinely cracked at overwatch and an incredible teammate to work with. I’ve got so many good memories with you, I’ll miss your positive attitude and our gym sessions together,“ said Alarm’s former teammate Gael “Poko” Gouzerch.
Our deepest condolences go out to Alarm’s family and friends, as well as those who’ve had the privilege of competing alongside (and against) one of the best supports who’ve ever stepped foot on the (be it physical or virtual) Overwatch League stage.