The world of video games and esports is in mourning, as Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-Bo, renowned competitive gamer and a promising young Overwatch, passed away last week. The unfortunate news was announced on the social networks of Philadelphia Fusion, the team for which he played.
Despite being in an early stage of his career, Alarm had already caught the attention of the entire community, as at his young age he was recognized as one of the great talents of the Overwatch League.
Philadelphia Fusion posted a message to say goodbye to the player from South Korea and acknowledge his esports career. Some colleagues and Alarm colleagues also posted messages to highlight the player’s career.
Overwatch League star Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-Bo passes away
The esports team confirmed yesterday, November 7, the death of Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-Bo, a player who passed away at the age of 20. Out of respect for his relatives, the causes of his death were not disclosed.
During his career, Alarm achieved recognition from the community and companies, who awarded him the 2020 Rookie of the Year in the Overwatch League. He also received a Role Stars award and was nominated for MVP (Most Valuable Player).
“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,” wrote Philadelphia Fusion in its farewell message.
Some of his colleagues and members of the esports industry also recognized the career and talent of the professional, who started at a very young age.
“My biggest inspiration and someone I’ve always looked up to since the days we fought at Contenders. Thank you for all that you have done for this community and it will never be forgotten, ”wrote player Crimzo.
— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) November 8, 2021
Im heartbroken Alarm was like a little brother to me.
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 ur positive attitude and our gym sessions together.
– Poko (@poko) November 8, 2021
My biggest inspiration and someone I’ve always looked up to since the days we battled it out in contenders. Thank you for everything you’ve done for this community and you will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Kim Kyeong-Bo. 🧡 https://t.co/FT6OXFO542
— Crimzo (@Crimzo) November 8, 2021
We at LEVEL UP mourn the passing of Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-Bo and send our condolences to all of his family and loved ones. We also hope that you find peace in your final rest.