Gaming Pros and Fans Unite in Support of Overwatch Star “Alarm” Following His Untimely Demise

Published 11/08/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Source: Overwatch League YouTube Channel


The Overwatch community recently received some devastating news with the untimely demise of star player Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo. The 20-year-old South Korean player for the Philadelphia Fusion was one of the League’s best players. News about his death was made public earlier today with a statement posted by the team on its Twitter account.

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In its statement, Philadelphia Fusion called Alarm the heart and soul of the organization. Currently, both his family and the team have released no statements regarding the cause behind his demise. However, the news has definitely sent shock waves through the community, with many fans and professional players paying respect to the rising star.

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Professional players and fans of Overwatch pay respect to Alarm

Alarm burst into the Tier-1 pro Overwatch scene last year when he won the Rookie of the Year Award with the Philadelphia Fusion. However, his ties with the organization goes back to 2018, when he joined its Contenders team in 2018.

The community considered him to be one of the best Flex Supports in the game, and following a two-year stint in the Contenders League where he and Fusion University won five titles, Alarm finally entered the big leagues in 2020. Along with the Rookie of the Year, he received the Role Stars Award and a MVP nomination, capping off a stellar season.

However, his death during the offseason has caught everyone by surprise. Many players who have played against him spoke highly of him, especially about his skills as a player. However, they also thought of him as a kind friend, amazing teammate, and much more.

Former and present teammates bid adieu to their dear friend

Over the past three years, many players got to know Kim personally by being his teammate on both Fusion University and Philadelphia Fusion. His 2020 Fusion teammates in Rascal and Poko remembered their dear friend with Poko calling him his little brother.

Along with that, his new teammates for the 2021 season in Zest also paid his respects. Other than that, former Fusion player Elk talked about the loving and sweet nature of Alarm, who will be remembered by many.

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The news of Alarm’s passing has been quite painful for many Overwatch fans and professional players. Many fans couldn’t believe the news about the rising star’s demise, and it was heartbreaking for them to see a talent like him leave so soon. This tragic loss will remain in the hearts of many, and he was surely a one-of-a-kind player who can’t be replaced by anyone.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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