Overwatch community pays respects to professional gamer Alarm after tragic passing

In the Flex Support role, the young Overwatch star was best known for his quick aim and flashy moves.

Overwatch gamer Alarm. (Image: Twitter)

Alarm, a competitive Overwatch veteran, tragically died on November 7. The professional from South Korea was only 20 years old.

In the Flex Support role, the young Overwatch star was best known for his quick aim and flashy moves. There have been no further developments regarding his death, and Alarm’s family and the Fusion franchise have requested privacy.

OWL organization Philadelphia Fusion revealed the news in a shocking social media post on the same day. “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 was one of the most experienced players in the world, having competed at the highest level since the first season of APEX in 2016.

Alarm made his OWL debut in 2020 as part of the parent organisation Philadelphia Fusion, after more than a year of battling his way through the path to pro with Fusion University. For his efforts in his first season, he was named Rookie of the Year. The team went on to finish in the top eight of the OWL playoffs in both 2020 and 2021.

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‘ABSOLUTELY TRAGIC’

“Taken from this world way too young. Alarm will be remembered as someone who truly excelled at what he did and brought so much joy to people all around the world.”

OWL host Reinforce

“Out of everyone I have met throughout my life, Alarm was one of the nicest and kindest people I encountered,” his former Contenders Support Duo Elk chimed in. “It’s very rare you can know someone for years and only have positive memories and experiences with them.”

“Words can’t describe how much we will miss you,” Fusion President Tucker Roberts added. “You are such an amazing teammate and thoughtful young man.”

Alarm inspired countless fans all over the world, from his time on stage under the Lunatic-Hai banners to his success in North America.

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