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Fusion team member Alarm dead at 20

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Kyeong-bo “Alarm” Kim, a South Korean professional Overwatch player who spent the past two years with the Philadelphia Fusion, has died, the team announced Sunday. He was 20.

The Fusion said they were “devastated and heartbroken” by Alarm’s passing in a statement.

No cause of death was announced.

“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 statement said. “The Kim family and the Fusion ask for privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”

Kim played for BK Stars, Lunatic-Hai 2 and Lunatic-Hai in South Korea before coming stateside. He joined Fusion University, Philadelphia’s former academy team, in January 2018 and stayed with them until the Fusion called him up in October 2019.

Alarm won the OWL Rookie of the Year award in 2020 and was known for excelling with a variety of heroes.

Tributes poured in on social media from other Overwatch League teams and fans.

“This is devastating news, and he will be sorely missed,” the San Francisco Shock posted on Twitter. “Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and teams. We are sending our love and support in this time of mourning. Rest in peace, Alarm.”

–Field Level Media

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