KT Rolster

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KT Rolster
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Team Information
Location: South Korea
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Coaches: Lee Ji-hoon
Oh "ZanDarc" Chang-jong
Jung Je-seung
Website: http://kt-sports.co.kr
Facebook: KT롤스터
Twitter: ktRolster_tw
Organization
Affiliated Teams (Former): KT Rolster Arrows
KT Rolster Bullets
History
Created: 2012-10-10
Current Roster
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KT Rolster is a Korean professional gaming organization based in South Korea. It is one of the eight KeSPA teams.

Before the Korean restructuring, KT fielded two sister teams, KT Rolster Arrows and KT Rolster Bullets which were created by the organization on October 10th, 2012.[1] It originally began as StarCraft: Brood War team KTF Magics and included among its stars a number of players who also became involved with League of Legends - coaches YellOw (Xenics Storm) and Reach (NaJin e-mFire) and casters/streamers Kim Dong Soo (Garimto) and Kang Min (Nal_Ra).

History

Season 3

On October 10th, 2012, KT Rolster created two teams for their League of Legends division, KT Rolster A and KT Rolster B. KTA was made up of Hiro, Vitamin, ReSEt, Zero, and Wall while KTB featured Ragan, KaKAO, Ryu, Score, and Mafa. The two teams combined in March for the OGN Club Masters where they placed third after losing 3-2 to MVP but beating CJ Entus 3-0. Star player of NaJin Black Sword, Maknoon, joined KTA in May of 2013 and the team was reformed around him as their center piece. Shortly afterwards, KTA was renamed to the KT Rolster Arrows and KTB was renamed to the KT Rolster Bullets. Unfortunately for KT, neither team was able to qualify for the Season 3 World Championship.

2014 Season

At the beginning of the season, the Arrows were restructured again to cope with the loss of Maknoon as the star. This new team featuring KaKAO, Rookie, Ssumday, Arrow, and Hachani were able to bring KT its first OGN Championship after they beat Samsung Blue 3-2 at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014. Just prior to this they played in the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 but placed fifth overall out of seven teams and missed playoffs. Both KT Rolster teams failed to qualify for the 2014 Season World Championship at the end of the season.

2015 Season

Changes to OGN rules that banned organizations from owning two teams forced the Arrows and the Bullets to merge for the 2015 season. KT Rolster fielded a roster featuring Ssumday, Score, Nagne, Arrow, and Hachani as the starting five. The team did not fair well in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and placed fifth overall for the season, barely missing playoffs.

KT did much better in the regular season of SBENU Champions Summer 2015, placing second behind a nearly undefeated SK Telecom T1 team after acquiring Piccaboo. They made it to the finals of the playoffs but lost 3-0 to SKT. KT qualified for the finals of the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals where they beat the Jin Air Green Wings 3-1 to qualify for the 2015 Season World Championship as the number three seed from Korea. KT was drawn into a group with LGD Gaming, Team SoloMid, and Origen. They ended with a 5-1 record and went on to play the KOO Tigers in the quarterfinals. They lost 3-1 and were knocked out of the tournament.

2016 Preseason

KT played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-1 in the semifinals to CJ Entus. Shortly afterwards, starting midlaner Nagne and support Piccaboo left the team. KT signed Fly, former mid of Young Glory, to replace Nagne, and two supports: Ignar from Incredible Miracle and Hachani, former coach of Rebels Anarchy.

2016 Season

During the LCK 2016 Spring Season, KT Rolster finished second place in the regular season with a 13-5 match record. Ignar would leave the team halfway through the season. Their regular season placement earned them a bye into the semi-finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. Unfortunately, they were swept 3-0, ending their spring split with a third place finish.

In the LCK 2016 Summer Season, KT Rolster continue their strong spring performance by finishing third with a 13-5 record. Again they earned their bye into the semi-finals of the Summer Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. In a surprising turn of event, the team reversed swept their opponent to advance into the finals against ROX Tigers after dropping the first two match, reminiscent of their 2013 summer finals. In the finals, they fell short of winning their second LCK title, placing second in the summer playoffs with a 2-3 record. Though disappointing, their spring and summer performance earned them a bye into the finals for the Regional Qualifiers to win the third seed spot for 2016 Worlds. Though they start off with a 2-0 lead, they were reversed-swept by Samsung Galaxy in the best of five series, thereby ending their 2016 season.

In the off season, KT went through major re-organization by letting go of every player except Score. In their place, the team brought on Smeb, Pawn, Mata, and Deft to form what many considered to be the super team that might finally topple SKT in the 2017 season.

2017 Season

Going into the LCK 2017 Spring Season, KT Rolster got off to a strong start. However, people were more focused on how this team fares against SK Telecom T1's new line up, which also had an equally strong start of the season. Due to scheduling, both teams would play against each other back to back in the span of 2 weeks. In this el classico telecom war, KT unfortunately lost both match ups against SKT. Since then, the team started slumping a bit and at the end of the regular season, they were in third place, which still earned them a bye into the quarter finals. Going into the playoffs, they were able to get back into form to defeat MVP in the quarter finals and then later Samsung Galaxy in the semi-finals without ever dropping a single match. However, much to the disappointment of their fans, they did not win a single match against their opponent SK Telecom T1, thus ending their spring playoffs in 2nd place and earning 70 circuit points for the 2017 World Championship.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
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Smeb Song Kyung-ho (송경호) 01 Top
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Score Go Dong-bin (고동빈) 02 Jungle
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PawN Heo Won-seok (허원석) 03 Mid
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Deft Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규) 04 AD
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Mata Cho Se-hyeong (조세형) 05 Support

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
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Steal Moon Geon-yeong (문건영) 02 Jungle
None
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Ssumday Kim Chan-ho (김찬호) 01 Top Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
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Fly Song Yong-jun (송용준) Mid LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming
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Arrow No Dong-hyeon (노동현) 04 AD P1logo std.png Phoenix1
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Hachani Ha Seung-chan (하승찬) 05 Support VITlogo std.png Team Vitality
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IgNar Lee Dong-geun (이동근) 05 Support MSFlogo std.png Misfits
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Edge Lee Ho-sung (이호성) 03 Mid NaJinemfirelogo std.png NaJin e-mFire
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Nagne Kim Sang-moon (김상문) 03 Mid Wan Yoologo std.png Wan Yoo
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Mach Oh Hyun-sik (오현식) 04 AD MVPlogo std.png MVP
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Fixer Jung Jae-woo (정재우) 05 Support P1logo std.png Phoenix1
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Piccaboo Lee Jong-beom (이종범) 05 Support
None
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Mimic Min Ju-seong (민주성) 06 Sub/Top Pathoslogo std.png Pathos
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Ares Kim Min-kwon (김민권) 07 Sub/Jungle Everlogo std.png ESC Ever
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Sage Kim Do-geun (김도근) 10 Sub/Support
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Prime Yoon Du-sik (윤두식) 02 Jungle
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ikssu Jeon Ik-soo (전익수) 06 Sub/Top ANClogo std.png Anarchy

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
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Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈) Head Coach
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ZanDarc Oh Chang-jong (오창종) 11 Coach
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Jung Je-seung (정제승) Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
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실력자 Kim Hwan (김환) Coach
None

Team Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-04-22
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A22nd LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
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 KT Rolster
₩ 60,000,000
2017-04-02
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A33rd LCK 2017 Spring Season 12 : 6
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Group Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-13
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A55 - 8th 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2
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 Kongdoo Monster
₩ 5,000,000
2016-09-03
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A22nd 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals 2 : 3
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 Samsung Galaxy
2016-08-20
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A22nd LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs 2 : 3
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 ROX Tigers
₩ 60,000,000
2016-08-06
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A33rd LCK 2016 Summer Season 13 : 5
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Group Stage (W/L)
2016-04-16
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A33rd LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
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 SK Telecom T1
₩ 30,000,000
2016-04-09
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A22nd LCK 2016 Spring Season 13 : 5
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Group Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-13
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A33 - 4th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2
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 CJ Entus
₩ 10,000,000
2015-10-18
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A55 - 8th 2015 Season World Championship 1 : 3
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 KOO Tigers
$ 75,000
2015-09-05
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A11st 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals 3 : 1
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 Jin Air Green Wings
WC Seed
2015-08-29
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A22nd LCK 2015 Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
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 SK Telecom T1
₩ 60,000,000
2015-08-13
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A22nd LCK 2015 Summer Season 13 : 5
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Group Stage (W/L)
2015-04-11
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A55 - 8th LCK 2015 Spring Season 6 : 8
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Group Stage (W/L)
₩ 10,000,000
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-06-08
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A66th SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 1 : 5
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Group Stage (W/L)
₩ 5,000,000
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-02-22
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A33rd OGN Club Masters 3 : 0
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 CJ Entus
₩ 4,000,000
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-03-21 A11st NiceGameTV Battle Royal S2 Round 8 3 : 1
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 Xenics Storm
₩ 2,000,000

Gallery

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Interviews

References

  1. KT Rolster starts 2 LoL teams"esports.dailygame.co.kr
  2. kt LoL 팀 서포터 이동근 개인사정으로 계약 해지 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  3. Gamers article regarding Ssunday and Fly "Gamers.com"
  4. [1] "fomos.kr"
  5. KT 롤스터 서포터 '하차니' 하승찬, 잠시 휴식 (Korean) inven.co.kr (English Translation) liquidlegends.net
  6. KT, 서포터 '피카부' 이종범 영입 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  7. KT 롤스터, 김상문-이종범-정재우와 계약 종료 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  8. kt 롤스터, ‘플라이’ 송용준-‘이그나’ 이동근 영입으로 LOL팀 완성 (Korean) fomos.kr
  9. '하차니' 하승찬, KT 롤스터로 복귀 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  10. 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr