KT Rolster

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KT Rolster
KT Rolsterlogo square.png
Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
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. 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.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Roster

Active

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

Former

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

Organization

Current

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

Former

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

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-13 KeSPA logo small.png A55 - 8th 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2 Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.png Kongdoo Monster ₩ 5,000,000
2016-09-03 RpPoints.png A22nd 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals 2 : 3 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Galaxy
2016-08-20 Ogn logo.png A22nd LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 ROXTlogo std.png ROX Tigers ₩ 60,000,000
2016-08-06 Ogn logo.png A33rd LCK 2016 Summer Season 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-16 Ogn logo.png A33rd LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs 0 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 30,000,000
2016-04-09 Ogn logo.png A22nd LCK 2016 Spring Season 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-11-13 KeSPA logo small.png A33 - 4th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2 CJElogo std.png CJ Entus ₩ 10,000,000
2015-10-18 WCS 2015 small.png A55 - 8th 2015 Season World Championship 1 : 3 KOOlogo std.png KOO Tigers $ 75,000
2015-09-05 RpPoints.png A11st 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals 3 : 1 JAGlogo std.png Jin Air Green Wings WC Seed
2015-08-29 Ogn logo.png A22nd LCK 2015 Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 60,000,000
2015-08-13 Ogn logo.png A22nd LCK 2015 Summer Season 13 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-11 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th LCK 2015 Spring Season 6 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₩ 10,000,000
2014-06-08 Masters logo small.png A66th SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 1 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₩ 5,000,000
2013-02-22 Ogn logo.png A33rd OGN Club Masters 3 : 0 CJElogo std.png 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 X Stormlogo std.png Xenics Storm ₩ 2,000,000

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