SK Telecom T1

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SK Telecom T1
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Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Coaches: Choi "L.i.E.S" Byoung-hoon
Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun
Lee "PoohManDu" Jeong-hyeon
Website: http://www.sksports.net/T1/main.asp
Sponsor(s): SK Telecom
Pocari Sweat
New Balance
Corsair
Razer
KLevv Memory
Facebook: SKsports.T1
Twitter: sktelecom_t1
Organization
Affiliated Teams (Former): SK Telecom T1 K
SK Telecom T1 S
History
Created: 2014-02-15
Current Roster
SKT T1 2016 IEM WC.jpg
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SK Telecom T1 is a Korean professional gaming team based in South Korea. Previously, the SK Telecom organization sponsored two sister teams, S and K. SK Telecom T1 is the only team to win the World Championship twice and also the only team to win the "Triple Crown": victories at the IEM World Championship, Riot Mid-Season Invitational, and Riot World Championship.

History

Season 3

In December 2012, SK Telecom acquired the roster of Eat Sleep Game, with a roster consisting of Reapered, H0R0, MighTiLy, UandME, and StarLast. See the history of that team at SK Telecom T1 S (originally SK Telecom T1, then SK Telecom T1 #1). In February 2013, the organization created a new roster, which consisted of Faker, bengi, Piglet, PoohManDu, and Impact. See the history of that team at SK Telecom T1 K (originally SK Telecom T1 #2). On November 12th, the sister teams were renamed from #1 and #2 to S and K, respectively. Though it was initially known as SK Telecom's secondary team, K outperformed S, winning the Season 3 World Championship and then having a perfect season in Champions Winter 2013-2014.

2014 Season

SK Telecom competed in LoL Masters 2014. The organization had a 6-0 set record in the round robin, with a 14-4 game record. In the playoffs, they were seeded directly into the finals but then lost 0-3 to Samsung, placing second overall. Both SKT teams failed to make Worlds at the end of the season.

2015 Season

In November 2014, it was announced that Korean teams could no longer have two separate rosters, and SK Telecom T1's teams disbanded, reforming a single team simply called SK Telecom T1. As with all other OGN teams, they would have a 10-member roster. The team was invited to play in Champions Spring 2015. On December 2nd, a roster was announced for the preseason that included MaRin, Impact, Bengi, Easyhoon, Faker, Bang, Wolf, and Piccaboo. Of these players, Piccaboo was the only new addition; the other seven players had previously competed on either S or K.

SKT entered their first tournament of the 2015 Season at SBENU Champions Spring 2015. They placed second in the regular season so they had to face CJ Entus in the second round of playoffs and took the series 3-2. They went on to play the KOO Tigers where they took the series 3-0 without Faker or Bengi having to play. The win secured them a spot at the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational where they won every game in groups. After a close 3-2 series against Fnatic, they moved on to face EDward Gaming in the finals where SKT was upset 3-2.

They came back to Korea for SBENU Champions Summer 2015 where they went almost undefeated, only dropping a series to CJ Entus. Their first place finish in the regular season guaranteed them a spot at the 2015 Season World Championship due to having the most Championship Points. In the finals of the playoffs they beat KT Rolster 3-0 to take 1st place in playoffs and advance to the 2015 Season World Championship as the first seed from Korea.

SKT was placed in a group at worlds alongside EDG, Bangkok Titans, and H2k Gaming. They went undefeated all the way to the finals, beating AHQ e-Sports Club and Origen in the playoffs along the way. They met the KOO Tigers in the finals and beat them 3-1 to give the organization its second World Championship.

2016 Season

Two weeks after the World Championship, SK Telecom played in the LoL KeSPA Cup. In their semifinal series against Challenger team Ever, substitute mid laner Scout started in the first game, but even with Faker playing in the second game, the team lost the series 0-2 - continuing a streak of World Champions being eliminated early on in their first tournaments after Worlds. SK Telecom announced Faker's re-signing for the 2016 season after the tournament.[1] However, shortly afterwards, Easyhoon, T0M, and MaRin left the team.[2] SKT's offseason acquisitions included NaJin's top laner Duke, relatively new jungler Blank, and their former support PoohManDu as a coach.[3]

In March, SK Telecom attended IEM Katowice despite being only the sixth-place LCK team at the time. They brought substitute jungler Blank in place of bengi and swept through the tournament, winning the title after only seven games. Returning to Korea, they began to use Blank as their full-time starting jungler and improved from a series record of 5-4 after week 7 to 12-6 after week 13, behind only the Tigers and KT Rolster in the standings. In the playoffs, they easily beat Jin Air and KT before facing the ROX Tigers for the third finals in a row. This time, instead of a 3-0 it was a 3-1, but SKT still won and were crowned LCK champions for the third consecutive time.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Duke Lee Ho-seong (이호성) 01 Top -
Current Official Residency South Korea bengi Bae Seong-woong (배성웅) 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency South Korea Blank Kang Sun-gu (강선구) 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency South Korea Faker Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁) 03 Mid -
Current Official Residency South Korea Bang Bae Jun-sik (배준식) 04 AD -
Current Official Residency South Korea Wolf Lee Jae-wan (이재완) 05 Support -

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Scout Lee Ye-chan (이예찬) 08 Sub/Mid EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming
South Korea MaRin Jang Gyeong-hwan (장경환) 01 Top Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
South Korea T0M Im Jae-hyeon (임재현) 02 Jungle QGlogo std.png Qiao Gu Reapers
South Korea Easyhoon Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈) 03 Mid Vicilogo std.png Vici Gaming
South Korea Piccaboo Lee Jong-beom (이종범) 05 Support KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster
South Korea Impact Jung Eon-yeong (정언영) 01 Top TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
South Korea L.i.E.S Choi Byoung-hoon (최병훈) Head Coach
South Korea kkOma Kim Jeong-gyun (김정균) 11 Coach
South Korea PoohManDu Lee Jeong-hyeon (이정현) 11 Coach

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-05-15 MSI logo.png A11st 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 3 : 0 Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming $ 250,000
2016-04-23 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs 3 : 1 KOOlogo std.png ROX Tigers ₩ 100,000,000
2016-04-09 Ogn logo.png A33rd LCK 2016 Spring Season 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-06 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season X - World Championship 3 : 0 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 50,000
2015-11-13 KeSPA logo small.png A33 - 4th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2 Everlogo std.png Ever ₩ 10,000,000
2015-10-31 WCS 2015 small.png A11st 2015 Season World Championship 3 : 1 KOOlogo std.png KOO Tigers $ 1,000,000
2015-08-29 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2015 Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster ₩ 100,000,000
2015-08-13 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2015 Summer Season 17 : 1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-05-10 MSI logo.png A22nd 2015 Mid-Season Invitational 2 : 3 EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming $ 50,000
2015-05-02 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2015 Spring Playoffs 3 : 0 GETlogo std.png GE Tigers ₩ 100,000,000
2015-04-11 Ogn logo.png A22nd LCK 2015 Spring Season 11 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-06-08 Masters logo small.png A22nd SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 0 : 3 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Galaxy ₩ 20,000,000

Other Content

  • 2016

Interviews

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Gallery

References

  1. [단독] '페이커' 이상혁, 소속팀 SK텔레콤과 재계약 (Korean) osen.mt.co.kr
  2. 2.0 2.1 장경환-이지훈 SK텔레콤과 작별...페이커와는 재계약 esports.dailygame.co.kr
  3. 3.0 3.1 SK Telecom T1's Tweet twitter.com
  4. [1] dailygame.co.kr
  5. Edward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  6. [뉴스] 스베누 롤챔스 스프링 2라운드 로스터 발표 inven.co.kr
  7. 서포터 '피카부' 이종범, 휴식 위해 SKT 계약 종료 m.inven.co.kr
  8. SK Telecom T1 Joins Team Razer telkomgaming.co.za
  9. SK Telecom T1's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  11. SKT T1, '임팩트' 정언영과 계약 종료..."해외 진출 계획 중" (Korean) inven.co.kr
  12. SKT도 리빌딩 완료, 'Impact' 정언영, '장병기마스터' 배성웅 영입 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  13. SK텔레콤 T1 LOL팀, 팀명 변경. 1팀 2팀에서 'S'와 'K'로! (Korean) inven.co.kr
  14. SK텔레콤, 복한규-조재환의 'ESG' 영입해 LOL 팀 창단! fomos.kr
  15. 래퍼드, 호로 등 SKT 팀 창단 발표! 꼬마 김정균도 코치로 inven.co.kr