SK Telecom T1
|SK Telecom T1|
|Affiliated Teams (Former):||SK Telecom T1 K|
SK Telecom T1 S
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 three times and also the only team to win the "Triple Crown": victories at the IEM World Championship, Riot Mid-Season Invitational, and Riot World Championship.
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.
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.
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. In the final match of this series, Faker's Leblanc pick, which was undefeated up to this point, was counter-picked by Pawn's Morgana. As a result, Edward Gaming handily defeated SKT with a 3-2 score.
Returning to the SBENU Champions Summer 2015, SKT went almost undefeated, only dropping a series to CJ Entus. Their first place finish in the regular season directly seeds them into the SBENU Champions Summer 2015/Playoffs Final. There, they meet KT Rolster again like they did in 2013, except this time they beat KT Roster 3-0 to win the 2015 LCK Summer Championship and advance to the 2015 Season World Championship as the first seed from Korea.
At Worlds, SKT was grouped with 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. MaRin was also chosen as the MVP of the Finals.
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. However, shortly afterwards, Easyhoon, T0M, and MaRin left the team. SKT's offseason acquisitions included NaJin's top laner Duke, relatively new jungler Blank, and their former support PoohManDu as a coach.
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. More importantly, they were the LCK representative for the 2016 MSI.
At the MSI, SKT quickly ran into trouble where in the first round robin of the group stage they went 2-3, losing out to all the teams except G2 and SuperMassive. However during the second round robin of the group stage, SKT improved its score to 6-4 to get pass group stage and earn first tier status for their respective region in the upcoming 2016 World. At the semi-final, they faced off against RNG and beat them 3-1 in the best of five series. In this series, SKT even achieved the perfect game in Game 4. In the finals, they beat CLG 3-0, earning their first ever MSI title. It's interesting to note that in Game 1 and 2, both SKT and CLG used the exact picks and bans for their team composition.
Entering the 2016 LCK Summer split, SKT maintained a strong performance by finishing second behind ROX Tigers in the regular split with a 13-5 record. This earned them a bye into the semi-final round in another Telecom war showdown against KT Rolster. Initially leading the series with a 2-0, SKT was then reversed swept by KT, thus ending their 2016 summer playoff in third place. That said, their performance in the spring and summer splits won them enough circuit points to enter the 2016 Season World Championship as the second seed representative from Korea.
Grouped with Cloud9, I May, Flash Wolves in Group B, SKT won all but one match in the group stage to advance into the quarterfinal where they face off against RNG. In game 1, RNG won against SKT after 47 minutes. However, SKT responded by winning the next three matches to advance into the semifinal against ROX Tigers in an epic rematch of the 2015 World Championship Final. Though off to a good start by winning the first match of the series, SKT were caught off guard with ROX Tigers's unorthodox Ashe and Miss Fortune combo-pick for the bot lane. Going into Game 4, Kkoma made the fateful decision to substitute Bengi in and have him play Nidalee, a champion he's not known to be proficient with. To the surprise of many, Bengi quickly scored the first blood against Kuro in Game 4 and eventually help the team to tie the series with a strong performance that hasn't been seen of him throughout year. With Bengi back in the starting line up for Game 5, SKT were able to close out the series against ROX Tigers in a 3-2 fashion to face Samsung Galaxy in the final.
At the finals, SKT lead the series 2-0 with Bengi in the starting lineup. However, Samsung Galaxy responded by tying the series 2-2. Reminiscent of Game 5 in the semifinals, Bengi was substituted back in for the last time and the team eventually closed out the last match in a 3-2 fashion, claiming their third World title and becoming the first team to win back to back World championship.
In the 2017 preseason, SKT acquired Huni and Peanut for the top and jungle positions, respectively. While many considered Peanut an obvious choice to replace Bengi and Blank for starting lineup, SKT's decision to go with Huni drew doubts and concerns due to the player's penchant to play carry champions instead of tanks when the meta requires it. However, SKT quickly cast those doubts aside with Huni having a strong performance on both tank and carry style champions. Unsurprisingly, the team finished the regular 2017 Spring split in first place, securing a bye into the finals where they face off against a new KT Rolster line up with Score, Mata, Smeb, Deft, and Pawn. In the finals, SKT swept the series 3-0 to secure their sixth LCK championship and a spot in the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational as the defending champion from 2016.
The new rules of MSI in 2017 allow SKT to directly seed into the group stage, along with other representatives from EULCS and LPL. During the group stages, SKT won 8 of their 10 matches to secure first tier seeding position for LCK in the upcoming 2017 World Championship. In the quarterfinals, they easily swept Flash Wolves 3-0 to advance to the finals against G2. Though G2 were able to tie the series 1-1 in Game 2, SKT easily won the next two matches to secure their second MSI title.
In the summer season, the team maintained their strong perform during the first half of the regular season. However, the team was increasingly relying more on Untara and Blank as part of their starter line up, due to Huni's and Peanut's inconsistent individual performance. After the Rift Rivals/Red Rift where the Korean teams unexpectedly lost to their LPL and LMS counterparts, the team went on an unprecedented 8 game losing streak before stabilizing their team performance in the last two weeks of the regular season. By then, the best that the team could do was place 4th by the end of the season, meaning that the team has to fight their way from the bottom up during the LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs.
In the playoffs, the team first faced off Afreeca Freecs whom they easily beat 2-0. At the next round, the team then easily beat Samsung Galaxy 3-0 to meet KT Rolster in the semifinals whom they reverse swept in an exciting 5 game series. Seeming to have found their forms back, the team went to the finals with the expectation of winning another championship in the finals. However, to the surprise the many, the team lost 1-3 after failing to respond to Khan's spectacular individual play. Although SKT still made it to the 2017 Worlds as the second seed Korean representative, this also marks the first time SKT had ever lost in an LCK finals they entered.
- December 13th, SK Telecom T1 recruits roster from Eat Sleep Game. Reapered, H0R0, MighTiLy, UandME and StarLast join.  See this roster's timeline at SK Telecom T1 S.
- February 28th, secondary roster SK Telecom T1 #2 is formed. Impact, bengi, Faker, Piglet and PoohManDu join.
- November 12th, SK Telecom T1 #1 renames to SK Telecom T1 S. SK Telecom T1 #2 renames to SK Telecom T1 K.
- November, Korean team restructuring is announced, and SK Telecom reforms as a team with a single roster.
- December 2nd, partial roster is announced, including MaRin, Impact, Bengi, Easyhoon, Faker, Bang, Wolf, and Piccaboo.
- December 19th, Impact leaves.
- February 25th, T0M joins.
- May 2nd, 1st Place at SBENU Champions Spring 2015.
- May 10th, 2nd place at 2015 Mid-Season Invitational.
- May 19th, Piccaboo leaves.
- July 3rd, Razer sponsors SK Telecom T1.
- August 29th, 1st place in the SBENU Champions Summer 2015.
- October 31st, 1st place in the 2015 Season World Championship.
- November 25th, MaRin, T0M, and Easyhoon leave.
- December 7th, Duke joins.
- December 31st, Blank joins. PoohManDu joins as coach.
- February 25th, Scout becomes a sub.
- March 6th, 1st Place at the IEM Season X - World Championship.
- March 23rd, Scout leaves.
- April 23rd, 1st Place at LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs.
- May 15th, 1st Place at 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.
- November 29th, Duke and Bengi leave. PoohManDu leaves coaching role. 
- November 30th, Peanut joins. 
- December 1st, Huni and Profit join.
- December 12st, Sky joins.
- December 21st, Rapidstar joins as coach.
- May 23rd, Profit joins Ninjas in Pajamas.
- May 24th, Untara joins SKT.
- November 21st, Peanut leaves. 
- November 24th, Huni, Choi "cCarter" Byoung-hoon (최병훈) and Rapidstar leaves. Kkoma moves to Head Coach. Effort joins. 
- November 27th, PoohManDu and Bengi join as coaches. 
- January 7th, Thal and Blossom join.
- January 17th, Wolf switches from support to jungler.
- February 1st, Wolf switches back from jungler to support.
- February 18th, Pirean and Leo join.
- Thal, Top.
- Untara, Top.
- Blank, Jungle.
- Blossom, Jungle.
- Faker, Mid.
- Pirean, Mid.
- Bang, AD Carry.
- Leo, AD Carry.
- Wolf, Support.
- Effort, Support.
- Huni, Top.
- Peanut, Jungle.
- Sky, Mid.
- Duke, Top.
- Bengi, Jungle.
- Scout, Sub/Mid.
- MaRin, Top.
- T0M, Jungle.
- Easyhoon, Mid.
- Piccaboo, Support.
- Profit, Top.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2015-11-13||3 - 4th||2015 LoL KeSPA Cup||0 : 2||ESC Ever||₩ 10,000,000|
|2015-10-31||1st||2015 Season World Championship||3 : 1||KOO Tigers||$ 1,000,000|
|2015-08-29||1st||LCK 2015 Summer Playoffs||3 : 0||KT Rolster||₩ 100,000,000|
|2015-08-13||1st||LCK 2015 Summer Season||17 : 1||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-05-10||2nd||2015 Mid-Season Invitational||2 : 3||EDward Gaming||$ 50,000|
|2015-05-02||1st||LCK 2015 Spring Playoffs||3 : 0||GE Tigers||₩ 100,000,000|
|2015-04-11||2nd||LCK 2015 Spring Season||11 : 3||Group Stage (W/L)|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-11-18||3 - 4th||2015 LoL KeSPA Cup||0 : 2||ROX Tigers||₩ 10,000,000|
|2016-10-29||1st||2016 Season World Championship||3 : 2||Samsung Galaxy||$ 2,680,000|
|2016-08-12||3rd||LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs||2 : 3||KT Rolster||₩ 30,000,000|
|2016-08-06||2nd||LCK 2016 Summer Season||13 : 5||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-05-15||1st||2016 Mid-Season Invitational||3 : 0||Counter Logic Gaming||$ 250,000|
|2016-04-23||1st||LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs||3 : 1||ROX Tigers||₩ 100,000,000|
|2016-04-09||3rd||LCK 2016 Spring Season||12 : 6||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-03-06||1st||IEM Season X - World Championship||3 : 0||Fnatic||$ 50,000|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2017-11-04||2nd||2017 Season World Championship||0 : 3||Samsung Galaxy||$ 667,841|
|2017-08-26||2nd||LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs||1 : 3||Longzhu Gaming||₩ 60,000,000|
|2017-08-06||4th||LCK 2017 Summer Season||13 : 5||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2017-05-21||1st||2017 Mid-Season Invitational||3 : 1||G2 Esports||$ 676,000|
|2017-04-22||1st||LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs||3 : 0||KT Rolster||₩ 100,000,000|
|2017-04-02||1st||LCK 2017 Spring Season||16 : 2||Group Stage (W/L)|
- October 5th - The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship with Destructoid
- October 6th - LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - SKT T1 Press Conference
- May 13th - SKT 1's Championship Press Conference (video) with onGamers
- August 29th - “We’ll do our best at Worlds!” with Inven (translated by @xoprestige)
- October 4th - SKT Coach kkOma on the Chinese Team Struggles and the Rise of Coaching in the West (KR)(EN)(video) with GameSpot
- January 13th - [Opening Match Victory, SK Telecom head coach Choi Byung-hoon, “We’re only halfway” with Osen, English translation by krbnu.’'
- March 4th - [(IEM World Championship) SKT Head Coach Choi Byung-hoon, “Faker Wanted to Play at IEM” with Fomos, English translation by krbnu.’'
- March 7th - [(IEM World Championship) Undefeated SK Telecom “We Want to Play at MSI” with Fomos, English translation by krbnu.’'
- May 12th - SKT’s kkOma: Bengi ‘could see play at any time’ with TheScoreEsports
- May 15th - The Uncut Post-MSI English Press Conference with SK Telecom T1 by theScore
- May 18th - SK Telecom T1's Fully Subtitled, Uncut Korean Press Conference from MSI by theScore
- October 14th - kkOma wants a little Teemo skin if SKT wins Worlds again with The Rift Herald
- October 15th - KkOma on pressure SKT faces: “I think that’s why I’m losing interest. We’re always expected to win.” with Slingshot
- October 21st - KkOma: “All things considered, I think that I am the best coach.” with Slingshot
- October 29th - SKT's 2016 World Championship English Press Conference
- February 17th - [롤챔스] 최병훈 SK텔레콤 감독, "경기력 아쉬워...이대로 라면 KT전 힘들어" with OSEN
- April 30th - 최병훈 T1 감독 "MSI 라이벌은 중국팀" with Segye Ilbo
- May 4th - [창간 10주년 특집] 최병훈-김정균, 두 사람이 말하는 SK텔레콤 T1 with FOMOS
- May 13th - SKT 최병훈 감독 "기가바이트 스타일이 가장 까다로웠다" with Daily eSports
- May 18th - SKT Head Coach cCarter: "Faker will do well, and he has to do well." with Inven Global
- Sep 13th - SKT T1 Bang on Worlds groups: "I even thought about the possibility of being eliminated." with Inven Global
- September 27th - "All about Worlds - LCK Top 3 Head Coaches on one table" with Inven Global
- October 16th - SKT kkOma defends TSM coach from fans! with Chhopsky
Articles & Videos
- March 26th - SK Telecom Movie 1 - Eat Sleep Game by GMT Studio
- June 16th - INJECTING CHAOS INTO SKT'S WINNING STYLE by Schuyler "Wints" Winter (lolesports.com)
- April 25th - A RETURN TO FORM: SK TELECOM T1 by Emily "LynnMinmay" Rand (lolesports.com)
- May 4th - PICKS & BANS: THE UNDERDOGS OF BJK AT MSI by Taylor "Riot RoboTayCo" Cocke and Leah "SpiNN" Jackson (lolesports.com)
- August 28th - Sovereigns of Summer: The Telecom War by Emily Rand (liquidlegends.net)
- September 10th - SKT: The supreme regents of Korea by Tom Magrino (lolesports.com)
- September 15th - The Road to Worlds: an in-depth look at SK Telecom T1 by by Tyler Erzberger (thescoreesports.com)
- October 3rd - Worlds Tease: SKT vs EDG Rematch by LoL Esports
- October 27th -
- November 25th - 장경환-이지훈 SK텔레콤과 작별…'페이커'와는 재계약 by Daily Game (esports.dailygame.co.kr)
- April 19th - Korea looks for revenge at MSI by Ian Nowakowski (lolesports.com)
- April 23rd - Three questions for SKT going into the LCK finals (and two for the ROX Tigers) by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- May 6th - A Question of "The Jungle," bengi's absence at MSI by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- May 3rd -
- Who can beat SKT at the League of Legends 2016 Mid-Season Invitational? by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- MSI Regional Rematch: China vs. Korea by Nelson Sng (lolesports.com)
- May 6th -
- A Bullet and a Target: SK Telecom's 0-2 Day 2 by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- A Question of "The Jungle," bengi's absence at MSI by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- May 7th - Korea's SKTelecom T1 win just in time by Paul Marshall (lolesports.com)
- May 9th - The MSI 2016 group stage went exactly as it should have by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- May 12th - A Life Less Ordinary: SK Telecom T1's 2016 MSI Woes by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- May 13th - Korea's Kings rise while China's Dragons fall by Paul Marshall (lolesports.com)
- May 14th - MSI Finals Preview: 'Win everything' vs. 'All they do is win' by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- May 15th -
- KOREA’S KINGS OWN THE RIFT AT MSI by LoL Esports (lolesports.com)
- Korea's SKTelecom T1 wins the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational by Paul Marshall (lolesports.com)
- August 18th - 2015 World Championship SKT T1 Skins by LoL Esports
- September 26th - Never Bet Against SKT by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- September 28th - WORLDS 2016 TEAM PROFILE: SK TELECOM by HeckMaister (esportsheaven.com)
- September 30th -
- SK Telecom T1 demolishes Cloud9 at League Worlds, makes world go, "Uh oh" by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- Duke, Impact and SK Telecom T1 by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- October 9th -
- SKT, C9 qualify for Worlds quarterfinals, Flash Wolves, I MAY eliminated by Daniel Rosen (thescoreesports.com)
- Quarterfinals bracket set as SKT and C9 advance by Paul Marshall (lolesports.com)
- October 12th - UZI'S ULTIMATE REVENGE AND 5 OTHER STORYLINES FOR WORLDS TOP 8 by CD Mangaka (esportsheaven.com)
- October 13th - Theory, Practice, and Execution: SK Telecom vs. Royal Never Give Up by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- October 14th -
- SKT defeat RNG 3-1, advance to Worlds semifinals by Sasha Erfanian (thescoreesports.com)
- SKT returns to Semifinals by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- SK Telecom advances to Worlds semifinals, eliminating RNG by Pete Volk (riftherald.com)
- SKT RECOVER TO CLAIM VICTORY by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan (eu.lolesports.com)
- October 18th - At Worlds, Regional Skill Gaps Refuse to Close by Robert Zacny & Cass Marshall (redbull.com)
- October 19th - SKT vs. ROX Tigers is a fight for the future of Korean League of Legends by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- October 19th - Unreachable: The mid and jungle matchup in SKT vs. ROX by Kelsey Moser (thescoreesports.com)
- October 21st -
- Passion and Perfection -- ROX and SKT set to collide by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- SK Telecom T1 defeat the ROX Tigers 3-2, advance to Grand Finals at Worlds by Dennis Gonzales (thescoreesports.com)
- SK Telecom T1 beats ROX Tigers in best League of Legends Worlds series of all time by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- October 22nd -
- October 26th - STATS DIVE: SK TELECOM T1 VS SAMSUNG GALAXY by Amelia Savery (eu.lolesports.com)
- October 28th - A GALAXY STANDS BETWEEN SKT AND ITS 3RD WORLDS TITLE by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan (eu.lolesports.com)
- October 29th -
- A Little Bit of History Repeating: Samsung Galaxy vs. SK Telecom T1 by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- SK Telecom T1 defeat Samsung Galaxy 3-2, win 2016 League of Legends World Championship by Annabelle Fischer (thescoreesports.com)
- SK Telecom T1 wins the 2016 League of Legends World Championship by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- SK Telecom T1 wins World Championship again by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- SKT repeats as League of Legends world champions with 3-2 win vs. Samsung by Pete Volk (riftherald.com)
- Highlights from SK Telecom’s championship press conference with Korean-speaking media by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- November 2nd - CJ, SKT, Jin Air make roster changes ahead of KeSPA Cup by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- November 23rd - SKT head coach says he’s naming his twin daughters after League of Legends champions by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- January 12th - SKT head coach on 10-ban system: “Rather than thinking (simply more bans) is significant, I see that how Riot Games patches champions will have a larger impact on the outcome of games.” by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- January 22nd - [ROLL CHAMP] SK Telecom manager Choi Byung-hoon, "Blank was timing to use" by Naver Sports
- February 6th - SKT head coach says future Twitch streams will not include live translators; players will learn English by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- March 1st - The differing and effective styles of kkOma and KT Rolster’s Lee Ji-Hoon by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- April 23rd - Coach cCarter of SKT describes TSM as a team that can “climb to a higher place at any time.” byMinyoung "Irro" Jang (invenglobal.com)
- April 26th - KkOma reflects on building SKT: “Even back then, Faker was the player that was so good to the point it didn’t make sense.” by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- April 27th - Everything You Need to Know About the 11 Non-LCS Teams Going to MSI 2017 by Blitz Esports
- May 4th -
- SKT T1 Head Coach cCarter: "FW is a formidable opponent, but we won't lose this time" by Yeonjae "Arra" Shin (invenglobal.com)
- SKT T1's Strategy Heading into MSI: "Peanut & Blank to play as the two-sword style" by Yeonjae "Arra" Shin (invenglobal.com)
- KkOma: “My first goal was to retire after four world championships. I’ve won three more quickly than I thought, so I don’t know what I should do if we win a fourth.” with Slingshot Esports
- May 5th - How SK Telecom T1 has shaped the narrative of Korean teams at international League of Legends events by Emily Rand (esports.yahoo.com)
- May 7th - SKT coach cCarter on Korean esports market: “Once we play more good games and when it becomes easier to go overseas, I think we’ll get more investments like North America or China.” by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- May 9th -
- 6-LCK & 3-Worlds champions. Who will defeat SKT T1 in MSI? by Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim (invenglobal.com)
- Mid-Season Invitational 2017 power rankings by Gabriel Zoltan-Johan (thescoreesports.com)
- May 10th -
- MSI 2017 Preview: Will Flash Wolves and G2 triumph against SKT T1, the all-time favorite? by Minyoung Jang (invenglobal.com)
- SKT T1 starts strong with 2 wins in their attempt to defend the trophy in MSI 2017 by Youngbo Shim (invenglobal.com)
- May 11th -
- SK Telecom T1 Take Down Team WE To Go Undefeated 4-0 After Day 2 At MSI 2017 by Eric Chan (akshonesports.com)
- Match Analysis: TSM falls for SKT T1's trap by Jaehoon Jeong (invenglobal.com)
- May 12th -
- The life of kkOma: Would you rather be married or a three-time world champion? by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- KkOma admite pressão por treinar SKT1: "Expectativas muito altas" by MyCNB (mycnb.uol.com.br)
- May 13th - FW에게 무패 행진 깨진 SKT T1... 혼돈의 중위권 싸움(종합) by Lee Sihoon (inven.co.kr)
- May 17th -
- MSI 2017 Semifinals preview: How Flash Wolves can beat SKT T1 by Byungho Kim (invenglobal.com)
- The Flash Wolves shouldn't win: Flash Wolves and SK Telecom T1 MSI semifinal preview by Kelsey Moser (esports.yahoo.com)
- May 18th -
- 4 thoughts going into the MSI Knockout Stage by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- SKT head coach cCarter says Gigabyte Marines’ had trickiest play style among Mid-Season Invitational opponents by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- May 19th -
- SKT vs FW Match Analysis #4: The Art of Draft by Jaehoon Jeong (invenglobal.com)
- MSI 2017 Semifinal Teaser: SK Telecom T1 vs. Flash Wolves by LoL Esports
- May 21st -
- SKT1 recebe medalhas de campeão das mãos de Ronaldo by MyCNB (mycnb.uol.com.br)
- SKT repeats as MSI Champion after dominant run by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- May 24th - Under Pressure: Inside kkOma's mental palace by Riot Butcher (lolesports.com)
- May 26th -
- June 8th - Making the SKT T1 2016 World Championship Team Skins by League of Legends
- June 27th - SKT Head Coach cCarter: "I don't think Huni and Peanut are in a bad shape...I believe in them." by Jaeic Lee & Kyeongbeom Kim (invenglobal.com)
- July 3rd - [Rift Rivals Preview] SKT vs WE vs FW - The pride of the regions face off in a new tournament by Jaeic Lee (invenglobal.com)
- July 3rd - [Rift Rivals Preview] SKT Head Coach cCarter: "This will be the chance for Huni to bounce back." by Jaeic Lee (invenglobal.com)
- August 21st - kkOma feuert scherzend in Richtung LZ: "Bald werden sie von Angst und Druck geplagt sein" (DE) by Marco Gnyp (summoners-inn.de)
- September 26th - SKT Head Coach cCarter: "Clement Chu's statements about LCK teams during Rift Rivals are all lies." by Jaehoon Jeong & Woo Hyun
- October 4th -
- 3 Storylines at the 2017 World Championship: Can SKT be defeated, is there hope for the West and will China defend home turf? by Josh Bury & Gabriel Zoltan-Johan (thescoreesports.com)
- SKT head coach explains why they chose to bring Huni over Untara for worlds by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- October 7th - 위기에 강한 SKT T1, 거듭된 역전 끝에 ahq 꺾으며 3승 달성 by Park Tae-Kyun (inven.co.kr)
- October 11th - Meet China's all-girl SKT fan club as Travis interviews them at World Championships with Travis Gafford
- October 15th -
- October 18th - This is why your favorite team will definitely win Worlds 2017 by Sasha Erfanian & Daniel Rosen (thescoreesports.com)
- October 19th -
- Keys to quarterfinal LoL matchups by Kelsey Moser (espn.com)
- Worlds 2017 Çeyrek Final İncelemesi: SK Telecom T1 – Misfits by Çınar Tuncer (5mid.com)
- What's in an SKT jungler? by Emily Rand (slingshotesports.com)
- SKT head coach cCarter on Misfits: “They have a very strong grasp of the game’s basics.” by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- [단독] '페이커' 이상혁, 소속팀 SK텔레콤과 재계약 (Korean) osen.mt.co.kr
- 장경환-이지훈 SK텔레콤과 작별...페이커와는 재계약 esports.dailygame.co.kr
- SK Telecom T1's Tweet twitter.com
- SK텔레콤, 복한규-조재환의 'ESG' 영입해 LOL 팀 창단! fomos.kr
- 래퍼드, 호로 등 SKT 팀 창단 발표! 꼬마 김정균도 코치로 inven.co.kr
- SKT도 리빌딩 완료, 'Impact' 정언영, '장병기마스터' 배성웅 영입 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- SK텔레콤 T1 LOL팀, 팀명 변경. 1팀 2팀에서 'S'와 'K'로! (Korean) inven.co.kr
- 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- SKT T1, '임팩트' 정언영과 계약 종료..."해외 진출 계획 중" (Korean) inven.co.kr
- [뉴스] 스베누 롤챔스 스프링 2라운드 로스터 발표 inven.co.kr
- 서포터 '피카부' 이종범, 휴식 위해 SKT 계약 종료 m.inven.co.kr
- SK Telecom T1 Joins Team Razer telkomgaming.co.za
- 장경환-이지훈 SK텔레콤과 작별...페이커와는 재계약 esports.dailygame.co.kr
- SK Telecom T1's Tweet twitter.com
- SK Telecom T1's Tweet twitter.com
-  dailygame.co.kr
- Edward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
- SKT's twitter post announcing Duke and Bengi's departure"twitter.com"
-  riftherald.com
- Huni and Profit join SKT twitter.com
-  twitter.com
- RapidStar joins SKT T1 as coach twitter.com
-  thescoreesports.com
-  dotesports.com
-  Twitter.com
- SK Telecom T1's Twitter Post twitter.com
- SK Telecom T1's Twitter Post twitter.com