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SK Telecom T1
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Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Number of Players: 6
Website: SK Telecom T1
Team Staffs
Coaches: Choi "L.i.E.S" Byoung-hoon
Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun
Sponsors
Sponsor: SK Telecom
Pocari Sweat
New Balance
Corsair
Social Media Links
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: sktelecom_t1
History
Created: December 13, 2012(2012-12-13)
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SK Telecom T1 is a Korean a professional gaming team based in South Korea. Previously, the SK Telecom organization sponsored two sister teams, S and K.

It was originally founded as a StarCraft: Brood War team under the name Orion in 2002 by Lim Yo-Hwan (Boxer), regarded by many as the greatest eSports player of all time, and has included such stars as Kim Taek-Young (Bisu), Jung Myung-Hoon (Fantasy) and Choi Yun-Sung (ILoveOov - who is currently the coach of SKT1's StarCraft II team). Its League and StarCraft teams have made efforts to support each other publicly, as cameras caught Faker and the rest of the League team attending one of the StarCraft team's Proleague matches against Jin Air.[1]

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 Galaxy, placing second overall.

2015 Preseason
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 2015 LoL Champions Korea (LCK). 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.

2015 Season

On May 2nd, SK Telecom T1 won 1st place in 2015 LCK Spring with a score of 3-0 in a best of 5 series against the GE Tigers. The team will be representing Korea in the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational that will be held in Tallahassee, Florida. After dominating the LCK Summer Split and qualifying for the 2015 World Championship, SKT finish the tournament in 1st place, winning the title of world champions for the second time as an organization. SKT's Mid, Jungle and Coach (Faker, Bengi and KkOma) become the first professional League of Legends players to win more than one World title.

2016 Season

The team had a good start in 2016 as they have won IEM X World Championship after beating Fnatic (3-0). They finished 3rd in the regular split of the LCK but won the entire tournament after dominating ROX Tigers in a 3-1 victory. SK Telecom T1 will then proceed winning the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational against Counter Logic Gaming (3-0).

In summer, the team placed 2nd in the regular split then lose to KT Rolster (2-3) in the playoffs. However, KT Rolster failed to beat ROX Tigers in the finals, thus giving SKT the chance to be one of the representatives of LCK for the 2016 World Championship which they have won (for the 3rd time) after beating ROX Tigers (3-2) in the semifinals and ending the series 3-2 against Samsung Galaxy in the finals. Moving forward, the team had to face ROX Tigers again in the semifinals of the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup where the team's effort fell short and losing the best of 3 series (0-2).

On November, the team announced the departure of bengi and Duke while the rest of the team renewed their contracts with the organization. Few days later, the team announced that they have signed Peanut as their Jungler, who will be playing alongside Blank. This was followed by the announcement of Huni joining the team in place of Duke.

Timeline

Player Roster

ID Name Role Contract
South Korea Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) Top Signed
South Korea Peanut Han Wang-ho (한왕호) Jungle Signed
South Korea Faker Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁) Mid Renewed
South Korea Bang Bae Jun-sik (배준식) AD Renewed
South Korea Wolf Lee Jae-wan (이재완) Support Renewed

ID Name Role Contract
South Korea Profit Kim Joon-hyung (김준형) Top Signed
South Korea Blank Kang Sun-gu (강선구) Jungle Renewed
South Korea TaeHoon Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈) Support

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Duke Lee Ho-Seong (이호성) Top
None
South Korea bengi Bae Seong-ung (배성웅) Jungle
None
South Korea Scout Lee Ye-chan (이예찬) Mid
Edward Gaming
South Korea MaRin Jang Gyeong-Hwan (장경환) Top
LGD Gaming
South Korea Tom Im Jae-hyeon (임재현) Jungle
Qiao Gu
South Korea Easyhoon Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈) Mid
Vici Gaming
South Korea Piccaboo Lee Jong-Beom (이종범) Support
KT Rolster
South Korea Impact Jung Eon-yeong (정언영) Top
Team Impulse
South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) AD
Team Liquid
South Korea PoohManDu Lee Jeong-hyeon (이정현) Support
Invictus Gaming
South Korea Casper Kwon Ji-min (권지민) Sub/Support
Samsung Galaxy

Organization

ID Name Position
South Korea L.i.E.S Choi Byeong-hoon (최병훈) Head Coach
South Korea KkOma Kim Jeong-gyun (김정균) Coach

ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea PoohManDu Lee Jeong-hyeon (이정현) Coach
None

Team Achievements

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-18 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup.png A33 - 4th 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2
ROX Tigers
₩ 10,000,000
2016-10-29 Worlds Logosmall.png A11st 2016 World Championship 3 : 2
Samsung Galaxy
$2,680,000
2016-08-12 Ogn logo.png A33rd 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs 2 : 3
KT Rolster
₩ 30,000,000
2016-08-06 Ogn logo.png A22nd 2016 LCK Summer Split 13 - 5 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-05-15 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.png A11st 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 3 : 0
Counter Logic Gaming
$ 250,000
2016-04-23 Ogn logo.png A11st 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs 3 : 1
ROX Tigers
₩ 100,000,000
2016-04-09 Ogn logo.png A33rd 2016 LCK Spring Split 12 - 6 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-03-06 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM X World Championship 3 : 0
Fnatic
$ 50,000

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-13 A33 - 4th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2
Ever
₩ 10,000,000
2015-10-31 Worlds Logosmall.png A11st 2015 World Championship 3 : 1
KOO Tigers
$ 1,000,000
2015-08-29 Ogn logo.png A11st 2015 LCK Summer Playoffs 3 : 0
KT Rolster
₩ 100,000,000
2015-08-13 Ogn logo.png A11st 2015 LCK Summer Split 17 : 1
KT Rolster
Q to Playoffs
2015-05-10 MSI2015.png A22nd 2015 Mid-Season Invitational 2 : 3
Edward Gaming
$50,000 USD
2015-05-01 Ogn logo.png A11st 2015 LCK Spring Playoffs 3 : 0
GE Tigers
₩ 100,000,000
2015-04-11 Ogn logo.png A22nd 2015 LCK Spring/Round Robin 11 : 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-30 RpPoints.png A22nd 2014 Korea Regional Finals 1 : 3
NaJin White Shield
2014-08-09 NLB Logo Small.png A11st ITENJOY NLB Summer 2014 3 : 0
NaJin Black Sword
₩ 5,000,000
2014-07-23 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 1 : 3
Samsung Galaxy White
₩ 10,000,000
2014-05-14 NLB Logo Small.png A33rd bigfile NLB Spring 2014 3 : 0
KT Rolster Bullets
₩ 2,000,000
2014-05-11 2014Paris.jpg A11st All-Star 2014 3 : 0
OMG
$ 50,000
2014-04-16 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 1 : 3
Samsung Galaxy Ozone
₩ 10,000,000
2014-01-25 Ogn logo.png A11st PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 3 : 0
Samsung Galaxy Ozone
₩ 80,000,000

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-10-16 WCGlogo small.png A33 - 4th 2013 WCG Korea Qualifiers 0 : 2
Samsung Galaxy Blue
2013-10-04 RpPoints.png A11st Season 3 World Championship 3 : 0
Royal Club
$ 1,000,000
2013-09-07 RpPoints.png A11st Season 3 Korea Regional Finals 3 : 1
KT Rolster Bullets
S3WC Qualification
2013-08-31 Ogn logo.png A11st HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 3 : 2
KT Rolster Bullets
₩ 80,000,000
2013-06-29 AMDInven Logosmall.png A33 - 4th AMD-INVEN GamExperience 0 : 2
MVP Ozone
₩ 1,000,000
2013-05-15 Ogn logo.png A33rd OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 3 : 0
CJ Entus Frost
₩ 24,000,000

Individual Awards
Date Event Award Team
2016-11-23 KeSPA Awards.png 2016 Korea e-Sports Awards • Best e-Sports Team of the Year Award
• LoL Best Leadership Award
Choi Byeong-hoon (최병훈)

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Anonymous user #31

2 days ago
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I saw madlife with faker is this dream

Dhoxtot

2 days ago
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It's All-Stars. XD

Anonymous user #30

3 days ago
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SKT Huni's skin recall will be Holo Holo, calling it right now

Anonymous user #29

6 days ago
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Ima miss duke and bengi rip

Anonymous user #28

7 days ago
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4 Time World champion and 3rd Title in Row

Anonymous user #27

7 days ago
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Wow after win 6th season, they picked Huni? Much pressure on him :D well good luck Huni

Anonymous user #26

7 days ago
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i wonder which champions skt will choose for their skins this time

Anonymous user #26

7 days ago
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congratulations skt for winning season 7 worlds

Anonymous user #24

7 days ago
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SO STACKED FOR SEASON 7... let's go for round 4 ;)

Anonymous user #23

7 days ago
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HUNI ROSTER SKT WP, IZI KTR

Anonymous user #22

7 days ago
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SKT starting a new meta 2 Junglers!!! lmao xD

jokes aside, Profit seems to be skt's current option for top

Anonymous user #21

7 days ago
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Peanut en skt, se viene sSumday a la top.Todo acabo señores, esto es el final..

Anonymous user #20

8 days ago
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DAFUQ Bengi left skt, Jesus Christ that dude is been with SKT ever since.

Anonymous user #18

10 days ago
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Smeb...

Dhoxtot

10 days ago
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Nope. Smeb just signed with KT.

Anonymous user #17

18 days ago
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oh Faker

Anonymous user #16

23 days ago
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Best team in the world.

Anonymous user #25

7 days ago
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How to fuck up the best team, signed Huni on top.

Anonymous user #14

26 days ago
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Pro mid faker

Anonymous user #11

one month ago
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I can beat faker

Anonymous user #12

one month ago
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fuck

Anonymous user #13

one month ago
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k

Anonymous user #19

8 days ago
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lol

Anonymous user #10

one month ago
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Faker and Bengi, the only players to have won 3 world championships! GG WP they must be really proud.

Anonymous user #9

one month ago
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Well done SKT on your third worlds win!

Anonymous user #8

one month ago
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c9 crap

Anonymous user #7

one month ago
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Impact should be on Cloud 9 for the "Former members" list since impulse is gone

Dhoxtot

one month ago
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He still played for TiP before C9 after he left SKT.

Anonymous user #15

24 days ago
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"Next team", not "current team"

Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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i love skt t1 my live is skt t1

Anonymous user #5

2 months ago
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Skt T1 Won 3rd And 5th Season Championships

Anonymous user #4

2 months ago
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AYY LOVE ME SOME SKT T1

Anonymous user #3

2 months ago
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GO SKT T1

Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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in the winnings column there should be another 0 after 100,000,00.

Dhoxtot

2 months ago
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Added that missing 0. Thanks!

Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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Shouldn't the listed 2016 LCK Summer Split result (presumably talking about group stage phase) be a 2nd place for SKT instead of 3rd?

Dhoxtot

3 months ago
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Yeah, fixed that. Thank you!

References

  1. 2015 Proleague Round 1 - SK Telecom T1 vs. Jin Air Green Wings - Set 5 (Ace Match): Dark vs. Maru (with Faker and SKT League squad in attendance) YouTube (originally broadcast by SpoTV)
  2. Kespa's Facebook Post facebook.com
  3. '페이커' 이상혁, SK텔레콤과 사상 최고대우 재계약...뱅-울프-블랭크 남고, 듀크-벵기 떠난다(종합) sports.news.naver.com
  4. Translated by @xoprestige twitter.com
  5. SKT, '피넛' 한왕호 새 정글러로 영입하며 전력 강화 fomos.kr
  6. SKT's Twitter Post twitter.com
  7. Huni's Twitter Post twitter.com
  8. Rời SKT T1, Piccaboo bất ngờ gia nhập KT Rolster xemgame.com
  9. Korean eSports Award 2015 liquidlegends.net
  10. 장경환-이지훈 SK텔레콤과 작별…'페이커'와는 재계약 esports.dailygame.co.kr
  11. SKT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. SKT's Facebook Post facebook.com
  13. [LoL 프리시즌 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개] inven.co.kr
  14. SKT도 리빌딩 완료, 'Impact' 정언영, '장병기마스터' 배성웅 영입 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  15. SK텔레콤 T1 LOL팀, 팀명 변경. 1팀 2팀에서 'S'와 'K'로! (Korean) inven.co.kr
  16. SK텔레콤, 복한규-조재환의 'ESG' 영입해 LOL 팀 창단! fomos.kr
  17. 래퍼드, 호로 등 SKT 팀 창단 발표! 꼬마 김정균도 코치로 inven.co.kr