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SK Telecom T1
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Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Number of Players: 8
Website: SK Telecom T1
Team Staffs
Coaches: Choi "L.i.E.S" Byoung-hoon
Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun
Sponsor/s
Sponsor: SK Telecom
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New Balance
Corsair
Social Media Links
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.

Timeline

Player Roster

ID Name Role
South Korea MaRin Jang Gyeong-Hwan (장경환) Top
South Korea bengi Bae Seong-ung (배성웅) Jungle
South Korea Tom Im Jae-hyeon (임재현) Jungle
South Korea Faker Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁) Mid
South Korea Easyhoon Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈) Mid
South Korea Bang Bae Jun-sik (배준식) AD
South Korea Wolf Lee Jae-wan (이재완) Support

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Piccaboo Lee Jong-Beom (이종범) (이재완) 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 Byoung-hoon (최병훈) Coach
South Korea KkOma Kim Jeong-gyun (김정균) Coach

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-05-10 MSI2015bw.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

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-23 Ogn logo.png A55 - 8th HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 1 : 3
Samsung Galaxy White
₩ 10,000,000
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

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
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
2013-05-15 Ogn logo.png A33rd OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 3 : 0
CJ Entus Frost
₩ 24,000,000

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-09 A11st ITENJOY NLB Summer 2014 3 : 0
NaJin Black Sword
₩ 5,000,000
2014-05-14 A33rd bigfile NLB Spring 2014 3 : 0
KT Rolster Bullets
₩ 2,000,000

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-10-16 A33 - 4th 2013 WCG Korea Qualifiers 0 : 2
Samsung Galaxy Blue
2013-06-29 A33 - 4th AMD-INVEN GamExperience 0 : 2
MVP Ozone
₩ 1,000,000

Interviews

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See Also

Links

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. [LoL 프리시즌 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개] inven.co.kr
  3. SKT도 리빌딩 완료, 'Impact' 정언영, '장병기마스터' 배성웅 영입 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  4. SK텔레콤 T1 LOL팀, 팀명 변경. 1팀 2팀에서 'S'와 'K'로! (Korean) inven.co.kr
  5. SK텔레콤, 복한규-조재환의 'ESG' 영입해 LOL 팀 창단! fomos.kr
  6. 래퍼드, 호로 등 SKT 팀 창단 발표! 꼬마 김정균도 코치로 inven.co.kr