KT Rolster

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KT Rolster
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Team Information
Org Location: South Korea South Korea
Region: News Label - Korea.png Korea
Head Coach: Oh "ZanDarc" Chang-jong
Other Teams In Organization
Inactive LoL Teams KT Rolster Arrows
KT Rolster Bullets
History
Created: 2012-10-10
Social Media and Links
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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 10, 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 10, 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.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, KT Rolster claimed third place in the regular season with a 13-5 series record, losing to SK Telecom T1 based on game score. This seeded them into the 2nd round of the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs, where they met Samsung Galaxy. KT had yet to drop a game to Samsung since the start of Season 5's LCK era, and this trend continued as they swept them 3-0. In the semifinals, they met SK Telecom T1 in the Telecom Wars, and this time they managed to reverse sweep them 3-2 to move onto the finals. In an epic set against the ROX Tigers, KT Rolster barely lost 3-2, losing out on Korea's first seed at Worlds, but giving them the highest seed for the Korea Regional Finals 2016. In a rematch against Samsung Galaxy where KT were heavily favored to make it out, Samsung managed to break a 19 game losing streak against KT to win the set 3-2 and take Korea's third seed, ending KT Rolster's season early.

2017 Season

Following KT's failure to enter Worlds, the team lost almost its entire roster, with jungler Score remaining in the team. There, they created the so-called 'superteam' by signing former ROX Tigers top laner Smeb, former Royal Never Give Up support and World Champion, Mata, and former EDward Gaming Mid Laner and AD Carry, PaWN and Deft, respectively. The team competed in the 2017 Spring Split but ended in a record of 12-6 in sets. This secures them a playoff spot though and in the quarterfinals, they swept MVP 3-0 and Samsung Galaxy in the semi-finals. But KT was soon crushed by SK Telecom T1 3-0 in the finals, ending their Spring Season and out of reach of the Mid-Season Invitational. In the Summer Split, KT's summer run was much better than Spring, with a record of 14-4. But their playoff run was worse, they were reverse-swept 3-2 in the semi-finals by SK Telecom T1, which forced them to run the Regional Finals again but despite their best efforts, KT failed to qualify for Worlds again after being swept by eventual World Champions Samsung Galaxy 3-0. KT then took one last shot of gaining a trophy for the team in 2017 by competing in the 2017 Kespa Cup where they defeated Samsung in the semi-finals before facing LCK Champions Longzhu Gaming. In a fierce best of 5 series, it seemed that Longzhu was going to win but KT turned the tables in its favor and defeated them 3-2, winning the tournament in the process.

2018 Season

KT Rolster retained its entire roster, with a few additions such promoting trainee Ucal in the starting Roster and signed former Cloud9 jungler Rush. The team competed in the 2018 Spring where they managed to net third place just below Afreeca Freecs and securing a playoff spot. Here, KT managed to get its revenge on SK Telecom T1 by defeating them 3-1 in the quarterfinals, but were later crushed by the Afreeca Freecs 3-1 in the semi-finals, ending their Spring Season. Since KT is part of the top four Korean teams in the Spring split, they were invited in Rift Rivals 2018 where they displayed stellar performance, where they did not lose a single game against the opposing Taiwanese and Chinese teams though the LCK failed to ssecure first place. In the 2018 Summer Split, the team ended with a record of 13-5, which secured them a first place finish in the Summer Split for the first time in the team's history. Following Kingzone DragonX's defeat from the Afreeca Freecs in the quarterfinals, KT manages to qualify for the 2018 World Championship for the first time since 2015.

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • January (approx.), kingen joins as a trainee.
  • June 7, PawN becomes inactive.[2][3]
  • July 9, Mia joins. Kingen moves to the starting roster. PawN is no longer inactive.[4]

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Kingen Hwang Seong-hoon (황성훈) 11Top Laner - 2018-01-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Smeb Song Kyung-ho (송경호) 11Top Laner 2018-11-20 2016-11-28
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Rush Lee Yoon-jae (이윤재) 12Jungler 2018-11-20 2017-12-06
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Score Go Dong-bin (고동빈) 12Jungler 2018-11-20 2014-12-02
News Label - Korea.png South Korea PawN Heo Won-seok (허원석) 13Mid Laner 2018-11-20 2016-11-28
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Ucal Son Woo-hyeon (손우현) 13Mid Laner - 2017-05-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Deft Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규) 14Bot Laner 2018-11-20 2016-11-30
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Mata Cho Se-hyeong (조세형) 15Support 2018-11-20 2016-12-04
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Mia Choi Sang-in (최상인) 15Support - 2018-07-09

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Ssun Kim Tae-yang (김태양) 13Mid Laner E8 WINlogo std.png Ever8 Winners 2017-06-27 2017-11-27
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Chance Lee Chan-dong (이찬동) 25Sub/Sup
None
2017-05-18 2017-05-30
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Steal Moon Geon-yeong (문건영) 12Jungler Milllogo std.png Millenium 2016-06-30 2016-12-04
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Ssumday Kim Chan-ho (김찬호) 11Top Laner Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 2014-12-02 2016-11-28
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Fly Song Yong-jun (송용준) 13Mid Laner LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming 2015-12-02 2016-11-28
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Arrow Noh Dong-hyeon (노동현) 14Bot Laner Phoenix1logo std.png Phoenix1 2014-12-02 2016-11-23
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Hachani Ha Seung-chan (하승찬) 15Support Team Vitalitylogo std.png Team Vitality 2015-12-22 2016-11-23
News Label - Korea.png South Korea IgNar Lee Dong-geun (이동근) 15Support Misfits Gaminglogo std.png Misfits Gaming 2015-12-02 2016-03-22
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Edge Lee Ho-sung (이호성) 13Mid Laner NaJinemfirelogo std.png NaJin e-mFire 2014-12-?? 2015-12-01
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Nagne Kim Sang-moon (김상문) 13Mid Laner Wan Yoologo std.png Wan Yoo 2014-12-02 2015-12-01
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Mach Oh Hyun-sik (오현식) 24Sub/Bot MVPlogo std.png MVP 2015-05-?? 2015-12-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Fixer Jeong Jae-woo (정재우) 15Support Phoenix1logo std.png Phoenix1 2015-02-23 2015-12-01
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Piccaboo Lee Jong-beom (이종범) 15Support
None
2015-06-16 2015-12-01
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Mimic Min Ju-seong (민주성) 21Sub/Top Pathoslogo std.png Pathos 2015-06-?? 2015-??-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Ares Kim Min-kwon (김민권) 22Sub/Jun ESC Everlogo std.png ESC Ever 2015-06-?? 2015-11-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Sage Kim Do-geun (김도근) 25Sub/Sup
None
201?-??-?? 201?-??-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Prime Yoon Du-sik (윤두식) 12Jungler
None
2014-12-?? 2015-11-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea ikssu Jeon Ik-soo (전익수) 21Sub/Top Anarchylogo std.png Anarchy 2014-??-?? 2015-??-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Hachani Ha Seung-chan (하승찬) 15Support Anarchylogo std.png Anarchy 2014-12-02 2015-02-23

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
South Korea ZanDarc Oh Chang-jong (오창종) 80Interim Head Coach
South Korea AnimalDAX Jung Je-seung (정제승) Coach
South Korea S0NSTAR Son Seung-ik (손승익) 80Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈) Head Coach KSV eSportslogo std.png KSV eSports
South Korea 실력자 Kim Hwan (김환) Coach
None

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2018-09-08A11₩ 100,000,000₩ 100,000,000₩ 100,000,000LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs3 : 2Griffinlogo std.png GRF
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Coachrole icon.png
 ZanDarc,
Coachrole icon.png
 AnimalDAX
2018-08-09A11LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Summer13 - 5Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Toprole icon.png
 Kingen,
Junglerole icon.png
 Rush,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2018-07-08A22RR R logo small.png Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS2 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPL
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2018-04-08A33₩ 30,000,000$ 28,019.15€ 22,713.83LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Spring Playoffs1 : 3Freecslogo std.png AFs
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Rush,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2018-03-25A33LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Spring13 - 5Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Junglerole icon.png
 Rush,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-12-02A11₩ 40,000,000$ 36,800€ 30,800KeSPA logo small.png KeSPA Cup 20173 : 2LongZhulogo std.png LZ
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-09-02A22WCS logo small.png Korea Regional Finals 20170 : 3Samsunglogo std.png SSG
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-08-26A33₩ 30,000,000$ 26,700€ 22,200LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs2 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-08-06A22LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer14 - 4Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-07-09A22$ 10,000$ 10,000€ 8,771.52RR R logo small.png Rift Rivals 2017 LCK-LPL-LMS1 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPL
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
Total Prize: KRW 200,000,000 • USD 10,000

Articles & Videos

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Interviews

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Gallery

References

  1. KT Rolster starts 2 LoL teams esports.dailygame.co.kr
  2. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  3. KT Rolster's Facebook Post facebook.com
  4. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  5. KT Rolster's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  6. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. KT Rolster's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  9. eSports_Inven's Tweet twitter.com
  10. eSports_Inven's Tweet twitter.com
  11. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  12. KT Rolster's Tweet twitter.com
  13. kt LoL 팀 서포터 이동근 개인사정으로 계약 해지 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  14. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  15. kt 롤스터, 바텀 듀오 ‘애로우’-‘하차니’와 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
  16. kt 롤스터, '스멥' 송경호-'폰' 허원석 영입…'스코어' 재계약 (Korean) dailygame.co.kr
  17. kt 롤스터, '썸데이' 김찬호-'플라이' 송용준과 계약 종료 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  18. kt 롤스터, 전 EDG 원딜 '데프트' 김혁규 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
  19. kt 서포터 '마타' 조세형 합류... 역대급 라인업 완성(Korean) fomos.kr
  20. kt 롤스터, '마타' 조세형 영입하며 2017년 밑그림 완성 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  21. KT Rolster's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  22. KT 롤스터 서포터 '하차니' 하승찬, 잠시 휴식 (Korean) inven.co.kr (English Translation) liquidlegends.net
  23. KT, 서포터 '피카부' 이종범 영입 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  24. KT 롤스터, 김상문-이종범-정재우와 계약 종료 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  25. kt 롤스터, ‘플라이’ 송용준-‘이그나’ 이동근 영입으로 LOL팀 완성 (Korean) fomos.kr
  26. '하차니' 하승찬, KT 롤스터로 복귀 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
  27. 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr


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