|Org Location:||South Korea|
|Head Coach:||Oh "ZanDarc" Chang-jong|
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|Inactive LoL Teams|| KT Rolster Arrows|
KT Rolster Bullets
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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. 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- May 18, Chandong joins as a sub.
- May (approx.), UcaL joins as a trainee.
- May 23, Chandong renames to Chance.
- May 30, Chance leaves.
- June 27, Ssun joins.
- October 23, Lee Ji-hoon leaves coaching role.
- November 27, ZanDarc moves to head coach. Ssun leaves.
- December 6, Rush joins. S0NSTAR joins as a coach. UcaL moves to starting roster.
- March 23, IgNar leaves.
- June 30, Steal joins.
- November 23, Arrow and Hachani leave.
- November 28, Smeb and PawN join. Ssumday and Fly leave.
- November 30, Deft joins.
- December 4, Mata joins. Steal leaves. Kim Hwan leaves coaching role.
- December 12, Jung Je-seung joins as a coach.
- February 23, Hachani steps down. Fixer becomes the primary support.
- June 16, Piccaboo joins.
- August 29, 2nd Place in the SBENU Champions Summer 2015.
- September 5, 1st Place in the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals.
- December 1, Mach, Fixer, Piccaboo, Nagne, and Edge leave.
- December 2, Fly and Ignar join.
- December 22, Hachani rejoins as a sub.
|Smeb||Song Kyung-ho (송경호)||Top||2018-11-20||2016-11-28|
|Rush||Lee Yoon-jae (이윤재)||Jungle||2018-11-19||2017-12-06|
|Score||Go Dong-bin (고동빈)||Jungle||2018-11-20||2014-12-02|
|PawN||Heo Won-seok (허원석)||Mid||2018-11-20||2016-11-28|
|Ucal||Son Woo-hyeon (손우현)||Mid||-||2017-05-??|
|Deft||Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규)||AD Carry||2018-11-20||2016-11-30|
|Mata||Cho Se-hyeong (조세형)||Support||2018-11-20||2016-12-04|
|Ssun||Kim Tae-yang (김태양)||Mid||Ever8 Winners||2017-06-27||2017-11-27|
|Chance||Lee Chan-dong (이찬동)||Sub/Support||2017-05-18||2017-05-30|
|Steal||Moon Geon-yeong (문건영)||Jungle||Millenium||2016-06-30||2016-12-04|
|Ssumday||Kim Chan-ho (김찬호)||Top||Team Dignitas||2014-12-02||2016-11-28|
|Fly||Song Yong-jun (송용준)||Mid||Longzhu Gaming||2015-12-02||2016-11-28|
|Arrow||Noh Dong-hyeon (노동현)||AD Carry||Phoenix1||2014-12-02||2016-11-23|
|Hachani||Ha Seung-chan (하승찬)||Support||Team Vitality||2015-12-22||2016-11-23|
|IgNar||Lee Dong-geun (이동근)||Support||Misfits Gaming||2015-12-02||2016-03-22|
|Edge||Lee Ho-sung (이호성)||Mid||NaJin e-mFire||2014-12-??||2015-12-01|
|Nagne||Kim Sang-moon (김상문)||Mid||Wan Yoo||2014-12-02||2015-12-01|
|Mach||Oh Hyun-sik (오현식)||Sub/AD Carry||MVP||2015-05-??||2015-12-??|
|Fixer||Jeong Jae-woo (정재우)||Support||Phoenix1||2015-02-23||2015-12-01|
|Piccaboo||Lee Jong-beom (이종범)||Support||2015-06-16||2015-12-01|
|Mimic||Min Ju-seong (민주성)||Sub/Top||Pathos||2015-06-??||2015-??-??|
|Ares||Kim Min-kwon (김민권)||Sub/Jungle||ESC Ever||2015-06-??||2015-11-??|
|Sage||Kim Do-geun (김도근)||Sub/Support||201?-??-??||201?-??-??|
|Prime||Yoon Du-sik (윤두식)||Jungle||2014-12-??||2015-11-??|
|ikssu||Jeon Ik-soo (전익수)||Sub/Top||Anarchy||2014-??-??||2015-??-??|
|Hachani||Ha Seung-chan (하승찬)||Support||Coach||2014-12-02||2015-02-23|
|ZanDarc||Oh Chang-jong (오창종)||Head Coach|
|Jung Je-seung (정제승)||Coach|
|S0NSTAR||Son Seung-ik (손승익)||Coach|
|Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈)||Head Coach||KSV eSports|
|실력자||Kim Hwan (김환)||Coach|
Articles & Videos
- February 20, KT Rolster hand KSV Esports their third loss in a row by Malcolm Abbas on DOT Esports
- March 8, KT Rolster come out on top again in the Telecom War against SKT by Adam Newell on DOT Esports
- February 1, Reboot: KT Rolster and SK Telecom T1 by Emily Rand on TheScore
- March 2, Win Conditions: SKT vs KT, March 2 by Tim Magic Sevenhuysen on YouTube
- March 1, Pieces of past success: KT and SKT's bid for the top of LCK by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo! Esports
- March 29, The Moment: KT Rolster's superteam experiment being put to the test by Emily Rand on Yahoo! Esports
- April 21, Yet another rollercoaster ride: A KT Rolster fan perspective by Emily Rand on Yahoo! Esports
- July 6, History Repeating: Analyzing KT Rolster’s post-SKT slump by Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- October 26, Goodbye Lee Ji-hoon, and goodbye to this era of KT Rolster by Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- November 21, Every Player on 'kt Rolster' Renews Their Contract invenglobal.com
- Nov. 30th, KT Rolster and Heo "Pawn" Won-seok take a last shot at glory in KeSPA Cup by Young Jae Jeon on ESPN
- January 4, UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYZING KOREA 2.0; THE BAD. by Esports Heaven
- July 31, Piccaboo and KT Rolster shoot for the top from LoL Esports
- September 10, Third time's the charm for KT Rolster from LoL Esports
- September 11, Worlds 2015 Team Profile - KT Rolster from Esports Heaven
- September 13, The KT Rolster Bullets 2015 World Championship Reunion from Follow eSports
- September 16, World Championship Preview: KT Rolster from EsportsTalk
- September 25, The Road to Worlds: an in-depth look at KT Rolster from theScore
- October 1, Who is the Carry of KT Rolster from Gold Per 10
- November 17, A KT roller coaster ride from LoL Esports
- March 17, KT Score: "During the draft, I usually have the coaches pick what I should play." with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 25, KT Head Coach, Oh: "Our team has a painful past from SKT and KSV... We'll win and never experience that again" with Beom "Nswer" Park, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- April 4, KT Rush: "Even if my birthday is in two days, I’m old enough, and it isn’t even a holiday so I should be practicing anyway." with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- January 17, KT Rolster coach: “The players were aware of the high expectations before the opening match.” Translation on Slingshot
- January 22, KT Rolster coach: “Right now I think the team is at about 60 percent. We need to go further.” Translation on Slingshot
- February 19, KT Rolster coach on loss against MVP: “We gained more (from it) than we lost.” with Slingshot Esports
- April 14, KT Rolster coach Lee Ji-Hoon (laughing): “The overall mentality for the playoffs was payback.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 16, KT Rolster coach Lee Ji-Hoon on team’s late-night practices: “They were also able to regain their energy thanks to the eel dishes the company sent.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 3, KT Head Coach Jihoon Lee: "This is a chance for LCK teams to grow together." with Inven Global
- July 23, KT Head Coach Jihoon Lee: "We won't take a break until the end of regular season." with Inven Global
- August 1, KT Head Coach Jihoon Lee promises that they will no longer lose with 10k gold lead with Inven Global
- August 18, KT Rolster coach on final regular season match against SKT: “We had a lot on the line in the last match, but we couldn’t get over the pressure.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- December 2, KT Score: "Although I won the smite war today against Peanut, it might go the other way in future games." with Sihoon "Maloo" Lee, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- December 20, Mata: ‘I wanted to play with Deft, so when he decided to KT Rolster, I decided to join him’ with Yahoo Esports
- October 3, KT Rolster set their sights on Origen after destroying LGD Gaming with LoL Esports
- October 10, Chang Jong Oh KT Coach Interview with Twitch
- October 10, Piccaboo leads KT Rolster to No. 1 seed in Group D with LoL Esports
- KT Rolster starts 2 LoL teams esports.dailygame.co.kr
- KT Rolster's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
- KT Rolster's Facebook Post facebook.com
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- eSports_Inven's Tweet twitter.com
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- KT Rolster's Tweet twitter.com
- kt LoL 팀 서포터 이동근 개인사정으로 계약 해지 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- kt 롤스터, 바텀 듀오 ‘애로우’-‘하차니’와 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
- kt 롤스터, '스멥' 송경호-'폰' 허원석 영입…'스코어' 재계약 (Korean) dailygame.co.kr
- kt 롤스터, '썸데이' 김찬호-'플라이' 송용준과 계약 종료 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- kt 롤스터, 전 EDG 원딜 '데프트' 김혁규 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
- kt 서포터 '마타' 조세형 합류... 역대급 라인업 완성(Korean) fomos.kr
- kt 롤스터, '마타' 조세형 영입하며 2017년 밑그림 완성 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- KT Rolster's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- KT 롤스터 서포터 '하차니' 하승찬, 잠시 휴식 (Korean) inven.co.kr (English Translation) liquidlegends.net
- KT, 서포터 '피카부' 이종범 영입 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- KT 롤스터, 김상문-이종범-정재우와 계약 종료 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- kt 롤스터, ‘플라이’ 송용준-‘이그나’ 이동근 영입으로 LOL팀 완성 (Korean) fomos.kr
- '하차니' 하승찬, KT 롤스터로 복귀 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr