T1

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T1
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Team Information
Org Location
South Korea
Region
KR
Korea
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History
Created2019-12-08
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Current Roster
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T1 is a Korean team owned by SK telecom CS T1 Co., Ltd., the joint venture between SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor. They were previously known as SK Telecom T1.

History[edit]

In February 2019, the SK Telecom T1 organization announced that it was rebranding to T1. However, their League of Legends team could not rebrand mid-year, and remained as SKT for the remainder of the 2019 season, through Worlds. In November, CEO Joe Marsh began referring to the League of Legends team under the name T1.

2019 Season[edit]

On November 17th T1 announced the contract extension of Faker. During the following days the departures of their coaching staff around star coach kkOma and experienced players Khan, Clid, Haru and Mata were made public. In the same week KZ jungler Cuzz joined the team and the contract of support Effort was extended as well. A week later T1 completed their roster with the signings of Gen.G top lane substitute Roach and Damwon's coach Kim who lead iG to the S8 World Championship. Additionally trainees Canna, Ellim, Gumayushi and Kuri were promoted to substitute positions.

2020 Season[edit]

During 2019 LoL KeSPA Cup T1 barely scraped past the new roster of Gen.G before being clearly defeated by SANDBOX Gaming's upgraded roster.

After being upset by HLE during week 1 of LCK Spring Split the team went on a convincing clean winning streak beating the other top teams DragonX and Gen.G during which Canna managed to secure himself the starting spot in top lane before being defeated by Afreeca Freecs. Unfazed by this loss, the unexpected mid-season break due to the 2019–20 Coronavirus Pandemic, the change to online play and their coaches announcement to try other playstyles during the second half of the split T1 continued with 5 wins including ones again both matches against DragonX and GEN.G. A wild end to the Regular Season with messy victories and clear defeats to Damwon and KT Rolster raised some concerns about the teams level of play going into playoffs. Thanks to the help of APK Prince on the last match day T1 got to wait in semifinals as they held the H2H against DragonX. The latter became their opponents in semifinals but lead by rookie top laner Canna destroying his lane opponent T1 managed to win pretty comfortably 3-1. Back in LoL Park for the Finals against first seed Gen.G they came in well prepared and dominated the match completely for a 3-0 sweep and their 9th LCK title.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • February 17, Faker (Mid, Part-Owner)'s contract is extended through 2022.[11][12]
  • March 26,
    Ellim moves to starting roster.
  • April 12, Wolf (Streamer) joins.[13]
  • May 31,
    Closer is added to the main roster in the GCD.
    [14]
    Gori is removed from the GCD.[15]
    Closer's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2022.[16]
  • June 1,
    Gori's departure is confirmed.[17]
  • June 3, Closer renames to Clozer.[18]
  • June 19,
    Teddy's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2022.[19]
  • July 30,
    Clozer moves to starting roster.[20]
  • September 13, Kim (Head Coach) leaves.[21]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleContract EndsJoined
KR

CannaKim Chang-dong (김창동)
Top Laner
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

CuzzMoon Woo-chan (문우찬)
Jungler
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

EllimChoi El-lim (최엘림)
Jungler
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

ClozerLee Ju-hyeon (이주현)
Mid Laner
2022-11-21
May 20202020-05-31
KR

FakerLee Sang-hyeok (이상혁)
Mid Laner
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

TeddyPark Jin-seong (박진성)
Bot Laner
2022-11-21
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

EffortLee Sang-ho (이상호)
Support
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

RoachKim Kang-hui (김강희)
Sub/Top
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

GumayusiLee Min-hyeong (이민형)
Sub/Bot
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08
KR

KuriChoi Won-yeong (최원영)
Sub/Sup
2021-11-15
Dec 20192019-12-08

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
KR

GoriKim Tae-woo (김태우)
Sub/Mid
Dec 20192019-12-08May 20202020-05-31None

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCK

Player201220132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerWinterSpringSummerWinterSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
FakerSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngT1logo std.pngT1logo std.png521
TeddyJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngT1logo std.pngT1logo std.png333
CuzzLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngT1logo std.pngT1logo std.png217
EffortSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngT1logo std.pngT1logo std.png165
RoachE-mFirelogo std.png
Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.png
Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.pngKongdoo Monsterlogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngT1logo std.png126
CannaT1logo std.pngT1logo std.png82
EllimT1logo std.pngT1logo std.png16
ClozerT1logo std.png14
KuriT1logo std.png2

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Joe Marsh CEO
John Kim (김원철) COO
Faker Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁) 80Part-Owner
Boxer Lim Yo-hwan (임요환) 80Founder, Streamer & Content Creator
Song Jong-ho (송종호) Director
Moon Kyung-nam (문경남) Manager
Tolki Gary Mialaret 80Head of Strategy and Analytics
Hajin Park Hyun-seon (박현선) 80Manager & Analyst
Comet Lim Hye-sung (임혜성) 80Coach
Moment Kim Ji-hwan (김지환) 80Coach
Andy Chae (채동희) Producer
Wolf Lee Jae-wan (이재완) 80Streamer & Content Creator

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Kim Kim Jeong-soo (김정수) 80Head Coach None

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

T1 Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2020-09-092 LCK 2020 Regional Finals
0 : 3Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
 Canna,  Ellim,  Faker,  Gumayusi,  Effort,  Kim,  Comet
2020-08-265₩15,000,000₩15,000,000₩15,000,000 LCK 2020 Summer Playoffs
1 : 2Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
 Canna,  Cuzz,  Clozer,  Faker,  Teddy,  Effort,  Kim,  Comet
2020-08-234 LCK 2020 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Canna,  Cuzz,  Ellim,  Faker,  Clozer,  Teddy,  Effort,  Kuri,  Kim,  Comet
2020-05-287 - 8$20,000$ 20,000€ 18,007.91 Mid-Season Cup 2020
1 - 2Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Canna,  Cuzz,  Faker,  Teddy,  Effort,  Kim,  Comet
2020-04-251₩100,000,000$ 81,282.89€ 75,088.12 LCK 2020 Spring Playoffs
3 : 0Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
 Canna,  Cuzz,  Faker,  Teddy,  Effort,  Kim,  Comet
2020-04-162 LCK 2020 Spring
14 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Roach,  Canna,  Cuzz,  Ellim,  Faker,  Teddy,  Effort,  Kim,  Comet
2020-01-033 - 4₩10,000,000$ 8,584.06€ 7,690.45 KeSPA Cup 2019
1 : 3SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSB
 Canna,  Roach,  Cuzz,  Faker,  Teddy,  Effort,  Kuri,  Kim,  Comet
Total Prize:USD 20,000 • KRW 125,000,000

Media[edit]

  • 2020

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor Announce Global Esports Joint Venture corporate.comcast.com
  2. Comcast Spectacor and SK Telecom Announce Joint Esports Venture esportsobserver.com
  3. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-07; after change - KR - 2019-12-08
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-07; after change - KR - 2019-12-08
  5. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-06; after change - KR - 2019-12-08
  6. 6.0 6.1 T1's Tweet twitter.com
  7. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-08; after change - KR - 2019-12-10
  8. 8.0 8.1 kenzi's Tweet twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 T1's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 T1's Tweet twitter.com
  11. 이상혁, T1 파트 오너 된다, 선수 계약도 2022년까지 연장 (Korean) fomos.kr
  12. T1's Tweet twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 T1's Tweet twitter.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2020-05-30; after change - KR - 2020-05-31
  15. 15.0 15.1 GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2020-05-30; after change - KR - 2020-05-31
  16. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2020-05-30; after change - KR - 2020-05-31
  17. T1's Tweet twitter.com
  18. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2020-06-02; after change - KR - 2020-06-03
  19. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2020-06-18; after change - KR - 2020-06-19
  20. T1's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 T1's Tweet twitter.com