SK Telecom T1

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[e][h]SK Telecom T1
Team Information
Location:
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Coaches:
kkOma, PoohManDu, Bengi
Total Earnings:
$5,130,575
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Created:
2014-02-15
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SK Telecom T1 is a Korean team, formed out of SK Telecom T1 K and SK Telecom T1 S. It is the first and only organisation to win the World Championship three times and also winning it two times in a row.

History[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Between December 2012 and February 2013, SK Telecom formed two rosters. The first team was named SK Telecom T1 #1 and later renamed to SK Telecom T1 S. SK Telecom acquired the roster of Eat Sleep Game, which consisted of Reapered, H0R0, MighTiLy, Raven and StarLast, who had just recently qualified for IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne. The other team, initially known as SK Telecom T1 #2 and later SK Telecom T1 K, was comprised of Impact, Bengi, Faker, Piglet and PoohManDu.

IEM Season VII[edit]

Originally under the banner of Eat Sleep Game, SK Telecom T1 #1 turned heads in the group stage, where they managed to beat Millenium and mousesports, only falling to Fnatic. But with their two victories, they continued into playoffs, where they had to face MeetYourMakers. SK Telecom T1 #1 dealt a massive blow with a 2-0 victory and continued onto the Grand Finals, where they would face the hurdle of Fnatic. In a long and fiercely fought battle, SK Telecom T1 #1 managed to come out on top 2-1, qualifying for the IEM Season VII - World Championship and winning their first Premier tournament under the banner of SK Telecom T1.

At the IEM Season VII World Championship, SK Telecom T1 continued to impress, managing to get the first seed in their group. However, their streak of luck would eventually run out with a 0-2 loss to CJ Entus Blaze in the semifinals.

OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013[edit]

Both SK Telecom squads qualified for OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013, Korea's premier league, with the second team outperforming the first. SK Telecom T1 #1 fell short in their quarterfinals match against CJ Entus Blaze, while SK Telecom T1 #2 finished their run in third after losing to MVP Ozone and beating CJ Entus Frost in the third place match.

SK Telecom T1 #1 released four of their players in June 2013 and weren't able to enter into HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013, thus leaving SK Telecom T1 #2 as the only SK Telecom team in the competition after having been awarded a seed from the previous split.

HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013[edit]

SK Telecom T1 advanced to the playoffs with ease and won their quarterfinals match against Jin Air Greenwings Falcons, which had a roster composed of the previous SK Telecom T1 #1 players. In the semifinals, they encountered MVP Ozone, winning 3-1 against them and advancing to the finals against KT Rolster Bullets. This was the first finals appearance for both organisations involved in the Telecom War - a fierce rivalry extending from their encounters in StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft II. After being initially down 0-2, SK Telecom T1 brought the series back to a fifth game blind pick which featured a highlight duel between Faker's Zed and Ryu's Zed, propelling Faker into stardom in the eyes of western viewers. SK Telecom T1 eventually won the final and became Summer Champions, with Faker winning the season MVP.

With that win, SK Telecom T1 would qualify as the number one seed for the Season 3 Korea Regional Finals in their attempt to qualify for Worlds. They would go on to win a rematch against KT Rolster Bullets in a more convincing fashion, making them one of three Korean teams to enter the Season 3 World Championship, along with NaJin Black Sword and Samsung Galaxy Ozone.

Season 3 World Championship[edit]

In the group stage, SK Telecom T1 were placed in Group A with Chinese, European and North American second seeds, Oh My God, Lemondogs and Team SoloMid and with CIS wildcard team GamingGear.eu. They were made favorites in the tournament and they showed that in groups, only dropping a game to Oh My God and finishing the group with a 7-1 record, advancing to the next round.

In the quarterfinals, they swept Taiwanese first seed Gamania Bears and passed on to the semifinals against the Korean first seed NaJin Black Sword. This was one of the most competitive series of the tournament, with NaJin Black Sword forcing the series into a fifth game, but SK Telecom T1 ultimately prevailed and would go on to the finals to play against Royal Club Huang Zu in the Staples Center of Los Angeles, CA. SK Telecom T1 dominated the finals with an aggressive and explosive style, winning 3-0, and being crowned Season 3 World Champions.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea Untara Park Ui-jin (박의진) Top 2017-03-23[17]
South Korea Blank Kang Sun-gu (강선구) Jungle 2015-12-31[7]
South Korea Faker Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁) Mid 2014-12-02[1]
South Korea Bang Bae Jun-sik (배준식) ADC 2014-12-02[1]
South Korea Wolf Lee Jae-wan (이재완) Support 2014-12-02[1]
South Korea Effort Lee Sang-ho (이상호) Support 2017-01-??

Former[edit]

2015 Worlds Roster
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea MaRin Jang Gyeong-hwan (장경환) Top 2014-12-02[1] 2015-11-25[5] QG Reapers
South Korea Bengi Bae Seong-woong (배성웅) Jungle 2014-12-02[1] -
South Korea Faker Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁) Mid 2014-12-02[1] -
South Korea Easyhoon Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈) Mid 2014-12-02[1] 2015-11-25[5] LGD Gaming
South Korea Bang Bae Jun-sik (배준식) ADC 2014-12-02[1] -
South Korea Wolf Lee Jae-wan (이재완) Support 2014-12-02[1] -
South Korea T0M Im Jae-hyeon (임재현) Sub/Jungle 2015-02-25[3] 2015-11-25[5] Vici Gaming
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Piccaboo Lee Jong-beom (이종범) Support 2014-12-02[1] 2015-05-19[4] KT Rolster
South Korea Impact Jung Eon-yeong (정언영) Top 2014-12-02[1] 2014-12-19 Team Impulse
2016 Worlds Roster
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Duke Lee Ho-seong (이호성) Top 2014-12-02 [6] 2016-11-28[11] Invictus Gaming
South Korea Bengi Bae Seong-woong (배성웅) Jungle 2014-12-02[1] 2016-11-28[11] Vici Gaming
South Korea Blank Kang Sun-gu (강선구) Jungle 2015-12-31[7] -
South Korea Faker Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁) Mid 2014-12-02[1] -
South Korea Bang Bae Jun-sik (배준식) ADC 2014-12-02[1] -
South Korea Wolf Lee Jae-wan (이재완) Support 2014-12-02[1] -
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Scout Lee Ye-chan (이예찬) Sub/Mid 2014-12-02[8] 2016-03-23[9] EDward Gaming
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) Top 2016-12-01[13] 2017-11-24[19] Echo Fox
South Korea Peanut Han Wang-ho (한왕호) Jungle 2016-11-30[12] 2017-11-21[18] Longzhu Gaming
South Korea Sky Kim Ha-neul (김하늘) Mid 2016-12-12[14] 2017-11-21[18]
South Korea Profit Kim Jun-hyung (김준형) Sub/Top 2016-11-01[10] 2017-05-23 Ninjas in Pyjamas
South Korea TaeHoon Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈) Sub/Support 2014-12-02[10] 2016-12-??

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea kkOma Kim Jeong-gyun (김정균) Head Coach 2012-12-13
South Korea Bengi Bae Seong-woong (배성웅) Assistant Coach 2017-11-28[20]
South Korea PoohManDu Lee Jeong-hyeon (이정현) Assistant Coach 2017-11-28[20]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea cCarter Choi Byoung-hoon (최병훈) Head Coach Unknown 2017-11-24[19]
South Korea RapidStar Jung Min-sung (정민성) Assistant Coach 2016-12-21 2017-11-24[19]
South Korea PoohManDu Lee Jeong-hyeon (이정현) Assistant Coach 2015-12-31 2016-11-28 Vici Gaming

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-11-04 A22nd A1Premier 2017 World Championship 0 : 3 $620,539.79
2017-08-26 A22nd A1Premier LCK Summer 2017 1 : 3 $52,527
2017-05-21 A11st A1Premier Mid Season Invitational 2017 3 : 1 $676,000
2017-04-22 A11st A1Premier LCK Spring 2017 3 : 0 $87,538
2016-10-29 A11st A1Premier 2016 World Championship 3 : 2 $2,028,000
2016-05-15 A11st A1Premier Mid Season Invitational 2016 3 : 0 $250,000
2016-04-23 A11st A1Premier LCK Spring 2016 3 : 1 $87,538
2015-10-31 A11st A1Premier 2015 World Championship 3 : 1 $1,000,000
2015-08-29 A11st A1Premier LCK Summer 2015 3 : 0 $87,639
2015-05-02 A11st A1Premier LCK Spring 2015 3 : 0 $87,538
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Videos[edit]

Highlight Videos[edit]

Match Highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 "별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개" (in South Korea Korean). inven.co.kr. 2014-12-02.
  2. "SKT T1, '임팩트' 정언영과 계약 종료..."해외 진출 계획 중" (in South Korea Korean). inven.co.kr. 2014-12-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "뉴스 스베누 롤챔스 스프링 2라운드 로스터 발표"] (in South Korea Korean). inven.co.kr. 2015-02-25.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "서포터 '피카부' 이종범, 휴식 위해 SKT 계약 종료" (in South Korea Korean). inven.co.kr. 2015-05-19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Lee Sora (2015-11-25). "장경환-이지훈 SK텔레콤과 작별...페이커와는 재계약" (in South Korea Korean). esports.dailygame.co.kr.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "#SKTT1 promptly scouted Duke.". SK Telecom T1. 2015-12-07.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "PoohManDu comes back #SKTT1 as a COACH PoohManDu. Newly young jungler Blank also becomes our player.". SK Telecom T1. 2015-12-31.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "[롤챔스 스프링 SKT '스카우트' 이예찬 제외 등 2R 로스터"] (in South Korea Korean). esports.dailygame.co.kr. 2016-02-25.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "EDward Gaming's Weibo Post" (in China Chinese). weibo.com. 2016-03-23.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 2016 "2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 참가 팀 로스터 공개" (in South Korea Korean). e-sports.or.kr. 2016-11-01.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Duke, Bengi and PoohManDu leaves". SK Telecom T1. 2016-11-28.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Peanut joins the team" (in South Korea Korean). SK Telecom T1. 2016-11-30.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "SKT T1 NEW TOP Player : Seunghoon 'Huni ' Heo". SK Telecom T1. 2016-12-01.
  14. 14.0 14.1 [https://twitter.com/sktelecom_t1/status/808200727365488640 "SKT T1 MID Player : HaNeul 'SKY' Kim. Welcome to #SKTT1."]. SK Telecom T1. 2016-12-12.
  15. "'RapidStar' joined SKT T1 coach.". SK Telecom T1. 2016-12-21.
  16. "Profit leaves" (in EngSpeaking). ESPN. 2017-05-23.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Untara joins" (in South Korea). KeSPA. 2017-05-23.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 @sktt1.lol (2017-11-21). "Peanut and Sky leaves". Facebook.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 @sktelecom_t1 (2017-11-24). "Huni, cCarter and RapidStar leaves". Twitter.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 sktelecom_t1 (2017-11-28). "Bengi and PoohManDu rejoins". Twitter.