T1 (esports)

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T1
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DivisionsLeague of Legends
Founded2003 (2003)
LeagueLeague of Legends Champions Korea
Based inSeoul
LocationSouth Korea
ColorsRed and white
OwnerSK Telecom
Head coachKim Jeong-soo
ChampionshipsWorlds: 2013, 2015, 2016
MSI: 2016, 2017
Rift Rivals: 2019
League titles2013 Summer, 2013–14 Winter, 2015 Spring, 2015 Summer, 2016 Spring, 2017 Spring, 2019 Spring, 2019 Summer
Local mediaOngamenet
PartnersSK Telecom, Douyu TV, Twitch, Razer, KLEVV, Dong-A Otsuka, Lagardère Sports, TAKHI, Comcast Spectacor
Websitet1.gg

T1 is a South Korean esports team operated by the T1 Entertainment & Sports, the joint venture between SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor.[1] At the end of 2003, SK Telecom took the StarCraft Team Orion (formerly 4U) by Lim Yo-hwan under contract and set up the team under the conglomerate's banner. Lim Yo-hwan took the role of team captain.[2] SKT's League of Legends team has won the 2013, 2015, and 2016 editions of the League of Legends World Championships.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

International[edit]

Tournament results[edit]

League of Legends[edit]

League of Legends World Championship[edit]

Year Event Season Place Last match Result
2013 League of Legends World Championship Season 3 1st SKT v. Royal Club 3–0
2015 Season 5 1st SKT v. Koo Tigers 3–1
2016 Season 6 1st SKT v. Samsung Galaxy 3–2
2017 Season 7 2nd SKT v. Samsung Galaxy 0–3
2019 Season 9 3–4 SKT v. G2 Esports 1–3

Mid-Season Invitational[edit]

Year Event Place Last match Result
2015 Mid-Season Invitational 2nd SKT v. EDG 2–3
2016 1st SKT v. CLG 3–0
2017 1st SKT v. G2 Esports 3–1
2019 3–4 SKT v. G2 Esports 2–3

IEM – World Championship[edit]

Year Event Season Place Last match Result
2013 IEM – World Championship Season VII 3–4 SKT v. CJ Entus Blaze 0–2
2016 Season X 1st SKT v. Fnatic 3–0

League of Legends Champions Korea[edit]

  • Split
Year Event Place Result (W/L)
2015 LCK Spring 2nd 11–3
2016 3rd 12–6
2017 1st 16–2
2018 4th 9–9
2019 2nd 14–4
Year Event Place Result (W/L)
2015 LCK Summer 1st 17–1
2016 2nd 13–5
2017 4th 13–5
2018 7th 8–10
2019 4th 11–7
  • Playoffs
Year Event Place Last match Result
2015 LCK Spring 1st SKT v. GE Tigers 3–0
2016 1st SKT v. ROX Tigers 3–1
2017 1st SKT v. KT Rolster 3–0
2018 4th SKT v. KT Rolster 1–3
2019 1st SKT v. Griffin 3–0
Year Event Place Last match Result
2015 LCK Summer 1st SKT v. KT Rolster 3–0
2016 3rd SKT v. KT Rolster 2–3
2017 2nd SKT v. Longzhu Gaming 1–3
2019 1st SKT v. Griffin 3–1

KeSPA Cup[edit]

Year Event Place Last match Result
2015 KeSPA Cup 3–4 SKT v. Ever 0–2
2016 3–4 SKT v. ROX Tigers 0–2
2017 3–4 SKT v. Longzhu Gaming 0–2
2018 5–8 SKT v. Damwon Gaming 1–2
2019 3–4 SKT v. Sandbox Gaming 1–3

Rift Rivals[edit]

Year Event Place Last match Result
2017 Rift Rivals 2017 2nd LCK v. LPL 1–3
2018 Rift Rivals 2018 2nd LCK v. LPL 2–3
2019 Rift Rivals 2019 1st LCK v. LPL 3–1

Others[edit]

Year Event Place Last match Result
2013 2013 WCG Korea Qualifiers 3rd SKT v. Samsung Galaxy Blue 0–2
2013 Korea Regional Finals 1st SKT v. KT Rolster Bullets 3–1
HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 1st 3–2
AMD-INVEN GamExperience 3rd SKT v. MVP Ozone 0–2
OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 3rd SKT v. CJ Entus Frost 3–0
2014 2014 Korea Regional Finals 2nd SKT v. Najin White Shield 1–3
ITENJOY NLB Summer 2014 1st SKT v. Najin Black Sword 3–0
HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 5th SKT v. Samsung Galaxy White 1–3
bigfile NLB Spring 2014 3rd SKT v. KT Rolster Bullets 3–0
All-Star 2014 1st SKT v. OMG 3–0
SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 2nd SKT v. Samsung Galaxy 0–3
HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 5th SKT v. Samsung Galaxy Ozone 1–3
PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 1st 3–0

StarCraft I[edit]

Year Event Season Place Last match Result
2003 KTF EVER Cup 1st SKT x Woongjin Stars 3–0
2003–2004 LG IBM MBC Team League 1st SKT x KTF MagicNs 3–2
2004 Tucsan MBCGame Team League I 1st SKT x Suma GO 4–3
Team League II 1st 4–3
2005 SKY Season 1 1st SKT x KTF MagicNs 4–2
Season 2 1st SKT x Samsung KHAN 4–2
Grand Final 1st SKT x KTF MagicNs 4–3
2006 Season 1 1st SKT x MBC Game Hero 3–0
Grand Final 2nd 3–0
2008–2009 Shinhan Bank 1st SKT x Hwaseung Oz 2–0
2009–2010 2nd SKT x KT Rolster 4–2
2010-2011 Winners League 1st 4–3
Shinhan Bank Grand Final 2nd 4–3
2011–2012 SK Planet Proleague 1st 4–3

StarCraft II[edit]

Year Event Place
2012 WCS 2012: Asia 1st
GSL Season 4 2012 (Code S) 3rd
Auction All-Kill OSL 2012 1st
MLG vs Proleague Invitational 2012 1st
WCS 2012: Global Finals 3rd
2013 IEM VII – Katowice 3rd
WCS Korea 2013 Season 2 Premier 2nd
WCS Korea 2013 Season 3 Premier 2nd
StarsWar League Season 3 1st
Red Bull Battle Grounds: Grand Finals New York 2013 1st
WCG 2013 3rd
GSL Hot6ix Cup 2013 1st
2014 Proleague 2014 Round 1 2nd
IEM VIII - Cologne 3rd
WCS Korea 2014 Season 1 Premier 2nd
GSL Global Championship 2014 2nd
Proleague 2014 Round 3 1st
WCS Korea 2014 Season 2 Premier 2nd
1st
Proleague 2014 Round 4 2nd
Proleague 2014 Playoffs 2nd
KeSPA Cup 2014 3rd
DreamHack Stockholm 2014 (SC2) 2nd
WCS Korea 2014 Season 3 Premier 2nd
1st
WCS 2014 Global Finals 3rd
2015 Proleague 2015 Round 1 1st
IEM IX – World Championship 3rd
2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 2nd
KeSPA Cup Season 1 2015 2nd
2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2 (Main Event) 1st
2nd
Proleague 2015 Round 3 1st
Leifeng Cup Monthly #3 1st
2nd
KeSPA Cup Season 2 2015 2nd
1st
3rd
IEM X - Shenzhen 1st
IEM X - gamescom 2nd
1st
MSI Masters Gaming Arena 2015 (SC2) 3rd
Proleague 2015 Round 4 2nd
ASL Season 5 Prime 1st
GSL Season 3 2015 (Code S) 1st
Proleague 2015 Playoffs 1st
WCS 2015 Global Finals 3rd
2016 Proleague 2016 Round 1 1st
2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 1st
Leifeng Cup #145 2nd
WCS 2016: Korean Cross Finals Season 1 2nd
SHOUTcraft Kings July 2016 1st
GSL Season 2 2016 (Code S) 3rd
2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2 2nd
3rd
WCS 2016: Korean Cross Finals Season 2 1st
1st
OlimoLeague Week #75 1st
OlimoLeague October 2016 1st
WCS 2016 Global Finals 2nd
OlimoLeague Grand Final 1st
VSL Team League 2nd
1st
Leifeng Cup #157 1st

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Award Team
2013 2013 Korea e-Sports Awards[3]
  • MVP Team
SK Telecom T1 K
2015 2015 Korea e-Sports Awards[4]
  • Best e-Sports Team
  • Best LoL Leadership Award Choi Byeong-hoon (최병훈)
SK Telecom T1
2016 2016 Korea e-Sports Awards[5]
  • Best e-Sports Team of the Year
  • Best LoL Leadership Award Choi Byeong-hoon (최병훈)
SK Telecom T1
SK Telecom T1 League of Legends team at the World Championship 2013

Rosters[edit]

Game Nat. Name ID Role
Apex Legends South Korea Kim Bong-sang JuanK Player
United States Michael Sherman Sonii Player
United States Kurtis Gallo Kurt Player
United States Brendan Jensen BcJ Player
United States Haydin Gordon ZerG Player
Fortnite United States Alex Kolich Sofa Player
United States Cody Fulmer Fulmer Player
South Korea Min Cheol-an Medusa Player
South Korea Jin Gyu-park Quickss Player
South Korea Seo Woo-hyeon Arius Player
South Korea Hee Kun-lee Psangae Player
South Korea Kim Doh-hwan Hood.J Player
South Korea Jung Sin-ooh Sinooh Player
South Korea Lee Jong-soo Peterpan Player
South Korea Lee Suk-hyung KoiGod Coach
Hearthstone South Korea Kim Jung-soo Surrender Player
Greece Christos Tsakopoulos Feno Player
United Kingdom George Webb BoarControl Player
Sweden Jon Westberg Orange Player
League of Legends South Korea Kim Kang-hui Roach Top Laner
South Korea Kim Chang-dong Canna Sub/Top Laner
South Korea Mun U-chan Cuzz Jungler
South Korea Choi El-lim Ellim Sub/Jungler
South Korea Lee Sang-hyeok Faker Mid Laner
South Korea Kim Tae-woo Gori Sub/Mid Laner
South Korea Park Jin-seong Teddy Bot Laner
South Korea Lee Min-hyung Gumayushi Sub/Bot Laner
South Korea Lee Sang-ho Effort Support
South Korea Choi Won-yeong Kuri Sub/Support
South Korea Kim Jeong-soo Kim Head Coach
South Korea Lim Hye-sung Comet Coach
South Korea Kim Ji-hwan Moment Coach
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds South Korea Lee Ha-Neul Treasure Player
South Korea Jeong Ji-hun Adder Player
South Korea Choi Seung-yeong JeffLocka Player
South Korea Lim Gwang-hyun Akad Player
South Korea An Kang-hyun HelleN Player
South Korea Choi Byoung-hoon cCarter Head Coach
South Korea Choi Jeong-jin Toad Coach
Super Smash Bros. United States Jason Bates ANTi Player
United States Larry Holland Larry Lurr Player
Dota 2 South Korea Lee Sang-don FoREv Player
Pokémon South Korea Park Se-jun Sejun Park Player

Literature[edit]

Lim Yo-Hwan, Crazy as Me(임요환,나만큼 미쳐봐), 2004, Bookroad, ISBN 89-91239-15-3 (03810)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T1 Entertainment & Sports Names KLEVV as Jersey, Exclusive Gaming PC Memory Sponsor". The Esports Observer. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. ^ Lim Yo-Hwan,Crazy as Me(임요환,나만큼 미쳐봐), 2004, Bookroad, ISBN 89-91239-15-3 (03810)
  3. ^ "2013 Korea e-Sports Awards". tl.net. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  4. ^ "KeSPA League of Legends". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  5. ^ "Faker sweeps the 2016 KeSPA eSports Awards". www.invenglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Taipei Assassins
Samsung Galaxy White
League of Legends World Championship winner
2013
20152016
Succeeded by
Samsung Galaxy White
Samsung Galaxy
Preceded by
EDward Gaming
Mid-Season Invitational winner
2016 - 2017
Succeeded by
Royal Never Give Up
Preceded by
MVP Ozone
KT Rolster Arrows
ROX Tigers
KT Rolster
League of Legends Champions Korea winner
Summer 2013 – Winter 2013–2014
Spring 2015 – Summer 2015 – Spring 2016
Spring 2017
Spring 2019 – Summer 2019
Succeeded by
Samsung Galaxy Blue
ROX Tigers
Longzhu Gaming
Incumbent
Preceded by
Team SoloMid
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship winner
Season VII (2012) – Season X (2016)
Succeeded by
Flash Wolves