T1 (esports)

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T1
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DivisionsApex Legends
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Hearthstone
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Super Smash Bros
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League of Legends: Wild Rift
Founded2003 (2003)
LeagueLeague of Legends Champions Korea
Based inSeoul
LocationSouth Korea
ColorsRed and white
CEOJoe Marsh
ChampionshipsWorld Championship (2013, 2015, 2016)
Mid-Season Invitational (2016, 2017)
Intel Extreme Masters: 2016
League titles10× League of Legends Champions Korea
PartnersSK Telecom, DouYu, Nike, Red Bull, Samsung Electronics, BMW, Twitch, Hana Bank, SteelSeries
Parent groupSK Telecom (54%)
Comcast Spectacor (34%)
Highland Capital (12%)
Websitet1.gg

T1 (previously known as SK Telecom T1 or SKT T1) is a South Korean esports organization operated by the T1 Entertainment & Sports, a 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] T1's League of Legends team has won the 2013, 2015, and 2016 editions of the League of Legends World Championship.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (10): 2013 Summer, 2013–14 Winter, 2015 Spring, 2015 Summer, 2016 Spring, 2017 Spring, 2019 Spring, 2019 Summer, 2020 Spring, 2022 Spring
Runners-up (2): 2017 Summer, 2021 Summer

International[edit]

Winners (3): 2013, 2015, 2016
Runners-up: 2017
Winners (2): 2016, 2017
Runners-up: 2015, 2022
Winners: 2016

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
2021 Season 11 3–4 T1 v. DWG KIA 2–3

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 3–1
2019 3–4 SKT v. G2 2–3
2022 2nd T1 v. RNG 2–3

Intel Extreme Masters – World Championship[edit]

Year Event Season Place Last match Result
2016 Intel Extreme Masters[3] Season X 1st SKT v. Fnatic 3–0

League of Legends Champions Korea[edit]

  • Regular season
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
2020 2nd 14–4
2021 4th 11–7
2022 1st 18–0
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
2020 4th 13–5
2021 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
2020 1st T1 v. Gen.G 3–0
2021 4th T1 v. Gen.G 0–3
2022 1st T1 v. Gen.G 3–1
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
2020 5th T1 v. Afreeca Freecs 1–2
2021 2nd T1 v. DWG KIA 1–3

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 T1 v. Sandbox Gaming 1–3
2020[a] 7–8 T1 v. KT Rolster 0–1
  1. ^ Played with the Academy roster.

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 Champions Spring 2013 3rd SKT v. CJ Entus Frost 3–0
Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games 2013 Korean Qualifier Round 1 SKT v. MVP Ozone 1–2
AMD-INVEN GamExperience 3–4 SKT v. MVP Ozone 0–2
Champions Summer 2013 1st SKT v. KT Rolster Bullets 3–2
2013 Korea Regional Finals 1st SKT v. KT Rolster Bullets 3–1
WCG 2013 Korea Qualifiers 3–4 SKT v. Samsung Galaxy Blue 0–2
2014 Champions Winter 2013–14 1st SKT v. Samsung Galaxy Ozone 3–0
SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 2nd SKT v. Samsung Galaxy 0–3
NLB Spring 2014 3rd SKT v. KT Rolster Bullets 3–0
Champions Spring 2014 5–8 SKT v. Samsung Galaxy Ozone 1–3
NLB Summer 2014 1st SKT v. Najin Black Sword 3–0
Champions Summer 2014 5–8 SKT v. Samsung Galaxy White 1–3
2014 Korea Regional Finals 2nd SKT v. Najin White Shield 1–3
All-Star Paris 2014 1st SKT v. OMG 3–0
2018 2018 LCK Regional Finals 4th SKT v. Gen.G 2–3
2020 Mid-Season Cup 2020 7–8 T1 v. Top Esports 0–1
2020 LCK Regional Finals 2nd T1 v. Gen.G 0–3
2021 2021 LCK Regional Finals 1st T1 v. Hanwha Life Esports 3–2

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[4]
  • Best e-Sports Team
  • e-Sports grand prize of the year
SK Telecom T1 K
2015 2015 Korea e-Sports Awards[5]
  • Best e-Sports Team
  • Best LoL Leadership Award Choi Byeong-hoon (최병훈)
SK Telecom T1
2016 2016 Korea e-Sports Awards[6]
  • Best e-Sports Team
  • Best LoL Leadership Award Choi Byeong-hoon (최병훈)
SK Telecom T1
2019 2019 Korea Esports Hall of Fame[7]
  • Best e-Sports Team of the Year
T1

Rosters[edit]

SK Telecom T1 League of Legends team at the World Championship 2013
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player MKLeo at Frostbite 2020, days before being signed by T1

League of Legends[edit]

T1 League of Legends roster
Players Coaches
Role Handle Name Nationality
Top Zeus Choi Woo-je South Korea
Jungle Oner Moon Hyeon-joon South Korea
Mid Faker Lee Sang-hyeok South Korea
Bot Gumayusi Lee Min-hyeong South Korea
Support Keria Ryu Min-seok South Korea
Support Asper Substitute player Kim Tae-gi South Korea
Head coach

Choi "Polt" Seong-hun

Assistant coach(es)

Bae "Bengi" Seong-woong
Kim "Moment" Ji-hwan


Legend:
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Substitute player Substitute
  • Injured Injury / Illness
  

Roster updated 3 December 2021.

Dota 2[edit]

T1 Dota 2 roster
Players Coaches
Handle Name Nationality
Gabbi Villafuerte Santos, Kim Philippines
Karl Baldovino, Karl Philippines
Kuku (C) Palad, Carlo Philippines
Xepher Deo, Kenny Indonesia
Whitemon Filemon, Matthew Indonesia
Head coach
  • Park "March" Tae-won

Legend:
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (C) Team captain
  • Substitute player Substitute
  • Injured Injury / Illness
  

Latest roster transaction: 26 February 2022.

Valorant[edit]

T1 Valorant roster
Players Coaches
Handle Name Nationality
xeta Son, Seon-ho South Korea
thwifo Kim, Zander United States
steel (C) Nissan, Joshua Canada
pwny VanGorder, Josh United States
Munchkin Byeon, Sang-beom South Korea
Head coach

Yoon "Autumn" Eu-teum

Assistant coach(es)

Dakota "Stunner" MacLeod


Legend:
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (C) Team captain
  • Substitute player Substitute
  • Injured Injury / Illness
  

Latest roster transaction: 23 June 2022.

Overwatch[edit]

T1 Overwatch roster
Players Coaches
Role Handle Name Nationality
Damage A1ien Han Yu-bin South Korea
Damage Na1st Lee Ho-sung South Korea
Damage DD1NGKoNG Lee Jin-woo South Korea
Tank Clestyn Cho Gun-hee South Korea
Support Ap3ach Kim Hwan-lee South Korea
Support DADA Jeong Chan-young South Korea
Head coach
  • Hwang "paJion" Ji-sub
Assistant coach(es)
  • Kim "BiaNcA" Dong-wook

Legend:
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (2W) Two-way player
  • Substitute player Substitute
  • Injured Injury / Illness
  

Latest roster transaction: 19 May 2022.

Hearthstone[edit]

T1 Hearthstone roster
Players Coaches
Handle Name Nationality
Surrender Kim Jung-soo South Korea
Feno Tsakopoulos, Christos Greece
Head coach

Legend:
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Substitute player Substitute
  • Injured Injury / Illness
  

Roster

Wild Rift[edit]

T1 Wild Rift roster
Players Coaches
Handle Name Nationality
JJong Park Kyeong-min South Korea
JY Lee Joon South Korea
Core Jeong Yong-hoon South Korea
PenGuin Lee Kyeong-ho South Korea
Head coach
  • Kim "Jun" Yeong-jun

Legend:
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Substitute player Substitute
  • Injured Injury / Illness
  

Roster

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

T1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster
Players Coaches
Handle Name Nationality
MkLeo López Pérez, Leonardo Mexico
Head coach
  • Ryan "L4st" Krichbaum

Legend:
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Substitute player Substitute
  • Injured Injury / Illness
  

Roster

Literature[edit]

  • Lim Yo-hwan (21 May 2007). 나만큼 미쳐봐 [Be as crazy as me] (in Korean). Bookroad. ISBN 978-89-91239-15-9.

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. ^ "Legacy". intelextrememasters.com. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. ^ "2013 Korea e-Sports Awards". tl.net. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  5. ^ "KeSPA League of Legends". facebook.com. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Faker sweeps the 2016 KeSPA eSports Awards". invenglobal.com. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  7. ^ "T1, 올해의 팀 선정…펍지-공로상, 카트라이더-종목상 수상Awards". dailyesports.com (in Korean). Retrieved 17 January 2020.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by League of Legends World Championship winner
2013
20152016
Succeeded by
Preceded by Mid-Season Invitational winner
20162017
Succeeded by
Preceded by League of Legends Champions Korea winner
Summer 2013 – Winter 2013–14
Spring 2015 – Spring 2016
Spring 2017
Spring 2019 – Spring 2020
Succeeded by
Preceded by Intel Extreme Masters World Championship winner
Season X (2016)
Succeeded by