SK Telecom T1

SK Telecom T1 is a pro LOL esports team.

SK Telecom T1

SK Telecom T1 is a professional League of Legends esports team founded in 2012. Previously, the SK Telecom organization sponsored two sister teams, S and K. SK Telecom T1 is the only team to have won the World Championship three times. SK Telecom T1 is also the only team to hold an unofficial “Triple Crown” – in May 2016 they became the reigning champions of IEM, the Mid-Season Invitational, and Worlds though those titles were not all achieved in the same season, before successfully being the first ever team to defend their World Championship title.


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SK TELECOM T1 HISTORY

SK Telecom T1 has been competing in Esports since before 2013. They’ve won over $9,652,664.41 from over 302 esports tournaments.


SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 3 History (2013)

In December 2012, SK Telecom acquired the roster of Eat Sleep Game, with a roster consisting of Reapered, H0R0, MighTiLy, UandME, and StarLast. See the history of that team at SK Telecom T1 S (originally SK Telecom T1, then SK Telecom T1 #1). In February 2013, the organization created a new roster, which consisted of Faker, bengi, Piglet, PoohManDu, and Impact. See the history of that team at SK Telecom T1 K (originally SK Telecom T1 #2). On November 12, the sister teams were renamed from #1 and #2 to S and K, respectively. Though it was initially known as SK Telecom’s secondary team, K outperformed S, winning the Season 3 World Championship. Upon their return to Korea, SKT T1 K became the only team to have a perfect season (not losing a single game) in Champions Winter 2013-2014.

SK Telecom T1 #1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $40,527.05 From 4 Tournaments

2013-06-15 5th – 8th 2013 OGN Spring Champions $10,641.13
2013-06-14 4th emTek NLB Spring 2013 $885.92
2013-03-09 3rd – 4th IEM VII – World Championship $13,500.00
2012-12-16 1st IEM VII – Cologne $15,500.00

SK Telecom T1 K Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $1,110,453.88 From 9 Tournaments

2013-10-04 1st LoL Season 3 World Championship $1,000,000.00
2013-08-31 1st 2013 OGN Spring Champions $72,078.57
2013-08-31 2013 OGN Spring Champions $9,009.82
2013-08-31 2013 OGN Spring Champions $1,801.96
2013-08-31 2013 OGN Spring Champions $1,801.96
2013-08-31 2013 OGN Spring Champions $1,801.96
2013-08-31 2013 OGN Spring Champions $1,801.96
2013-06-29 3rd – 4th AMD-INVEN GamExperience $875.39
2013-06-15 3rd 2013 OGN Spring Champions $21,282.26

SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 4 History (2014)

SK Telecom T1 competed in the 2014 LoL Masters. The team had a 6 wins, 0 losses set record in the round robin, with a 14 wins, 4 losses game record. In the playoffs, they were seeded directly into the finals but then lost 0 wins, 3 losses to Samsung, placing second overall. Although SKT T1 K won All Star Paris in 2014 with out losing a single game, both SKT teams failed to make Worlds at the end of the season.

SK Telecom T1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $18,634.38 From 1 Tournament

2014-06-08 2nd 2014 OGN LoL Masters ₩20,000,000 $18,634.38 League of Legends
SK Telecom T1 K Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $164,678.83 From 10 Tournaments

2014-08-16 5th – 8th 2014 OGN Summer Champions Summer $9,773.30
2014-08-09 1st 2014 ITENJOY NLB Summer $4,857.55
2014-05-24 5th – 8th 2014 OGN Spring Champions $9,256.69
2014-05-17 3rd bigfile NLB Spring 2014 $1,935.30
2014-05-11 1st All-Star Paris 2014 $50,000.00
2014-01-25 1st 2013 – 2014 OGN Winter Champions Winter $74,046.65
2014-01-25 2013 – 2014 OGN Winter Champions Winter $9,255.83
2014-01-25 2013 – 2014 OGN Winter Champions Winter $1,851.17
2014-01-25 2013 – 2014 OGN Winter Champions Winter $1,851.17
2014-01-25 2013 – 2014 OGN Winter Champions Winter $1,851.17
SK Telecom T1 S Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $31,850.84 From 6 Tournaments

2014-08-16 4th 2014 OGN Summer Champions $17,591.94
2014-08-16 2014 OGN Summer Champions $1,954.66
2014-05-24 9th – 16th 2014 OGN Summer Champions $5,554.01
2014-05-17 5th – 8th bigfile NLB Spring 2014 $725.74
2014-01-25 9th – 16th 2013 – 2014 OGN Winter Champions Winter $5,553.50
2014-01-18 9th – 12th ZOTAC NLB Winter 2013 – 2014 $470.99

SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 5 History (2015)

In November 2014, it was announced that Korean teams could no longer have two separate rosters, and SK Telecom T1’s teams disbanded, reforming a single team simply called SK Telecom T1. As with all other OGN teams, they would have a 10-member roster. The team was invited to play in Champions Spring 2015. On December 2, a roster was announced for the preseason that included MaRin, Impact, Bengi, Easyhoon, Faker, Bang, Wolf, and Piccaboo. Of these players, Piccaboo was the only new addition; the other seven players had previously competed on either S or K.

SKT entered their first tournament of the 2015 Season at SBENU Champions Spring 2015. They placed second in the regular season so they had to face CJ Entus in the second round of playoffs and took the series 3-2. They went on to play the KOO Tigers where they took the series 3-0 without Faker or Bengi having to play. The win secured them a spot at the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational where they won every game in groups. After a close 3-2 series against Fnatic, they moved on to face EDward Gaming in the finals where SKT was upset 3-2.

They came back to Korea for SBENU Champions Summer 2015 where they went almost undefeated, only dropping a series to CJ Entus. Their first place finish in the regular season guaranteed them a spot at the 2015 Season World Championship due to having the most Championship Points. In the finals of the playoffs they beat KT Rolster 3-0 to take 1st place in playoffs and advance to the 2015 Season World Championship as the first seed from Korea.

SKT was placed in a group at worlds alongside EDG, Bangkok Titans, and H2k Gaming. They went undefeated all the way to the finals, beating AHQ e-Sports Club and Origen in the playoffs along the way. They met the KOO Tigers in the finals and beat them 3-1 to give the organization its second World Championship.

SK Telecom T1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $1,254,093.74 From 17 Tournaments

2015-11-14 3rd – 4th LoL KeSPA Cup 2015 $8,671.20
2015-10-31 1st LoL 2015 World Championship $1,000,000.00
2015-08-29 1st LCK Summer 2015 $84,793.45
2015-08-29 LCK Summer 2015 $4,239.67
2015-08-29 LCK Summer 2015 $1,695.87
2015-05-10 2nd Mid-Season Invitational 2015 $50,000.00
2015-05-01 1st LCK Spring 2015 $92,649.14
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $1,852.98
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $4,632.46
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $463.25
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $463.25
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $463.25
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $463.25
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $463.25
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $463.25
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $926.49
2015-05-01 LCK Spring 2015 $1,852.98

SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 6 History (2016)

Two weeks after the World Championship, SK Telecom T1 played in the LoL KeSPA Cup. In their semifinal series against Challenger team Ever, substitute mid laner Scout started in the first game, but even with Faker playing in the second game, the team lost the series 0-2 – continuing a streak of World Champions being eliminated early on in their first tournaments after Worlds. SK Telecom announced Faker’s re-signing for the 2016 season after the tournament. However, shortly afterwards, Easyhoon, Tom, and MaRin left the team. SKT’s off season acquisitions included NaJin’s top laner Duke, relatively new jungler Blank, and their former support PoohManDu as a coach.

In March, SK Telecom attended IEM Katowice despite being only the sixth-place LCK team at the time. They brought substitute jungler Blank in place of bengi and swept through the tournament, winning the title after only seven games. Returning to Korea, they began to use Blank as their full-time starting jungler and improved from a series record of 5-4 after week 7 to 12-6 after week 13, behind only the Tigers and KT Rolster in the standings. In the playoffs, they easily beat Jin Air and KT before facing the ROX Tigers for the second time in a spring finals. This time, instead of a 3-0 it was a 3-1, but SKT still won and were crowned LCK champions for the third consecutive time.

Their first place finish in the spring season earned them a spot in the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Notably, SK Telecom T1 were the only team to return to 2016 MSI from 2015 MSI. As the reigning domestic champions of Korea, SK Telecom T1 came into the tournament as massive favorites to win. However, their group stage performances were very lackluster as they dropped games to China’s Royal Never Give Up, NA’s Counter Logic Gaming, and two games to the LMS Flash Wolves. They ended their group stage with a 6-4 record, seeding them into the bracket stage at fourth place. Matched up against Royal Never Give Up in the semifinals, SK Telecom started to regain their form, beating them 3-1. They then proceeded to beat Counter Logic Gaming 3-0 to win the event and give them the trophy that barely escaped them last year.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, SK Telecom started the season strong with a 5-0 score in series and 10-0 game score. However, they started dropping sets to lower ranked teams, notably the Afreeca Freecs, who they failed to win even a single game against the entire season. With a 13-5 scoreline in series, SKT placed second in the round robin, beating KT Rolster via game score tiebreaker. However, during the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs, they met KT Rolster in the semifinals, where they were reverse swept 3-2 after going up 2-0 in the first two games. This gave them third place for the summer split. Combined with their first place spring finish, as well as the victory of the ROX Tigers over KT Rolster, SKT qualified to the 2016 Season World Championship on points as Korea’s second seed.

At the 2016 Season World Championship, SK Telecom T1 were placed into Group B, along with LMS’s Flash Wolves, NA’s Cloud 9, and China’s I May. The team proceeded to win five of the six games during the Group Stage, as they displayed a vast arsenal of team compositions and fielded both Bengi and Blank in the jungle position. They were drafted into the Quarterfinals against the Chinese Royal Never Give Up, the second place team of Group D. After beating RNG 3-1, they proceeded to the semifinals where they met the ROX Tigers. After a long and grueling five games, where ROX won two of them with a surprise Miss Fortune support, SKT won 3-2 in what host Dash called the greatest best of five at Worlds ever. They moved on to face Samsung Galaxy in the Grand Finals: after a long, hard-fought 3-2 series SKT became the first League of Legends team to win three World Championships and first repeat winners of the title of World Champions.

$2,459,412.00 From 9 Tournaments

2016-11-19 3rd – 4th LoL KeSPA Cup 2016 $8,554.00
2016-10-29 1st LoL 2016 World Championship $2,028,000.00
2016-08-20 3rd LCK Summer 2016 $27,060.00
2016-08-20 LCK Summer 2016 $1,804.00
2016-08-20 LCK Summer 2016 $1,804.00
2016-05-15 1st Mid-Season Invitational 2016 $250,000.00
2016-04-23 1st LCK Spring 2016 $87,800.00
2016-04-23 LCK Spring 2016 $4,390.00
2016-03-06 1st IEM X – World Championship $50,000.00

SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 7 History (2017)

Duke and Bengi left the team before the season began and were replaced by ex-Immortals top laner Huni and ex-ROX jungler Peanut. In the Spring Split, they finished first in the regular season, then defeated KT Rolster 3-0 in the finals. At the Mid-Season Invitational, SKT finished first in the group stage, swept Flash Wolves in the semifinals, then beat G2 Esports 3-1 in the finals, gaining an unoffical triple crown award (LCK Champions, Worlds Champions, and MSI Champions). However, the team began to falter in the LCK Summer Split 2017. SKT finished only fourth in the regular season before embarking on a surprising gauntlet run to the finals, including a reverse sweep of kt Rolster. Despite being massively favored to take the finals as well, the miracle ended there, and they were defeated by Longzhu Gaming 3-1, thought they would still qualify for the 2017 Season World Championship as Korea’s second seed. SK Telecom T1 were placed into Group A along with ahq e-Sports Club, Cloud9, and EDward Gaming. They finished first in the group with a 5-1 record, although their one loss came against the unimpressive Ahq, and several of their other wins were comeback victories. In the quarterfinals, the faced off against Europe’s Misfits Gaming, who were massive underdogs and had not even been expected to make it out of groups in the first place. After a perfect game 1, SK Telecom T1 surprisingly lost the next two games to the European team, pushing them to the brink of defeat, before recovering to take the series. They then beat the Chinese team Royal Never Give Up in another close 3-2 set in order to qualify for the finals. However, there they lost 3-0 to Samsung Galaxy – the first time SKT had lost a World Championship. Soon after the season’s end, Peanut and Huni left the team. At the 2017 KeSPA Cup, SKT defeated Griffin 2-1 in the quarterfinals but were later eliminated by Longzhu Gaming 2-0.

SK Telecom T1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $1,519,239.45 From 12 Tournaments

2017-12-02 3rd-4th LoL KeSPA Cup 2017 $9,260.00
2017-11-04 2nd 2017 LoL World Championship $667,841.00
2017-08-26 2nd LCK Summer 2017 $53,131.80
2017-07-09 2nd Rift Rivals 2017 – KR vs. CN vs. TW $10,000.00
2017-05-21 1st Mid-Season Invitational 2017 $676,000.00
2017-04-22 1st LCK Spring 2017 $89,571.00
2017-04-22 LCK Spring 2017 $4,478.55
2017-04-22 LCK Spring 2017 $1,791.42
2017-04-22 LCK Spring 2017 $1,791.42
2017-04-22 LCK Spring 2017 $1,791.42
2017-04-22 LCK Spring 2017 $1,791.42
2017-04-22 LCK Spring 2017 $1,791.42

SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 8 History (2018)

SKT signed two new rookies for the top and jungle, Thal and Blossom respectively, and support Effort was also moved to the starting roster. In the Spring Split, SKT fared horribly for the first time, going in 1-5 into week 3 and landing in 9th place for the first time. Only when they put in Blossom as their starting jungler did SKT’s fortunes begin to rise, but they clearly lacked their previous form and lost all their series to the top three teams. Their playoff spot was at risk when they were defeated by both KT Rolster and Kingzone DragonX 2-0 in several series but after beating MVP and Kongdoo Monster, SKT managed to secure a playoff spot as the 4th seed. In the playoffs, SKT redeemed themselves from the Worlds loss by beating KSV (the rebranded Samsung Galaxy) 2-1 in the wildcard match but were crushed by KT Rolster 3-1 in the “Telecom War” quarterfinals, ending their spring season and playoff run, as well as denying them qualification for the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational for the first time. Since SK Telecom T1 was part of the top four teams who participated in the playoffs, the team was invited to Rift Rivals 2018 but the LCK was defeated by the LPL in a close 3-2 series. In the Summer Season, SK Telecom T1 seemingly recovered but they performed very poorly and that the ended with an 8-10 record, denying them a playoff spot for the first time in their history. But since SK Telecom T1 had 30 championship points from Spring, they competed in the 2018 Korea Regional Finals but they were crushed by Gen G., the former KSV eSports in a close 3-2 set, ending their season and denying them qualification for the 2018 World Championship for the first time since 2014.

Following the poor 2018 season, SKT began to rebuild their roster around Faker, along with subs Leo and Effort. Rumors began to circulate on who would be a part of the “superteam” and on November 22nd, the SKT Twitter officially announced the signing of Khan, Crazy, Clid, Haru, and Teddy. During the next two weeks superstar support Mata was also signed as well as coaches Fly and Zefa who worked with Jin Air and Afreeca, respectively, last season.

Shortly after the announcement they already had to play in the 2018 LoL KeSPA Cup where they had to fight through the first two rounds due to their championship points ranking. These were despite little practice no problem for them as they easily swept past APK Prince and bbq’s new roster. Their run then ended in quarterfinals against DAMWON Gaming who had the same core for the whole season going through challenger already.

SK Telecom T1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $44,022.00 From 5 Tournaments

2018-12-31 5th – 8th KeSPA Cup 2018 $4,294.00
2018-09-08 7th LCK Summer 2018 $9,180.00
2018-07-08 2nd Rift Rivals 2018 – LCK vs LPL vs LMS $10,000.00
2018-04-14 4th LCK Spring 2018 $18,680.00
2018-04-14 LCK Spring 2018 $1,868.00

SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 9 History (2019)

After a few weeks of practice the roster managed to have a good start to LCK Spring Split 2019 and found itself tied for 2nd place after 5 weeks. The team continued to improve over the course of the split and only dropped one more series in regular season when they just fell short of becoming the first team to beat Griffin this split. In playoff semifinals against Kingzone they had 2 convincing blue side victories and a 45 minute comeback on red side to sweep the series 3-0 and fight Griffin for the title. This highly anticipated series became was very anticlimatic after SKT managed to outscale Griffin’s surprising botlane picks before dominating the next two games for another clean sweep and their 7th LCK title. This also meant that they qualified for the Mid-Season Invitational.

At MSI, the Korean champions went 1-1 for each of the first 3 days in the group stage with one loss against IG and two versus G2. SKT then went on to sweep the final two days 4-0 being the only team to defeat Invictus Gaming in the group stage and moved on to face G2 Esports in the semifinals after iG picked Team Liquid as its opponent. SKT lost to G2 in the semifinals, 2-3, failing to convert two matchpoints which lead to the first NA vs EU finals since IEM Season X – San Jose in Season 5.

Despite their decent performance at MSI SKT had a horrible start in Summer Split. They went 1-5 in the first three weeks only barely managing to beat Jin Air before facing some other bottom teams just before Rift Rivals. Fortunately by defeating KT Rolster and Gen.G 2-0 with Effort as support they were able to regain their stride. At Rift Rivals they adapted well to LPL’s faster playstyle and despite losing the final game in group stage against Invictus Gaming they took down Top Esports in the final to contribute to Korea’s first Rift Rivals win with a 3-1 scoreline. Back in LCK SKT continued their winning streak and reached a 9 game winning streak. This streak was ended by Hanwha Life Esports and was followed by a second loss to DAMWON Gaming. For their final match of the regular season SKT managed to reverse sweep SANDBOX Gaming to finish the split 11-7 and qualify for the wildcard match with their last chance. For the wildcard match of playoffs they faced 5th place Afreeca and won 2-1 in a close series. In Round 2 waited Sandbox and after a close game 1 SKT dominated game 2 and stomped them in game 3 for a quick clean sweep. Round 3 against DAMWON Gaming went pretty much exactly the same so they once again made it to finals against Griffin. With a dominant 3-1 SKT became the first team to win the playoffs after starting in wildcard match for their 8th LCK title. They will be representing LCK as the first seed at Worlds 2019.

At Worlds they were drawn into group C with LEC 2nd seed Fnatic, LPL 2nd seed Royal Never Give Up and LCS 3rd seed Clutch Gaming. They finished 5-1 getting upset in week 2 by Fnatic and winning two extremely close games against RNG which earned them 1st place in the group. For quarterfinals they were drawn against LEC 3rd seed Splyce and showed again why they were seen as one of the favorites as they won the series clearly 3-1 against Splyce to face G2 Esports in semifinals. Despite leading for most of game 1 they found themselves on the losing side after Faker got picked off and they were swept in the following fight. After a clean game 2 victory they were once again outplayed in the deciding moments of games 3 and 4 and lost the series therefore deservedly 1-3 ending their season earlier than they had hoped.

SK Telecom T1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $373,810.00 From 5 Tournaments

2019-11-10 3rd – 4th LoL 2019 World Championship $155,750.00
2019-08-31 1st LCK Summer 2019 $83,430.00
2019-07-07 1st Rift Rivals 2019 – LCK vs LPL vs LMS/VCS $20,000.00
2019-05-19 3rd – 4th Mid-Season Invitational 2019 $25,000.00
2019-04-13 1st LCK Spring 2019 $89,630.00

SK Telecom T1 Overwatch History (2019)

SKT1 competed in the 2020 NetEase Spring Esports X Tournament on November 8th, 2019 playing Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch and took second place.

SK Telecom T1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $7,050.00 From 1 Tournament

2019-11-08 2nd NetEase Spring 2020 Esports X Tournament $7,050.00

SK Telecom T1 Fortnite History (2019)

SK Telecom T1 competed in Fortnite tournaments. T1 took 3rd place in the 10th week of the Asia Fortnite World Cup on June 21st, 2019. Then, they earned 2nd place in the Asia Trios Cash Cup on July 14th, 2019. Then SKT1 earned 19th place at the Fortnite World Cup Finals on July 28th.

SK Telecom T1 Fortnite Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $232,150.00 From 10 Tournaments

2019-09-13 10th Champion’s Trios Cash Cup – Week 4 – Asia $600.00
2019-09-06 6th Champion’s Trios Cash Cup – Week 3 – Asia $900.00
2019-08-23 5th Champion’s Trios Cash Cup – Week 1 – Asia $1,200.00
2019-08-21 2nd Contender’s Solos Cash Cup – Week 1 – NAW $450.00
2019-07-28 19th Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo $112,500.00
2019-07-28 33rd-64th Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo $50,000.00
2019-07-28 65th-128th Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo $50,000.00
2019-07-14 2nd Trios Cash Cup – ASIA $6,600.00
2019-07-14 11th-12th Trios Cash Cup – ASIA $900.00
2019-06-21 3rd Fortnite World Cup 2019 – Week 10 – Asia $9,000.00

SK Telecom T1 LOL Season 10 History (2020)
SK Telecom T1 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $109,579.00 From 3 Tournaments

2020-05-31 7th-8th Mid Season Cup 2020 $20,000.00
2020-04-25 1st LCK Spring 2020 $81,000.00
2020-01-05 3rd-4th KeSPA Cup 2019 $8,579.00

SK Telecom T1 VALORANT History (2020)

SK Telecom T1 competed in VALORANT tournaments. They earned 2nd place at the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown on June 28th, 2020. Then they finished in the top 8 at the PAX Arena Invitational on July 26th.

SK Telecom T1 VALORANT Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $16,000.00 From 2 Tournaments

2020-07-26 5th – 8th PAX Arena Invitational $1,000.00
2020-06-28 2nd T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown $15,000.00

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