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SK Telecom T1

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[e][h]SK Telecom T1
Team Information
Choi Byung Hoon
Kwan "Doctor.K" Oh Hyuk
Park "MuJuK" Dae Kyung
Park Yong Woon
Team Captain:
Zerg s2
Approx. Total Winnings:
Player earnings:
2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague LG IBM MBC Team League 2005 SKY Proleague Round 1 2005 SKY Proleague Round 2 2008-09 Shinhan Bank Proleague 2009 GyeongNam-STX Cup Masters 2010 GyeongNam-STX Cup Masters 2011 GyeongNam-STX Cup Masters 2004 Tucson MBCGame Team League 2005 SKY Proleague Grand Final 2011-12 SK Planet Proleague Season 1 2006 SKY Proleague Round 1
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Protoss 5
Terran 7
Zerg 8
October 2002 (as Orion)

SK Telecom T1 is a Korean progaming team. It was a StarCraft team until 2012, when KeSPA switched to StarCraft II. The team disbanded its Starcraft II roster on October 18, 2016. It now only has a League of Legends team[1].


SK Telecom Team 1 was originally founded by BoxeR in October 2002 under the name Orion. Its name changed to 4 Union in December 2003, and finally to SK Telecom T1 in April 2004 upon sponsorship by SK Telecom. On May 2012, the team was introduced to StarCraft II through the hybrid 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2.


SK Telecom T1 is commonly abbreviated as SKT T1. It has had a historically strong Terran lineup, boasting two bonjwas, Boxer and iloveoov. SKT's lineup has included such notable players as GoRush, Midas, IntoTheRainbow, Kingdom, and Canata. SKT was very successful in its early years, peaking in 2005 as they earned the Triple Crown (victories in PL R1, R2 and Grand Finals), but began to decline when Boxer left for the Air Force. Coach Hoon tried his best to combat this decline, including introducing a "one-league-only" rule for the SKT players, but was eventually fired for poor results. He was replaced by Coach Park and three race-specific coaches, iloveoov, Kingdom and MuMyung. This, coupled with Boxer's return, has been believed to be the cause of SKT's resurgence in 2008, and the team continues a force in both Proleague and individual leagues. SKT did not allow its players to compete in the GOM TV Classic Season 3. Current notable players include Bisu, BeSt, and Fantasy. Though SKT's weak Zerg lineup has long been an object of ridicule, their recent addition of a new Zerg coach has brought about improvement to their Zerg roster.


  • SKT also has a Special Forces team in addition to their StarCraft team.


SK Telecom is a mobile telecommunications operator in South Korea that is a part of the SK Group, one of South Korea's largest conglomerates.


Place Year Event/League
1st 2011 Shinhan Bank Winners League
1st 2009 Minor League
1st 2008 Proleague Rivals Battle
1st 2007-2008 Minor League

Proleague Performance[edit]

Round Record Ace Record 2nd Man Record 3rd Man Record 4th Man/2v2 Team Record
2006 Round 1 7-3 Terran Canata 5-1 Terran Midas 5-0 Protoss RainBOw 4-1 Zerg Rumble/Protoss Kingdom 2-0
2006 Round 2 4-6 Terran iloveoov 4-2 Terran Midas 3-3 Zerg GoRush 4-1
2007 Round 1 9-13 Terran Midas 12-4 Terran Canata 9-5 Terran iloveoov 6-4 Zerg LaKe[Name]/Terran Shudder 2-2
2007 Round 2 8-14 Protoss BeSt 10-5 Terran Midas 5-7 Terran Canata 3-6 Zerg AnomiA/Protoss Doctor.K 5-5
2008 Proleague 14-8 Protoss BeSt 17-8 Terran Midas 12-7 Protoss Bisu 6-9 Zerg Rumble/Protoss Doctor.K 8-4
08-09 Rounds 1-2 12-10 Protoss BeSt 20-6 Terran Fantasy 11-9 Protoss Bisu 15-3 Zerg s2 2-8
08-09 Round 3 (WL) 7-4 Protoss Bisu 21-7 Terran Fantasy 6-7 Protoss BeSt 4-9 Terran iloveoov 4-2
08-09 Round 4 8-3 Protoss Bisu 9-2 Terran Fantasy 7-3 Zerg Thezerg 6-2 Protoss BeSt 4-4
08-09 Round 5 8-3 Protoss Bisu 9-3 Terran Fantasy 7-3 Protoss BeSt 4-2 Zerg Thezerg 1-4
09-10 Round 1 7-4 Terran Fantasy 6-4 Protoss Bisu 7-2 Protoss BeSt 5-3 Zerg Hyuk 4-5
09-10 Round 2 5-6 Protoss Bisu 8-3 Terran Fantasy 4-4 Zerg n.Die_soO 3-4 Protoss BeSt 3-4
09-10 Round 3 (WL) 6-5 Terran Fantasy 15-9 Protoss BeSt 4-6 Zerg Hyuk 5-4 Protoss Bisu 3-6
09-10 Round 4 6-5 Terran Fantasy 7-5 Zerg Hyuk 5-1 Protoss BeSt 4-2 Protoss Bisu 3-6
10-11 Round 1 9-0 Protoss Bisu 10-0 Zerg n.Die_soO 6-2 Terran Fantasy 6-3 Protoss Best 6-3
10-11 Round 2 4-5 Protoss Bisu 7-2 Terran Fantasy 6-5 Zerg S2 3-1 Terran Ssak 3-3
10-11 Round 3 (WL) 5-4 Protoss Bisu 20-4 Terran Fantasy 7-6 Protoss By.Sun 4-3 Zerg n.Die_soO 3-1
10-11 Round 4 (WL) 5-4 Terran Fantasy 12-6 Protoss Bisu 8-6 Zerg S2 4-1 Protoss Best 2-4
10-11 Round 5 7-2 Protoss Bisu 10-2 Zerg n.Die_soO 7-2 Terran Fantasy 6-5 Protoss Best 4-1
10-11 Round 6 9-0 Protoss Bisu 8-1 Zerg n.Die_soO 6-0 Protoss Best 7-2 Protoss By.Sun 6-2


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