|Coaches:||Lee Ji-hoon |
Oh "ZanDarc" Chang-jong
|Affiliated Teams (Former):||KT Rolster Arrows|
KT Rolster Bullets
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KT Rolster is a Korean professional gaming organization based in South Korea. It is one of the eight KeSPA teams.
Before the Korean restructuring, KT fielded two sister teams, KT Rolster Arrows and KT Rolster Bullets which were created by the organization on October 10th, 2012. It originally began as StarCraft: Brood War team KTF Magics and included among its stars a number of players who also became involved with League of Legends - coaches YellOw (Xenics Storm) and Reach (NaJin e-mFire) and casters/streamers Kim Dong Soo (Garimto) and Kang Min (Nal_Ra).
On October 10th, 2012, KT Rolster created two teams for their League of Legends division, KT Rolster A and KT Rolster B. KTA was made up of Hiro, Vitamin, ReSEt, Zero, and Wall while KTB featured Ragan, KaKAO, Ryu, Score, and Mafa. The two teams combined in March for the OGN Club Masters where they placed third after losing 3-2 to MVP but beating CJ Entus 3-0. Star player of NaJin Black Sword, Maknoon, joined KTA in May of 2013 and the team was reformed around him as their center piece. Shortly afterwards, KTA was renamed to the KT Rolster Arrows and KTB was renamed to the KT Rolster Bullets. Unfortunately for KT, neither team was able to qualify for the Season 3 World Championship.
At the beginning of the season, the Arrows were restructured again to cope with the loss of Maknoon as the star. This new team featuring KaKAO, Rookie, Ssumday, Arrow, and Hachani were able to bring KT its first OGN Championship after they beat Samsung Blue 3-2 at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014. Just prior to this they played in the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 but placed fifth overall out of seven teams and missed playoffs. Both KT Rolster teams failed to qualify for the 2014 Season World Championship at the end of the season.
Changes to OGN rules that banned organizations from owning two teams forced the Arrows and the Bullets to merge for the 2015 season. KT Rolster fielded a roster featuring Ssumday, Score, Nagne, Arrow, and Hachani as the starting five. The team did not fair well in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and placed fifth overall for the season, barely missing playoffs. KT did much better in the regular season of SBENU Champions Summer 2015, placing second behind a nearly undefeated SK Telecom T1 team. They made it to the finals of the playoffs but lost 3-0 to SKT. KT qualified for the finals of the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals where they beat the Jin Air Green Wings 3-1 to qualify for the 2015 Season World Championship as the number three seed from Korea. KT was drawn into a group with LGD Gaming, Team SoloMid, and Origen. They ended with a 5-1 record and went on to play the KOO Tigers in the quarterfinals. They lost 3-1 and were knocked out of the tournament.
KT played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-1 in the semifinals to CJ Entus. Shortly afterwards, starting midlaner Nagne and support Piccaboo left the team. KT signed Fly, former mid of Young Glory, to replace Nagne, and two supports: Ignar from Incredible Miracle and Hachani, former coach of Rebels Anarchy.
During the LCK 2016 Spring Season, KT Rolster finished second place in the regular season with a 13-5 match record. Ignar would leave the team halfway through the season. Their regular season placement earned them a bye into the semi-finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. Unfortunately, they were swept 3-0, ending their spring split with a third place finish.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, KT Rolster claimed third place in the regular season with a 13-5 series record, losing to SK Telecom T1 based on game score. This seeded them into the 2nd round of the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs, where they met Samsung Galaxy. KT had yet to drop a game to Samsung since the start of Season 5's LCK era, and this trend continued as they swept them 3-0. In the semifinals, they met SK Telecom T1 in the Telecom Wars, and this time they managed to reverse sweep them 3-2 to move onto the finals. In an epic set against the ROX Tigers, KT Rolster barely lost 3-2, losing out on Korea's first seed at Worlds, but giving them the highest seed for the Korea Regional Finals 2016. In a rematch against Samsung Galaxy where KT were heavily favored to make it out, Samsung managed to break a 19 game losing streak against KT to win the set 3-2 and take Korea's third seed, ending KT Rolster's season early.
- March 23rd, IgNar leaves.
- June 30th, Steal joins.
- November 23rd, Arrow and Hachani leave.
- November 28th, Smeb and PawN join. Ssumday and Fly leave.
- November 30th, Deft joins.
- December 4th, Mata joins. Steal leaves. Kim Hwan leaves coaching role.
- December 12th, Jung Je-seung joins as a coach.
- February 23rd, Hachani steps down. Fixer becomes the primary support.
- June 16th, Piccaboo joins.
- August 29th, 2nd Place in the SBENU Champions Summer 2015.
- September 5th, 1st Place in the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals.
- December 1st, Mach, Fixer, Piccaboo, Nagne, and Edge leave.
- December 2nd, Fly and Ignar join.
- December 22nd, Hachani rejoins as a sub.
|Smeb||Song Kyung-ho (송경호)||Top|
|Score||Go Dong-bin (고동빈)||Jungle|
|PawN||Heo Won-seok (허원석)||Mid|
|Deft||Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규)||AD|
|Mata||Cho Se-hyeong (조세형)||Support|
|Steal||Moon Geon-yeong (문건영)||Jungle||Millenium|
|Ssumday||Kim Chan-ho (김찬호)||Top||Team Dignitas|
|Fly||Song Yong-jun (송용준)||Mid||Longzhu Gaming|
|Arrow||No Dong-hyeon (노동현)||AD||Phoenix1|
|Hachani||Ha Seung-chan (하승찬)||Support||Team Vitality|
|IgNar||Lee Dong-geun (이동근)||Support||Misfits|
|Edge||Lee Ho-sung (이호성)||Mid||NaJin e-mFire|
|Nagne||Kim Sang-moon (김상문)||Mid||Wan Yoo|
|Mach||Oh Hyun-sik (오현식)||Sub/AD||MVP|
|Fixer||Jung Jae-woo (정재우)||Support||Phoenix1|
|Piccaboo||Lee Jong-beom (이종범)||Support|
|Mimic||Min Ju-seong (민주성)||Sub/Top||Pathos|
|Ares||Kim Min-kwon (김민권)||Sub/Jungle||ESC Ever|
|Sage||Kim Do-geun (김도근)||Sub/Support|
|Prime||Yoon Du-sik (윤두식)||Jungle|
|ikssu||Jeon Ik-soo (전익수)||Sub/Top||Anarchy|
|Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈)||Head Coach|
|ZanDarc||Oh Chang-jong (오창종)||Coach|
|Jung Je-seung (정제승)||Coach|
|실력자||Kim Hwan (김환)||Coach|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2017-04-02||3rd||2017 LCK Spring Season||12 : 6||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-11-13||5 - 8th||2016 LoL KeSPA Cup||1 : 2||Kongdoo Monster||₩ 5,000,000|
|2016-09-03||2nd||2016 Season Korea Regional Finals||2 : 3||Samsung Galaxy|
|2016-08-20||2nd||LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs||2 : 3||ROX Tigers||₩ 60,000,000|
|2016-08-06||3rd||LCK 2016 Summer Season||13 : 5||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-04-16||3rd||LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs||0 : 3||SK Telecom T1||₩ 30,000,000|
|2016-04-09||2nd||LCK 2016 Spring Season||13 : 5||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-11-13||3 - 4th||2015 LoL KeSPA Cup||1 : 2||CJ Entus||₩ 10,000,000|
|2015-10-18||5 - 8th||2015 Season World Championship||1 : 3||KOO Tigers||$ 75,000|
|2015-09-05||1st||2015 Season Korea Regional Finals||3 : 1||Jin Air Green Wings||WC Seed|
|2015-08-29||2nd||LCK 2015 Summer Playoffs||0 : 3||SK Telecom T1||₩ 60,000,000|
|2015-08-13||2nd||LCK 2015 Summer Season||13 : 5||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-04-11||5th||LCK 2015 Spring Season||6 : 8||Group Stage (W/L)||₩ 10,000,000|
|2014-06-08||6th||SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014||1 : 5||Group Stage (W/L)||₩ 5,000,000|
|2013-02-22||3rd||OGN Club Masters||3 : 0||CJ Entus||₩ 4,000,000|
Articles & Videos
- February 1st, Reboot: KT Rolster and SK Telecom T1 by Emily Rand on TheScore
- March 2nd, Win Conditions: SKT vs KT, March 2 by Tim Magic Sevenhuysen on YouTube
- March 1st, Pieces of past success: KT and SKT's bid for the top of LCK by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo! Esports
- March 29th, The Moment: KT Rolster's superteam experiment being put to the test by Emily Rand on Yahoo! Esports
- January 4th, UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYZING KOREA 2.0; THE BAD. by Esports Heaven
- July 31st, Piccaboo and KT Rolster shoot for the top from LoL Esports
- September 10th, Third time's the charm for KT Rolster from LoL Esports
- September 11th, Worlds 2015 Team Profile - KT Rolster from Esports Heaven
- September 13th, The KT Rolster Bullets 2015 World Championship Reunion from Follow eSports
- September 16th, World Championship Preview: KT Rolster from EsportsTalk
- September 25th, The Road to Worlds: an in-depth look at KT Rolster from theScore
- October 1st, Who is the Carry of KT Rolster from Gold Per 10
- November 17th, A KT roller coaster ride from LoL Esports
- January 17th, KT Rolster coach: “The players were aware of the high expectations before the opening match.” Translation on Slingshot
- January 22nd, KT Rolster coach: “Right now I think the team is at about 60 percent. We need to go further.” Translation on Slingshot
- February 19th, KT Rolster coach on loss against MVP: “We gained more (from it) than we lost.” with Slingshot Esports
- April 14th, KT Rolster coach Lee Ji-Hoon (laughing): “The overall mentality for the playoffs was payback.” with Slingshot Esports
- December 20th, Mata: ‘I wanted to play with Deft, so when he decided to KT Rolster, I decided to join him’ with Yahoo Esports
- October 3rd, KT Rolster set their sights on Origen after destroying LGD Gaming with LoL Esports
- October 10th, Chang Jong Oh KT Coach Interview with Twitch
- October 10th, Piccaboo leads KT Rolster to No. 1 seed in Group D with LoL Esports
- KT Rolster starts 2 LoL teams"esports.dailygame.co.kr
- kt LoL 팀 서포터 이동근 개인사정으로 계약 해지 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- kt 롤스터, 바텀 듀오 ‘애로우’-‘하차니’와 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
- kt 롤스터, '스멥' 송경호-'폰' 허원석 영입…'스코어' 재계약 (Korean) dailygame.co.kr
- kt 롤스터, '썸데이' 김찬호-'플라이' 송용준과 계약 종료 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- kt 롤스터, 전 EDG 원딜 '데프트' 김혁규 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
- kt 서포터 '마타' 조세형 합류... 역대급 라인업 완성(Korean) fomos.kr
- kt 롤스터, '마타' 조세형 영입하며 2017년 밑그림 완성 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- KT Rolster's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- KT 롤스터 서포터 '하차니' 하승찬, 잠시 휴식 (Korean) inven.co.kr (English Translation) liquidlegends.net
- KT, 서포터 '피카부' 이종범 영입 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- KT 롤스터, 김상문-이종범-정재우와 계약 종료 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- kt 롤스터, ‘플라이’ 송용준-‘이그나’ 이동근 영입으로 LOL팀 완성 (Korean) fomos.kr
- '하차니' 하승찬, KT 롤스터로 복귀 (Korean) esports.dailygame.co.kr
- 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr