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SK Telecom T1 finalize coaching staff as they complete incredible new League of Legends squad

Published: 3/Dec/2018 12:45 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 12:54

by Joe O'Brien

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SK Telecom T1 have finalized their League of Legends team for the coming season with changes to the coaching staff.

The squad of legendary player Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok is always among the most scrutinized in the world, but this off-season they’ve attracted particular attention with a major roster overhaul.

With long-time SKT staples like bot-lane duo Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik and Lee ‘Wolf’ Jae-wan departing alongside five other members of the 2018 line-up, the change is the most significant for the team since their post-2014 season shuffle.

The new line-up brings together Faker and Cho ‘Mata’ Se-hyeong, arguably the two greatest players South Korea has ever produced, for the first time, as well as adding star talent in the top lane, jungle, and AD Carry.

Such is the talent across the new squad that they’re already being hailed as a leading candidate for the best team of 2019 before even playing a single official game.

LoL EsportsFaker will look to reclaim his throne in 2019 after a disappointing 2018 season.

SK Telecom have now finalized the coaching staff that will be responsible for helping the team deliver on that immense potential.

Long-time coach Kim ‘kkOma’ Jeong-gyun, who has worked with Faker throughout the superstar mid-laner’s career, will remain as the team’s head coach, having stepped into the top spot in 2018.

SK Telecom previously announced that kkOma would be joined by Kim ‘Fly’ Sang-chul, who has worked with new addition Mata before when both were with Royal Never Give Up in 2016.

Now, the final piece of the team has been revealed, with former Afreeca Freecs coach Lee ‘Zefa’ Jae-min coming on board. Zefa has been hailed for his drafting prowess with teams like Afreeca and Kongdoo Monster, but also has an impressive playing career behind him as the AD Carry for Najin White Shield.

The new SK Telecom T1 line-up will make its debut when the LCK returns in January 2019, although Faker will be seen in action before then at the 2018 All-Stars event, taking place December 6-8.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: 2-0 wins for EDward Gaming and LGD

Published: 25/Jan/2021 13:37 Updated: 25/Jan/2021 13:39

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 17 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • EDward Gaming remain dominant with a 2-0 against ThunderTalk Gaming.
  • JD Gaming dominate Rare Atom 2-0.
  • EDward Gaming return to joint first place.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 4 schedule (January 25 – January 31)

Date Match PST EST GMT
January 25 EDward Gaming 2 – 0 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
JD Gaming 2 – 0 Rare Atom 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 26 Royal Never Give Up vs Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG vs Bilibili Gaming 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 27 eStar vs FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus vs Rogue Warriors 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 28 LGD Gaming vs Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
OMG vs Suning 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 29 eStar vs LNG 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE vs Royal Never Give Up 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 30 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus vs FunPlus Phoenix 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 31 Rare Atom vs Rogue Warriors 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports vs JD Gaming 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 2 results (January 11 – January 17)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 11 Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
ThunderTalk Gaming 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 12 Oh My God 0 – 2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 2 – 1 Top Esports 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 13 Team WE 2 – 1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 14 JD Gaming 2 – 0 Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up 2 – 1 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 15 Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 16 Victory 5 2-1 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-1 FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 17 LNG Esports 2-1 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE 2-1 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 3 results (January 18 – January 24)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 18 Oh My God 1-2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Victory Five 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 19 Rogue Warriros 0-2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-0 LGD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 20 Invictus Gaming 2-0 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning 0-2 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 21 ThunderTalk Gaming 0-2 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God 0-2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 22 Rare Atom 0-2 BiliBili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-0 JD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 23 Top Esports 2-0 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 24 Rogue Warriors 0-2 Victory Five 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 0-2 Team WE 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below is how each team places in the current standings, with Team WE and EDward Gaming yet to drop a series.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 EDward Gaming 5-0 10-2
Team WE 5-0 10-2
3 Royal Never Give Up 3-0 6-1
4 FunPlus Phoenix 3-1 7-2
5 Victory Five 3-1 7-4
6 LNG Esports 2-1 4-3
7 Invictus Gaming 2-2 5-4
Top Esports 2-2 5-4
9 Bilibili Gaming 2-2 5-5
eStar Gaming 2-2 5-5
11 JD Gaming 2-2 4-4
12 Suning 1-3 3-6
 13 Rare Atom 1-3 2-6
14 Rogue Warriors 1-4 2-9
15 LGD Gaming 0-3 1-6
16 Oh My God 0-4 2-8
17 ThunderTalk Gaming 0-4 1-8

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod