The organization first teased an announcement at 2:10 a.m. on November 23, four days after they won their fourth Worlds title.
As the last standing LCK team in the competition, they went up against LPL fourth seed Weibo Gaming in the final, sweeping them 3-0. This same roster also qualified for the Worlds 2022 final a year before, but lost 3-2 to DRX.
For the 2024 season, they’re going to have a go at it one more time.
Why the re-signed T1 roster for 2024 season is a first, even for the storied organization
At the end of 2023, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok re-signed a three-year contract with the organization that expires in November 2025. Meanwhile, jungler Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun’s contract ends in 2024.
This meant that after Worlds 2023, three of T1’s championship-winning roster were free agents, which caused a lot of speculation within the community.
Even before Worlds started, Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong hinted in an interview with Naver that this lineup could be their last.
This is a first in T1 history because even after they won Worlds 2013, 2015, and 2016, none of those championship-winning rosters came back to compete in full.
Just yesterday, T1 made another historic announcement — the head coach of their previous championship-winning lineups is making a comeback: Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun will lead the Worlds 2023 champions for the new season.
He was also the head coach of South Korea’s gold medal winning team at the Asian Games this year.
|T1 ROSTER FOR LCK 2024||ROLE|
|Choi “Zeus” Woo-je||Top lane|
|Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun||Jungle|
|Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok||Mid lane|
|Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong||Bot lane|
|Ryu “Keria” Min-seok||Support|
|Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun||Head coach|
|Im “Tom” Jae-hyeon||Coach|
|Lee “Oliver” Nam-hoon||Manager|
After the sudden resignation of head coach and three-time world champion Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong in LCK Summer 2023, another former SK Telecom T1 jungler Im “Tom” Jae-hyeon stepped up to the plate as their interim head coach.
He led them for the remainder of LCK Summer 2023 where they finished fifth in the regular season and second in the playoffs after losing to Gen.G 3-0 in the final.
They qualified for Worlds 2023 as second seed via championship points. After going 3-1 in the Swiss stage, they went on to defeat LNG Esports 3-0 in the quarterfinals, JD Gaming 3-1 in the semifinals, before besting yet another LPL team Weibo Gaming in the final.
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