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Renowned League of Legends organisations SK Telecom are joining forces with Comcast to form T1 Entertainment & Sports, which will see SK Telecom branch out further squads for other games in the eSports spectrum, including titles such as Fortnite, PUBG, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Super Smash Bros in the future.
For those unfamiliar, SKT have a decorated history, not only having Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok in their ranks, who is considered to be one of the best to ever grace eSports, but have also picked up three world championships and six LCK titles in a showcase of dominance that no other organisation has matched in the immensely popular League of Legends.
The transition to T1 will be the first time that the highly regarded Faker has played under a different name other than SK Telecom. It isn’t just League of Legends that SKT are well known for either. They also have a prestigious roster of players in Blizzard title StarCraft, such as Choi ‘iloveoov’ Yeon-sung and Lim ‘Boxer’ Yo-hwan.
Comcast have become a familiar name on the eSports scene, owning the likes of Philadelphia Fusion, who finished as runners-up in the Overwatch League, though Fusion will be completely separate from T1 Entertainment & Sports.