T1 Confirms Re-Signed Roster for 2024 Season, Making History for the Organization

After months of speculation, T1 announces the re-signing of their championship-winning roster, marking a first in the organization’s history.

After their victory at the 2023 World Championship, T1 fans eagerly awaited news about the team’s roster for the upcoming season. The organization teased an announcement, fueling speculation among fans and the League of Legends community. Finally, T1 has confirmed that their championship-winning roster will be returning for the 2024 season, making history for the storied organization.

Re-Signed Roster: A First for T1
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The re-signing of the T1 roster for the 2024 season is a significant milestone for the organization. Led by legendary player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, the team has secured their star mid-laner for another three years, with Faker’s contract set to expire in November 2025. Additionally, jungler Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun’s contract will end in 2024.

Prior to the announcement, speculation arose as three members of the championship-winning roster became free agents after the 2023 World Championship. In an interview with Naver, bot laner Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong hinted that this lineup could be their last. However, T1 has put these speculations to rest by confirming that Gumayusi, along with support Ryu “Keria” Min-seok and top laner Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, have all re-signed with the organization.

A Historic Move
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This re-signing is unprecedented in T1’s history. Even after winning previous World Championships in 2013, 2015, and 2016, none of those championship-winning rosters returned to compete in full. The decision to retain the entire roster showcases T1’s confidence in their players and their commitment to building upon their recent success.

Adding to the excitement, T1 made another historic announcement by bringing back former head coach Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun. kkOma, who led T1 to their previous championship victories, will be at the helm of the Worlds 2023 champions for the upcoming season. His return not only signifies a reunion with the organization but also highlights his success as the head coach of South Korea’s gold medal-winning team at the Asian Games.

The T1 Roster for LCK 2024:

– 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
– Moon Kyung-nam: Manager

Overcoming Challenges and Building Momentum
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T1 faced a setback during the LCK Summer 2023 season when head coach Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong resigned unexpectedly. However, former T1 jungler Im “Tom” Jae-hyeon stepped up as the interim head coach. Under Tom’s guidance, T1 finished fifth in the regular season and reached the finals, narrowly losing to Gen.G. Despite this setback, the team secured their spot in Worlds 2023 as the second seed via championship points.

At Worlds 2023, T1 displayed their resilience and skill by defeating tough opponents. They emerged victorious after a dominant performance against LNG Esports in the quarterfinals, JD Gaming in the semifinals, and Weibo Gaming in the final. This triumph solidified their position as one of the world’s top teams and set the stage for their continued success in the 2024 season.

Conclusion:

T1’s decision to re-sign their championship-winning roster for the 2024 season marks a significant moment in the organization’s history. With the return of legendary player Faker and the leadership of head coach kkOma, T1 is poised to build upon their recent successes and continue their legacy as one of the most dominant teams in the League of Legends esports scene. Fans and competitors alike eagerly await the start of the 2024 season to witness the next chapter in T1’s storied journey.


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