Every LCK Split Winner Ever

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Hisham "sho" Almadani
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A complete list of All Past LCK, or League of Legends Champions Korea, Split Winners awarded to teams throughout the league's eleven seasons.

Lifting the LCK trophy is the ultimate prize, the team goal in the esport’s most competitive league is a career-high moment for many Korean League of Legends pros. Since the first season, there have been 23 splits and 11 teams who won a split, ten of those titles belonging to one team, T1, inarguably the greatest franchise to compete in the game’s history.

T1’s team picture following their 10th LCK title win. | Image via LCK on Twitter T1’s team picture following their 10th LCK title win. | Image via LCK on Twitter

From 2012 until 2015, the “League of Legends Champions Korea” used to be “League of Legends Champions.” For simplicity, they will be referred to as “Champions Korea” or “LCK” and “Champions,” respectively.

CHAMPIONS 2012

Spring: “MiG Blaze” (d)

Summer: “Azubu Frost” (previously known as “MiG Frost”) (d)

CHAMPIONS 2013

Winter: ”Najin Sword” (d)

Spring: ”MVP Ozone” (d)

Summer: ”SK Telecom T1 #2” (rebranded to “SK Telecom T1 K” then “SK Telecom T1” and now known as “T1”)

CHAMPIONS 2014

Winter: ”SK Telecom T1 K”

Spring: “Samsung Blue” (d)

Summer: “KT Rolster Arrows” (now known as “KT Rolster”)

CHAMPIONS 2015

Spring: “SK Telecom T1”

Summer: “SK Telecom T1”

CHAMPIONS KOREA 2016

Spring: “SK Telecom T1”

Summer: “ROX Tigers” (now known as “Hanwha Life Esports”)

CHAMPIONS KOREA 2017

Spring: “SK Telecom T1”

Summer: “Longzhu Gaming” (rebranded to “Kingzone DragonX” and now known as “DRX”)

CHAMPIONS KOREA 2018

Spring: “Kingzone DragonX”

Summer: “KT Rolster”

CHAMPIONS KOREA 2019

Spring: “SK Telecom T1”

Summer: “SK Telecom T1”

CHAMPIONS KOREA 2020

Spring: “T1”

Summer: “Damwon Gaming” (now known as “DWG KIA”)

CHAMPIONS KOREA 2021

Spring: “DWG KIA”

Summer: “DWG KIA”

CHAMPIONS KOREA 2022

Spring: “T1”

Summer: TBD

(d) Disbanded team, no longer in the LCK

LCK QUICK FACTS

  • A change in the rulebook in 2015 that prevented the same organization from fielding more than one roster caused many rosters to merge, hence the many rebrands and name changes.
  • As they’re called today, T1 and DWG KIA are the only teams in the history of the LCK to score a Hat Trick, winning a split three times consecutively:
    • T1 from Champions 2015 Spring to Champions Korea 2016 Spring
    • DWG KIA from Champions Korea 2020 Summer to Champions Korea 2021 Summer.
  • T1 has the most titles out of any other team in their respective league, securing their 10th in the 2022 Spring split.
  • The LCK region has the most World wins out of any other region, at six, winning in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020. Half of those wins belong to T1.
  • The LCK region also has the most Worlds runner-up (2nd) place finishes, at five in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2021.
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