Big Esports Venture: SK Telecom and Comcast

SK Telecom and Comcast
SK Telecom and Comcast
SK Telecom T1, a Korean professional gaming team based in South Korea

SK Telecom T1 and Comcast have announced a joint esports venture to create T1 Entertainment & Sports, which will house SK Telecom’s renowned League of Legends team and intends to field squads in a number of other titles.

It will include the ultra successful SK Telecom T1 League of Legends (LoL) Champions Korea (LCK) team, as well as teams in competitive gaming segments that include Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Super Smash Brothers, Hearthstone and Apex Legends.

The announcement was made by Park Jung-Ho, President and CEO of SK Telecom and Tucker Roberts, President of Comcast Spectacor’s Spectacor Gaming division, at the Mobile World Congress 2019 exhibition in Barcelona.

While the new organization will look for new brand partnership opportunities, SK Telecom T1’s deals with brands including Twitch, ASUS Republic of Gamers, and Razer will remain in place. T1 Entertainment & Sports will establish operations in Seoul, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, California.

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