Beautiful Korean qualified for the NACS Summer Qualifier via the Ranked 5s ladder under the name VwS Gaming. Prior to the qualifier, they were acquired by Aware Gaming; however, they were eliminated in the first round of their bracket upon losing to Maelstrom. In July, after Aware disbanded, he joined affNity when the team reformed. In October Serpentis eSports acquired the roster of affNity. Serpentis played in the HTC Ascension tournament in November, winning their group and then placing fourth overall.