Kang "Tempt" Myung-gu joined Ever on January 15th, 2016 as their new mid laner after Athena left. With Athena, Ever had won IEM Cologne and so secured an invitation to IEM Katowice. At the time of competing at Katowice, Ever were in second place in Challengers, after losing a series 0-2 to MVP. Despite a round-one surprise upset win over Team SoloMid, Ever lost to Royal Never Give Up and then a rematch series against TSM to be eliminated before the playoff bracket.
After coming back to Korea, ESC Ever continued to perform well in the Challengers Korea 2016 Spring Season, finishing second place in the regular season with 27 pts. After beating Ever8 Winners 3-1, they beat MVP 3-2 to win the season and earn a spot in the 2016 LCK Summer Promotion. Then, they beat SBENU Sonicboom 3-0 to earn a spot in the 2016 LCK Summer Season.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Season, ESC Ever went 5-13 in total sets, with one notable upset victory over SK Telecom T1. However, they still finished the split in ninth place, leading them to participate in the 2017 LCK Spring Promotion tournament. In the first round, they beat SBENU Korea 2-1 before falling to Kongdoo Monster 3-1. In the deciding loser's match, ESC Ever swept CJ Entus to earn their spot back in the LCK.