Zentinel joined Phoenix1 in May 2016, to act as a substitute for their starting jungler Inori while he faced visa problems. Initially intended to start for only one week, Zentinel ended up playing for the first three weeks instead, with the team going 0-6 in series. After receiving community criticism for his play, Zentinel responded by explaining the situation and his lack of both competitive experience and practice with the team. After Zentinel's departure, Phoenix1 lost three more series before rebounding and ending the season in 8th place. On June 15th, Zentinel announced that he was looking for new offers, but he remained on Phoenix1's official roster for the rest of the split.