At the start of official competitive Vainglory seasons, PONtheoriginal joined Hammers eSports to play on HH Force as a jungler. Playing with XenoTek and SuiJeneris, the team just missed out qualifying for the Autumn Live Championships after getting knocked out in the round of 16 by Vertigo Black in a 3 game series.
PONtheoriginal remained on HH Force until VGL Winter 2016 Qualifier 1 where they were again eliminated in the round of 16 by Nemesis Hydra in a 3 game series. HH Force disbanded shortly after the end of the first qualifier. PON took a break from competitive play until he joined Liberation X in the Spring Season. PON played for LibX for both Spring Qualifier 1 and 2, helping them to qualify for the live championships. However, he was unable to travel to the live events and was replaced by selenagomez.
In the Summer Season, PON left LibX to join Hammers Kinetic as the starting jungler. Kinetic finished 5th in split one, narrowly escaping relegation to challenge battles as they built synergy with their new roster. However, they rebounded in split 2, finishing 3rd overall. With their performance in split 2, Kinetic qualified for their third straight live championship as the 3rd seed.