StartingAllOver began his official competitive career playing with Vertigo Diamond in the Winter season. He team competed in the VGL Winter Qualifier 2 where they lost in the round of 16 to Liberation X. Following the qualifier, the team disbanded.
In the Spring Season, StartingAllOver joined Phoenix Reborn along with Scogent and God0fSins. The team competed in the VGL Spring Qualifier 2 where they finished 5-8th, enough for them to qualify for the Spring Live Championships as the 8th seed. At the Live Championships, the team finished 5-6th, losing to Hammers Velocity in the losers bracket finals. In June 2016, Phoenix participated in the NA Spring Live Championship 2016 and placed 5th, StartingAllOver is credited with "hard carrying" the team to that placement. On June 29 2016, Team Phoenix announced that CullTheMeek and R3cKeD would join Phoenix Reborn with StartingAllOver moving to lane. Reborn qualified for the first season The Evil Eight, an esports league hosted by Super Evil MegaCorp. Reborn qualified for the Summer Live Championships as the 4th seed overall.