Zio joined Hammers Velocity as starting laner and competed with Aloh4 & Vains for the first time in NA Winter Qualifier 1. Velocity was knocked out of Q1 in the round of 16 by GankStars Vega. Velocity then went on to take a victory over the reigning champs LiberationX for a 3rd place finish in NA Winter Qualifier 2 and qualified to participate in the NA Winter Live Championship at Red Bull eSports Studio in Santa Monica, CA.
At the NA Winter Live Championship, Hammers Velocity finished their first season as a team in 2nd place.
Hammers Velocity started off the spring season with a 3rd place finish over reigning champs Team SoloMid in NA Spring Qualifier 1. Velocity then took first in NA Vainglory Master Series over Nemesis Excrucio. Velocity also took first in NA Spring Qualifier 2 over Excrucio (formerly Nemesis Excrucio), again qualifying Velocity to compete at the live championship.
At the NA Spring Live Championship, Hammers Velocity despite falling into the loser bracket took a convincing 3-1 victory in the Grand Finals, again over Phoenix Reign (formerly Excrucio).