Cryocells made his mark as an initiator player on SoaR SoaR Inactive . His first taste in tier one competition was in Stage 2: Challengers 2 open qualifier, where his team was eliminated in the Round of 64. SoaR's run in VCT was cut short, as they were eliminated in Stage 3: Challengers 1 and 2 open qualifiers in the Round of 32 both times by 100 Thieves and Knights Knights Inactive , respectively.
After his stint as an initiator, Cryo joined XSET as their duelist on New Year's Eve and, shortly after switching roles, made his first appearance in Stage 1: Challengers, where he led his team to a top-four finish. XSET fared better in Stage 2, securing the North American first seed for Masters: Copenhagen, thus automatically earning a bye to the playoffs. However, their run was short-lived as OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive and Leviatán Leviatán Latin America South Rank #1 defeated them. Despite the losses, they had accrued enough points to earn a place at Champions, entering the playoffs as the Group C first seed after defeating XERXIA Esports XERXIA Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #34 and FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Inactive . After their initial victory over FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #2 , XSET's momentum was halted by OpTic once more and then ultimately stopped by FPX, ending the year with a top-six placement.
Earlier last month, Riot revealed the list of ten partnership teams for the Americas league, from which XSET was absent. A report by The Washington Post stated that European organization G2 Esports G2 Esports Inactive were set to secure a slot in the Americas league and had shown serious interest in acquiring the XSET roster. However, due to controversy surrounding Carlos, G2's then-CEO, the organization was denied from the partnership program, halting any potential acquisition of the XSET roster.
Will joined 100 Thieves as a part of a revamped roster before Stage 2: Challengers. Qualifying for the group stage via the second open qualifier, 100 Thieves entered playoffs as the Group A third seed. After a defeat to XSET in the upper bracket, 100T were eliminated in the lower bracket at the hands of FaZe Clan FaZe Clan North America Rank #6 . Despite this loss, the squad gained enough points for the North America Last Chance Qualifier, the very event where they won and qualified for Champions. In Group D, 100T made a statement with a win over FNATIC in the opening match. Shortly after their defeat to DRX DRX Korea Rank #1 , 100 Thieves' year ended with a top-twelve finish after losing to FNATIC.