The Bladebreakers arrive in Las Vegas for the start of the American Tournament. Takao looks forward to facing off against the arrogant All-Starz, and their scientifically advanced Beyblades – but first his team needs to get past the Hispanic bladers ‘Renegades’ in the qualifying round. Kai surprises everyone by stepping into the dish for the first battle after being confronted by Emily about his apparent coldness towards his team mates – Kai wants to give her a chance to know what he’s made of, but it was only a plan so that the All Starz could study his skills. However, Kai beats his opponent so fast that Emily is unable to record any data. Max and Takao also defeat their opponents, though not as quickly as Kai.