The Beyblade Regional Qualifying Tournament begins as Takao, Max, and even Kyojyu enter to see if they can dethrone Kai, the reigning champion. Max wins his Block, and advances to the finals. Kyojyu is second but without a Bit Beast in his blade, he falls quickly to Kai, angering Takao. Takao battles third, against the 3 goons that captured Kyojyu, and Hiruta. Hiruta then destroys one of his partners’ Beys, leaving it between Takao and Hiruta. Takao ends up winning, and is a good sport to Hiruta. Rei Kon (Ray Kon in the English dub and the versions based on it) is introduced at the end of the episode.