Shota is seen with his team at the opening of the Team Duel Tournament. Yuma, excited about the tournament, accidentally clashes with him. Kotori asks who they are, and they introduce themselves as Team Fire Stars; however, no member of Team ZEXAL knew them, and he is awkward. Gauche then starts explaining the rules, interrupting them.
Later, Team Fire Stars faces Team ZEXAL in the tournament for their first match, with Shota starting a Duel against Yuma.