Sasamori holds onto Yūma as Suwa prepares to shoot him. Usami cues Chika to shoot at the same time, saving Yūma. Sasamori Bails Out; however, Arafune uses the opportunity to shoot Chika, causing her to Bail Out. Since Suwa lost a leg, Yūma uses Grasshopper to try to outmaneuver him. Suwa had prepared for this, though, and quickly changed direction to shoot Yūma, but Osamu appears and shoots down Suwa and Arafune, giving victory to Mikumo Unit.
Arafune is congratulated by his comrades for managing to get at least a single point, whereas Suwa is chided for not getting a point at all by his. Reflecting on the battle, Azuma notes that Mikumo Unit won because they stuck to their objectives: tear apart formations, and effectively use Yūma. Kodera explains that they chose the specific topography to pressure Suwa Unit to getting to the top to avoid Arafune Unit's advantage. Kuroe summarizes it as getting the other teams to play by their rules; the two opponents could only react to what Mikumo Unit did.
As the ranks updated, Mikumo Unit moved to #8, while Suwa Unit and Arafune Unit respectively descended to #10 and #11. Mikumo Unit's next battle was on February 8; against Suzunari First (#9) and Nasu Unit (#13).