|“||Don't get me wrong, I love battles with emotion. But, if you attribute the result of the battle to emotions, you could as well say the loser just didn't want enough.||”|
|Tamakoma Second vs. Suzunari First vs. Nasu Squad|
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Tamakoma Second's victory in Round 2 moved it further up in the rankings. Yūma was defeated in a Rank Battle for the first time by Suzunari First's Kō Murakami (who ranked 4th among the Attackers in Border). Additionally, this was to be the last Rank War season before Hiura moves away which would force her to leave Border and by extension her squad, which made it more significant for the members.
The stage is riverside A, with the weather set to rainstorm. The map is composed of two segments of a city divided by water and connected only by one bridge. This is most likely to subdue Chika's Sniping abilities. None of the teams have all members on the same piece of land, making the bridge a central location. Nasu Squad's strategy hinges on them being able to group at the bridge before the other teams. However, this is quickly interrupted when Chika blows up the bridge. Unable to regroup, Nasu decides to clear her side herself, while Kumagai is approached by Murakami and Yuma which starts a three-way fight. Hiura attempts to shoot Yūma, but she misses, inadvertently giving her position away, so Yuma goes after her. At the same time Murakami and Kumagai fight each other and while Kumagai puts up a fierce fight, but is unable to keep up and Bails Out. at roughly the same time, Yuma slashes down Hiura after she is unable to even damage him. Yūma and Murakami meet up again and begin their fight. It seems to be an even battle, but slowly tipping in favor of Murakami. Seeing that using old techniques is useless against the latter, Yūma has Murakami step onto a Grasshopper to launch him into the river, where Yūma uses Scorpion to boost his underwater mobility to stab him causing a bail out, but is now being drifted away.
Meanwhile, Nasu begins to barrage the opponents on her side, and manages to take out Betsuyaku and damages Kuruma's leg. She gets locked into a fight with him. Osamu has Chika break the dam, releasing the river water into the city. This bogs down Nasu, who has been relying on her maneuverability. Nasu manages to defeat Kuruma with Tomahawk, but before he Bails Out, he shoots Hound bullets. The bullets hit Nasu, severing her arm. Osamu uses this moment to try and claim a point by defeating Nasu. The attack is in vain as Nasu purposely had several Tomahawk bullets miss Kuruma so that they could be used against Osamu. Osamu Bails Out, but Yūma approaches, as thanks to the lower river levels he could swim away. With significant Trion loss, Nasu is forced to Bail Out, giving Tamakoma Second survival points allowing them the victory.
Tamakoma Second's third consecutive victory moved them up into the upper group.