During the 2nd round of the Shaman Tournament, it was mandatory to be in a team of three. After Lyserg Diethel leaves Asakura Yoh's group, the remaining shamans of the group are forced to split into two teams. Because Umemiya Ryunosuke initially insists on teaming up with the missing Lyserg, Ren immediately forms his own group with Usui Horokeu and Chocolove McDonell, as he would rather deal with a sure thing rather than wasting time on trying to find Lyserg.
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