So Fairy Tail's A-team was beaten out by... Fairy Tail's B-team! Yes, apparently this is allowed. Well that explains some of the scenes from the OP. Mavis is pretty amusing. Also, one of the top-ranked enemy teams is the Dark Guild run by Makarov's son Ivan, who have somehow managed to be accepted as a legitimate guild. After each team chooses a member to compete based almost unanimously on whims, it's time for the first standard competition to begin! We have the schedule, so let's see just how closely the coming events manage to actually adhere to it.
Avatar: Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad/Clannad After Story (courtesy of Jun Kuga/Fudce from The Fandom Post)