This is the forty-fifth episode of season 2 and the 228th episode of Hardcore Leveling Warrior.
- Ukang Ukang (first appearance)
- Pang Tong
- Gangrim (first appearance)
- Zhao Yun (first appearance)
- Choco Bibi
- The Best Swordsman
- Ham (first appearance)
- Lu Bu
- Lucid Adventure
- Western Kingdom
- Jelly Village
- Beyond the Boundary
Notes & Trivia
- The Episode is listed as '2부 45화 - 경쟁' by Naver Webtoon which translates to 'Season 2 Episode 45 - Competition'. It is simply listed as '[Season 2] Ep. 45' by Line Webtoon.
- The episode title is a reference to the Competition by the Rankers as highlighted by Pang Tong.
- The episode reveals rankers in the Rankers list.
- Gangrim has the motif of Gangrim, a Grim Reaper in Korean Mythology. The trees on either side of Gangrim are called "jangseung" . A jangseung or village guardian is a Korean totem pole usually made of wood. Jangseungs were traditionally placed at the edges of villages to mark for village boundaries and frighten away demons. They were also worshipped as village tutelary deities.
- Zhao Yun has the motif of Zhao Yun, a military general who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period of China
- New rules involving Rankers were added before the start of the Nightmare Subjugation.
- Cave makes his official debut in Part II. His first appearance in the series was in AE 5.
- Fans commented that the last page with Cave was reminiscent of a scene from the HunterxHunter manga.
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