|"Survive! The Curtain Finally Rises on the "Tournament of Power"!!"|
|Rōmaji||Ikinokore! Tsui ni Kaimaku "Chikara no Taikai"!!|
|Arc||Universe Survival Arc|
|Japanese||July 1, 2017|
"Survive! The Curtain Finally Rises on the "Tournament of Power"!!" (生き残れ！ついに開幕「力の大会」！！, Ikinokore! Tsui ni Kaimaku "Chikara no Taikai"!!) is the ninety-seventh episode of the Dragon Ball Super anime.
The Grand Priest reminds everyone of the rules and officially starts the tournament. As a massive free-for-all ensues, Gokū targets Toppo, but he is blocked by Ganosu. Disregarding Gohan's plan as well, No. 17, No. 18, Vegeta, and Freeza all jump into the fray. Narirama unleashes a spinning attack designed to knock its opponents off the stage, but Hit and Basil disable it. 10th Universe's Riribeu attacks Basil, and Basil successfully knocks her off the stage. 4th Universe's Ninku outflanks Gokū. Ninku grapples Gok ūand begins dragging him towards the edge of the stage with the intention of jumping off with him. Gokū turns Super Saiyan Blue and knock him off the stage. As Gokū reverts back to his normal form to conserve energy, Basil, Lavenda, Bergamo, and two other warriors surround him. 47 minutes remains in the tournament.