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Translations: Bleach 595 (2)
Team 1 (Soifon, Tessai Tsukabishi, Riruka Dokugamine)
Team 5 (Byakuya Kuchiki, Hachigen Ushōda, Rangiku Matsumoto)
Matsumoto can't really distract anyone with that dust. Tres Bestia didn't have problem with beating that abiity. And her Shunpo can't compare to Soi-Fon's. Chase her down? It's a VC vs the fastest captain... There's no chasing down.
About fights you mentioned. Renji vs Byakuya. Okay, Renji is a VC, but he is a damn captain-level material. In Shikai he would have been taken out instantly. And you gave perfect example. You saw the difference in power of Byakuya and Renji? HUGE. In Shikai, uncomparable. And guess what? Matsumoto doesn't have bankai, she barely has shikai and she can't bring herself to get bankai and become a captain for 20 years now. Tousen vs Hisagi never happened. It was Komamura and Hisagi vs Tousen, who discarded his other senses for sight and power, thus being easy target for 2v1.
Team 1 (Soifon, Tessai Tsukabishi, Riruka Dokugamine) : 7
Team 5 (Byakuya Kuchiki, Hachigen Ushōda, Rangiku Matsumoto) : 10
Team 5 advances to the final.
You can discuss the results in Bleach Tournament Discussion Thread.