He most likely give his number 16 badge to someone. As far as we know, a player doesn't necessary have to play to get a badge. Taka/Kabaji is a good example of this. Or he just give up his old position and left no 16 badge to some random person.
The assumption being that Kikumaru will get the badge.
Niou probably gave his badge to Kikumaru and then GP gets back. Then he wanted to aim for a higher rank and ended up with the No.10 badge.
I hope that GP makes it to the G10 at some point
I really don't know about Kikumaru. Isn't Oishi/Kikumaru already confirm to be weaker than the ex 15-16 pair? They only won because of Oishi's strategy using Niou Illusion.
Last edited by -Ken-; October 03, 2012 at 07:16 PM.
i dont assume anyone is getting the badge. i had the same question, why did niou give up his 1st string spot ? probably to help atobe and test his skills.