This tournament is so important for several wrestlers. One of these is Sekiwake Kotoshogiku. His impressive basho in July, where he beat Yokozuna Hakuho and Ozeki Baruto put him in position for promotion. But, he failed to win 12 bouts and therefore was kept waiting.
In this tournament he will have to stand up to the higher ranked wrestlers and stay dominant of the rank in filers.
His last three tournaments have been very impressive with a record of 32 wins and 13 losses.
Will he gain promotion? We will see here in a few weeks. I do hope he makes it. It would be very good for sumo and create more competition for the the Ozeki.