The following teams compete in the final holding of the Dark Tournament:
Urameshi vs. RokuyukaiEdit
Rules: One on One matches with the overall victory determined by getting the most points
Handicaps: Yusuke asleep until after the third match
Urameshi vs. Dr. IchigakiEdit
Rules: Three on Three battle royale. Yusuke, Kuwabara, and the Masked Fighter (Yusuke in the English anime version) must give up their bodies should they lose.
Handicaps: Both teams missing two fighters, Yusuke unable to use his Spirit Gun, Kuwabara distracted by a premonition he had regarding the background of M1, M2, and M3
Urameshi vs. Masho Edit
Rules: One on One elimination matches until all of the opposing teams' available members are unable to compete
Urameshi vs. UraotogiEdit
Rules: One on One matches, which are determined by the roll of a six-piece dice. Each face represents a team member, plus a free space.
Handicaps: Yusuke and Masked Fighter were absent for the beginning matches. The Masked Fighter was drained of all her strength.
Urameshi vs. ToguroEdit
Rules: One on One matches with the overall victory determined by getting the most points, the Team Captain match however, would be granted two points instead of One point due to the presence of four team members instead of five for both teams.
Handicaps: Team owner will die if their team loses
The tournament is headed by a committee, who, consisting of several wealthy humans, creates the event's rules and oversees each individual match to determine its legitimacy. Possessing limitless power in all event circumstances, the committee has the final word on every major tournament decision, including the outcome of all fights. In addition, it is the committee's job to award the tournament's winners with a granting of one wish, which is considered the grand prize of the event. Like all affiliates of the dark tournament, the committee is extremely corrupt, often abusing its authority to overturn fair decisions by the referees, including multiple instances at the expense of Team Urameshi. Despite their corruption and greed, even they were disgusted by Sakyo's plan to open the gate to the demon world, and swore to stop him, though were killed by Toguro.
Every year, special guests are invited to fight in the tournament. Althought it may seem to be an honor, it is quite the contrary. These guests have no choice in the decision of fighting, and if they are absent in the tournament, they are written on a kill list and will be murdered by an assassin.
The first referee, Koto, watched the matches and started the ten count should a fighter fall. During the finals and the semi-finals, she acted as an announcer.
The second, Juri, took over for Koto when she was "promoted" during the finals.
The prize for winning the tournament was one wish for each person on the winning team.
The Toguro Brothers wished to be converted into demons of the highest class (though they were technically B class), while Genkai wished to never be a part of such a tournament again. The wishes of the other two members are not revealed.
Team Urameshi collectively wished for the resurrection of Genkai, which Koenma granted.
Sakyo had bet his life on Team Toguro's victory, while Koenma bet his upon Team Urameshi. When Yusuke and his team won the finals, Sakyo was true to his word. He activated a self-destruct protocol on the arena, which collapsed and killed him in the process.
The tournament was later adapted into a video game, called Yu Yu Hakusho Dark Tournament.