Kakashi informs Team 7 that they have the opportunity to participate in the Chuunin Exam. He gives them the choice to participate or not, before leaving. While Naruto and Sasuke react enthusiastically to this, Sakura is concerned that she won’t be able to keep up with the other participants. Nevertheless, Team 7 goes to the exam site the next day and finds members of Team Gaius being beaten by two genii. Noticing that things are not as they seem, Sasuke begins to fight against one of the genii, but they are stopped by Rock Lee, a member of Team Gaius who until a few minutes ago looked defenseless. Lee asks Sakura if she would be his girlfriend, but she rejects him and then leaves. The two genies turn out to be actually chuunin organizers, who have conducted an unofficial screening, noting that the participants in this exam look promising. Lee follows Team 7 and suggests that Sasuke fight.