On June 26, in the USA, in the state of California, another HMB tournament was held, completely dedicated to fights in duel categories. According to Joseph Cadieux, the event organizer, the tournament was attended by 36 fighters (men and women). Such a solid number of participants is explained by the growing interest of duels among HMB athletes in the USA.
In the past few years, there has been a clear gap in popularity and prevalence between duel and buhurt categories, with a bias towards the buhurts. Wishing to balance the categories and increase the popularity of duels, the HMBIA Presidium decided to found the Duel League. This was announced during the HMBIA General Assembly in November 2020.
On May 22, The Steel Wolf Cup was held in Wellington. It became the first HMB competition within the HMBIA Dueling League ranking system. It was attended by fighters from all over the country.