At the end of the 2008 Duel of Swords Madness Tournament, Rakeesh sah Tarna faced off against Leo de Lorenzo to see who would become the next Overlord of the Arena. In the end, Rakeesh came out on top and defeated Leo by the score of 5-3.
Rakeesh's first challenge came from Warlord Xeric Mues, who was using the prize given to him in the Warlord Tournament to challenge the Overlord. The Overlord defeated Xeric in the first of three matches by the score of 5-3 in 9 rounds. But then Xeric took the second and third matches by the scores of 5-4 in 11 rounds, coming from behind. And a much quicker 5-2 match lasting only 7 rounds to become the next Overlord of the Duel of Swords.