When Slater and his friends Hugo and Quinn were sent to a recreational facility along with 1017 other 8th grade kids, they had no idea what was in store for them. They certainly didn’t expect to be sent to the official headquarters of the mysterious organization AXES. They are pitted against themselves to try and root out the best of them by Mr. Skilton, the founder, and owner of AXES. While struggling to stay at the top, Slater and Quinn accidentally stumble across AXES' basement and discover a hidden door. Meanwhile, Knox, one of the kids who was eliminated in the qualifier test, suspects that AXES is hiding something and tries to break in.