Whoops, hold your horses before you throw me in the Mafuba jar. I know that the majority of the viewers want Goku to defeat Jiren. But there are a lot of theories regarding Universe 7 elimination order in the Tournament of Power. Anime opening and ending might just be for aesthetics. But some of the good folks with creative imagination transform these into anime theories. And some of these theories really happened.
Two possible theories are circulating right now in the Tournament of Power. The most famous one is the anime ending video which features the song Haruka by Lacco Tower (I know you’ll search it). So far, this theory has been correct. The first to get eliminated was Krillin, who was the first person to appear in the video. Tien Shinhan was the next one eliminated. The fear of Vegeta fans right now is that Vegeta is the next to appear in the video.
The second one comes from the opening video of Dragon Ball Super. The video features Limit Break x Survivor by Kiyoshi Hikawa. The elimination order follows the number of Dragon Ball stars they were holding. Krillin got the one star Dragon Ball so he was the first to go. Tien Shinhan was said to hold the two-star Dragon Ball. The number of Dragon Ball stars in some of the stars cannot be seen clearly.
This is a more preferred theory for Vegeta fans. It is said that those who are holding Dragon Balls will be the one who will be eliminated. There is still no clue as to how, but according to the theory, they will surely be eliminated. But this brings a bad sign for Goku. Why? Well, at the end of the opening, Goku was holding the four star Dragon Ball.
Of course, this scene could simply just symbolizes the significance of the four-star Dragon Balls. No one knows what will really happen except Akira Toriyama and his crew. It could also mean that he will be the last one in the tournament because he is representing the four-star dragon ball. The important fact is that the Tournament of Power is a battle royale and everyone, even Goku, could fall any moment.