Level Up (formerly Lords of Bad Axe), a Cartoon Network original movie, is a fantastical comedy for the video game age. When three high school gamers, Wyatt (Gaelan Connell), Lyle (Jessie T. Usher) and Dante (Connor del Rio) unwittingly open a portal from an online game into the real world, the trio must put aside their social differences and join forces with classmate Angie (Aimee Carrero) in order to play the game for real and defeat evil. Level Up is created and written by Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman (both credited for Chasing Liberty) and the movie is directed by Peter Lauer (Sons of Tucson, Chuck). The 90-minute movie will premiere on Cartoon Network in fall 2011. Picking up after the events of the movie, the cast will return in a new half-hour series Level Up, which premieres in spring 2012.
The gang decide to make use of a barbarian who has made his way to the real world.
The gang find a network of magic passageways, but using them soon leads to chaos.
Wyatt's avatar Black Death leaks from the game, and he decides to capitalize on the situation by having the avatar help him impress a girl.
After defeating a Rainbow Rider, Dante uses the Rider's boots to get out of gym class, but later ends up in the football team.
Wyatt, Dante, Lyle, and Angie have to take out an evil Max Ross when the character from his dating profile leaks out into the real world.
Wyatt obtains a new weapon that comes with unexpected side effects.
Max gives the gang a place to solve leaks, but it soon turns into a party where everything might be revealed.
While Wyatt spends time hanging out with Angie's little brother, Dante and Lyle face off against a tough new enemy.
When Dante's procrastinating causes a character to leak from the game, he is forced to take the responsibility for it.
Wyatt finds a bounty hunter trying to kill him, but no matter how hard he tries, he can't convince Lyle or Dante that it even exists.
A merchant leaks out from the game, and Max uses him to announce his new expansion pack.
Lyle pairs up with a leak when he feels alienated from the group.
A ghost leak haunts the school; Lyle is the subject of a TV profile.
The high school football team starts to get involved in "Conqueror of All Worlds". A leak called the Heckfire Tiger appears posing as the school's mascot.
Wyatt gets a chance to transfer over to Cross Townhigh where his genius can be accepted.It's really a trick as a leak plans to weaken Never Fail and beat them without there leader.
Neverfail plans a night off by attending the school dance. Unfortunately for them, Maldark has found a way to get to Earth so that he can attack Neverfail.