Guess who’s back in the house, heels click-clackin’ about.
Welcome to the MtvChallenge
Fantasy Tournament! For the past month, teams have battled the elements, grueling physical challenges, and u/honestkodaline
's personal insults to survive to the second round. To those who made it: 'grats! And to those who didn't (like me): democracy sucks and victims aren't we all. There's always the Redemption House bracket, everyone's fave feature, so fret not.
.. So what happened in yesterday's vote?
What's the T Christine?
Queen Katie Doyle didn’t come to make friends, she came to eliminate men in Infernos, put Mexican Bengay on her armpits, and provide iconic (but expletive-filled) quotes
. She dragged her ragtag team to a victory in the actual Inferno 1 final, because she was the only one who remembered the previous players that season – even though there were only EIGHT that went home. Unfortunately, in this fantasy final, Aviv Melmod is on the other team and can solve puzzles AND run faster than Sweet Angel Miss Doyle. Plus CT housed 100 of those taquitos in 3 minutes (he thought there was an extra 0 on the sign), and Brittini and Mike were excellent supporting players. u/ry-guy2fly wins Real World
with 91 votes to u/mthompson22599
’s 65. Sorry boo :(
For RR, just like yesterday, it was a closer vote. The Toxic team would’ve lived up to its name and had atrocious team chemistry. Unfortunately for u/gelado99
, nobody knows what DJ Mel Reeves can do because she’s been on 6 episodes total
over two seasons. If Sarah and Abram need to get medevaced in the actual Cutthroat final (and look who’s on this team 🐸☕️ hmmmm)… The original British Blonde would be in tarmac hell.
Even though they’re terrible people, Zach, Zanatta, and Adam King advance to the next round. Thank goddess for Brittini Sherrod – she’s like the Sam of this team, with Adam King the Ashley Kelsey (same initials!), Nicole the Frank (queer, strong, insufferable), and Zach the Zach (all Swedish, no Finnish). Actually, scratch that, Brittini S is way better than Sam, but I digress.
With 80 votes to 76, u/OkonkwoTheCat wins this match-up in the RR bracket
And to u/mthompson22599
– I wish you both luck in the Redemption House. You’re competing TODAY, if I’m not mistaken, so get your asses over there to campaign for your team! The losers' bracket is here.
Now, onto today’s actually-still-in-the-game vote.
REAL WORLD BRACKET - u/honestkodaline
“Adore Delano 2020” vs. u/dolfan2354
in the Rivals III final Adore Delano 2020
: Evelyn (Rivals 1), Ashley K (Seasons 2), Cohutta (Free Agents), Ace (Inferno 3) u/dolfan2354
: Derrick K (Ruins), Veronica (Inferno 1), Amanda (Final Reckoning), Nehemiah (Rivals 1)
.. The final
, thanks to u/mthompson22599
This final consisted of three male/female teams who were not only competing against each other, but the partners within the teams were competing against each other. This was a two day final consisting of several checkpoints that allowed players to accumulate points compared to their partner. The first checkpoint had the teams untangling three sets of coiled wires. Once all the three wires were untangled, the player would they signal their completion by blowing up their dynamite stick. Teams could not move on until both teams were finished. The next checkpoint was a memory game while checkpoint 3 was a two-dimensional puzzle. From there, the teams had to sprint to the finish line to finish the first day. Teams had to take turns staying awake or sleeping throughout the night. Day two had the teams eat gross foods which earned their individual points. The grosser the foods, the more points that were awarded to the eater. Before moving on, the entire table had to be eaten. Finally teams had to climb up a mountain again to meet T.J. at the finish line where they were met with the grand prize. Why you should vote for Adore Delano 2020
Other than strong competitors our teams biggest strength is that there is a clear alpha leader (Ev), and the other three are team players that will follow a strong competitor.
EVELYN SMITH WON A SIMILAR FINAL, on Rivals 1! Not only did she win this final, but she did it with Paula. They beat Laurel and Cara Maria who would easily win anything you threw at them today. We know this wasn’t because Paula is a powerhouse, it was literally ALL on Ev. I don’t need to say much more because Ev is iconic, she won 3 seasons, and any true Challenge fan knows her résumé. Game, set, match bitch.
Cohutta may not have a win yet, and he may be on the smaller side of the men, but he is brilliant. He makes the challenges work for him. During this season, Free Agents, he showed incredible agility being one of three people to make it across the rolling log during the first challenge. In the second daily he was partnered with Laurel, and of course they won, but neither could’ve done it without the other. On the third challenge he lead a team of Nany, Latoya and Preston across the bar crawl (sliding two bars under a wall suspended above water) when teams that had Jordan, CT, and Cara couldn’t even make it across! Free Agents was Cohutta’s best run and he finished in 6th place. This season showed us that Cohutta can work on a team with ANYONE and perform above average.
Ashley Kelsey kickboxes. She solves puzzles. She stands up for Sam (well, halfheartedly, but she did at one point stand up for Sam, at least once, in her own way). She dated Dario, and we don't judge her for that. She won her first season. She lost her second season to Cara, but didn't she look cute while doing it?
Ace Amerson invented the trash can punch. He hooked up with Tonya. He was on Team Good Guys on Inferno 3, because he is a good guy. In real life, he rides a lot of 4-wheelers and has a cute dog. He'll listen to Evelyn's orders. He'll be a supportive teammate and friend to all, except Derrick.
Our team is a lean, mean machine - heavy on the lean. We run. We think critically (well, Evelyn does). We fight (well, Evelyn does). We get shit done... well, you get the point. Why you should vote for u/dolfan2354
Derrick K - Arguably one of the best players in eliminations due to his tenacity. Always will compete has a never say quit attitude as evidenced multiple time. Is a multi-time champion and has the cardio to crush any final. Is aware of shortcomings and is willing to sit back in puzzles and let those strong on his team due their thing. Is ready to crush any final!
Veronica - Forgotten how dominant she was in her prime is a 3x champion who got better every season she was on. Won 4 life savers on the inferno. Has no glaring weakness is a strong female who is smart at puzzles and has the cardio to keep up with her team while also being able to mentally break her opponents!
Amanda - Is a very loyal player and will compete as hard as she can in anything she does while also making sure her voice is heard. Arguably the best player in the lavender ladies. In invasion she showed how dominate she is at puzzles by solving her puzzle in minutes during the blood bath while other players were at it for an hour. Has the strength to pull her weight on any challenge. Has shown she is in great shape and has never shown signs that she would struggle with a final.
Nehemiah - Is an all-around player and is a 1x champion. Came into rivals shredded and in the best shape he has ever been in. Was carrying his team with an overweight Evan and proved that he is capable to run a final and compete to win. Has the body size to provide the muscle and really crush anything while also having a good mind when it comes to the tough aspect of using your brain."
ROAD RULES BRACKET u/wade5554
's "You Cannot Copy My Walk vs. u/willtwerkf0rfood
in the Rivals II final You Cannot Copy My Walk
: Turbo (WotW1), Jenny W (WotW2), Da’Vonne (WotW1), Adam Kuhn (Exes 2) u/willtwerkf0rfood
: Landon (FM2), Svetlana (Duel 1), Jamie C (Inferno 2), Knight (Rivals II)
.. The final
, thanks AGAIN to u/mthompson22599
– damn girl, you’re on fire! sorry you didn't win yesterday again :(
Just like the first Rivals Season, the format was three male/male teams and three female/female teams. It was split into two parts, Dream Island and Nightmare Island. To begin, the teams swam one mile in the middle of the ocean to Dream Island, where they were met with three geometric puzzles. The teams had one hour to put together their puzzles, retrieve a key to their kayaks, and paddle out to meet T.J. on a yacht. Only the top two teams of each gender would move on, with third place being purged out. The second part of the final, Nightmare Island, began with the remaining four teams swimming to the island, where they were instructed they would need to earn idols at five different checkpoints. After completing each checkpoint, teams must signal their completion of the checkpoint by pulling a pin on a smoke grenade. The first checkpoint had the teams removing 14 of the 15 pegs from a triangular board by jumping the spikes over one and another until only one remained. They could not move on until only one peg remained on the board. The second checkpoint "What's Mine is Yours" had the teams cutting through a chain-link fence, then solving a math puzzle using the Pythagorean theorem. Once they figured out the answer, they would have to cut the corresponding rope. If wrong, teams would have to cut all five ropes before moving on. The third checkpoint, "Food Test" had teams eating and drinking a variety of disgusting foods in numerical order, with the last jar holding the key needed to get the idol. At the fourth checkpoint, "Body Issues" teams had to move 20 body bags from one side of the course to another. After moving all the bags, teams were instructed to dig into the ground to retrieve the fourth idol. At the final checkpoint, "Tunnel Vision", the teams needed to dig a tunnel to underneath a cage with bamboo poles, with the last idol being inside the cage. Once the team had all five idols, they were able to retrieve the golden elephant and make their way to a canoe, in which they would have to row their way towards the yacht in the middle of the ocean where they would meet T.J. and their grand prize. Why you should vote for You Cannot Copy My Walk
Turbo - Turbo’s biggest strength is his endurance and heart. He was able to win the longest and arguably most difficult final ever. He will give his team everything he has and push his body to the limits. He did well in puzzles, finishing fourth in the purge, as well as winning the daily where they were spinning in the plane and had to solve the puzzle. His swimming ability could be called into question because it was not shown, but based off his other abilities I would say he is an average swimmer. He ate one plate during the eating portion, but with the amount of heart he has I think he could compete with the best in an eating final. All in all he is a well-rounded competitor that is elite in endurance.
Jenny - Jenny has been underrated by many people because of the fashion in which she lost the hall brawl against Tori. She obviously has never played any contact sports growing up so she did not know how to play that elimination. But looking back to some of the dailies she was clearly the best runner as well as swimmer on the women’s side of the UK team. I think as far as endurance running and swimming she is right up there with the Laurel and Emily’s of the challenge. She may be slightly below elite tier because of the unknown. She absolutely beasted the puzzle against Nicole Bass, but it is hard to tell how quickly she finished because Nicole basically quit. She had shown to be a really good teammate and always keep a good composure under pressure. She has never run a final or done an eating challenge but it is safe to say that she would be very strong in both based off her training and performance in dailies.
Da’Vonne - Da’Vonne’s strength is puzzles. She absolutely demolished the purge, and also showed she was strong in puzzles on Final Reckoning. She is super underrated in strength and conditioning. In most possibly the hardest daily on the season, her and Wes won the challenge where they had to drag the metal to the dumpsters and weigh them. (The challenge where Ninja freaked out on Turbo). Wes was upset when he got stuck with Da’Vonne and she beasted it and won. Also, Bear quit on her in the other endurance daily with the tires, yet she kept going. She may not be in the best shape but she will never quit or hold her team back. She is also a very strong vocal leader, which is important to have in team finals. Also, she is the QUEEN of the challenge, if the other people let her make a final someday, she will for sure win it.
Adam - Adam was a very solid competitor. He won three eliminations in his six episode stint on the show. He was able to beat Dustin and Jessica in a physical climbing elimination, John and Simone in a eating competition, and Knight and Jemmye in a strength challenge. He did all of this with Brittany as his partner, who was not very good at any of the challenges they did. He never did any swimming so that is an unknown that some people may hold against him, but I am pretty confident he can swim better than the other teams weaker swimmers. Again he won an eating elimination, and was in fantastic shape on his season, so the endurance should be no problem for him. He did not have high tolerance for people that were weak performers but in a stacked team like he is on for this he would be willing to put his ego aside and compete as a team to win. Why you should vote for u/willtwerkf0rfood
- by Nova ;P
Landon is the GOAT and won the Fresh Meat 2 final with the last-drafted woman against the most dominant male/female team in herstory - Kenny/Laurel. His aptitude cannot be understated (and he looks great as an underwear model
Jamie Chung & Svetlana both only did one season – and performed amazingly. Jamie worked with Landon in the Inferno 2 final, kept up with the boys, and won the whole thing. Svetlana made it all the way to the second place on Duel 1, winning THREE eliminations along the way. One was bullshit – the ripped flag/caribiner rule – but the other two (over Kina and Aneesa) were impressive.
As for Knight… He’s goofy? And played hockey? Idk he’s not a stud.
So which of these teams deserves to move ahead? You decide!
VOTE HERE. Please! Voter apathy is shite!
Voting will close at 10 pm EST on Feb 5.