Welcome to the MtvChallenge
Fantasy Tournament! For the past month, 64 users on our sub have been drafting teams of four to compete in hypothetical challenges. Now that the draft is complete, it's time to decide who drafted the best team! This tournament will consist of two single-elimination brackets, The Real World and Road Rules. Once each bracket has a winner, the two winners will face off for the ultimate title.
Before we get to today's vote, here are the results from day two: REAL WORLD BRACKET
's "TJ’s T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide" vs. u/ND_PC
's "It's a Marathon, Not a Race"; S33: War of the Worlds It's a Marathon, Not a Race
- 174 TJ’s T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide
These two teams had the unfortunate luck of drafting into the War of the Worlds final; though many seasons claim it, this actually was the hardest final of all time. I'm not confident either of these teams would even get all four players across the finish line. The team name "It's a Marathon, Not a Race" would really come into play here, because it WOULDN'T be a race.
I just imagine Emily Schromm standing at the finish line, begging her team to get across... Kyle's laying in the sand, dragging himself up the dunes... Kelley is trying to Vertical Jump over the hill... Timmy Beggy is nowhere to be found. It's hopeless. It's a Marathon wins because Emily's the only person who actually finished the final.
. Gone but never forgotten.
And congratulations, u/ND_PC
, and the mythic u/albemarie
! You're on to round two. ROAD RULES BRACKET
's "The Dirtiest Players of All Time" vs. u/DurtyMurty11
's "Team Scumbags" with S5's Battle of the Seasons final The Dirtiest Players of All Time
- 126 Team Scumbags
By the skin of their teeth, u/survivorfans123456
is on to the next round. The general consensus for this close battle seemed to come down to the puzzle, as this final wasn't particularly physically grueling. It's unfortunate, because now we'll never get to see Paula do the one thing she's good at:
talk about her boobs
long-distance running. Shame.
Before we move on, I'd like to point out that Chet belongs on Team Scumbags, and no amount of visitors from the_donald will change my mind.
With this loss, Susie becomes our first two-time loser, officially eliminated in both brackets. #SusieDeservedBetter
Better luck next time, u/DurtyMurty11
. And congrats, u/survivorfan123456
! See you in the next round.
Now let's get to today's vote. First up, The Real World! REAL WORLD BRACKET
January 8 - u/goddamnsundayscaries
; S24: Rivals II goddamnsundayscaries
: Turabi "Turbo" Camkiran (WOTW1), Marlon Williams (Rivals II), Nany González (Free Agents), Nicole Ramos (Rivals III) ecarroll32
: Rogan O'Connor (WOTWII), David Burns (Gauntlet II), Coral Smith (BOTS), Jenna Compono (Rivals III) What the final entailed
: 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.
The second part of the final, Nightmare Island, began with the 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.
(Thanks to u/mthompson22599
for this summary!) Why you should vote for goddamnsundayscaries
: You love Turbo, or you hate Jordan; you love Nany, or you hate Cara; you believe in Nicole, even though you probably shouldn't; you're the type to comment on Potential Cast threads that you can't BELIEVE Marlon was never asked back. Why you should vote for ecarroll32
: Because Rogan called Theo a skinny little dickhead; because David Burns wore a cowboy hat in his cast photo; because Coral won her first season like a total G; because "You think you’re better than everyone else in this house because you got a fucking job at the bakery. Congratulations, your dad owns a bakery." ROAD RULES BRACKET
; S17: The Duel II illusion_control
: Jordan Wisely (Battle of the Exes II), Cory Wharton (Battle of the Bloodlines), Natalie Negrotti (Final Reckoning), Cheyenne Floyd (Rivals III) Gelado99
: Abram Boise (The Inferno III), Rogan O'Connor (WOTWII), Diem Brown (Battle of the Exes), Melissa Reeves (Vendettas) What the final entailed
: Final Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Final Challenge Summary: Endurance race with five checkpoints. Each checkpoint is a representation of the duels throughout the season.
Start of the Challenge: Starts off with a pretty kickass boat ride. Run 1: Hop out the boat and run down the beach. The ground is covered with stones. The competitors run to a rope that you must grab to help you cross through the river to the other side. There seems to be a very strong current. When you reach the other side there’s more running on the way. Change into some dry gear and start running down some pavement. The show cuts back to Evan and he is scarling a pretty steep hill. Finish the climb up the hill and it’s a short run to the next checkpoint.
Checkpoint 1 Spot On: A mini version of spot on is set up for the competitors. Grab your puzzle pieces and put them in place. Somewhere between 8-10 puzzle pieces. This puzzle seems incredibly simple. You’re just matching together painted line patterns without any of the climbing you had to do in the elimination version of the game. Run 2: Seems to be a simple run along the hillside. It doesn’t show the competitors doing much of not here.
Checkpoint 2 Duel Pole Dancing: Climb up a tree. Simple climbing with no real obstacle other than your ability to grab ledges. Except for Evan, who hilariously carries the bike up the pole. Run 3 Biking: You ride this bike for quite a ways. The trail is beautiful, but is up and down with steep hills. It seems as though the girls aren’t able to ride these slopes and walk with their bikes instead. It seems as though the guys are struggling a bit, but biking through it. At one point they show Rachel on a hill that looks impossible for anyone to ride up. They don’t show any guys on this slop.
Checkpoint 3 Back Off: The guys have to wait for the girls to get here. First guy gets first girl and so on. You have to carry a big ass metal wheel as you and your partner and continue the race together. This checkpoint is so shitty on so many levels. Run 4: You and your partner run with the metal hook. I just said this, but hey, let’s keep this thing organized. Checkpoint 4 Push Over: You and your partner push your sled over a designated line. Each sled is filled with dirt, you can remove some dirt to make your sled lighter. Once this is done you lose the ring and it’s back to an individual race. Run 5: This part of the race seems to be incredibly hilly. Not much of a path, just running up and over hills. The run looks steep. Not as steep as hill 2, but still steep. Checkpoint 5 Elevator: Get in the elevator and lift yourself up to the top, grab some carving, and get back down. There is a short sprint to TJ after you get off the elevator.
(Thanks to u/ry-guy2fly
for this summary!) Why you should vote for illusion_control
: You find yourself rooting for Jordan, even though you wish you didn't.
You're proud of Cory for finishing the final, even with a hurt knee.
(But... my man DOES have a hurt knee. I'm just saying.)
You think, "Natalie can't get lost TWICE, right?"
You actually remember Cheyenne, which is miraculous and reason enough to vote for her. Why you should vote for Gelado99
: Abe Inferno 3- all around great player, with no glaring flaw, his best attribute is without a doubt his leadership, he knows the right way to motivate his team mates, whether it be by being supportive like he did with Cara on Cutthroat or by constantly shouting to his brother to the point of rupturing a nasal vein on Bloodlines, either way he'll get the best out of everyone on the team. Chose Inferno 3 because it was probably his physical peak ... And obviously he's crazy so that helps I guess.
Diem Exes 1- best Diem season by far. She only lost because CT gassed out on the glacier. Picked her because she was great on the puzzles, had an insane amount of cardio and willpower on that final, and because she was a really positive and a good teammate.
Rogan wotw2 - well let's state the obvious and say he's an asshole, BUUUUTTT he also proved to be a great finals competitor, Carried his load, was great on the eating portion, and showed great cardio as well. And also my team was lacking a powerhouse and he fit the role.
Melissa Vendettas - picked her because she's feisty, doesn't quit, had decent cardio and for a reality show team I needed at least someone to bring the entertainment. So Dj Mel Reeves was the obvious choice.
TL/DR: Abe - leadership, Diem-puzzles, Rogan-strength, Melissa - entertainment, they complement each other
Reminder that instead of publicly voting through comments, like originally planned, I switched to using an online survey site. VOTE HERE.
Voting will close at 10pm EST, 1/8.
(I am still waiting for some of you to send player summaries and team names. No sweat if you don't want to, but since I tagged everyone in the schedule post, I won't PM anyone to remind you.)