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The Challenge Years

(Season 29) The Challenge : Invasion of the Champions

The game started off with 18 Underdogs (players who have yet to win a challenge) who get dropped off a boat and onto a beach, where they were living in "The Shelter." They compete individually in challenges, followed by an elimination round. The male and female winners of the challenge would be safe from elimination, and earn their ticket to "The Oasis" — the season house. The last-place finishers of each gender automatically went straight into elimination for the first challenge.  In the second challenge, the challenge winners will choose a player of the opposite gender to go into the elimination. The remainder of the cast then voted in who goes against them for the first and second challenge. The males voted for the females, and vice versa.  In the third challenge, and the last chance to earn a ticket to the Oasis, the winners will be safe from elimination, and the two remaining players of each gender will automatically compete against each other. In the elimination, each gender will compete. The winners of the elimination round would return to the game, and earn a ticket to The Oasis. The losers of the elimination round go home. Players could not go into The Oasis until every ticket had been earned.  Players who earned their ticket to the Oasis will be exempt from elimination and will not compete in challenges until the Champions enter the gnome.  In Episode 5, eight of the toughest champions (four male, four female) will enter the game, which will become a team competition - Underdogs vs. Champions. Each challenge will be designated as either an Underdog or a Champion elimination known as "The Fortress". The winning team will earn money in their team bank account depending on the challenge.  The best performing male and female of the team designated for the challenge will then choose one player of each gender to go into the elimination. The remainder of the cast will then vote in the players who will go against the nominated players in The Fortress. The winners return to the game, and the losers are eliminated.

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMPS - Chris "CT" Tamburello (Male) & Ashley Mitchell (Female)

RUNNER-UP - Nelson Thomas (Male) & Camila Nakagawa (Female)

THIRD PLACE - Cory Wharton (Male) & Nicole Zanatta (Female)

Other Male Cast - Darrell Taylor, Shane Landrum, Hunter Barfield, Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, Dario Medrano, Zach Nichols, Tony Raines, Anthony Bartolotte, Theo King-Bradley, Bruno Bettencourt
Other Female Cast - Laurel Stucky, Amanda Garcia, Jenna Compono, Cara Maria Sorbello, Sylvia Elsrode, Ashley Kelsey, Kailah Casillas, LaToya Jackson, Anika Rashaun, Marie Roda

Memorable Moments

  • In the "Who's Got Balls?" Emilimation, Theo was disqualified from elimination for refusing to jump off the cliff. As a result, Cory was declared the winner by default
  • The Champions (Ashley K., Bananas, Camila, Cara Maria, CT, Darrell, Laurel, and Zach) entered the competition at the fourth challenge as a season twist because prior to that, all the players had believed that there was no champions on this season
  • Shelter Eliminations - Kailah beat Marie; Tony beat Bruno; Cory beat Theo; Jenna beat Anika; Sylvia beat LaToya; Nelson beat Anthony
  • Fortress Eliminations - Sylvia beat Kailah; Shane beat Tony; Cara Maria beat Ashley K; Darrell beat Zach; Nelson beat Dario; Jenna beat Sylvia; Darrell beat Bananas; Laurel beat Cara Maria; Ashley M beat Nicole beat Amanda; Nicole beat Amanda; Nelson beat Cory beat Shane; Cory beat Shane; Camila beat Laurel; CT beat Darrell

Final Challenge - Both teams are dismantled and players compete as individuals. Players pair up with each of the opposite gender competitors during the different stages of the final and their final placement is determined by their total final time. Players stay at the shelter for the duration of the final challenge
Stage One - Pairs must swim from a sand barge to an island and solve a triangle puzzle in order to retrieve a key. They must then use a paddleboard to swim back to the barge to unlock another puzzle. Once the puzzle on the barge has been solved, the pair's times will be stopped
Time Buster #1 - Pairs will try to extract as much water as they can out of a pile of coconuts and deposit it into their team container. The pair with the most water extracted from their coconuts after an hour has the power to assign a five-minute time penalty to two other players
Stage Two - Players are divided into new pairs and race over a mile into the jungle to complete a series of checkpoints. Once they are done, players race back in order to stop their times. Tasks include solving a puzzle, eating disgusting dishes, and walking along a rope
Time Buster #2 - Pairs must lace Thai prayer beads onto a wire spool for an unrevealed amount of time. Whicever pair has the longest strand laced by the time T.J. Lavin returns is able to add a five-minute penalty to two other players
Stage Three - Players are divided into new pairs and follow a series of checkpoints leading to a 10-mile kayak ride. Once a pair has rowed their kayak to the barge, their time is stopped
Stage Four - Players compete individually and hang onto a bar suspended from a speedboat until they reach a buoy. Upon reaching the buoy players must swim as fast as they can to the finish line where their individual times are stopped. Players that fall off the bar before reaching the buoy must swim the distance. Once on shore, T.J. announces the final results

(Season 30) The Challenge XXX : Dirty 30

The cast is composed of contestants who have acted dirty on a past season or show. The main elements of the game are as follows -
Daily Missions: Each round, the players compete in a challenge. The challenges will vary between individual and team challenges. The winners are immune from elimination and nominate one player of each gender for the Elimination Round. The losers players are eligible for the Double Cross. In some challenges, not everyone is eligible for the Double Cross but is still vulnerable to be nominated by the winning team
Nominations: The winners from the Main Match openly vote to nominate one other player of each gender for the Elimination Round
Elimination Rounds (Presidio): At the "Presidio", the "Double Cross" Draw is held. All losing players from the Daily Mission participate in a Random-Draw. The player who draws the Double Cross is safe from elimination and must nominate a fellow losing player of their Gender into the Presidio.The winners remain in the game, while the losers are eliminated.

In the end, only six players - 3 male and 3 female - compete in the final challenge. Unbeknownst to each contestant, they will compete for a share of $1,000,000 — the largest monetary prize in Challenge history.  The winner of each gender winning $450,000, the runners-up winning $35,000 and third place taking home $15,000.

Twists
Purge Challenges: Some challenges are designated as Purges - sudden death challenges where the losers are immediately eliminated. In the opening challenge "The Purge", the players competed in several rounds to guarantee their safety, with 3 players of each gender being eliminated. The "X Marks the Spot" and "Snaking Your Way Back In" challenges composed the second purge of the game. This purge would narrow down the 10 players, to the final 6 that would face the Final Challenge
Vote-Offs: At some points in the game, the winners of the Daily Mission also win the power to vote-off one of the losers. In "The Purge", the winners of the final part of the challenge has to vote-off 3 out of the 4 remaining losing players of their gender. In "Blackout", the winning team has to vote one male and one female out of the game. In "Backstabber", the individual winners vote one male and one female out of the game
Redemption House: Similar to Ex-ile from Battle of the Exes II, the "Redemption House" gives eliminated players a chance to re-enter the game. Periodically, the players in Redemption House participate in a Redemption Game, with the winners returning to the game, while the losers are officially eliminated.

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMPS - Jordan Wiseley (Male) & Camila Nakagawa (Female)

RUNNER-UP - Derrick Kosinski (Male) & Cara Maria Sorbello (Female)

THIRD PLACE - Chris "CT" Tamburello (Male) & Tori Deal (Female)

Other Male Cast - Hunter Barfield, Tony Raines, Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, Leroy Garrett, Dario Medrano, Nelson Thomas, Cory Wharton, Chris "Ammo" Ammon Hall, Derrick Henry, Darrell Taylor, Shane Raines, Devin Walker-Molaghan
Other Female Cast - Jenna Compono, Kailah Casillas, Britni Thornton, Veronica Portillo, Jemmye Carroll, Aneesa Ferreira, Nicole Ramos, Marie Roda, Briana LaCuesta, LaToya Jackson, Amanda Garcia, Simone Kelly, Ashley Mitchell

Memorable Moments

  • After winning the daily challenge on episode 8, cast member Camila Nakagawa overheard Leroy Garrett mentioning a woman to other contestants. An intoxicated Nakagawa angrily assumed he was referring to her; she confronted Garrett and started verbally attacking him, using racial slurs. After the episode aired, Nakagawa posted an apology on her social media
  • Briana and CT entered the competition in Episode 2. Briana arrived as a replacement for Ashley, who quit the game over frustration with her luggage being late, while CT's late arrival was the result of passport issues
  • Shane and Simone were disqualified from the competition in episode 2, following an incident in the Redemption house in which they got into a physical altercation with each other. Though this incident was not recorded, there was video evidence of the fight that permanently sent both contestants home
  • Nelson was disqualified from the competition at the end of Episode 11, after he provoked Derrick K. into a verbal and physical altercation and hitting him in the face
  • Ammo required medical attention after he lost to Jordan in the Presidio at the end of Episode 6. Instead of going to the Redemption house, Ammo returned home, where he announced on camera that he suffered an undisclosed injury. It was later revealed that Ammo suffered from an episode of PTSD
  • To kick off the final challenge, the finalists had to jump from a plane at 20,000 feet.  Jordan came in a litte hard to the ground and suffered a leg injury but continued anyways because he is a beast
  • The Purge - Darrell, Shane, Devin, LaToya, Amanda, Simone   Later Purges - CT, Cara Maria, Jordan, Veronica, Tony, Hunter, Kailah, Jenna
  • Presidio Eliminations - Cory beat Derrick H; Britni beat Briana; Kailah beat Jenna; Ammo beat Tony; Jordan beat Ammo; Tori beat Marie; Kailah beat Aneesa; Hunter beat Cory; Britni beat Nicole; Nelson beat Hunter; Tony beat Dario; Veronica beat Aneesa; Hunter beat Leroy; Camila beat Jemmye; Camila beat Britni; Derrick K beat Bananas
  • Redemption Eliminations - Darrell beat Devin; Amanda beat LaToya; Tony beat Derrick H; Jenna beat Briana; Tony beat Darrell; Jenna beat Amanda; Hunter beat Cory; Aneesa beat Nicole & Marie; Cara Maria beat Britni, Veronica, Jemmye, and Aneesa; CT beat Bananas & Leroy; Jordan beat Dario

Final Challenge - The finals moves to Argentina where players will compete in a series of timed checkpoints full of unpredictable twists and turns. The start of the final has the players jumping 20,000 feet out of an airplane. Players would then continue on through the course with the help of video clues from T.J.
Stage One - Players must run to the top of the ruins and donate a salt gem. At the top players must wait for the next member of the opposite gender available in order to continue. They must then run back down and donate 30 stones to the apacheta pile in order to stop their time
Stage Two - From behind the designated line, pairs must toss their bola onto a pole. After each failed attemp the players must take a shot of fermented llama's milk. Once a pair has hooked their bola their time will be stopped
Dirty Deed #1 - The winners from stage 1 must assign one of the other pairs an extra bola to toss onto their pole
Stage Three - The winning pair from th last stage will separate and choose two new partners. The pairs will race to collect puzzle pieces to complete their board. Once the puzzle is completed their time will be stopped
The Double Cross - Players will once again compete as individuals and draw from The Double Cross. The player who pulls the double cross may assign a five minute time penalty to the player of their choosing from the same gender
Stage Four - Players must each race to find an emblem somewhere in the canyon that will allow them to complete the design of a totem pole. In order to retrieve their emblem they must climb to the top of the canyon using climbing gear. They must also memorize the pattern on a totem pole within the course in order to complete their puzzle. If a player's puzzle is incorrct they must run back to the totem pole before attempting again
Stage Five - The winner from the last stage will now separate and choose two new partners. Each pair must run into a smokey structure and feel around until they can discover the word on the wall. Once they believe they know the word they must run outside and write the word on a board. If the pair guesses correctly, their time is stopped. If they are incorrect they must run back inside before trying again
Dirty Deed #2 - The winners from Stage 5 will assign one player of the same gender to sleep on the ground all night while the other finalists will enjoy a comfortable bed
Stage 6 - Players must each put on safety gear and hold onto a sled that is being pulled by a truck for as long as they can and then run to the finish line. If they drop prematurely, they must run the remaining distance. T.J. would later reveal that he would not be announcing the winners until the reunion

(Season 31) The Challenge : Vendettas

28 players – each with unresolved grudges with other contestants – compete to survive in the game and win their share of $500,000. Each round is designated as a male, female or genderless round. The main elements of the game are as follows -
Daily Missions: Each round, the players compete in a challenge. The challenges vary between individual and team challenges. The winners split $25,000 for their individual bank accounts. In an individual challenge, the three best performers in the challenge form the Troika, while the worst-performer of the designated gender is nominated for elimination. In team challenges, the winning team elects the Troika among themselves, while the losing team must vote immediately and publicly for a teammate of the designated gender to face elimination.
Troika & Inquisition: The three players in the Troika are immune from entering the Elimination Round. They nominate three players of the designated gender for the Elimination Round. The nominees face the "Inquisition", where they have the chance to plead their case to the Troika as to why they should not be voted-in to the Elimination Round.
Elimination Rounds (The Ring): In "The Ring", the Troika votes for one of the players who faced the Inquisition to compete in the Elimination Round. The winners stay in the game, and earn a "Grenade". Grenades hold power that can be used on any other player by the elimination winner. The losers of the elimination round go home, and their individual bank accounts total is added to the final prize fund.

When eight players remain, they compete individually in the Final Challenge for their share of the $500,000 prize. Only the Top 4 players win the money in their bank account. Additionally, first place is awarded the money from the bank accounts of every eliminated player as well as an additional $150,000. Second place receives an additional $35,000, third place an additional $10,000 and the fourth place an additional $5,000. The other four finalists receive nothing.

Twists
Purges: Some challenges are designated as Purges, where the worst competitors are immediately eliminated. In the opening "Get Off the Rock" challenge, the worst-performing male and female are eliminated. In the "Help Me, Rhonda" challenge, the worst-performing male and female are eliminated. Due to uneven ratio of Males to Females, the "Outside the Box" challenge is also a Male Purge, with the worst-finishing male being eliminated.
Mercenaries: For some of the Elimination Rounds, the nominated players face the Mercenaries instead of each other. The Mercenaries are experienced veterans, returning to The Challenge for a one-off challenge. Mercenary rounds occur during rounds that feature both a male and female elimination. A player winning against the Mercenary stays in the game, losing against the Mercenary eliminates the player. This means that all four or none of the nominated players could be eliminated depending on the results of each heat. In the "Crazy 8" Elimination Round, the female nominees face either Aneesa Ferreira or Tori Deal. The male nominees face either Derrick Kosinski or Jordan Wiseley. In the "Yankin' My Chain" challenge, the female nominees face either Ashley Mitchell or Laurel Stucky. The male nominees face either Darrell Taylor or Frank Sweeney.

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMP - Cara Maria Sorbello

RUNNER-UP - Zach Nichols

THIRD PLACE - Kyle Christie

FOURTH PLACE - Kailah Casillas

Bottom Four - Leroy Garrett, Tony Raines, Kam Williams, Nicole Zanatta

Other Male Cast - Brad Fiorenza, Nelson Thomas, Devin Walker-Molaghan, Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, Joss Mooney, Shane Landrum, Victor Arroyo, Cory Wharton, Eddie Williams, Rogan O'Connor (Special Appearance - Jordan Wiseley, Derrick Kosinski, Darrell Taylor, Frank Sweeney)
Other Female Cast - Jemmye Carroll, Natalie Negrotti, Britni Thornton, Kayleigh Morris, Marie Roda, Veronica Portillo, Sylvia Elsrode, Melissa Reeves, Alicia Wright, Nicole Ramos (Special Appearance - Aneesa Ferreira, Tori Deal, Laurel Stucky, Ashley Mitchell)

Memorable Moments

  • Eddie withdrew from the competition prior the "Who's Got Balls?" challenge in episode 2. His exit was not shown on-screen
  • At the end of Episode 10, Kayleigh withdrew from the competition, following an incident in which Britni, Jemmye and Kailah threw her belongings from a balcony at the house
  • Shane and Simone were disqualified from the competition in episode 2, following an incident in the Redemption house in which they got into a physical altercation with each other. Though this incident was not recorded, there was video evidence of the fight that permanently sent both contestants home
  • Prior to the "Puppet Master" challenge in episode 7, Sylvia was medically removed from the competition, after she was deemed too sick to continue competing
  • Veronica was forced to withdraw after dislocating her finger against Aneesa in the "Crazy 8" elimination
  • In episode 11, the elimination between Nelson and the Mercenary, Darrell, came to a draw after they reached the time limit. Thus Nelson was allowed back into the game, but was not rewarded a Grenade
  • First Purge - Rogan, Nicole   Second Purge - Devin, Jemmye, Nelson
  • Ring Eliminations - Nelson beat Cory; Melissa beat Alicia; Sylvia beat Melissa; Brad beat Victor; Jordan beat Shane, Aneesa beat Veronica; Kam beat Tori; Derrick beat Joss; Kailah beat Marie; Devin beat Bananas; Brad beat Frank; Kam beat Ashley; Nelson tied with Darrell; Laurel beat Britni; Kam beat Natalie; Leroy beat Brad

Final Challenge - The final is played in two stages with the first stage having checkpoints and there are grenades for the winners too
First Stage - In this first stage, players must run along a course and complete three checkpoints. Before attempting each checkpoint players must retrieve a token found at the end of the mile and a half long course. Additionally, players will be required to wear various pieces of medieval equipment that will slow them down. For the lap before the first checkpoint players feet will be shackled together by chains. For the lap to the final checkpoint, players must wear an entire suit of armor while they finish the course. The first two male and females to complete the stage will advance to stage 2. the remaining four players will be eliminated. Here are the three checkpoints
This is Torch'er (Checkpoint #1) - Each player will start with their own basket of torches. One at a time, players must take their entire basket of torches to the opposite end of the muddy field. Once a player has moved all their torches they may advance to the next checkpoint
Grenade - Players may simply return to their basket after depositing their torch or they may take a torch from their opponent's basket and return it to their starting basket before retrieving their own torch
Decked Out (Checkpoint #2) - Players will enter a dungeon where they will face either Bananas or Melissa who serve as Mercenaries. The Mercenaries serve as card dealers and each player must guess whether the next poker card will be higher or lower than the first. If the player correctly guesses two of the three cards they will advance to the final checkpoint. If the Cercenary wins they will be responsible for assigning the player a grenade that they must complete before advancing
Grenade - The Mercenary grenade choices if they won the card game is either drinking a glass of water, completing 50 jumping jacks, or burying a log in the ground for the opponent
Backstabber (Checkpoint #3) - Upon reaching the checkpoint each player must wait for the next of their fellow players to arrive before playing. Competing one on one, one by one, players must remove swords from their board in amounts of one, two, or three. The player will one sword remaining on their board will win and advance to the finish line
Grenade - The winners will also assign their opponent one of three ancient dishes (cheese, hot chocolate, or spicy tripe soup) to consume before being able to advance. At the end of the stage, four players are eliminated before Stage Two
Stage Two - Players must memorize a puzzle key featuring various colored circles. Once they have memorized a portion of their puzzle they must go inside the castle and to the courtyard where they must recreate the puzzle on their own individual board. The first male and female to finish stage one were given a 30-second head start. The first player to successfully match their color board with the answer key will be declared the winner

(Season 32) The Challenge : Final Reckoning

Contestants are competing in pairs with someone they have a vendetta against (i.e. a rival or ex), who are unknown to them until they successfully survive the Opening Challenge. The elements of the game are as follows:
Daily Missions: Each round, the pairs compete in a challenge. The winning team is immune from elimination and has the "Power Vote" in the Reckoning Vote.
Reckoning Vote: Following the Daily Mission, teams have to secretly vote one of the losing pairs for the Elimination Round. The "Power Vote" counts as two votes, but may only be cast on one team.
Elimination Rounds (Armageddon): At the "Armageddon", the results of the Reckoning Vote are revealed to the players. In the event of a tied vote, the pair holding the "Power Vote" hold the tie-breaking vote (but should they not be able to reach a decision, then they become the nominated pair). The teams who voted for the nominated team are also revealed, and the nominated team has to call-out a non-immune team who voted for them. The two teams then face each other in the Armageddon. The losing pair is eliminated, while the winners stay in the game.

In the end, the Final Four teams compete in the Final Challenge and compete for $1,000,000, with the winning team taking it all. Unbeknownst to the contestants until the final challenge, the person who accrues a faster time during aspects of the final challenge that are individually timed has a choice between keeping all the money to themselves or sharing it with their partner.

Twists
Redemption House: Similar to XXX: Dirty 30, the "Redemption House" gives eliminated teams a chance to re-enter the main game. Periodically, the teams in Redemption House participate in a Double Cross Draw. The team who picked the XX Card will challenge a fellow Redemption pair to an "Apocalypse Challenge", while the teams not picked are officially eliminated from the game and are sent home. The winning team from the "Apocalypse Challenge" returns to the main game, while the losing team stays in "Redemption House", awaiting the next Draw & Challenge.
Purges: Some challenges are designated as Purges, where the losing team is immediately eliminated, while the winning team gains an advantage for the next Daily Mission.
Mercenaries: For some of the Elimination Rounds, the Nominated pairs have to face a Mercenary team - late entrants into the game who compete to earn their spot in the game

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMP - Hunter Barfield and Ashley Mitchell

RUNNER-UP - Joss Mooney and Sylvia Elsrode

THIRD PLACE - Paulie Calafiore and Natalie Negrotti

FOURTH PLACE - Cara Maria Sorbello and Marie Roda

Other Cast - Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio and Tony Raines, Kam Williams and Kayleigh Morris, Nelson Thomas and Shane Landrum, Cory Wharton and Devin Walker-Molaghan, Jozea Flores and Da'Vonne Rogers, Zach Nichols and Amanda Garcia, Brad Fiorenza and Kyle Christie, Angela Babicz and Faith Stowers, Derrick Henry and Tori Deal, Chris "CT" Tamburello and Veronica Portillo, Kailah Casillas, Melissa Reeves, Chuck Mowery and Britni Thornton, Jenna Compono and Jemmye Carroll

Memorable Moments

  • Kailah and Melissa were both disqualified from the competition at the end of Episode 1, after they engaged in a physical altercation with each other. Since their respective partners, Kam and Kayleigh, were left without a partner, Kam and Kayleigh were paired up with each other at the beginning of Episode 2
  • Bananas' original partner, Devin Walker-Molaghan, withdrew from the competition prior to arrival due to his father's death. Devin was replaced by Tony Raines in Episode 2
  • Ashley & Hunter arrived in the game in Episode 7 as a mercenary team. Ashley & Hunter were automatically sent in to the Armaggedon and faced off with Angela & Faith, the team voted in by the house
  • Zach suffered a broken nose during the "Shake It Off" Armageddon in Episode 13. After being sent to the Redemption House, he participated in the double-cross with his partner Amanda in Episode 15. However, prior to the "That's the Ticket" Apocalypse challenge during that same episode, Zach was declared medically unable to continue competing, and Amanda was sent home as the result of being Zach's partner
  • Cory & Devin arrived at the game in Episode 13 as a mercenary team, they automatically go into elimination and must win in order to win their spot in the main game or otherwise go straight to the Redemption House. Cory was disqualified from the competition in Episode 16, after He engaged in a physical altercation with Tony. Devin was sent home as a result of being Cory’s partner
  • Amanda & Zach won the "Caged In" challenge and earned safety from the Armageddon. However, after they were unable to decide on their vote to break a tie between Ashley & Hunter and Bananas & Tony, Amanda & Zach were automatically sent in to elimination. As no one voted for them, they were allowed to select any team to compete against in the Armageddon. They chose Da'Vonne & Jozea
  • Purges - Britni & Chuck; Jemmye & Jenna; Da'Vonne & Jozea; CT & Veronica; Kam & Kayleigh; Nelson & Shane; Kam & Kayleigh
  • Armageddon Eliminations - Kam & Kayleigh beat Natalie & Paulie; Joss & Sylvia beat Derrick & Tori; Ashley & Hunter beat Angela & Faith; Kam & Kayleigh beat Da'Vonne & Jozea; Nelson & Shane beat Brad & Kyle; Cory & Devin beat Amanda & Zach; Cory & Devin beat Da'Vonne & Jozea; Nelson & Shane beat Cara Maria & Marie; Joss & Sylvia beat Bananas & Tony; Natalie & Paulie beat Bananas & Tony
  • Apocalypse Eliminations - Da'Vonne & Jozea beat Natalie & Paulie; Da'Vonne & Jozea beat Natalie & Paulie; Cara Maria & Marie beat Kam & Kayleigh; Natalie & Paulie beat Bradd & Kyle; Kam & Kayleigh beat Brad & Kyle; Bananas & Tony beat Nelson & Shane

Final Challenge - In this final with pairs, it was announced that the top player from the winning team would make the ultimate decision whether to keep the one million dllars for themselves or split the money with their partner. Each team also receives a grenade which they can use against another team, penalising them with a disadvantage during any checkpoint during the final. The final starts with players climbing out of a helicopter, down a ladder to the ground. Players must then complete a series of timed checkpoints before the results will ultimately be revealed
Vengeance Run - Players complete a four-kilometre run down a flat road
Final Stand - Pairs stand together on top f a tower with a narrow foothold. The first, second, and third teams to fall off receive a ten, five, and two-and-a-half-minute time penalty respectively added to their pair's total time. The last team to fall off receives no time penalty
Grenade - Both teams must wear weighted vests while completing the checkpoint (Unused)
Breakfast of Champions - Pairs must eat 32 plates of food containing delicacies from countries visited during the Challenge Trilogy. The first team to eat all 32 plates wins the checkpoint and have their time stopped. Each remaining plate not cosumed from the other three teams counts as a one-minute penalty towards that team
Grenade - Both members must drink one "Amasi Fish Milkshake" before proceeding to the checkpoint (Used by Ashley/Hunter on Joss/Sylvia)
Savana Sprint - Players complete a three-kilometre run through the jungle to the Sudwala Caves
Grenade - Pairs are given a ten-minute time penalty added to their total time (Used by Joss/Sylvia on Ashley/Hunter)
Final Reckoning - Players must walk over burning coals to reach the finish line
Grenade - Both team members begin with their ankles chained and locked. They must unlock themselves by finding a key on a key-chain with 32 keys on it before proceeding (Used by Natalie/Paulie on Joss/Sylvia)
Results - Winners (Ashley & Hunter - 69 mins 3 secs) - Runner-Ups (Joss & Sylvia - 69 mins 43 secs) - Third Place (Natalie & Paulie - 71 mins 33 secs) - Fourth Place (Cara Maria & Marie - 104 mins 28 secs)

(Season 33) The Challenge : War of the Worlds

This season featured 16 Challenge veterans and 18 prospects - new Challenge competitors from around the world. For the first ten episodes, the players competed in male/female pairs. Each veteran player paired with a prospect of the opposite sex. The Prospect picked their alumni partner based on the finish order of the opening "Impending Dune" challenge. Once in their pairs, the main phase of the game began. The main elements of the game are as follows :
Daily Missions: Each round the pairs will compete in the daily challenge. The top 3 pairs are immune from elimination and form the Tribunal for that round of play
Tribunal: The Tribunal will collectively nominate three pairs to nominate for the elimination round. The nominated pairs then face the Tribunal's interrogation with each nominee having the chance to plea their case as to why they should not be voted-in to the elimination.
Eliminations (The Killing Floor): At "The Killing Floor", the members of the tribunal each individually and publicly vote for a nominated pair to enter the elimination round. The nominated team must then call-out any non-immune pair, challenging them to the elimination. The losing pair is eliminated from the game, while the winner stays in the game and is given "The Relic" - which awards them immunity in the next round of play

During the 10th episode of the season, the 7 remaining pairs were disbanded, with the 14 remaining players playing the rest of the competition as individuals - with players competing in challenges as individuals and eliminated as individuals. The game format remains mostly the same, but with each round of play being designated as a male or female round and only players of the designated gender are at risk of being eliminated, but any player can be part of that round's Tribunal. Additionally, the relic is no longer awarded to an individual elimination winner

When eight players remain, they will compete individually in the Final Challenge for their share of the $1,000,000 prize. First place will receive $750,000. Second place will receive $200,000, and third place will receive $50,000. The other five, receive nothing.

Twists
Purge: Some challenges will be designated as a Purge challenge - sudden death challenges the losers are immediately eliminated. Two Purge challenge were held during the game: In the "Impending Dune" challenge, the worst finishing male and female prospect were eliminated before pairs were drafted. In the "Judgement Day" challenge, the worst finishing male and female were eliminated in the Penultimate Challenge of the game.
Double Elimination: The "Ring Tossed" challenge was a Double Elimination in which three teams competed and four players were eliminated (opposed to the normal two players). The pair called-out by the nominated pair must also call-out a third pair - meaning 3 teams would compete to stay in the game. Then the three players of each gender will compete against each other in the elimination and only the winner of each gendered heat remaining in the game. Should members of two different pairs win their gendered-heat, they will form a new pair and continue in the game, while their original partner is eliminated

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMP - Turabi "Turbo" Çamkıran

RUNNER-UP - Theo Campbell

THIRD PLACE - Wes Bergmann

FOURTH PLACE - Natalie Duran

Bottom Four - Cara Maria Sorbello (5th), Hunter Barfield (6th), Mattie Lynn Breaux(7th), Georgia Harrison (8th)

Other Male Cast - Paulie Calafiore, Kyle Christie, Stephen Bear, Ashley Cain, Gus Smyrnios, Josh Martinez, Leroy Garrett, Zach Nichols, Chris :CT" Tamburello, João Paulo "JP" Andrade, Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, Chase McNary, Alan Valdez
Other Female Cast - Da'Vonne Rogers, Dee Nguyen, Nany Gonzalez, Kam Williams, Jenna Compono, Amanda Garcia, Shaleen Sutherland, Zahida Allen, Julia Nolan, Natalie Negrotti, Morgan Willett, Ashley Mitchell, Liz Nolan

Memorable Moments

  • Before the draft took place, Alan was removed from the competition due to a broken hand that he suffered at the first challenge. Josh was initially eliminated after finishing in last place at the first challenge; however, he was subsequently brought back to the competition to be partnered with Amanda, who was temporarily left without a partner at the draft
  • Georgia was disqualified from Part 1 of the final challenge after suffering dehydration. She placed 8th. Mattie quit the game midway into Part 1 of the final challenge. She placed 7th
  • After the first leg of the final challenge, a tribunal was held between the Top 3 players (Theo, Wes, Turbo) of Part 1 of the final challenge, with the remaining players (Natalie D., Cara Maria, Hunter) being Nominated. The Tribunal voted for Hunter to go into a special elimination, who Called-Out Natalie D. as his opponent. Hunter was eliminated and placed 6th
  • Purged - Josh, Liz, Paulie, Da'Vonne
  • Killing Floor Eliminations - Hunter & Georgia beat Ashley M & Chase; Zach & Zahida beat Bananas & Morgan; Mattie beat Natalie M & Julia; Kyle beat CT & JP; Wes & Dee beat Zach & Zahida; Da'Vonne & Bear beat Leroy & Shaleen; Kam & Ashley C beat Josh & Amanda; Da'Vonne & Bear beat Jenna & Gus; Paulie & Natalie D beat Kam & Ashley C; Kyle beat Bear; Georgia beat Nany; Theo beat Kyle; Da"Vonne beat Dee

Final Challenge -The final challenge, The Death Path, was competed by the remaining eight players individually. The path was over 50 miles long. Each player's individual times were recorded and added up to determine the winner of the season at the end of the final. During the final, competitors were eliminated until four remaining competitors crossed the finish line where the results were announced
Day One
First Leg: Players begin the final by running and cycling through a six-mile loop four times (24 miles overall). In the middle of the figure-eight loop there are five checkpoints each player must complete. Players can complete checkpoints at any stage during the 24 miles. If the checkpoint they wish to complete is currently occupied, they may wait, or continue with their 24 miles. Each checkpoint has a 20-minute time limit before players time out. Unbeknownst to the players, the Top 3 players of this stage would form the Tribunal for an Instant Elimination
Checkpoints
On Point: Players stand behind a starting line and throw one ring onto each hook pointing out from a board
Pyramid Scheme: Players must complete a 5x5 grid puzzle so that each row and column has one of each color
Rampage: Players push a ball to the top of a ramp and into a basket using a provided pole
Skulled Out: Players must complete a vertical puzzle to form a picture of a skull
So Rolled: Players stand behind a startling line and roll a tire through a hole
Tribunal: Theo, Turbo & Wes - Eliminated: Georgia (8th place — DQ), Mattie (7th place — Quit)
Instant Elimination - Walk Tiny: Players hold on to a 50-foot rope that is connected to a monster truck. The truck slowly drives thus taking the players on a walk. The first person to fall or drop the rope would be eliminated - Winner: Natalie D eliminating Hunter (6th Place)
Day Two
Geography Trivia: Players are asked a series of multiple-choice geography trivia questions. If they answer a question incorrectly, they would be eliminated from the checkpoint. The last player standing would be driven for the first mile of the Second Leg in a dune buggy while the remaining four players must traverse the sand dunes on foot (Winner: Cara Maria)
Second leg: Players had to travel on foot over a series of sand dunes, completing the checkpoints that the players encounter
Battle Ball: Players must wait for the next player to arrive. The two players place colored balls one at a time into a slot attempting to line four balls in a row (similar to Connect Four). The first player to line up four of their colored balls in a row is allowed to continue while the loser must wait for the next player to arrive to play again. The player who loses the final battle will receive a five minute time penalty, which must be served before continuing
Eating: The first player to arrive at the checkpoint may eat as much or as little of the provided food items as they like. Once finished, they must divide up the remaining plates of food among the remaining four players. Once the remaining players reach the checkpoint, they must eat everything they have been assigned before continuing
Final leg: Players run five miles down a beach to reach four kayaks. Along the way, there is a math problem they must solve to unlock a kayak and paddle towards a boat wreck. As there are only four kayaks, the remaining player without a kayak will be eliminated (Eliminated - Cara Maria (5th Place)
From the boat wreck, the remaining four players run down the beach to a lighthouse where the finish line is set up. Once the final four players have reached the finish line, their total times will be added together to determine the winner of War of the Worlds

(Season 34) The Challenge : War of the Worlds 2

For War of the Worlds 2 the players are divided into two teams (Team USA and Team UK) with teams initially based on the participants' respective home country. The main elements of the game are as follows.
Daily Missions: Each round the teams compete in the daily challenge. The winning team gains the power to elect the speaker of the Tribunal among themselves, the speaker then selects two other teammates (one male and one female) to form the Tribunal, while the losing team must participate in Nominations.
Nominations: Following the daily challenge, the players from the losing team must nominate one player of the designated gender to compete in the elimination round. The team is given a chance to discuss the nominations, with players allowed to name potential nominees before voting between them publicly.
Tribunal: Each round a Tribunal consisting of three players from the winning team of the daily challenge is formed. The Tribunal players are the only players completely safe from entering the elimination. No player is allowed to be part of two consecutive Tribunals. The Tribunal witnesses the Nominations and then interrogates the Losing Team's nominee - usually asking potential players the nominee would like to face-off against.
Eliminations (The Proving Ground): At "The Proving Ground", the members of the Tribunal each vote for the second player to enter the Proving Ground - this nominee may come from either team. The two nominees then must face each other in the Proving Ground. The loser is eliminated from the game while the winner stays in the game and is given the opportunity to change allegiance and swap team. However, once a player swaps, they may not swap back

At the end of the game, those who remained competed in their teams in the Final Challenge. A Purge was held during the Final Challenge, leaving only 4 players from each team to compete for the Grand Prize. The winning team equally split the $1,000,000 grand prize ($250,000 for each member)

Twists
The Reinforcements: Four Reinforcements (Chris "CT" Tamburello, Dee Nguyen, Natalie "Ninja" Duran, and Turabi "Turbo" Çamkıran) arrived following the first challenge. The winning team of the first daily challenge will have first picks on one male and one female to join their team, with the remaining players joining the losing team.
Double Elimination: Episode 8 featured a Double Elimination Round in which both a male and a female player were eliminated. The losing team had to nominate a male and female player, and the Tribunal also nominate a male and female player.
Purge: Some challenges will be designated as a Purge challenge - sudden death challenges where the losers are immediately eliminated. The "Puzzling Swim" daily challenge was a Purge challenge. The slowest pairing in the swimming portion of the challenge was instantly eliminated. As the final leg of the Final Challenge only allowed for four members on each team, the players competed in a mid-final purge to narrow each team to four players.
Instant Elimination: Following the "Mine The Cart" challenge, the players participated in instant nominations for an Elimination Round to be held immediately following the challenge

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMPS - Chris "CT" Tamburello, Jordan Wiseley, Rogan O'Connor, Dee Nguyen (Team UK)

RUNNER-UP - Paulie Calafiore, Zach Nichols, Cara Maria Sorbello, Natalie "Ninja" Duran

Bottom Four - Leroy Garrett, Ashley Mitchell, Kam Williams, Tori Deal

Team USA - Nany Gonzalez, Josh Martinez, Turabi "Turbo" Çamkıran, Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, Laurel Stucky, Wes Bergmann, Faith Stowers
Team UK - Joss Mooney, Kayleigh Morris, Jennifer "Jenny" West, Theo Campbell, Georgia Harrison, Idris Virgo, Kyle Christie, Esther Falana, Stephen Bear, Nicole Bass, Tula "Big T" Fazakerley, Zahida Allen

Memorable Moments

  • The Reinforcements (CT, Dee, Ninja and Turbo) did not compete in the first challenge. The winning team of the challenge had the opportunity to choose one guy and one girl from the reinforcements to compete on their team. Team USA chose Ninja and Turbo. Dee and CT joined Team UK
  • During the "Branched Out" elimination, Laurel rang the bell first and was declared the winner. While Laurel celebrated, Ninja noticed that Laurel had misplaced one of her pegs. Ninja returned to her tower and, with all of her pegs placed in their respective slots, climbed to the top and rang her bell, thus eliminating Laurel
  • Prior to the "Incoming" challenge in episode 10, Turbo was disqualified from the competition after multiple near-violent altercations with Jordan
  • Faith quit the competition prior to the "Firestarter" elimination due to personal reasons following a verbal altercation involving Bear, Kyle and Theo and Zahida quit the competition prior to the "Cryptic Crossbow" challenge due to a family emergency back at home
  • Purged - Joss, Kayleigh, Leroy, Ashley, Kam, Tori
  • Proving Ground Eliminations - Idris beat Sean; Georgia beat Big T; Bear beat Wes; Ninja beat Laurel; Theo beat Bananas; Jenny beat Nicole; Joss beat Bear; Georgia beat Esther; Theo beat Kyle; Theo beat Idris; Tori beat Georgia; Jordan beat Theo; Tori beat Jenny; Jordan beat Josh, Ashley beat Nany

Final Challenge
Day One - First Stage: Each team begins with a gurney equipped with a relic and twenty pounds of sandbags for each member of the team. Each team must complete a sixteen-mile race while carrying the gurney (with the weight on top), undergoing checkpoints every four miles along the course. Only four members of each team can carry the gurney at once however players may switch out at checkpoints. Once each checkpoint is complete, teams run to their respective boat to be transported to the overnight stage of the final. The first team to finish receives a five-minute headstart for the final leg
Checkpoint 1 (Leverage Up): Using a catapult, each team must fire three coconuts into a basket
Checkpoint 2 (Number Crunch): Each competitor must correctly answer a math question using numbers from a number board
Checkpoint 3 (Basket Ballin'): Each competitor has three attempts to land a ball into a basket. Players who fail to land the ball in the basket must consume a bowl consisting of skewered scorpion with insects, as well as consume a live grub worm from a shot glass
Checkpoint 4 (Pyramid Scheme): Each team must complete a triangular puzzle before moving on to the finish line of the first leg. Teams are also free to move on should they time-out after reaching a maximum time limit - Note: Both teams incurred a ten-minute penalty during the first leg; Team UK for CT knocking the Team USA gurney and causing carriers to stumble off the track, and Team USA for carrying the weight by hand and switching out carriers between checkpoints
Overnight Stage: After swimming to shore from their team boat, each team is provided with one bed located inside a snake pit. One member from each team may sleep on the bed at a time, while other members of the team must stand on a set of stairs outside of the snake pit
Day Two
Mid-Final Purge: Each player competed in a mid-final purge the following morning. Each player individually race to complete a puzzle, run down to the beach and swim to their respective team boat. The first four players from each team to reach their team boat (regardless of gender) advance to the final leg while the remaining players are eliminated - Eliminated: Ashley, Kam, Leroy (Team USA) & Tori (Team UK)
Second Stage (Chain Gang): Each team is attached by a chain around their ankles. They must then complete a six-mile run while chained before completing a puzzle (or timing out the designated time limit). Teams must then kayak to a yacht offshore, the first team to have all four members reach the yacht is declared the winning team of War of the Worlds 2

(Season 35) The Challenge : Total Madness

Total Madness features a main challenge, a nomination process, and an elimination round.
Daily Challenge: Players compete in the main challenge either individually, in pairs or in teams. For individual and paired challenges, the two winning players select one additional player to form the tribunal. For team challenges, all members of the winning team form the tribunal.
Nominations: Players not in the tribunal participate in nominations and must nominate one player of the designated gender to compete in the elimination round. They are given a chance to discuss the nominations before voting in an open vote. The player who receives the most votes will participate in the elimination round.
Tribunal: Following nominations, the tribunal select three players of the designated gender to interrogate. One of these three chosen interrogated competitors will be selected for possible elimination. At the Purgatory, the tribunal is asked to individually vote for the second player to participate in the elimination. From Episode 2, a tribunal member of the designated gender may volunteer for elimination, instead of voting for an interrogated competitor.
Eliminations (Purgatory): The player selected by nomination participates in an elimination round against the player selected by the tribunal, or the volunteer from the tribunal. The loser is eliminated while the winner receives a Red Skull and remains in the game. The coveted Red Skull is required in order to participate in the Final Challenge and can only be earned by winning in a Purgatory elimination round

Twists
Red Skull: Winning an elimination round earns a player a Red Skull, a requirement to compete in the Final Challenge. This twist was introduced after the first elimination
Double Elimination: Two slight variations of the Double Elimination occurred during this season
Episodes 8 & 9 featured a male and female Double Elimination round respectively. Two players of the designated gender were eliminated. At nominations, the house voted two players of the designated gender into elimination. The tribunal then interrogated four nominees of the assigned gender, two of which they would vote into the Elimination Round should no tribunal member volunteer.
Episodes 14 & 15, one female and one male player were eliminated. The house voted one player of each gender into elimination. The tribunal then interrogated two nominees of each gender and would vote one male and one female into elimination, should no tribunal member volunteer

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMPS - Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio (Male) & Jennifer "Jenny" West (Female)

RUNNER-UP - Kyle Christie (Male) & Kaycee Clark (Female)

THIRD PLACE - Cory Wharton (Male) & Bayleigh Dayton (Female)

FOURTH PLACE - Faysal "Fessy" Shafaat (Male) & Melissa Reeves (Female)

OTHER FINALIST - Rogan O'Connor (Male)

Other Male Cast - Nelson Thomas, Josh Martinez, Christopher "Swaggy C" Williams, Wes Bergmann, Stephen Bear, Jordan Wiseley, Justin "Jay" Starrett, Chris "CT" Tamburello, Asaf Goren
Other Female Cast - Dee Nguyen, Aneesa Ferreira, Nany Gonzalez, Mattie Lynn Breaux, Jenna Compono, Kailah Casillas, Tula "Big T" Fazakerley, Tori Deal, Ashley Mitchell, Jennifer "Jenn" Lee

Memorable Moments

  • Jay suffered a concussion during the first round of the "Fire Ball" elimination and was deemed medically unable to continue. Rogan was declared the winner by default
  • Melissa volunteered to participate in the Mid-Final 'Knockout' elimination. However, prior to the beginning of the elimination, she withdrew after she felt that she was unable to finish the Final Challenge due to mental and physical exhaustion. Kaycee was declared the winner by default. Was determined a little afterwards that Melissa was pregnant
  • During the final challenge, Bayleigh injured her knee and deemed herself unable to continue. She withdrew from the Final Challenge during the Overnight Stage
  • Prior to the "Tunnel Rats" challenge in Episode 9, Big T was medically removed from the competition due to suffering a split toe in the previous episode
  • The Purge - Darrell, Shane, Devin, LaToya, Amanda, Simone   Later Purges - CT, Cara Maria, Jordan, Veronica, Tony, Hunter, Kailah, Jenna
  • Purgatory Eliminations - Jay beat Asaf; Jenny beat Jenn; Jay beat CT; Dee beat Ashley; Rogan beat Jay; Jenna beat Tori; Fessy beat Jordan; Nelson beat Bear; Kaycee beat Kailah; Aneesa beat Jenna; Bananas beat Wes; Dee beat Mattie; Cory beat Swaggy C; Melissa beat Nany; Bayleigh beat Aneesa; Kyle beat Josh; Jenny beat Dee; Rogan beat Nelson

Final Challenge
Checkpoint One: Players must ski over towards a pile of logs. They can take up to three logs before skiing across a valley towards a skull monument to deposit the logs. Once a player has collected twelve logs, they must ignite a fuse and light up their monument before proceeding to the end of the checkpoint. Unbeknownst to the players, the first male and female to finish the checkpoint form the final Tribunal of the season, ahead of an Instant Elimination - Tribunal: Cory and Jenny
The Journey: All nine players must traverse a via ferrata together to reach a compound at the top of a mountain, crossing a tightrope along the way. Once they reach the compound, players not in the Tribunal must select one male and one female to participate in an Instant Elimination. The Tribunal then select the second male and female for the Instant Elimination
Instant Elimination - Knockout: Players start at opposite ends of a ring and must race to ring a hanging bell in the middle before their opponent. The player to ring the bell first twice, wins - Played By: Bananas vs. Rogan - Eliminated: Melissa[c] (4th place - Quit), Rogan (5th place)
Overnight Stage: Both Tribunal members and both winners of the Instant Elimination are rewarded with a warm room to sleep inside of the compound for the night. The remaining three players must spend six hours outside by a fire before being allowed inside of the compound - Eliminated: Bayleigh[b] (3rd place - Quit)
Final Push: Players follow a trail until they reach the glacier where the finish line is set up. Tribunal members have a two-minute headstart and the Instant Elimination winners have a one-minute headstart. Along the way, there are a series of math operations, the solution of which forms the combination to unlock a skull that they must smash before proceeding. The first male and female to cross the finish line are declared the winners of Total Madness and receive $500,000 each

(Season 36) The Challenge : Double Agents

Double Agents features a main challenge, a nomination process, and an elimination round. This season had players competing in male-female teams of two, initially selected among themselves at the conclusion of the opening challenge. These teams frequently changed throughout the season due to the nature of the game.
Daily Challenge: Players compete in a main challenge in pairs, where the winning team forms the Double Agents.
Nominations: Following the Daily Challenge, players, besides the Double Agents, participate in deliberations and must vote for one pair to participate in the elimination round. They are given a chance to discuss the nominations before voting by secret ballot and as individuals. The team who receives the most votes are 'compromised' and will have the player of the designated gender compete in the elimination round.
Double Agents: Following nominations, the Double Agents are shown the nominated team, as well as which individuals voted for them. At the Crater, the Double Agents individually vote for a second team to compete against the nominated team in the elimination round, where the player of the designated gender will participate. The Double Agents may also volunteer for elimination instead of voting for a team.
Eliminations (The Crater): Following the Double Agent's votes, the gender that participates in the elimination round is disclosed. The player of the designated gender of the nominated team competes in an elimination round against the same-gender player of the team selected by the Double Agents, or the volunteer from the Double Agents. The loser is eliminated while the winner receives a Gold Skull and remains in the game. Additionally, the winner is given the choice between remaining with their current partner, or selecting any player of the opposite gender to become their new partner excluding the Double Agents

Twists
Gold Skull: Similar to the "Red Skull" from Total Madness, winning an elimination round earns a player a Gold Skull, a requirement to compete in the Final Challenge. Unique to this season, there are only 10 skulls available - five for each gender. Once all five skulls are obtained for a gender, the only way to attain a skull is to defeat a player possessing a skull in elimination.
Rogue Agents: A player without a partner at any point in the game is classified as a Rogue Agent. Rogue Agents do not compete in the next daily challenge and are ineligible to be selected for elimination. Once a player of the opposite gender also becomes a Rogue Agent, the two contestants form a new team and compete as usual.
Infiltration: The winner of an elimination round may select any player of the opposite gender (excluding the Double Agents) to become their partner. In the event that a player in an existing pair is chosen, their former partner either chooses a new partner between the remaining agents without a partner, pairs up with the agent without a partner, or becomes a Rogue Agent, depending on numbers.
Security Breach: Two "Security Breach" twists were enacted throughout the season -
Reactivated Agent: In Episode 5, eliminated contestant Ashley Mitchell returned to the competition due to the number of female medical disqualifications.
Double Elimination: In Episode 11/12, a Double Male Elimination occurred in which two male players were eliminated. The two teams that received the most votes during nominations were compromised. The Double Agents then had to vote two teams into the Crater to compete against the compromised teams, or could volunteer against either compromised team

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMP - Chris "CT" Tamburello and Amber Borzotra

RUNNER-UP - Cory Wharton and Kam Williams

THIRD PLACE - Leroy Garrett and Nany Gonzalez

FOURTH PLACE - Faysal "Fessy" Shafaat and Kaycee Clark

Other Male Cast - Kyle Christie, Darrell Taylor, Nam Vo, Josh Martinez, Devin Walker-Molaghan, Demetrius "Mechie" Harris, Justin "Jay" Starrett, Lio Rush, Nelson Thomas, Wes Bergmann, Joseph Allen
Other Female Cast - Tula "Big T" FazaKerley, Aneesa Ferreira, Gabby Allen, Lolo Jones, Amber Martinez, Theresa Jones, Ashley Mitchell, Tori Deal, Natalie Anderson, Olivia "Liv" Jawando, Nicole Zanatta


Memorable Moments

  • After losing the "Operation Fire Escape" elimination in episode one, Ashley was brought back into the game prior to the "Agent Down" challenge as a replacement due to the number of female medical disqualifications. She was partnered with Cory upon her return
  • Nicole was medically removed from the competition after dislocating her shoulder during the "Road Kill" challenge. Though Nicole had left the house following the challenge and did not vote at nominations, her departure was not formally announced until the "Snapping Point" elimination. Therefore, she and her partner Devin were still eligible to be voted into elimination as a team
  • Prior to the "Drone Control" challenge, Liv was medically removed from the competition after injuring her arm in the "Road Kill" challenge during the previous episode
  • Prior to the "Agent Down" challenge, Natalie was deemed medically unable to continue in the game due to personal matters. In an interview, it was later revealed that her departure was because of her pregnancy
  • Prior to the "Smuggle Run" challenge, Lio withdrew from the game due to personal matters regarding his mental health. Devin and Gabby formed a new pair since they were both left without a partner
  • Prior to the "Survive the Night" challenge, Nam was deemed medically unable to continue in the game due to a back injury. Big T became a Rogue Agent since she was left without a partner. During the "Hall Brawl" elimination, Kyle dislocated his finger in the first round and was deemed medically unable to continue. Fessy was declared the winner by default
  • As punishment for not attempting to win the "Aerial Takedown" challenge, CT, Darrell, Devin, Fessy, Josh, Kyle, Mechie and Nam's votes were all negated. The original vote tally (including the nullified votes) was 12 out of 19 votes for Jay & Theresa
  • Other Moments - CT tosses a shoe into Wes's face; Devin yells "Big Brother Sucks" and also yells to Josh "What is 8 x 9?"
  • Crater Eliminations - Natalie beat Ashley; Kyle beat Joseph; Devin beat Wes; Fessy beat Nelson; Aneesa beat Tori; Kam beat Ashley; Leroy beat Jay; Josh beat Mechie; Kaycee beat Theresa; Amber B beat Amber M; Darrell beat Devin; CT beat Josh; Nany beat Gabby; Cory beat Darrell; Big T beat Aneesa; Amber B beat Big T; Fessy beat Kyle

Final Challenge
Day One
First Leg: Teams must complete a three-mile run across Iceland’s undulating terrain to reach the first checkpoint
Checkpoint 1 (Decryption): Once each pair arrives at the checkpoint, it is announced they would compete in a revisit of the opening challenge. Played in male and female heats, players must race up a volcanic mound to reach a capsule with a color code encrypted on it. They must memorize the code and return to their station to duplicate the sequence by connecting colored wires. The player with the fastest time from either heat wins and earns the opportunity to infiltrate any team and select a new partner - Winner: Amber B
Second Leg: Teams must complete a two-mile run along Iceland’s coastline to collect a key, before proceeding to the next checkpoint. Teams begin in intervals based on the order and time they completed the First Leg
Checkpoint 2: Teams use their key to unlock their station and consume a plate of fish eyes, sheep heart, sheep face and ram testicles. Additionally, they must each drink a litre of blood. The first team to finish wins and must assign a "Sabotage Plate" of sheep organs and another litre of blood for a remaining team to consume in addition to the contents of the checkpoint. Once complete, teams proceed to their next checkpoint on shore. The last team to reach the next checkpoint is eliminated - Winners: Amber B. & CT - Eliminated: Fessy & Kaycee (4th place)
Checkpoint 3: Teams kayak across the water towards a puzzle station, collecting puzzle pieces at a designated coastline along the way. Once they reach the puzzle station, teams must use the pieces to assemble an Icelandic totem before running to their next checkpoint inside an ice cave
Checkpoint 4: Teams must solve a math equation using numbers from a number board. While each player is given their own equation, the checkpoint is completed once one team member correctly solves their equation. The first player to solve the equation from the winning pair wins and earns the ability to infiltrate any team and select a new partner - Winner: CT
Overnight Stage: Teams are provided a bed and must spend the night in the ice cave. The first team to complete the previous checkpoint is given a waterproof sleeping bag, the second team is given a duvet with a waterproof cover, while the third team is given a blanket. One team member may sleep at a time, while their partner must stand and hold a capsule. If teams wish to switch places, the player holding the capsule must first submerge their face in a tub of glacial water
Day Two
Checkpoint 5: Teams race up a glacier to collect two pickaxes and use them to retrieve a capsule frozen inside a block of ice. Once obtained, teams follow a marked path to their next checkpoint. The first team to complete the previous day's checkpoint have a five-minute headstart while the second team have a two-minute headstart
Checkpoint 6: Teams find a code inside their capsule that they decode using a provided puzzle key at their coding station, before continuing along the path. They must leave the capsule at a designated point and may not bring the code with them to the coding station
Checkpoint 7: Teams must solve a tangram puzzle before proceeding along an elevating path to the peak of a mountain where the finish is located. The first team to reach the mountain peak are declared the winners of Double Agents

(Season 37) The Challenge : Spies, Lies & Allies

Spies, Lies & Allies features a main challenge, a nomination process, and an elimination round. This season had players competing in male-female teams of two, with each team initially consisting of an American competitor and an international competitor based on participants' respective home country. These teams changed throughout the season due to the format of the game
Daily Challenge: Players compete in a main challenge in teams of two, where the winning team forms the "Agency" and are immune from elimination
Nominations: Players, besides the Agency, participate in nominations and must vote for one team to participate in the elimination round. They are given 20 minutes to discuss the nominations before voting simultaneously and as individuals. The team that receive the most votes are "compromised" and will compete in the elimination round
The Agency: At the Lair, players in the Agency must vote for one male and one female, regardless of whether or not they are a pair, to compete against the compromised team in the elimination round as a pair
Eliminations ("The Lair"): The compromised team compete against the two individuals voted in by the Agency in an elimination round. The winning team remains in the game while the losing team is eliminated. At the start of the episode 10, pairs were disbanded and contestants formed three teams of six based on the team color they selected during the "Diamond Dash" challenge. At the start of episode 18, the teams were disbanded for the final two eliminations of the season as part of the "Night of Elimination" twist before the Final Challenge

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMP - Chris "CT" Tamburello and Kaycee Clark

RUNNER-UP - Kyle Christie and Tori Deal

THIRD PLACE - Devin Walker-Molaghan and Emy Alupei

FOURTH PLACE - Nelson Thomas and Nany González

Other Male Cast - Emanuel Neagu, Logan Sampedro, Josh Martinez, Cory Wharton, Ed Eason, Jeremiah White, Hughie Maughan, Faysal "Fessy" Shafaat, Gabor "Gabo" Szabó, Corey Lay, Tommy Sheehan, Kelechi "Kelz" Dyke, Renan Hellemans, Nam Vo
Other Female Cast - Amanda Garcia, Tula "Big T" FazaKerley, Ashley Mitchell, Bettina Buchanan, Priscilla Anyabu, Amber Borzotra, Berna Canbeldek, Esther Agunbiade, Aneesa Ferreira, Michele Fiztgerald, Natacha "Tacha" Akide, Tracy Candela, Lauren Coogan, Michaela Bradshaw


Memorable Moments

  • Following the "Back Me Up" elimination, it was announced that Nam had left the game. His departure was not shown on screen nor did he vote at nominations. Ed joined the competition as a replacement for Nam
  • Prior to nominations, Fessy was disqualified from the competition following a physical altercation with Josh during the previous night. Due to uneven numbers, the "Rage Cage" elimination was played as an individual female elimination round
  • Tommy was medically removed from the competition after suffering a concussion during the "Sea Cave Recon" challenge. Due to uneven numbers, the "Slipping Up" elimination was played as an individual female elimination round
  • Prior to the "Vault Escape" elimination, it was announced that Ashley was removed from the competition for breaking the rules. Her departure was not shown on-screen, nor did she vote at nominations. Big T returned returned to the game after Ashley's removal
  • Lauren was removed from the competition prior to the "Heli Heist" challenge, her departure was not shown on-screen. Amber joined the competition as a replacement for Lauren
  • Aneesa was medically removed from the competition after suffering a shoulder injury during the "Mindfield" challenge. Due to uneven numbers, the "Higher Assets" elimination was played as an individual male elimination round
  • Other Moments -
  • Lair Eliminations - Corey L/Michele beat Michaela/Renan; Ed/Emy beat Kelz/Tracy; Berna beat Tacha; Amber/Hughie beat Corey L/Michele; Logan beat Gabo; Emy beat Esther; Jeremiah/Priscilla beat Berna/Hughie; Cory W/Bettina beat Amber/Jeremiah; Ashley beat Priscilla; Kyle beat Ed; Emy beat Bettina; Logan beat Cory W; Amanda beat Big T; Kyle beat Josh; Emy beat Big T; Emanuel beat Logan; Tori beat Amanda; Devin beat Emanuel

Final Challenge
Day One - Contestants began the Final Challenge as individuals for the first three checkpoints, changed to a two-team format for the next four checkpoints and finished as pairs. The winning pair were awarded the decision of how much, if any, of the $1 million prize money to award the remaining finalists and how much money to keep for themselves
Checkpoint #1: Players must assemble a cubic puzzle of a world map before placing ten national flag icons on the country which they represent. Players then race to board one of four helicopters which would fly them to a drop zone above a lake. Each helicopter holds two players and depart in the order that they completed the puzzle
Checkpoint #2: Players jump from the helicopter into the lake, swim towards a sea scooter and ride it to shore. Along the way, they must also collect a puzzle piece tied to a buoy. After reaching the shore, players then run down a rocky and undulating path to the next checkpoint
Checkpoint #3: Players arrive at a puzzle station to find 15 puzzle pieces in addition to the piece they collected during the previous checkpoint. They must use the 16 pieces to solve a puzzle before proceeding down a trail. Upon completion, players could then choose to join either the Orange or Purple Cell, each of which hold two male and two female players. Players would then compete in these teams until further notice
Checkpoint #4: Teams unravel ropes and chains to release a cage and collect the safe inside. They must then dive into a lake and memorize a code submerged underwater before transporting their safe up a mountain. There, teams must find nearby signs and decode the code they memorised to unlock the safe, retrieve the key inside and proceed to the next checkpoint
Checkpoint #5: Teams use their key from the previous checkpoint to unlock a large cylindrical "missile" and carry it up a winding path to a puzzle. There, they must combine their missile with 11 other missiles to form a matchstick puzzle which they must solve before proceeding to the next checkpoint
Checkpoint #6 and Overnight Stage: Teams must roll a large metal sphere containing supplies for the Overnight Stage down a path towards a cave. The first team to reach the cave are safe while the four members of the losing team must compete in an Instant Elimination the following day. Teams then spend the night in the cave with the provided supplies - Winners: Purple Cell
Day Two
Checkpoint #7 - Instant Elimination ("Back Me Up"): Players from the losing team compete against their teammate of the same gender in an Instant Elimination. In a revisit of the season’s first elimination, players begin strapped together by their backs in the center of a platform. The first player to drag or push their opponent down their respective ramp of the platform twice wins while the losers are eliminated - Played by: Kyle vs. Nelson, Kaycee vs. Nany - Eliminated: Nelson (4th place), Nany (4th place)
Final leg: Teams are disbanded and contestants complete the Final Leg in male-female pairs. The winners of the instant elimination are rewarded with the ability to select any player of the opposite gender as their partner. The remaining two unselected players form the final pair. Pairs must race to the top of a mountain to find and memorize a 20-digit code. They must then proceed to a safe, enter the code to unlock the safe and retrieve the black diamond inside. The first pair to open their safe are declared the winners of Spies, Lies & Allies and are granted the decision of how much, if any, of the $1 million prize money to award the remaining finalists and how much money to keep for themselves

(Season 38) The Challenge : Ride or Dies

Ride or Dies features a daily challenge, a selection process and an elimination round. This season had players competing in teams of two with their "Ride or Die", an ally they chose before the season began
Daily Challenge: Teams compete in a daily challenge where the winning team is immune from elimination and selects four teams to interrogate
Eliminations (The Zone): The daily challenge winners must select one of the teams they interrogated to compete in the elimination round. The three unselected interrogated teams then participate in the "Draw" to determine the second team for the elimination round. The winners remain in the game while the losers are eliminated

In episode 9, the format changed and no elimination was held after the "Haul or Nothing" challenge. Instead, the winners were appointed as team captains and split each "Ride or Die" pair to form two teams of eight. The format of the game from episodes 10 to 14 is as follows
Daily Challenge: Teams compete in a daily challenge where the winning team is immune from elimination and interrogates all players of the designated gender from the losing team
Eliminations (The Zone): The winning team individually vote for one interrogated player to compete in the elimination. The unselected interrogated players then participate in the Draw to determine the second player to compete in the elimination round. The winner remains in the game while the loser is eliminated from the main competition. However, unbeknownst to the remaining players, they still have a chance of re-entering the competition if their Ride or Die is still in

At the end of episode 14, the team phase concluded and contestants reunited with their Ride or Die. Each eliminated contestant during the team phase returned and also reunited with their Ride or Die if they were still in the competition. Each reunited pair who had one team member eliminated then had to compete in a two-part elimination round. The pair that lost the second elimination were permanently eliminated before the game reverted back to its original format
Twists
The Draw: To determine the second team for the elimination round, the three unselected interrogated teams must each pull a covered dagger out of a stone. The team that pulls the dagger marked "safe" is safe and selects one of the remaining two teams to save, sending the other to compete in the elimination round against the team chosen by the daily challenge winners. From episodes 10-14, players took part in the draw as individuals instead of teams; if only two players partake in the Draw, the player who pulls the safe dagger is saved while the remaining player automatically participates in the elimination round

Host - T.J. Lavin

CHAMP - Devin Walker-Molaghan and Tori Deal

RUNNER-UP - Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio and Nany González

THIRD PLACE - Jordan Wiseley and Aneesa Ferreira

FOURTH PLACE - Horacio Gutiérrez and Olivia Kaiser 

Other Male Cast - Faysal Shafaat, Chauncey Palmer, Kenny Clark, Nelson Thomas, Jay Starrett, Darrell Taylor, Jakk Maddox, Kim Tranka, Tommy Bracco, Johnny Middlebrooks, Turabi "Turbo" Çamkiran, Nam Vo, Sam Bird
Other Female Cast - Moriah Jadea, Amber Borzotra, Kaycee Clark, Nurys Mateo, Michele Fitzgerald, Veronica Portillo, Laurel Stuckey, Colleen Schneider, Analyse Talavera, Ravyn Rochelle, Tamara Alfaro, Emmy Russ, Kailah Casillas-Bird


Memorable Moments

  • Bananas & Nany joined the competition after the "You Move I Move" elimination at the end of episode 1 and Darrell & Veronica joined the competition after the "Double Decker" elimination at the end of episode 3
  • Aneesa & Jordan joined the competition after the "Memory Lane" elimination at the end of episode 2. Aneesa was initially partnered with her friend James Simon, who was briefly seen in the premiere, but left the competition for unknown reasons and was widely edited out of the show's final footage. Jordan was originally going to be partnered up with Nia Moore but she could not compete for medical reasons
  • Prior to the "Bolas for Blood" challenge in episode 1, it was announced that Kaycee & Kenny had left the game. Their departure was not shown on screen; however, they revealed in a post-season interview that it was due to a positive COVID-19 test. Emmy & Nam and Horacio & Olivia joined the competition as replacements but Prior to the "Balancing Act" challenge in episode 2, it was announced that Emmy withdrew from the competition; Nam was disqualified as a result of being Emmy's partner. After being cleared to compete, Kaycee and Kenny re-entered the competition as replacements for Emmy & Nam during the challenge
  • As their Ride or Dies survived the team phase of the competition, eliminated contestants Jordan, Kenny and Moriah reunited with their partners at the end of episode 14. These reunited pairs then had to compete in a two-part elimination round. The winners of each part remained in the competition while the losers were permanently eliminated
  • After winning the Final Challenge, Devin & Tori awarded each of the six other finalists $38,000 from their $1 million winnings
  • Other Moments -
  • Zone Eliminations - manuelDevin/Tori beat Kailah/Sam; Horacio/Olivia beat Tamara/Turbo; Horacio/Olivia beat Johnny/Ravyn; Colleen/Kim beat Analyse/Tommy; Jakk/Laurel beat Colleen/Kim; Aneesa/Jordan beat Jakk/Laurel; Amber/Chauncey beat Darrell/Veronica; Horacio/Olivia beat Jay/Michele; Horacio beat Kenny; Amber beat Nurys; Faysal beat Nelson; Nany beat Moriah; Horacio beat Jordan; Faysal/Moriah beat Aneesa/Jordan & Kaycee/Kenny; Aneesa/Jordan beat Kaycee/Kenny; Aneesa/Jordan beat Amber/Chauncey; Bananas/Nany beat Faysal/Moriah

Final Challenge
- It was announced the remaining four teams would compete in a 100-hour Final Challenge. Teams began the Final Challenge by driving themselves to a campsite for the Overnight Stage of day one
Day One
Overnight Stage: Teams must collectively cycle 100 kilometres (62 mi) on stationary bikes to reveal a code. They can then use the code to unlock a trunk of camping supplies before spending the night at the campsite
Day Two - Teams race to a series of stations and complete each station's challenge before continuing. The order that teams finish the day's checkpoints determines the order they depart the following day
Station 1: Each team must throw ten bolas onto a structure from behind a line. After landing each second bola, they can assign a foul-tasting smoothie to another team. Once teams land all ten bolas, they must drink all the smoothies they currently have before proceeding to the next station
Station 2: Teams must transfer 16 tyres labelled with the names of eliminated contestants from the season, one at a time, down a one-kilometre (0.62 mi) track and arrange them on a pole in the order they were eliminated before proceeding to the next station
Station 3: Teams must use a slingshot to fire balls and hit two distant targets before proceeding to the next station. The first team to complete this may also sabotage a trailing team by assigning them an additional two targets to hit before they can continue - Eliminated: Horacio & Olivia (4th place)
Station 4: Teams swim through a swamp to collect bags of puzzle pieces at two platforms. After returning the puzzle pieces to their station, teams must then run down a path to view and memorize an answer key before recreating the key at their station using the puzzle pieces. Once complete, teams can proceed to the next station at a campsite
Station 5 and Overnight Stage: Teams must solve a geometric puzzle before spending the night at the campsite
Day Three
Station 6: Teams must push a car down a track before proceeding to the next station at a campsite
Station 7 and Overnight Stage: Teams must consume two plates of bread rolls, a plate of plain spaghetti and two large bowls of ice cream before spending the night at the campsite
Day Four
First stage: One team at a time, in the order decided by the winning team from the previous day, boards a helicopter is it flies over a field of targets. They must launch chalk bombs at the targets, attempting to hit as many as possible. The winning team from the previous day receive 25 chalk bombs to launch, second receives 20 bombs and third receives 15. The team that hit the most targets wins the ability to select the departure order for the next stage
Second stage: Teams must follow one of two paths in a dark corn maze to one of two campsites. Once all teams arrive at a campsite, a distant "Finale Zone" illuminates, which teams must race through the maze towards, departing in the order they arrived. The first team to arrive at the Zone are immune while the remaining two teams must participate in an Instant Elimination - Winners: Devin & Tori
Instant Elimination ("Balls In"): Played in male and female rounds. Each round, team members of the designated gender play both offense and defense. The offense player has one attempt to deposit a ball into a goal at the center of a ring while the defense player attempts to stop them by blocking them and knocking the ball out of bounds. Players then switch roles and repeat the process before the end of the round. The first team to score three balls wins while the losers are eliminated from the Final Challenge - Played by: Aneesa & Jordan vs. Bananas & Nany Eliminated: Aneesa & Jordan (3rd place)
Day Five
Level Up: The final two teams compete in a challenge at the Finale Zone to determine the champions of the season. Teams must complete four tasks to progress through four rooms, or "levels", in a hallway to reach a lever at the middle. The first team to pull the lever are declared the winners of Ride or Dies and receive $1 million
Level 1: Teams must pull out nine spears enclosed in the drywall of the room to reach the next level
Level 2: Teams must remove 200 cinderblocks from the room and use them to solve a puzzle outside the hallway before proceeding to the next level
Level 3: Teams must use a battering ram to break through a wall then dig through a room filled with sand to reach the next level
Level 4: Teams must remove chains tangled in the room to reach the lever in the middle of the hallway