The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2

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The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2
GenreReality game show
Created byMary-Ellis Bunim
Jonathan Murray
Presented byT.J. Lavin
StarringWinners:
TBD
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of series34
No. of episodesTBD
Production
Production location(s)Chiang Mai, Thailand
Running time90 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseAugust 28, 2019 (2019-08-28) – TBD
Chronology
Preceded byWar of the Worlds
Followed byTBD

The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2 is the thirty-fourth season of the MTV reality competition series The Challenge, and the sequel to the show's 33rd season, War of the Worlds, which aired in the spring of 2019. This season features alumni from The Real World, The Challenge, Are You the One?, Big Brother, Love Island UK, Survivor Turkey, American Ninja Warrior, Vanderpump Rules, Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach (U.S. and UK), Shipwrecked, Survival of the Fittest, and BKCHAT LDN competing for a share at a $1 million prize.[1]

The season premiered on August 28, 2019.[2][3] It is the first season without an American rookie.

Cast[edit]

Source:[4] Host: T.J. Lavin

Male contestants Original Season Finish
Chris "CT" Tamburello RW: Paris
Idris Virgo Love Island UK 4
Jordan Wiseley RW: Portland
Josh Martinez Big Brother 19
Joss Mooney Ex on the Beach UK 1
Leroy Garrett RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Paulie Calafiore Big Brother 18
Rogan O'Connor Ex on the Beach UK 2
Theo Campbell Love Island UK 3
Turabi "Turbo" Çamkıran Survivor Turkey 8
Zach Nichols RW: San Diego (2011)
Kyle Christie Geordie Shore 8 Episode 8
Stephen Bear Shipwrecked: The Island Episode 7
Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio RW: Key West Episode 5
Wes Bergmann RW: Austin Episode 3
Sean Lineker Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands Episode 1
Female contestants Original Season Finish
Ashley Mitchell RW: Ex-Plosion
Cara Maria Sorbello Fresh Meat II
Dee Nguyen Geordie Shore 17
Georgia Harrison Love Island UK 3
Jennifer "Jenny" West Survival of the Fittest
Kam Williams AYTO? 5
Kayleigh Morris Ex on the Beach UK 2
Nany Gonzalez RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Natalie "Ninja" Duran American Ninja Warrior
Tori Deal AYTO? 4
Esther Falana BKCHAT LDN Episode 8
Nicole Bass Ex on the Beach UK 6 Episode 6
Laurel Stucky Fresh Meat II Episode 4[a]
Tula "Big T" Fazakerley Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands Episode 2[b][c]
Faith Stowers Vanderpump Rules
Zahida Allen Ex on the Beach UK 6

Format[edit]

For the War of the Worlds 2 the players will be divided into teams (Team USA and Team UK) with teams initially made up of the participants from their respective country. Each round of play will be designated as a Male or Female elimination round. The main elements of the game are as follows.

  • Main Match: Each round team will compete in the main match. The winning team has the power to elect the speaker of the Tribunal among themselves, who will then chose one male and one female teammate to form the Tribunal. While the losing team must participate in Nominations.
  • Nominations: Following the Main Match, the players of the losing team must nominate one player of the designated gender to compete in the Death Match. The Tribunal is given the chance to witness the Nominations. The team is given a chance to discuss the nominations before voting by show of hands.
  • Tribunal: Each round a Tribunal will form consisting of three players from the winning team of the Main Match. The Tribunal players are the only players completely safe from entering the Death Match. No player is allowed to be part of two consecutive Tribunals. Following the Nominations, the Tribunal will interrogate the Losing Team's nominee about the game - including potential players the nominee would wish to face.
  • Death Match ("The Proving Ground"): At the "The Proving Ground", the members of the tribunal each vote for the second player to enter the Death Match - this nominee may come from either team. The two nominees then must face each other in the proving ground in a challenge. The loser is eliminated from the game, while the winner stays in the game and is given the opportunity to change allegiances and swap teams. However, each player is only given one opportunity to swap teams - once a player swaps, they may not swap back.

Twists[edit]

  • 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 main match 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 was a Double Elimination Round in which a male and female player was eliminated.

Gameplay[edit]

Challenge games[edit]

  • Trench Warfare: Teams must race through a hallway, grab their national flag at the opposite end, reach the other side of their sandbag walls and plant the flags. Each player is responsible for two flags, and can only carry one at a time. The first team to plant all 28 flags wins.
    • Winners: Team USA
  • Cryptic Crossbow: Challengers swim to collect 16 letters attached to buoys, which will create a four-word puzzle. One team member is then launched from a giant crossbow to swim and retrieve a cryptex puzzle and solve it using their four-word puzzle solutions. Whoever gets their cryptex open first wins the challenge.
    • Winners: Team USA
  • Paddlewheel Puzzle: After memorizing four-digit codes, players tumble in a paddlewheel to collect 16 puzzle pieces that are locked up by remembering those codes. Challengers then assemble those puzzle pieces into either an American or British flag. The fastest team to correctly build their puzzle wins the challenge.
    • Winners: Team USA[d]
  • Relic Runner: Played in two heats, giant, heavy relics must be transferred from the bottom of the hill to the very top by one team, while the other team is situated at the top with giant balls, a slingshot, water cannon, and human hamster wheels to bomb the team that’s running the relics up. Each player is responsible for two relics, and can only carry one at a time, guaranteeing two trips up the hill for everyone. If a player drops their relic, they have to start from the very beginning. Whichever team finishes in the fastest time wins.
    • Winners: Team UK
  • Hooked: Each player has to jump to a zip line and ride it to the water, then swim around a buoy and reach a boat. The team with the fastest average time wins.
    • Winners: Team USA
  • Explosive Decisions: Both teams select their six smartest players to be asked a series of trivia questions while sitting on an ejection seat that will make them fly in the air if the answer is wrong. The player is awarded a point only if his or her adversary is wrong. The first team to reach a total of six points wins.
    • Winners: Team USA
  • Resilient River Run: Each team has to assemble a pyramid, transport it down a river and use it to transfer two relics (carrying one at a time). Whichever team finishes in the fastest time wins.
    • Winners: Team USA
  • Crate Expectations: Both teams must use their 125 crates to build a tower to climb for retrieving 12 relics. The first team to move past the finish line with all the crates and the relics wins.
    • Winners: Team USA

Proving Ground games[edit]

  • Pole Wrestle: Players are placed at the center of a circle and are asked to place both hands on a pole. The first contestant to wrestle the pole out of his opponent's hands two out of three times, wins. Originally from The Duel.
    • Played by: Sean vs. Idris
  • Firestarter: Players push a cart full of rocks with a lit torch toward their opponent's fuse. Whoever lights their opponent's fuse first wins.
    • Played by: Big T vs. Georgia
  • Firing Squad: T.J. Lavin shoot a ball from a cannon at the players who have to wrestle the ball from each other and deposit it into their basket for a point. The first player to get to two points wins.
    • Played by: Bear vs. Wes
  • Branched Out: Players must climb a tree by placing 21 branch-like pegs in slots. The first player to correctly place all the pegs and ring the bell at the top wins.
    • Played by: Ninja vs. Laurel
  • Die For Me: Players are locked in a cube-shaped cage with a bag of numbered balls. They must then roll the cage down a path with seven landmines with Roman numerals on them, placing the numbered balls corresponding to the landmines. The first player to correctly place all the balls in the landmines and detonate the eight landmine at the end of the pathway wins.
    • Played by: Theo vs. Bananas
  • Trapped: Players start at the top of a platform and must slide down a glass tower into a ball pit where a puzzle key is hidden. Players must memorize the puzzle key, shimmy back up the glass tower and put their puzzle together. The first player to complete the puzzle wins.
    • Played by: Nicole vs. Jenny
  • Whalloped: Similar to "Hall Brawl" from previous seasons, players stand at opposite ends of six walls. When the horn sounds, players run around the walls until they meet in the middle where they have to get through or around their opponent to the other side and ring the bell. The player who rings the bell three times wins.
    • Played by: Bear vs. Joss
  • Running Riot: Players are given two answer keys and must retrieve 25 relics with their weight corresponding to the numbers. The player who retrieves all 25 relics and places them in the exact order wins.
    • Played by: Esther vs. Georgia, Kyle vs. Theo

Game summary[edit]

Episode Gender Winners Proving Ground Contestants Proving Ground game Proving Ground outcome
# Challenge Team Tribunal Losers' Pick Tribunal Pick Winner Eliminated Turncoat
1 Trench Warfare[e] Male Team USA Jordan, Laurel, Wes Sean Idris Pole Wrestle Idris Sean No
2 Cryptic Crossbow[b][c] Female Team USA Ashley, Kam, Paulie Big T Georgia Firestarter Georgia Big T No
3 Paddlewheel Puzzle Male Team USA[d] Josh, Laurel, Zach Bear Wes Firing Squad Bear Wes No
4 Relic Runner Female Team UK Dee, Georgia, Idris Ninja Laurel Branched Out Ninja Laurel[a] No
5 Hooked Male Team USA Cara Maria, Jordan, Paulie Theo Bananas Die For Me Theo Bananas No
6 Explosive Decisions Female Team USA Leroy, Nany, Ninja Nicole Jenny Trapped Jenny Nicole No
7 Resilient River Run Male Team USA Tori, Turbo, Zach Bear Joss Whalloped Joss Bear No
8 Crate Expectations[f] Female Team USA Ashley, Cara Maria, Paulie Esther Georgia Running Riot Georgia Esther No
Male Kyle Theo Theo Kyle No
9 Male
10 Female
11 Male
12 Female
13 Male
14 Female
15 Final Challenge N/A N/A N/A
Runner-Up:
     Team USA
     Team UK
Bold indicates the speaker of the team.

Elimination progress[edit]

Contestants Episodes
1[e] 2[b][c] 3[d] 4 5 6 7 8
Ashley SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN
Cara Maria SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN
CT SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE
Dee SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE
Georgia SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Idris ELIM SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE
Jenny SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE SAFE
Jordan WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE
Josh SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE
Joss SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE
Kam SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE
Kayleigh SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE
Leroy SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE
Nany SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE
Ninja SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE
Paulie SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN
Rogan SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE
Theo SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE SAFE ELIM
Tori SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE
Turbo SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE
Zach SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE
Kyle SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Esther SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Bear SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Nicole SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Bananas SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Laurel WIN SAFE WIN OUT
Wes WIN SAFE OUT
Big T SAFE OUT
Faith SAFE QUIT
Zahida SAFE QUIT
Sean OUT
Teams
     The contestant is on Team USA.
     The contestant is on Team UK.
     The contestant began as a Reinforcement.
Competition
     The contestant's team won the final challenge.
     The contestant's team lost the final challenge.
     The contestant's team won the daily challenge, was in the Tribunal, and was safe from elimination.
     The contestant did not compete in the daily challenge, and they were not chosen to go into the Proving Ground.
     The contestant was not chosen to go into the Proving Ground.
     The contestant was put into the Proving Ground and won.
     The contestant was put into the Proving Ground and was eliminated.
     The contestant was disqualified from the competition.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.

Voting Progress[edit]

Losing Team’s
Nomination
Sean
12 of 14 votes
Big T
consensus
Bear
8 of 13 votes
Ninja
8 of 14 votes
Theo
7 of 13 votes
Nicole
7 of 13 votes
Bear
6 of 12 votes
Esther
11 of 11 votes
Kyle
6 of 11 votes
Tribunal’s
Nomination
Idris
2 of 3 votes
Georgia
3 of 3 votes
Wes
2 of 3 votes
Laurel
2 of 3 votes
Bananas
2 of 3 votes
Jenny
2 of 3 votes
Joss
3 of 3 votes
Georgia
3 of 3 votes
Theo
3 of 3 votes
Voter Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ashley Georgia Georgia Theo
Cara Maria Bananas Georgia Theo
CT
Dee Laurel
Georgia Cara Maria
Idris Laurel
Jenny
Jordan Idris Rogan
Josh Wes
Joss
Kam Georgia
Kayleigh
Leroy Jenny
Nany Esther
Ninja Jenny
Paulie Georgia Bananas Georgia Theo
Rogan
Theo
Tori Joss
Turbo Joss
Zach Theo Joss
Kyle
Esther
Bear
Nicole
Bananas
Laurel Idris Wes
Wes Bear
Big T
Faith
Zahida
Sean

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Show Title Original air date U.S. TV first-run viewers
(million)
4391"The British Are Coming!"August 28, 2019 (2019-08-28)0.89[5]
4402"God Save the Queen"September 4, 2019 (2019-09-04)0.69[6]
4413"United We Stand, Divided We Fall"September 11, 2019 (2019-09-11)0.75[7]
4424"Benedict Laurel"September 18, 2019 (2019-09-18)0.72[8]
4435"In Paulie We Trust"September 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)0.60[9]
4446"One Nation Under Leroy"October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)0.84[10]
4457"Zero Dark Turbo"October 9, 2019 (2019-10-09)0.79[11]
4468"Saving Private Esther"October 16, 2019 (2019-10-16)0.65[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b During the “Branched Out” elimination, Laurel rang the bell first and was declared the winner. While Laurel celebrated, Ninja noticed that Laurel had not placed all 21 pegs in their proper holes. Ninja returned to her tower and, with all of her pegs placed in their respective slots, climbed to the top and rang her bell. T.J. then revealed that Ninja technically completed the elimination round first, eliminating Laurel.
  2. ^ a b c Zahida quit the competition prior to the "Cryptic Crossbow" challenge due to a family emergency back at home.
  3. ^ a b c Faith quit the competition prior to the "Firestarter" elimination due to personal reasons following a verbal altercation involving Bear, Kyle and Theo.
  4. ^ a b c Team UK had the fastest time on the Paddlewheel Puzzle challenge. However, Theo was caught breaking off one of the locks to a puzzle piece rather than unlocking it. Therefore, Team UK was disqualified and Team USA won by default.
  5. ^ a b 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.
  6. ^ This round was a Double Elimination round with both a Male & Female set of nominations and Death Match.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Jordana Ossad (August 9, 2019). "Back to War: The Challenge Season 34 Will Pit Americans Against Brits". MTV. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
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  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (September 26, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.25.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
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