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War of the Worlds
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Season Information
Season No. 33
Location Swakopmund, Namibia
Season Run February 6 – May 22, 2019
No. of Episodes 16
Host TJ Lavin
Prize Money $1,000,000
Winners Turabi "Turbo" Çamkıran
Cast
Season Chronology
Previous Final Reckoning
Next War of the Worlds 2
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War of the Worlds is the thirty-third season of The Challenge.

Description

The Challenge is back, and this time it's all-out war. On The Challenge: War of the Worlds, America's best will be taking on competitors from around the globe. Legendary Challenge Veterans will team up with Rookies from The Bachelor, Big Brother and other reality shows to compete for $1 million in the most grueling, physical and mental challenges ever devised. Who will survive?

Cast

Veterans
Contestant Finish
WesWOTWIcon
Wes Bergmann
RW: Austin
Third Place
in This Is the End
CaraMariaWOTWIcon
Cara Maria Sorbello
Fresh Meat II
Fifth Place
in This Is the End
HunterWOTWIcon
Hunter Barfield
AYTO? 3
Sixth Place
in This Is the End
DaVonneWOTWIcon
Da'Vonne Rogers
Big Brother 17
Eliminated
in The Waterboy
PaulieWOTWIcon
Paulie Calafiore
Big Brother 18
KyleWOTWIcon
Kyle Christie
Geordie Shore
Eliminated
in Final Destination
NanyWOTWIcon
Nany González
RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Eliminated
in Lost in Translation
KamWOTWIcon
Kam Williams
AYTO? 5
Eliminated
in American Psycho
JennaWOTWIcon
Jenna Compono
RW: Ex-Plosion
Eliminated
in Liar, Liar
AmandaWOTWIcon
Amanda Garcia
AYTO? 3
Eliminated
in This Means War
LeroyWOTWIcon
Leroy Garrett
RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Eliminated
in In Love and War
ZachWOTWIcon
Zach Nichols
RW: San Diego (2011)
Eliminated
in The Greatest Showman
CTWOTWIcon
Chris "CT" Tamburello
RW: Paris
Eliminated
in It's Complicated
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Natalie Negrotti
Big Brother 18
BananasWOTWIcon
Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio
RW: Key West
Eliminated
in Casualties of War
AshleyMWOTWIcon
Ashley Mitchell
RW: Ex-Plosion
Eliminated
in Hellraiser
Prospects
Contestant Finish
TurboWOTWIcon
Turabi "Turbo" Çamkıran
Survivor Turkey 8
Winner
in This Is the End
TheoWOTWIcon
Theo Campbell
Love Island UK 3
Runner-Up
in This Is the End
NinjaWOTWIcon
"Ninja" Natalie Duran
American Ninja Warrior
Fourth Place
in This Is the End
MattieWOTWIcon
Mattie Lynn Breaux
Party Down South
Seventh Place
in Death Race
GeorgiaWOTWIcon
Georgia Harrison
Love Island UK 3
Eighth Place
in Death Race
DeeWOTWIcon
Dee Nguyen
Geordie Shore
Eliminated
in The Waterboy
BearWOTWIcon
Stephen Bear
Shipwrecked: The Island
Eliminated
in To All the Partners I've Loved Before
AshleyCWOTWIcon
Ashley Cain
Ex on the Beach UK 1
Eliminated
in American Psycho
GusWOTWIcon
Gus Smyrnios
Floribama Shore
Eliminated
in Liar, Liar
JoshWOTWIcon
Josh Martinez
Big Brother 19
Eliminated
in This Means War
ShaleenWOTWIcon
Shaleen Sutherland
The Bachelor Canada 3
Eliminated
in In Love and War
ZahidaWOTWIcon
Zahida Allen
Ex on the Beach UK 6
Eliminated
in The Greatest Showman
JPWOTWIcon
João Paulo "JP" Andrade
Ex on the Beach Brazil 2
Eliminated
in It's Complicated
JuliaWOTWIcon
Julia Nolan
Big Brother 17
MorganWOTWIcon
Morgan Willett
Big Brother: Over the Top
Eliminated
in Casualties of War
ChaseWOTWIcon
Chase McNary
The Bachelorette 12
Eliminated
in Hellraiser
AlanWOTWIcon
Alan Valdez
Telenovelas
Medically Disqualified
in Apocalypse Now
LizWOTWIcon
Liz Nolan
Big Brother 17
Eliminated
in Apocalypse Now

Format

Each team will compete in numerous challenges followed by elimination rounds known as "The Killing Floor". The top three finishers of each challenge will form "The Tribunal", where they will nominate three teams to possibly compete in the Killing Floor. They will discuss with each nominee and then vote individually in the Killing Floor. The team that is voted in then must call out any team of their liking that is not safe. The winners of the elimination will stay in the game and hold the Relic, which grants them safety from the next elimination. The losers are eliminated from the game.

After eight eliminations, the game will become completely individual. The overall top three competitors will form the Tribunal and nominate three players of the same gender for the Killing Floor.

Prize money splits as follows:

  • Winner: $750,000
  • Runner-up: $200,000
  • Third Place: $50,000

Twists

  • Impending Dune and Team Draft: The first challenge will eliminate two Prospects from the game. The order in which they finish will be the order of how pairs are selected. The Prospects will then choose their Veteran partner.
  • Tribunal: The top three finishers of each challenge will hold the power and vote in one team to go into the Killing Floor.
  • The Relic: The winners of the Killing Floor will hold the Relic in which they will be immune from the next elimination. The twist will end after the first eight eliminations.
  • Every Man for Themselves: After eight challenges competing in pairs, the teams will disperse and the game will become completely individual. 
    • One Winner: Similar to Vendettasonly one player no matter the gender will win this season.

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode The Tribunal Killing Floor teams Killing Floor game Killing Floor outcome
# Challenge Tribunal’s pick Called Out Winner Loser
1* Impending Dune Paulie N/A Josh
Da'Vonne Liz
2 Arms-a-geddon Tired Cara Maria & Theo Hunter & Georgia Ashley M. & Chase Drone Ball Drop Hunter & Georgia Ashley M. & Chase
Bananas & Morgan
Amanda & Josh
3 Search and Destroy Paulie & Natalie D. Bananas & Morgan Zach & Zahida Map It Out Zach & Zahida Bananas & Morgan
Wes & Dee
Kam & Ashley C.
4 Fallout Paulie & Natalie D. Kyle & Mattie Natalie N. & JP CT & Julia Ring Tossed* Mattie Julia Natalie N.
Hunter & Georgia
Kyle CT JP
Nany & Turbo
5 Tired Out Paulie & Natalie D. Zach & Zahida Wes & Dee Lights Out Wes & Dee Zach & Zahida
Nany & Turbo
Cara Maria & Theo
6 Doom Buggy Hunter & Georgia Da'Vonne & Bear Leroy & Shaleen Sandbag Burn Da'Vonne & Bear Leroy & Shaleen
Wes & Dee
Kyle & Mattie
7 Eye in the Sky Wes & Dee Amanda & Josh Kam & Ashley C. Uphill Battle Kam & Ashley C. Amanda & Josh
Jenna & Gus
Da'Vonne & Bear
8 Brain Freeze Wes & Dee Da'Vonne & Bear Jenna & Gus Push & Pole Da'Vonne & Bear Jenna & Gus
Nany & Turbo
Cara Maria & Theo
9 Road Warrior Kyle & Mattie Paulie & Natalie D. Kam & Ashley C. Wheel of Death Paulie & Natalie D. Kam & Ashley C.
Hunter & Georgia
Cara Maria & Theo
10 Fandemonium Paulie Kyle Bear King of the World Kyle Bear
Theo
Turbo
11/12 Highway to Hell Mattie Georgia Nany Chair'd Remains Georgia Nany
Wes
Dee
12/13 Day of Wreckoning Georgia & Paulie Kyle Theo Hall Brawl Theo Kyle
Natalie D. & Turbo
Da'Vonne & Wes
13/14 Crash Landing Turbo Dee Da'Vonne Tug O' War Da'Vonne Dee
Cara Maria
Paulie
14 Judgement Day N/A Paulie
Da'Vonne
15/16 The Death Path Turbo Second place: Theo, Third place: Wes, Fourth Place: Natalie D., Fifth Place: Cara Maria, Sixth Place: Hunter, Seventh Place: Mattie, Eighth Place: Georgia

Notes

  • Alan was removed from the competition in Episode 1 due to breaking his arm despite making it to the house. He was replaced by Josh who was eliminated at the "Impending Dune" challenge.
  • The Episode 4 Killing Floor was deemed a double elimination. In the "Ring Tossed" elimination, the players played as individuals and the winners of each gender will form a team.
  • In the first leg of the "Death Path" Final Challenge, Georgia was medically removed after collapsing, and Mattie withdrew from the competition after feeling unable to continue.

Killing Floor progress

Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11/12 12/13 13/14 14 Finale
Turbo SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WINNER
Theo SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE ELIM SAFE SAFE SECOND
Wes SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM WIN WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE THIRD
Natalie D. SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE FOURTH
Cara Maria SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE FIFTH
Hunter SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SIXTH
Mattie SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SEVENTH
Georgia SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM WIN SAFE SAFE EIGHTH
Da'Vonne WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM WIN ELIM SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM OUT
Paulie WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM WIN SAFE WIN WIN OUT
Dee SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM WIN WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Kyle SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM SAFE OUT
Nany SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Bear SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM WIN ELIM SAFE OUT
Kam SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE OUT
Ashley C. SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE OUT
Jenna SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Gus SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Amanda SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Josh OUT WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Leroy SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Shaleen SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Zach SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE OUT
Zahida SAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE OUT
CT SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
JP SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Julia SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Natalie N. SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Bananas SAFE WIN OUT
Morgan SAFE WIN OUT
Ashley M. SAFE OUT
Chase SAFE OUT
Alan OUT
Liz OUT
Competition
     The contestant won the final challenge.
     The contestant lost the final challenge and won money.
     The contestant lost the final challenge and did not win any money.
     The contestant won the challenge and was part of the Tribunal.
     The contestant was safe from elimination by the Relic, after winning in the Killing Floor and won the daily mission.
     The contestant won the challenge.
     The contestant was not selected for the Killing Floor.
     The contestant was safe from elimination by the Relic, after winning in the Killing Floor.
     The contestant was nominated by the Tribunal for the Killing Floor.
     The contestant won in the Killing Floor.
     The contestant lost in the Killing Floor.
     The contestant was eliminated at the challenge.
     The contestant was removed from the competition due to injury.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.

Episodes

Episode Air date Viewers (in millions)
1 "Apocalypse Now" February 6, 2019 0.84
2 "Hellraiser" February 13, 2019 0.78
3 "Casualties of War" Feburary 20, 2019 0.83
4 "It's Complicated" February 27, 2019 0.85
5 "The Greatest Showman" March 6, 2019 0.84
6 "In Love and War" March 13, 2019 0.84
7 "This Means War" March 20, 2018 0.95
8 "Liar, Liar" March 27, 2019 1.08
9 "American Psycho" April 3, 2019 0.84
10 "To All the Partners I've Loved Before" April 10, 2019 0.93
11 "A Simple Plan" April 17, 2019 0.76
12 "Lost in Translation" April 24, 2019 0.88
13 "Final Destination" May 1, 2019 0.81
14 "The Waterboy" May 8, 2019 0.79
15 "Death Race" May 15, 2019 0.78
16 "This Is the End" May 22, 2019 1.04

Trivia


The Challenge Seasons

Road Rules: All Stars · Real World/Road Rules Challenge · Challenge 2000 · Extreme Challenge · Battle of the Seasons (2002)
Battle of the Sexes · The Gauntlet · The Inferno · Battle of the Sexes 2 · The Inferno II · The Gauntlet 2 · Fresh Meat · The Duel · The Inferno 3 · The Gauntlet III · The Island · The Duel II · The Ruins · Fresh Meat II · Cutthroat · Rivals · Battle of the Exes · Battle of the Seasons (2012) · Rivals II · Free Agents · Battle of the Exes II · Battle of the Bloodlines · Rivals III · Invasion of the Champions · XXX: Dirty 30 · Vendettas · Final Reckoning · War of the Worlds · War of the Worlds 2

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