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Vendettas
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Season 31
Location Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Marbella, Spain
Prague, Czech Republic
Episodes 16 (including 2-part reunion)
Season Run January 2 – April 17, 2018
Host TJ Lavin
Prize Money $500,000
Winner(s) Cara Maria Sorbello
Cast
VendettasCast
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Vendettas is the thirty-first season of The Challenge. Filming began in September 2017.

Description

Twenty-eight players including stars from MTV UK’s Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore along with contestants from Big Brother will join The Challenge fan favorites as they travel to Spain to pursue their personal vendettas against one another. And this season, for the very first time, every player is out solely for themselves not their team. Only one winner will come out on top, competing to win the final prize that has the potential to exceed $500,000.

Cast

Male contestants
Contestant Finish
ZachVendettasIcon
Zach Nichols
RW: San Diego (2011)
Runner-Up
in Vendettas Never Die
KyleVendettasIcon
Kyle Christie
Geordie Shore
Third Place
in Vendettas Never Die
LeroyVendettasIcon
Leroy Garrett
RW: Las Vegas (2011)
Bottom Four
in Vendettas Never Die
TonyVendettasIcon
Tony Raines
RW: Skeletons
Bottom Four
in Vendettas Never Die
BradVendettasIcon
Brad Fiorenza
RW: San Diego (2004)
Eliminated
in Czechmate
NelsonVendettasIcon
Nelson Thomas
AYTO? 3
Eliminated
in Czechmate
DevinVendettasIcon
Devin Walker
AYTO? 3
Eliminated
in Czechmate
BananasVendettasIcon
Johnny Devenanzio
RW: Key West
Eliminated
in Rumor Has It
JossVendettasIcon
Joss Mooney
Ex on the Beach UK
Eliminated
in Mercenaries of Mayhem
ShaneVendettasIcon
Shane Landrum
RR: Campus Crawl
Eliminated
in Pulling the Strings
VictorVendettasIcon
Victor Arroyo
Big Brother 18
Eliminated
in Pulling the Strings
CoryVendettasIcon
Cory Wharton
RW: Ex-Plosion
Eliminated
in #Banatalie
EddieVendettasIcon
Eddie Williams
AYTO? 5
Quit
before The Power of Three
RoganVendettasIcon
Rogan O'Connor
Ex on the Beach UK
Eliminated
in When Worlds Collide
Female contestants
Contestant Finish
CaraMariaVendettasIcon
Cara Maria Sorbello
Fresh Meat II
Winner
in Vendettas Never Die
KailahVendettasIcon
Kailah Casillas
RW: Go Big or Go Home
Fourth Place
in Vendettas Never Die
KamVendettasIcon
Kam Williams
AYTO? 5
Bottom Four
in Vendettas Never Die
NicoleZVendettasIcon
Nicole Zanatta
RW: Skeletons
Bottom Four
in Vendettas Never Die
JemmyeVendettasIcon
Jemmye Carroll
RW: New Orleans (2010)
Eliminated
in Czechmate
NatalieVendettasIcon
Natalie Negrotti
Big Brother 18
Eliminated
in Help Me, Rhonda
BritniVendettasIcon
Britni Thornton
AYTO? 3
Eliminated
in It's Britni, Bitch
KayleighVendettasIcon
Kayleigh Morris
Ex on the Beach UK
Quit
in Rumor Has It
MarieVendettasIcon
Marie Roda
RW: St. Thomas
Eliminated
in Baskets of Deplorables
VeronicaVendettasIcon
Veronica Portillo
RR: Semester at Sea
Medically Removed
in Mercenaries of Mayhem
SylviaVendettasIcon
Sylvia Elsrode
RW: Skeletons
Medically Removed
in Pulling the Strings
MelissaVendettasIcon
Melissa Reeves
Ex on the Beach UK
Eliminated
in Guilty by Association
AliciaVendettasIcon
Alicia Wright
AYTO? 5
Eliminated
in Pizzagate
NicoleRVendettasIcon
Nicole Ramos
Battle of the Bloodlines
Eliminated
in When Worlds Collide

Format

Each player will play in multiple challenges followed by elimination rounds known as "The Ring". The eliminations will alternate between male, female, or genderless elimination weeks. The winning players of each challenge will split $25,000 to their personal bank account. The overall top three players will be known as "The Troika" and will be safe from elimination. The last-place player of the designated gender will head straight to the Ring. The Troika will nominate three players as possible opponents to the last-place player. These players will be known as "The Inquisition".

In the Ring, the Troika will decide who from the Inquisition will compete in the elimination. The winner(s) of the elimination round will stay in the game, and earn a "grenade". Grenades are punishments that can be granted to any player by the elimination winner. The loser of the elimination round will go home, and their bank total will be added to the final challenge total.

In the Final Challenge, 8 players (4 males and 4 females) will compete. The 4 last-place players will become the Bottom Four and will lose their money in their bank totals.

For the Top 4, the money splits as follows:

  • Winner: Individual Bank Account + $150,000 + Every eliminated play's bank
  • Runner-up: Individual bank account + $35,000
  • Third place: Individual bank account + $10,000
  • Fourth place: Individual bank account + $5,000

Twists

  • One Winner: For the first time in The Challenge history, only one winner, regardless of gender, will be crowned.
  • Individual Bank Accounts: Similar to in The Ruins, money will be up for grabs during each challenge and will be split evenly between the winners of that challenge. However, unlike in The Ruins, once a player is eliminated, their individual bank account will be added to the grand prize total.
  • Grenades: Grenades are punishments that can be granted to any player by the elimination winner.
  • Mercenaries: During Double Elimination rounds, two sets of 'mercenaries' were brought in to face the challengers in The Ring. Aneesa, Derrick, Jordan and Tori were brought in as the first set of Mercenaries while Ashley, Darrell, Frank and Laurel were brought in as the second set of Mercenaries.

Game summary

Elimination chart

Episode Winners The Troika Gender Ring contestants Ring Game Ring outcome
# Challenge Last-place Troika's pick Winner Loser
1 Get Off the Rock Joss N/A Nicole R.
Rogan
2/3* Who's Got Balls? Britni Bananas, Kyle, Brad Male Nelson Cory Balls of Fire Nelson Cory
Bananas
3/4 #Vendettas Devin Devin, Natalie, Bananas Female Melissa* Alicia Chain Reaction Melissa Alicia
Natalie
4/5 Food Wars Team 6 Marie, Tony, Zach N/A Sylvia Melissa Oil and Water Sylvia Melissa
6/7* Gasping for Air Team 4 Tony, Bananas, Kyle Male Brad Victor Troubled Water Brad Victor
7/8* Puppet Master Green Team Kyle, Nicole Z., Tony N/A Joss Shane Crazy 8 Jordan Shane
Aneesa Veronica*
Veronica Kam Kam Tori
Derrick Joss
8/9 Car Crash Team 1 Bananas, Natalie, Nelson Female Marie Kailah Basket Case Kailah Marie
9/10 Kickin' Ass Blue Team Kailah, Tony, Zach Male Devin Bananas Not So Bright Devin Bananas
11 This Land is My Land Green Team Natalie, Tony, Zach N/A Brad Nelson Yankin' My Chain Brad Frank
Kam Ashley
Kam Britni Nelson N/A*
Laurel Britni
12 Spanish Treasure Team 1 Brad, Tony, Zach Female Kam Natalie Spanish Torture Kam Natalie
12/13 Help Me, Rhonda Zach N/A Devin
Nicole Z. Jemmye
13 Outside the Box Kailah Tony, Kailah, Cara Maria N/A Nelson
Tony Male Brad vs. Leroy Head Banger Leroy Brad
14 Final Challenge Cara Maria N/A Second place: Zach, Third place: Kyle, Fourth place: Kailah
Bottom Four: Kam, Leroy, Nicole Z., and Tony

Notes

  • Eddie withdrew from the game prior to the "Who's Got Balls?" challenge. However, his departure was not addressed onscreen, and it was not revealed why he departed from the game. During the airing of the episode, Cory revealed via Twitter that Alicia allegedly had a restraining order against him. On an Instagram Live Sylvia revealed that Eddie opted to leave the house rather than have his name dragged through the mud over the situation.
  • Prior to the “#Vendettas” challenge, Melissa suffered an injury in the house that cut her foot. Because the challenge was played over water, Melissa was medically forced to forfeit and she was automatically sent to the Ring.
  • Natalie and Sylvia did not participate in the "Gasping for Air" challenge as they were deemed too sick to participate.
  • Prior to the "Puppet Master" challenge, it was revealed that Sylvia was too sick to continue in the game. Therefore, she was removed from the competition.
  • In the "Crazy 8" elimination, four "Mercenaries" (Jordan, Derrick, Tori, and Aneesa) were brought in to compete against the Ring players, similar to the "Heavy Hitters" twist seen on Cutthroat and Battle of the Bloodlines. In order to stay in the game, they must win against the Mercenary. Joss played against Derrick, Shane played against Jordan, Veronica played against Aneesa, and Kam played against Tori.
  • In the "Crazy 8" elimination, Veronica had broken her finger in her round against Aneesa, so she was disqualifed due to not being able to compete.
  • Kayleigh withdrew from the game following the "Not So Bright" elimination after not feeling comfortable in the house after an altercation with Kailah, Jemmye, and Britni the previous night.
  • In Episode 11, another set of Mercenaries (Ashley, Darrell, Frank, and Laurel) were brought in to compete in the "Yankin’ My Chain" elimination. Ashley played against Kam, Laurel played against Britni, Frank played against Brad, and Darrell played against Nelson.
  • Due to two rounds and no one scoring in the "Yankin' My Chain" elimination, Nelson’s round against Darrell was a draw and Nelson won by default. However, he did not earn a grenade.
  • Nicole Z. had hurt her ankle during the Final Challenge, and was deemed unable to continue. Therefore, she was automatically in the Bottom Four.

Ring progress

Contestants Episodes
1 2/3 3/4 4/5 6/7 7/8 8/9 9/10 11 12 12/13 13 Finale
Cara Maria SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Zach SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE SECOND
Kyle SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Kailah SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RING WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN FOURTH
Kam SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RING SAFE WIN RING RING SAFE SAFE BOTTOM FOUR
Leroy SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RING BOTTOM FOUR
Tony SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN BOTTOM FOUR
Nicole Z. SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE BOTTOM FOUR
Brad SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RING WIN SAFE WIN RING WIN SAFE OUT
Nelson SAFE RING SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RING SAFE SAFE OUT
Devin SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RING SAFE WIN OUT
Jemmye SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
Natalie SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE N/A SAFE WIN WIN WIN OUT
Britni SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Kayleigh SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE QUIT
Bananas SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN OUT
Marie SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Joss WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Veronica SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Shane SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Sylvia SAFE SAFE SAFE RING N/A OUT
Victor SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Melissa SAFE SAFE RING OUT
Alicia SAFE SAFE OUT
Cory SAFE OUT
Eddie SAFE QUIT
Nicole R. OUT
Rogan OUT
Competition
     The contestant won the final challenge.
     The contestant did not win the final challenge.
     The contestant lost Stage 1 in the final challenge, and did not win any money.
     The contestant won the challenge and was part of the Troika.
     The contestant placed in the Top 3 in the challenge and was part of the Troika.
     The contestant won the challenge but was not part of the Troika.
     The contestant was not selected for the elimination round.
     The contestant was nominated by the Troika for the Inquisition but not selected for the elimination round.
     The contestant won the Ring.
     The contestant won against the “Mercenary” in the Ring.
     The contestant's elimination against the "Mercenary" was declared a draw.
     The contestant lost the Ring and was eliminated.
     The contestant lost the Ring against the “Mercenary” and was eliminated.
     The contestant was eliminated at the challenge.
     The contestant was removed from the competition due to injury/illness.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.

Bank progress

Every player is given their own individual bank account, similar to The Ruins, and may earn money by winning challenges. Instead of an eliminated player's account going to the player that eliminated them, it will go to the winner.

Contestants Episodes
1 2/3 3/4 4/5 6/7 7/8 8/9 9/10 11 12 12/13 13 Finale
Cara Maria $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500 $8,750 $8,750 $8,750 $8,750 $8,750 $8,750 $378,750
Zach $0 $0 $0 $8,000 $13,000 $13,000 $13,000 $16,125 $21,125 $24,876 $37,376 $37,376 $75,000
Kyle $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $7,500 $7,500 $10,625 $10,625 $10,625 $10,625 $10,625 $20,625
Kailah $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $8,125 $8,125 $8,125 $8,125 $20,625 $25,625
Kam $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,125 $3,125 $3,125 $19,196 $19,196 $0
Leroy $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Tony $0 $0 $0 $8,000 $13,000 $15,500 $15,500 $18,625 $23,625 $27,196 $27,196 $39,696 $0
Nicole Z. $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500 $2,500 $5,625 $10,625 $14,196 $26,696 $26,696 $0
Brad $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500 $2,500 $5,625 $5,625 $9,196 $9,196 $9,196
Nelson $0 $0 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $11,250 $11,250 $11,250 $11,250 $11,250 11,250
Devin $0 $0 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $16,071 $0
Jemmye $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $6,071 $6,071
Natalie $0 $0 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $15,000 $21,250 $24,375 $29,375 $32,946
Britni $0 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $17,500
Kayleigh $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Bananas $0 $12,500 $12,500 $12,500 $17,500 $20,000 $26,250 $26,250
Marie $0 $0 $0 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 8,000
Joss $25,000 $25,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000
Veronica $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Shane $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Sylvia $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Victor $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Melissa $0 $0 $0 $0
Alicia $0 $0 $0
Cory $0 $0
Eddie $0 $0
Nicole R. $0
Rogan $0

Total added for Winner: $221,801

Grenades

Grenades are punishments that the elimination winner can put upon any player of their choice.

Ring Winner(s) Grenade Victim(s)
Balls of Fire Nelson Cash
(Take $5,000 from any player’s bank.)
Joss
Chain Reaction Melissa Team Up
(Pick the teams for the challenge.)
N/A
Oil and Water Sylvia N/A
Troubled Water Brad Time Crunch
(Add time to a player's team's time.)
Kam
(Blue Team)
Crazy 8 Kam Lube Up
(Lube up any player of their choice for the challenge.)
Cara Maria
Basket Case Kailah Team Up
(Pick the teams for the challenge.)
N/A
Not So Bright Devin Team Up
(Pick the teams for the challenge.)
N/A
Yankin' My Chain Brad Tied Up
(Tie a player’s ankles together)
Kyle
Kam Time Crunch
(Add time to a player's team's time.)
Cara Maria
(Team 2)
Spanish Torture Kam Cash
(Take all of a player's money.)
Devin

Note: Sylvia did not participate in the "Gasping for Air" challenge, therefore she was unable to use her grenade.

Note: Because Nelson's round against Darrell in the "Yankin' My Chain" elimination was a draw, Nelson was unable to receive a grenade.

Episode guide

Episode Air date Viewers (in millions)
1 "When Worlds Collide" January 2, 2018 0.89
2 "The Power of Three" January 9, 2018 0.87
3 "#Banatalie" January 16, 2018 1.02
4 "Pizzagate" January 23, 2018 0.74
5 "Guilty by Association" January 30, 2018 0.92
6 "Notes on a Scandal" February 6, 2018 0.82
7 "Pulling the Strings" February 13, 2018 0.83
8 "Mercaneries of Mayhem" February 20, 2018 0.88
9 "Baskets of Deplorables" February 27, 2018 0.84
10 "Rumor Has It" March 6, 2018 0.77
11 "It's Britni, Bitch" March 13, 2018 0.83
12 "Help Me, Rhonda" March 20, 2018 0.75
13 "Czechmate" March 27, 2018 0.83
14 "Vendettas Never Die" April 3, 2018 0.90

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Trivia

  • Vendettas is the first season to be broadcast on MTV UK.

Trailers