From Croatia, 17 American players battle it out against 17 international competitors in cutthroat challenges and brutal eliminations for a share of the $1 million prize.
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- 02:44ExclusiveS33It's All in the CastingThese original casting reels for some of The Challenge's biggest stars, including Johnny Bananas, CT, Wes and Cara Maria, proves why the show constantly pushes the limits.06/17/2019
- 08:44ExclusiveS33 E16Challenge Legends Face Off at Universal Orlando ResortDarrell, Veronica, Derrick and Emily are joined by two surprise guests in challenges set at Universal Orlando.05/22/2019
- 03:05HighlightS33 E16And the Winner Is…After enduring the longest and most grueling final in the show's history, one competitor is crowned The Challenge: War of the Worlds champion and takes home $750,000.05/22/2019
- 01:00ExclusiveS33 E5Did Hunter and Julia Hook Up?Back at the Challenge House, Hunter and Julia get to know each other.03/11/2019
- 01:34InterviewS33Who Bickered the Most?The Challenge cast exposes the teams that seem to butt heads the most.02/25/2019
- 01:50InterviewS33Meet the Veterans: JennaChallenge veteran Jenna talks making War of the Worlds her comeback season and competing alongside her longtime boyfriend Zach and best friend Nany.02/09/2019
- 01:56InterviewS33Meet the Veterans: NanyAfter taking a much-needed hiatus, six-season competitor Nany is back with a clean slate and ready to take home the Challenge crown.02/08/2019
- 02:01InterviewS33Which Prospect Would You Not Want?The veterans size up the rookies and reveal which ones they absolutely didn't want as their teammates.02/06/2019
- 02:23InterviewS33First Impressions: TheoThe cast of The Challenge: War of the Worlds knows Theo's Olympic background is not to be dismissed, but his height could be a disadvantage.02/06/2019
- 02:23InterviewS33First Impressions: ShaleenThe Veteran Challengers are struck by Shaleen's overflowing niceness but note nice girls tend to not do well on The Challenge.02/06/2019
- 02:04InterviewS33First Impressions: JoshJosh's "resting bitch face" and his "Big Brother" connections heavily influence the Veterans' assessments of him.02/06/2019
- 02:49InterviewS33First Impressions: Ashley C.The cast weighs in with their initial thoughts on Ashley C. and his muscles on top of muscles on top of muscles.02/06/2019
With over a dozen Challenge seasons of down-and-dirty game tactics under his belt, veteran CT has developed a reputation as one of the game's grittiest players. Even though he has become a master of manipulation and intimidation, CT tends to rely on playing the middle politically, which doesn't always work to his advantage.
As a former "Big Brother" champion, Josh made a name for himself on his debut season, War of the Worlds, with a larger-than-life personality and a fierce competitive spirit. Often underestimated, he has impressed his fellow competitors with his determination, but his tendency to gravitate toward in-house drama could stand in his way.
18th Season: 8 Finals, 6 Wins -- Johnny Bananas is true "Challenge" royalty, with 17 seasons and six wins under his belt including his infamous "Rivals III" victory after which he opted to take the entire $275K prize rather than split it with his partner Sarah. Notably, he hasn't made it to a final since then, though that may be more a testament to his ever-expanding list of enemies. After a brutal backstabbing sent him into an elimination upset on "Vendettas," Bananas made it to the cusp of the finals on "Final Reckoning" only to be knocked out of the game by former flame Natalie. His ultimate focus is on returning to the winner's circle and reaffirming his status as "Challenge" GOAT. In a game filled with enemies and hungry young upstarts gunning for his crown, this season may be Bananas's greatest test yet.
Bear established himself as one of the most polarizing singles on Ex On The Beach U.K. He then brought his divisive energy to The Challenge when he joined War of the Worlds. This "Big Brother" champion's ability to stir the pot could land him on everyone's hit list. He would be better off if he keeps a low profile, but that's just not his style.
"Ninja" Natalie DuranContestant
"Ninja" Natalie Duran
Besides her passion for rock climbing and epic "American Ninja Warrior" appearances, "Ninja" Natalie also holds a degree in neuroscience. After beginning her Challenge career with an impressive debut on War of the Worlds, Natalie proved her athleticism, intelligence and competitive energy make her a threat to every player regardless of experience level.
As a telenovela star, Alan is used to dealing with big personalities, so he'll have no trouble fitting in with his Challenge peers. He has his eyes on the prize, but he's also motivated by national pride. Let's hope he can make Mexico proud without resorting to duplicitous tactics.
Are You The One? alum Amanda was determined to keep her cool on Invasion of the Champions so she could help support her ailing father. This pop-off queen recognizes when she needs to cage her bravado and get focused. If she can find a way to comfortably coexist with the other competitors, she may go far in the game.
Ashley C. has what it takes to go the distance, but he has to keep that hair-trigger temper of his under lock and key. If this former British soccer player makes good use of this teamwork skills, it might be enough to keep the other competitors from waging an all-out war against him.
Veteran Ashley has a championship on her mind. Since her start on Rivals III, Ashley has become notorious for her unapologetic political tactics and her grit and determination in the game. Ashley's athleticism is all too often discounted by the other players, but time and again, she proves to be a tough competitor to beat.
Cara Maria SorbelloContestant
Cara Maria Sorbello
Cara Maria has established herself as one of the top competitors in Challenge history. She doesn't shy away from confrontation or feuds with players like Marie and Laurel. If she can keep her infamous temper under control, there's little that stands between her and the final.
With Chase, you never know who you're going to get. When this former "Bachelorette" contestant joined Ex On The Beach, he ditched his nice-guy persona and settled into something unsavory. Competing on The Challenge can't be just another reason for Chase to reinvent himself. He's going to have to rack up some wins to prove to everyone he's worthy of staying in the game.
Da'Vonne has no qualms about taking matters into her own hands. When a miscommunication issue led to her arranging the eviction of a fellow "Big Brother" contestant, the outspoken competitor showed no remorse, claiming she struck before her opponent could. With Da'Vonne, expect the unexpected. Hopefully, she'll think first before jumping to conclusions this season.
Georgia learned how grueling The Challenge could be between her on-off relationship with Bear and her dehydration on War of the Worlds, but this "Love Island U.K." alum came back for more on War of the Worlds 2. She's proven she's tougher than she lets on, but her love of partying and romance could lead to issues if she doesn't keep them under control.
This native Floridian may be a gentleman, but when the going gets tough, he often gets going -- pretty-boy looks be damned. Life has dealt him many blows over the years, so he knows a thing or two about adapting to new situations, a trait that might serve him well in the game.
Hunter is physically unmatched but falls short with puzzles and other mental-related challenges. He's also a hothead who has tried and succeeded in sabotaging the peace. If he can't keep his head in the game, he'll not only weaken his alliances, but he will find himself in the line of fire.
It's only a matter of time before Jenna scores a Challenge win. She's definitely hungry for a victory and thought she'd have an advantage when she competed on Bloodlines with her cousin Brianna. She'll have to fight tooth and nail to stay in the competition, and the baggage she carries due to her on-again, off-again relationship with fellow Challenger, Zach, could be her downfall.
João Paulo "JP" AndradeContestant
João Paulo "JP" Andrade
No one knows what to expect from JP. Maybe his degree in energy engineering will help him score a few wins. He hopes to make enough money on The Challenge to get married and shouldn't be underestimated because there's no one more determined than a man devoted to family.
Julia is trouble and -- at times -- double the trouble. This nightlife coordinator and her twin sister, Liz, pretended to be one person on "Big Brother" and took pleasure in confounding their peers, but Julia will be competing as herself on The Challenge. Only time will tell what intricate mind games she'll concoct with her partner in crime.
Challenge vet "Killa" Kam began her rookie season on Vendettas following a stint on Are You The One? Not only has Kam developed a reputation as a strong physical force in the game, she's been known to build powerful alliances and play a ruthless political game throughout her career, making her a major player to watch out for.
Kyle has not only worked his charm on the female competitors in the house, but has also used his fun-loving personality to his advantage in the game. The Geordie Shore alum has proven he has the tenacity to go far, and he isn't afraid to use political tactics to get a win.
An undeniable fan favorite, Leroy has won the hearts of fans and his housemates alike with his laid-back personality. Beginning on Rivals, the Challenge veteran has proven he can go far in the game, but his passive political approach could stand in the way of a victory.
Liz joins The Challenge with Julia, her identical twin sister who she also competed with on "Big Brother." Like her "Big Brother" brethren, Liz is a politically savvy competitor. If she can work with Julia and use the psychology of the game to her advantage, then the sky's the limit.
Mattie Lynn BreauxContestant
Mattie Lynn Breaux
Standing over 6 feet tall, Mattie can go head-to-head with the best of them -- and she has. The Party Down South alum made her Challenge debut on War of the Worlds. With any luck, her alter ego "Martha" will give her the push she needs to reach the finish line.
Spin instructor Morgan is an underdog on The Challenge because of her happy-go-lucky attitude. She is also known for her undercover gameplay, and if she can use her covert strategies to reach the final, the probability of an upset is high.
Bold and brazen Nany is more fired up than ever. The Challenge veteran has her eyes on the prize. If Nany can keep her focus and steer clear of in-house drama, she could find herself in the running for a win.
As a former NFL cheerleader, Natalie N. has the competitive spirit and athleticism to take her far in the game -- if she can play nice with her fellow Challengers.
Paulie entered Final Reckoning with bad blood toward his partner Natalie from their time on "Big Brother 18," then developed a rivalry with Kyle after flirting with Cara Maria and eventually starting a relationship with her that has continued through War of the Worlds and War of the Worlds 2. These two fierce players will be looking out for each other while pursuing a Challenge victory.
As a contestant on "The Bachelor Canada," Shaleen was unlucky in love, but there are plenty of opportunities for a love connection on The Challenge. This aspiring movie director is not the best at physical challenges, so she may have to do some double-dealing to secure the final cash prize. She certainly isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.
As a member of Great Britain's national track team and a former contestant on "Love Island U.K.," Theo isn't scared of competition or the spotlight. By defeating notable Challenge veterans during his seasons on War of the Worlds and War of the Worlds 2, Theo established himself as a rising star and is eager to build on his formidable start.
Former BMX rider and X Games gold medalist TJ Lavin assumed his Challenge hosting duties during The Gauntlet 2 in 2005. With over two dozen seasons under his belt, the host has made his expectations of the contestants clear -- quitting is not an option.
Turabi "Turbo" ÇamkiranContestant
Turabi "Turbo" Çamkiran
After making a name for himself through MMA, dancing and legendary performances on "Survivor: Turkey," Turbo decided to test his skills on The Challenge: War of the Worlds. Turbo lived up to every expectation and quickly became a force to be reckoned with, but he'll have to watch his back after starting a rivalry with Jordan on War of the Worlds 2.
Perhaps one of the most political players in the game, Wes has all but perfected his ability to manipulate his fellow contestants. The veteran has spent his Challenge career strengthening his alliances and working on his seedy game-play tactics. Even though he possesses the strength and determination to win, the reputation he's built throughout his tenure has made him an easy target for elimination.
After appearing on The Real World: San Diego, Zach made a strong Challenge debut with his performance on Battle of the Seasons. Zach's size and experience playing arena football make him a serious contender in any physical competition, although his hookup history has made him an easy target for players who hold a grudge. The charity he'll be playing for is Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan.
Model and Ex On The Beach U.K. alum Zahida joined The Challenge for War of the Worlds as a rookie. Her loud, flirtatious personality made her a hit with her housemates and viewers, and she surprised doubters with her skill in challenges. She hopes to use her experience from War of the Worlds and War of the Worlds 2 to become an even stronger player.