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Ep.8: "This Is Where the Battle Begins"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: April 2, 2020
Survivor: Winners at War Episode 8 boxscore

Filmed: June 9-11, 2019 |  Aired: April 1, 2020
Tyson wins re-entry challenge
Denise, Jeremy win IC
Wendell out, 9-3

 

  • Ep.8 EoE spending spree: Rob and Natalie each buy an idol and an advantage (Rob uses Amber's token). Rest buy one advantage, except Yul, Parv, and Amber.
  • Ep.8 Reward challenge: "Back in the Saddle" - Tyson wins, re-enters the game.
  • Ep.8 Immunity: "Get a Grip" - Denise and Jeremy win immunity, each gets a fire token as well.
  • Ep.8 voted out: Wendell out, 9-3 over Adam.

 

Episode 8 scoring notes

Notes:

- The re-entry challenge: The broadcast version only showed one ball being placed, but as in Edge of Extinction, it was actually to two balls. There were multiple shots with Tyson's second ball visible, but in none of those were any of the other snakes visible. So it's impossible to know who was actually second, or if it was even close. As such, everyone else tied for second.

 

Vote count:

- Wendell received 9 votes, from Adam, Ben, Denise, Jeremy, Kim, Sarah, Sophie, Tony, and Tyson (voted out, 9-3).

- Adam received 3 vote, from Michele, Nick, and Wendell.

Episode 8 boxscore - challenges
Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge  
Contestant ChW ChA Plc % fin ChW ChA Plc % fin MPF
Denise - - - - 1 1 1 1.00 100%
Jeremy - - - - 1 1 1 1.00 100%
Nick - - - - 0 1 2 0.86 86%
Kim - - - - 0 1 2 0.80 80%
Ben - - - - 0 1 3 0.71 71%
Tyson 1 1 1 1.00 0 1 6 0.29 64%
Sophie - - - - 0 1 3 0.60 60%
Tony - - - - 0 1 3 0.57 57%
Wendell - - - - 0 1 5 0.43 43%
Sarah - - - - 0 1 4 0.40 40%
Michele - - - - 0 1 5 0.20 20%
Adam - - - - 0 1 7 0.14 14%
Yul 0 1 t-2 0.50 - - - - 50%
Parvati 0 1 t-2 0.50 - - - - 50%
Rob 0 1 t-2 0.50 - - - - 50%
Ethan 0 1 t-2 0.50 - - - - 50%
Danni 0 1 t-2 0.50 - - - - 50%
Amber 0 1 t-2 0.50 - - - - 50%
Natalie 0 1 t-2 0.50 - - - - 50%
Episode 8 boxscore - Tribal Council
Tribal council stats Fire
Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA tokens SurvSc SurvAv
Ben 1 - 12 1 1 1.40 8.00
Sophie 1 - 12 1 2 1.18 6.34
Denise 1 - 12 1 2 1.57 6.15
Jeremy 1 - 12 1 2 1.18 5.68
Sarah 1 - 12 1 1 1.17 5.29
Michele 0 - 12 1 4 0.73 4.08
Tony 1 - 12 1 1 0.72 4.06
Nick 1 - 12 1 3 0.85 3.46
Kim 1 - 12 1 1 0.94 3.19
Adam 1 3 12 1 1 1.16 3.04
Tyson 1 - 12 1 0 1.11 3.03
Wendell 0 9 12 1 0 1.00 2.06
Yul - - - - 0 0.98 3.66
Parvati - - - - 0 0.68 2.01
Rob - - - - 0 0.61 2.00
Ethan - - - - 0 0.69 2.44
Danni - - - - 0 0.37 1.28
Amber - - - - 0 -0.52 0.10
Natalie - - - - 0 -0.70 0.00
Sandra - - - - -- 0.95 4.04
Glossary of terms
  • Challenge stats
    • ChW: Challenge Wins. For tribal challenges, a contestant earns a fraction of 1 win, depending on if they participated (no points for sitting out). So in a five-person tribe's win, each participant gets (1/5) of a point, or 0.2 points. Duels (or individual RCs as in Ep1) at Redemption Island count as half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge wins count as a full point.
    • ChA: Challenge Appearances. Used to calculate ChW%. Fractional for tribal challenges (same as ChW), except sit-outs get charged for an appearance, because they could have participated.
    • ChW%: Challenge Win%. Simply, ChW% = ChW / ChA.
    • SO: The number of times a contestant sat out of a challenge.
  • Tribal Council stats
    • VFB: Votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie). Special case: In a final three TC, where only one vote is cast (by the F3 IC winner), only that vote counts.
    • VAP: Votes Against the Player. The total number of tribal council votes cast against the contestant. Again, only initial votes count (no penalty for revotes), and here a hidden immunity idol (if played) erases the votes. In the special case of a final three tribal council above, only the F3 bootee receives a vote against.
    • TotV: Total votes cast during the tribal councils the player has attended (again, only initial votes count). Used to adjust for different vote totals as tribes shrink.
    • TCA: Tribal council appearances. The number of times a contestant has attended tribal council (at which they voted).
    • TC%: Tribal Council percent. Attempts to reward voting for the bootee (which players controlling the vote almost always do), while punishing receiving votes yourself. The formula is: TC% = [VFB - (VAP/TotV)] / TCA.
    • wTCR: weighted Tribal Council Ratio. Very similar in intent to TC%, but calculated as a ratio of VFB to VAP, while also scaling to a uniform number of TC appearances. The formula is as follows: wTCR =2* [VFB / (4+VAP)] x (14/TCA). I originally tried (1+VAP) to avoid dividing by zero, but this overly rewarded getting zero votes against relative to just one vote against, which seemed silly. (4+VAP) scaled that effect back comfortably. 14 was used as the scaling factor for TC appearances because there are usually 14 episodes, then a final scaling factor of 2 to bring maximal scores up to roughly even with ChW and JV% high scores.
  • Jury stats
    • JVF: Number of jury votes for the contestant to win. Maximum nine (Earl Cole, Fiji), theoretically.
    • TotJ: Total number of jurors. Necessary to not punish unanimous 7-juror winners (JT Thomas, Tocantins).
    • JV%: The percent of total jury votes cast for the contestant, or Jur% = JVF/ TotJ. This number is used, raw, in SurvSc, and is scaled in SurvAv (multiplied by six) to make it similar in size to ChW and wTCR.
  • Overall scores
    • Survival Score (SurvSc). It's simply the sum of Challenge Win% (ChW%) + Tribal Council% (TC%) + Jury Vote%, for a maximum possible score of 2 (3 after the finale).
    • Survival Average (SurvAv). It's a simple sum of fractional Challenge Wins (ChW), weighted TC Ratio (wTCR), and (eventually) a weighted Jury%. The latter two max out at six points total, for a theoretical maximum score of around 18 or so.

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