|Invasion of the Champions|
|No. of Episodes||11|
|Winners|| Frankie Grande|
Schatar "Hottie" Taylor
|Previous||Battle of the Besties|
|Next||Paradise Island II|
The Challenge: Invasion of the Champions brings together 18 Underdogs to battle across a series of contests for the chance to move out of squalor and into typical Challenge luxury, The Oasis! Just when the lucky ones get comfortable, they’ll find the game is far from over. The final crop of Underdogs will have to face down eight proven Champions for their share at the $350,000 prize. With devastating elimination rounds, truly baffling hookups and the first-ever three-day final on the way, Season 29 may just prove to be the most unpredictable and gripping yet!
The game started off with 18 Underdogs (players who have yet to win a challenge) who get dropped off a boat and onto a beach, where they were living in "The Shelter." They compete individually in challenges, followed by an elimination round.The male and female winners of the challenge would be safe from elimination, and earn their ticket to "The Oasis" — the season house. The last-place finishers of each gender automatically went straight into elimination for the first challenge.
In the second challenge, the challenge winners will choose a player of the opposite gender to go into the elimination. The remainder of the cast then voted in who goes against them for the first and second challenge. The males voted for the females, and vice versa.
In the third challenge, and the last chance to earn a ticket to the Oasis, the winners will be safe from elimination, and the two remaining players of each gender will automatically compete against each other. In the elimination, each gender will compete. The winners of the elimination round would return to the game, and earn a ticket to The Oasis. The losers of the elimination round go home. Players could not go into The Oasis until every ticket had been earned. Players who earned their ticket to the Oasis will be exempt from elimination and will not compete in challenges until the Champions enter the game.
In Episode 5, eight of the toughest champions (four male, four female) will enter the game, which will become a team competition - Underdogs vs. Champions. Each challenge will be designated as either an Underdog or a Champion elimination known as "The Fortress". The winning team will earn $10,000, $15,000, or $30,000 in their team bank account. The best performing male and female of the team designated for the challenge will then choose one player of each gender to go into the elimination. The remainder of the cast will then vote in the players who will go against the nominated players in The Fortress. The winners return to the game, and the losers are eliminated.
In the final challenge, the teams are dispersed and the money banked from the challenges are split amongst the respective team members. The remaining money in the pot is determined by final placement.
Money for finalists is split as follows:
- First Place: $100,000 each
- Second Place: $15,000 each
- Third Place: $5,000 each
Game Summary Edit
|Episode #||N/A||Winners||Fortress contestants||Fortress game||Fortress outcome|
|Last Place||Voted In||Winner||Loser|
|1||Søren||Zexion||Willam||In The Trenches||Willam||Zexion|
|Winners||Winner's pick||Voted In||Fortress game||Winner||Loser|
|2||Zeke||Frankie||Trevor||Who's Got Balls?||Frankie||Trevor|
|Fortress Team||Winners||Player's Pick||Voted In||Fortress game||Winner||Loser|
|4||Underdogs||Champions||Willam||Luke||Tuk Tuk Bang Bang||Willam||Luke|
|7||Champions||Underdogs||Dallas vs. Emcee||Balls In||Dallas||Emcee|
|Janelle vs. Theresa||Janelle||Theresa|
|Bloodbath Team||Winners||Fortress contestants||Fortress game||Winner||Loser|
|N/A||Frankie vs. Grimace vs. Søren||Inside Out||Frankie||Søren|
|Hottie vs. Jesy vs. Poppy||Hottie||Poppy|
|Fortress Team||Winners||Fortress contestants||Fortress game||Winner||Loser|
|10||Champions||Underdogs||Dallas vs. Jason||Knot So Fast||Jason||Dallas|
|Hannah vs. Janelle||Hannah||Janelle|
|Final||N/A||Frankie||2nd place: Jason, 3rd place: Grimace|
|Hottie||2nd place: Hannah, 3rd place: Jesy|
|Cast Member||The Challenges||Challenges Won||Total Money Earned|
|Ash Pollard||Invasion, Paradise Island II, Lifelines III, Cutthroat IV, Rivals III, The Duel II, Battle of the Seasons III,|
Free Agents III, The Ruins II, Lights Out III, Cutthroat V, Total Chaos, XXX: Dirty 50,
Paradise Island IV, Battle of the Sexes III, Battle Royale II
Paradise Island IV
|Ashley "Smashley"||Invasion, Paradise Island III, Champs vs. Pros II, Paradise Island IV, Champs vs. Stars, The Ruins III||Paradise Island III||$75,000|
|Janice Dickinson||Invasion, The Ruins II||none||$19,657|