VIDEO MTV’s THE CHALLENGE: INVASION trailer is finally here

The Challenge Invasion

Fans of MTV’s The Challenge have been anxiously awaiting the new season for months. MTV recently revealed the cast, but they’ve been dragging their feet when it comes to releasing the trailer. Now, we can finally share the details!

Season 29 is called Invasion, and the premise is unlike anything we have seen before. Eighteen competitors, who have never won a Challenge before, are brought together to duke it out against “eight of the toughest competitors to ever win a Challenge title.” Essentially, it’s the underdogs vs. the champs.

The Champions:
Darrell Taylor (Road Rules: Campus Crawl)
CT (Real World Paris)
Zach Nicholas (Real World San Diego 2)
Johnny Bananas (Real World Key West)
Ashley Kelsey (Real World San Diego 2)
Cara Maria (Fresh Meat II)
Laurel Stucky (Fresh Meat II)
Camila (Spring Break Challenge)

The Underdogs:
Shane Landrum (Road Rules: Campus Crawl)
Cory Wharton (RW: Explosion)
Tony Raines (RW: Skeletons)
Bruno Bettencourt (RW: Skeletons)
Theo Bradley (RW: Bad Blood)
Dario Medrano (Are You The One? 2)
Anthony Bartolette (Are You The One? 2)
Hunter Barfield (Are You The One? 3)
Nelson Thomas (Are You The One? 3)
Marie Roda (RW: St. Thomas)
Latoya Jackson (RW: St. Thomas)
Jenna Compono (RW: Explosion)
Ashley Mitchell (RW: Explosion)
Kailah Casillas (RW: Go Big or Go Home)
Sylvia Elsrode (RW: Skeletons)
Nicole Zanatta (RW: Skeletons)
Anika Rashaun (RW: Bad Blood)
Amanda Garcia (Are You The One? 3)

Much to the dismay of hardcore Challenge fans, MTV is once again bringing back cast members from Are You the One?, but it’s not just fans at home who are bummed. Susie Meister and Mark Long vented their frustration as well. “I like some of them off camera,” Mark admitted, “just not on my show.”

***A few words in the video are NSFW so you may want to turn down your volume.

Some say this season will be an individual game, and the underdogs will be required to fight their way into The Challenge house much like Survivor.

Who do you have your money on this season?

Be sure to tune in when The Challenge: Invasion returns on February 7th at 9/8c on MTV.