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Minecraft Survivor: Ivory Coast
Survivor-3-Logo-BG
Season 3
Filming Location Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Season Run October 18, 2017 - January 26, 2018
Filming Dates September 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Survivors 15
Winner SoonerOrLater
Runner(s)-up _Ayda_
ShadowMasterxX7
Tribes Ananas
Sang
Diamant
Vainqueur
Returnees Infernox0 (6)
Jacaljt10 (6)
EchoMaster22 (6)
Gamer888 (6)
SoonerOrLater (6)
Opening Sequence
Minecraft Survivor Season 3 Intro

Minecraft Survivor Season 3 Intro

Series Chronology
Previous Season Minecraft Survivor: Roraima
Next Season Minecraft Survivor: Ha Long
DVD Cover
S3DvDCover

Minecraft Survivor: Ivory Coast, also known as Minecraft Survivor: Ivory Coast - Invasion, is the third season of Minecraft Survivor. It premiered on October 18, 2017.

Production

Billed to look like the season had 10 new players with 2 returning players from previous seasons, this season of Minecraft Survivor actually had 15 cast members of 10 new players and 5 returning players. 2 tribes of new players, Sang and Ananas, were created with 5 players each. For the first time in Minecraft Survivor history, a third tribe was introduced, Diamant, that was composed with 5 returning players from  Minecraft Survivor: Sherwood and Minecraft Survivor: Roraima. The game lasted 32 days, but if a contestant had leave for an emergency, the game would continue on and Tribal Council would not take place.

The production crew was made of:
EliteChris35 - Presenter
KillerKilp - Camera-Man
KillerMemeStar - Camera-Man
Beybaktube10 - Camera-Man
DrDunkinstein - Casting Director & Builder
AussieRosalina - Challenge Director & Builder
Sinuar - Medical
SaintStreet - Cast Renders
SoonerOrLater - DVD Cover

Twists/Changes

  • Immediate Individual Immunity Necklaces: As a callback to Minecraft Survivor: Sherwood and Minecraft Survivor: Roraima, castaways had an opportunity to fight for only one individual immunity at their tribe's first Tribal Council during the Day 1 challenge.
  • Hidden Immunity Idols: Their purpose is to nullify all votes cast against the holder when he or she chooses to play it. There were three hidden immunity idols hidden at each camp for players to find before the merge. Another hidden immunity idol was hidden at the merge after the shelter was created by the tribe.
  • Double Tribal Council: On Day 8, the three tribes vied for a single, tribe immunity idol. The losing two tribes would go to Tribal Council, and each vote one of their own off.
  • Returning Players: For the first time in Minecraft Survivor history, a tribe will consist of fan-favorites from previous seasons.
  • Tribe Switch: On Day 10, the Ananas tribe disbanded. Two tribe captains would be randomly selected, and a schoolyard pick would determine the tribes, leaving the odd person out to a one-time exile.
  • One-Time Exile: During the tribe switch, ten people would be assigned to either Sang or Diamant, leaving one person without a tribe. That person would be sent to the former Ananas camp, where they would be ineligible for the next vote, and would join the losing tribe the next day.
  • Three Tribes: Another first for this season is the twist of separating castaways into three separate tribes. Each tribe will have 5 members, and one of the tribes will be a tribe of fan-favorite returnees.
  • Blood DiamondsThis is a never-before-seen twist. At Final 7, a blood diamond was hidden at tribal, which allows one player to cast an extra vote against another one of their tribemates. The caviat is that if it isn't played at the next tribal the owner visits, then the owner has a vote casted against them during the following tribal. Another blood diamond could be traded for at a nearby village from the Final 6 reward.
  • Expanded Jury: The last 8 members voted out of the game composed the jury at Final Tribal Council.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
BunboyS1
Bunboy
Bunboy11
Sherwood
Diamant
1st Voted Out
Day 3
4
AquaticS3
Aquatic
AquaticDolphin
Anthropologist
Ananas
2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3
SandstoneS3
Sandstone
SandstoneAspect
Pre-University Student
Ananas
3rd Voted Out
Day 8
3
NickS3
Nick
NickTheTrickster
Lawn Mower
Sang
4th Voted Out
Day 8
3
InfernoxS3
Infernox
Infernox0
Chemist
Sang Sang
5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 12
4
MillerS1
Miller
notafurryguys
Sherwood
Diamant Sang
6th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 15
4
DizzyS1
Dizzy
DizzyPunchJustin
Sherwood
Diamant Diamant Vainqueur
7th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 18
4
JacalS2
Jacal
Jacaljt10
Roraima
Diamant Sang
8th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 20
6
DimS3
Dim
dimentioditto
Internet Troll
Sang Sang1
9th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 23
9
JaidenS3
Jaiden
SpaceCat09
Artist
Sang Sang
10th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 26
7
EchoS2
Echo
EchoMaster22
Roraima
Diamant Sang
11th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 28
5
GamerS3
Gamer
Gamer888
Honey Bee Queen
Ananas Diamant
12th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 30
7
DerpyS3
Derpy
ShadowMasterxX7
Weeaboo
Ananas Diamant Runners-Up 4
AydaS3
Ayda
_Ayda_
Teletubby Lover
Ananas Diamant 5
SoonerS3
Sooner
SoonerOrLater
Electrical Engineer
Sang Diamant Sole Survivor 2

Notes:
^1 Dim was not chosen during the schoolyard pick. He joined Sang after Infernox's vote-off.

Season Summary

At the marooning, it was revealed that 5 returnees would be playing against all the new-contestants. During camplife, Sang tribe saw two major alliances form: one between Infernox and Nick, and another between Dim and Sooner. At Ananas, all the castaways began meeting each other, developing friendships and scattered alliances. At Diamant, the returnees were beginning to become tiresome of Bunboy's wild antics, causing them to have much dislike over his personality at camp. At the Day 3 immunity challenge, Diamant, despite having the returnee-advantage, lost, causing them to go to the season's first Tribal Council. With much dislike towards Bunboy, the rest of the returnees decided to vote him out, making him the first person voted out of Minecraft Survivor: Ivory Coast.

On Day 5, the tribes participated in a reward challenge that was based on an archery-type activity. The tribes with the top two scores received one of two rewards: an advantage in the next immunity challenge or a clue to the hidden immunity idol back at each tribe's camp. With Sang lacking in their sharpshooting skills, Diamant and Ananas won and received the advantages. Diamant, choosing the advantage in the next immunity challenge, split up to find the idol, despite not having the clue. With a lot of time spent searching, Jacal found the idol successfully. Ananas, despite having the clue, did not find the idol. On Day 6, the tribes competed in the second immunity challenge. With the advantage, the Diamant tribe and the Sang tribe were able to conquer and win the challenge, making them immune from Tribal Council. After the challenge, the Ananas tribe immediately split into chaos as many alliances were formed. Gamer and Ayda aimed to vote out AquaticDolphin, for his sneaky-behavior, while Sandstone and AquaticDolphin were wanting to vote out Gamer for his beloved social-skills. Derpy was the swing vote. At Tribal, a shocking turn of events occurred where AquaticDolphin stood up at the tribe discussion and accidentally leaked his plans to vote out Gamer, leading most of the tribe (except Sandstone) to vote him out, making him the second castaway to be voted out of Minecraft Survivor: Ivory Coast.

Episode Guide

Episode Air date Contestants Day Challenge Challenge/Plan Prize Description Winner Eliminated
1 "Welcome to Survivor!" October 18, 2017 15 1 1 Truck Marooning Reward: 1 Immunity at 1st Tribal Council, 2 Idol clues 1st person to get the immunity necklace earns immunity from 1st Tribal Council. Jacal Bunboy
2 Camplife -- --
3 2 Slopes and Ropes 2 Tribe immunities 1st 2 tribes to transport 4 wool stairs to the other side and complete flow puzzle, win IC. Sang Ananas
2 "We Can't Go Back" November 6, 2017 14 4 3 Target Practice Rewards: Idol clues or 3 Diamond shovels 1st tribe to receive the highest score gets first choice on their reward. 2nd tribe gets whatever is left over. Diamant Ananas Aquatic
5 Camplife -- --
6 4 Totem Sand Dig 2 Tribe immunities 1st 2 tribes to find and stack blocks in a specific order and have all members stand on a tower, win IC. Sang Diamant
3 "Like a Big Puzzle Piece" November 27, 2017 13 7 Camplife -- -- Sandstone
8 5 Leading the Blind 1 Tribe immunity 1 tribe to build rail puzzle and shoot 3 light targets (1 person per target), wins IC. Diamant Nick
4 "Burp the ABC's" December 7, 2017 11 9 Camplife -- -- Infernox
10 Tribe Swap -- --
11 Camplife -- --
12 6 Flips and Tricks Tribe immunity 1st person to turn all their lights on scores for their tribe. 1st tribe to score 4 points wins IC. Diamant
5 "Triple Agent" December 15, 2017 10 13 Camplife -- -- Miller
14 Camplife -- --
15 7 Track Tag Tribe immunity 1st person to tag someone from the other tribe on the track score for their tribe. 1st tribe to score 3 points wins IC. Diamant
6 "It's Gonna Be Random" December 27, 2017 9 16 Camplife -- -- Dizzy
17 Merge Meetup -- --
18 8 What Wool It Be? Individual immunity 1st person to stack 7 wool, wins IC. Echo
7 "We Don't Wanna Look Like Minions" January 5, 2018 8 19 Camplife -- -- Jacal
20 9 Counting Sheets Individual immunity 1st person to collect and count sheets from 1 to 50, wins IC. Echo
8 "The Blood You Seek" January 11, 2018 7 21 Camplife -- -- Dim
22 Camplife -- --
23 10

Hop Till You Drop

Individual immunity Last person hopping between his/her platform, wins IC. Sooner
9 "My Head Hurts" January 20, 2018 6 24 11 Touchy Subjects Reward: Visit a Village Answering in the majority earns one chop for a player. Last person standing wins RC. Gamer
[Ayda]
Jaiden
25 Camplife -- --
26 12 The Amazing Ripoff Individual immunity 5 races: last place each race gets eliminated. Last person standing wins IC. Gamer
10 "Oh, That's Definitely Blood" January 26, 2018 5 27 Camplife -- -- Echo
28 13 Step It Up Individual immunity 1st person to correctly replicate 3 staircases and move a gold block to the end, wins IC. Gamer
29 Camplife -- -- Gamer
30 14 Ladder Bow Endurance Individual immunity Last person to stay on their ladder with a bow pulled at full strength, wins IC. Sooner
31 Camplife -- --
32 15 Final Tribal Council Wins Season 3 8 jury votes, whoever gets the most wins Season 3. Derpy
Ayda
Sooner
Reunion Show January 27, 2018 The cast reunites, reminiscing the events that took place in Minecraft Survivor: Ivory Coast.

Key:

  • RC = Reward Challenge
  • IC = Immunity Challenge

Voting History

Minecraft Survivor: Ivory Coast Voting History
Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Eliminated:
BunboyS1
Bunboy
AquaticS3
Aquatic
SandstoneS3
Sandstone
NickS3
Nick
InfernoxS3
Infernox
MillerS1
Miller
DizzyS1
Dizzy
JacalS2
Jacal
DimS3
Dim
JaidenS3
Jaiden
EchoS2
Echo
GamerS3
Gamer
DerpyS3
Derpy
AydaS3
Ayda
SoonerS3
Sooner
Vote: 4-1 3-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-1 4-2-1-02 4-2-2 4-2-1-13 5-1-1-04,5 3-2 3-1 6-1-1
Sooner Nick Derpy Jacal Dim Jaiden Ayda Gamer Jury Vote
Ayda Aquatic Sandstone Dizzy Sooner Jaiden Jaiden Echo Gamer
Jaiden
Derpy Aquatic Sandstone Jacal Jacal Dim Jaiden Echo Gamer
Gamer Aquatic Sandstone Dizzy Sooner Dim Jaiden Echo Ayda Sooner
Echo Bunboy Infernox Miller Gamer Dim Dim Derpy Ayda Derpy
Jaiden Dim Infernox Miller Dizzy Jacal Derpy Ayda Sooner
Derpy
Dim Nick Exiled1 Miller Jacal Jacal Echo Sooner
Jacal Bunboy Infernox Miller Dizzy Dim Sooner
Dizzy Bunboy Gamer Ayda
Miller Bunboy Infernox Dim Sooner
Infernox Nick Jaiden Sooner
Nick Dim
Sandstone Gamer Ayda
Aquatic Gamer
Bunboy Echo

Notes:
^1 Dim was not chosen during the schoolyard pick. He joined Sang after Infernox's vote-off.
^2 Jacal played a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore 2 votes cast against him were negated.
^3 Jaiden played a Blood Diamond on Derpy, cursing one extra vote against him cast by her.
^4 Ayda played a Blood Diamond on Jaiden, cursing one extra vote against her cast by Ayda.
^5 Echo played a Hidden Immunity Idol, but no votes were cast against him.

Trivia

  • This season of Minecraft Survivor is similar to the U.S. version of Survivor:
    • It is like Survivor: Africa because they are both the third seasons of their respective series and each location have distinct features of a savanna such as lighter-colored grass and wide-roofed trees.
  • The pre-merge tribe names "Sang" and "Ananas" come from the French-derived words relating to the culture of the Ivory Coast.
    • Sang is a shortened form of "sanguine", which is the French word for "blood".
    • Ananas is the French word for "pineapple", a common export of the Ivory Coast.
    • Diamant is the French word for "diamond".
  • The merged tribe name "Vanqueur" comes from the French word for "vanquisher" or "conqueror".
  • This is the first season to start with 3 tribes.
  • All 3 original tribes had 3 members reach the merge.
  • This is the first season to feature Blood Diamonds.
    • As a result, this is also the first season to have one person cast two votes in one Tribal Council.
  • This is the third season in a row with no successful idol plays.
  • This is the first season with no one leaving the game prematurely.
  • Sooner got 6 of the 8 jury votes to win and had just 2 votes cast against him throughout the season, making Sooner's game the closest to a perfect game so far.
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