Survivor: Game Changers – Tribe Names and Divisions

Inside Survivor reveals the tribe names and divisions for next year’s all returnee season Survivor: Game Changers – The Mamanuca Islands.

A month ago, Inside Survivor revealed the full all-returnee cast for Survivor Season 34. Twenty former players are currently in Fiji battling it out for another shot at the million dollar prize money and the title of Sole Survivor. Last month we announced the title and theme of that season, Survivor: Game Changers – The Mamanuca Islands, and now we can reveal the tribe names and divisions.

Season 34 Mana Tribe.

The Mana tribe, who will wear red/blood orange, are named after Mana Island, located within the Mamanuca group of islands in Fiji. The tribe consists of Caleb Reynolds, Jeff Varner, Malcolm Freberg, Tony Vlachos, Troyzan Robertson, Aubry Bracco, Ciera Eastin, Hali Ford, Michaela Bradshaw and Sandra Diaz-Twine.

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Season 34 Nuku Tribe.

The Nuku tribe, who will wear blue, are named after the Nuku beach and resort located on Gau Island, Fiji’s fifth largest island. The tribe consists of Andrea Boehlke, Cirie Fields, Debbie Wanner, Sarah Lacina, Sierra Dawn-Thomas, Brad Culpepper, JT Thomas, Ozzy Lusth, Tai Trang and Zeke Smith.

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84 responses to “Survivor: Game Changers – Tribe Names and Divisions”

    • Most of the people with connections were separated – tony&sara, brad&cierra, Sierra&hali, Aubry&tai/debby, Tai&caleb, Sandra&JT, andrea&malcolm. I think it’s better to give this season a fresh start

  1. With the exception of Cirie to Ozzy and J.T, and Tai to Debbie none of these people have been on a tribe together.

  2. Don’t know why, but I hoped for Cirie and Aubry on the same tribe. Hope they’ll have the chance to play together. I see a Malcolm-Aubry-cierra power alliance

  3. I think this is gonna be a good season it’s kinda like 2nd chance 2 but just with 3 people who won it I think we will have a person that never won

  4. do they want Cirie to fail?? two of her enemies are on her tribe and they are the strongest men of that tribe… I don’t see how Cirie could possibly last 🙁

      • I can see Cirie aligning with Debbie but Sierra and Tai will definitely gravitate towards Brad and JT and Ozzy. Tai is a huge fan of Ozzy and Sierra and Ozzy were partnered together on TPIR and she has a history of aligning with the intolerable people of the season. It looks like a bro down with Sierra as a sixth to me 🙁 unless Brad flips on the men again

        • I see Sierra as kind of a new version of Amber. She’ll probs latch on to Ozzy. Lets pray to the Survivor gods those two dont make the finals.

    • Why are people convinced Ozzy and JT are her enemies? All of them will be coming in with a target on their back, isn’t just as possible they realise that they need to stick together in this season? These things are contextual (mind you, I should never rely on Ozzy to know what is best for him).

      • JT and Cirie should not start out on the same tribe. JT blindsided her in HvV. It’s almost the equivalent of Boston Rob and Jerri being in the same tribe in HvV after Rob played Lex to out Jerri in All-Stars. There will be a moment of revenge, you watch!

    • I don’t know if it is so deep seeded that they’ll go after her immediately. I am optimistic that she COULD be okay.

      • No Mana does they have Tony, Malcolm, and Caleb which all proved they were good at challenges. I see how you think Nuku have a better chance but they only have Ozzy and J.T… Malcolm is a more recent version of Ozzy.

      • JT and Ozzy. JT was the main person responsible for Cirie going home in Heroes/Villains, and Cirie (along with Parvati) blindsided Ozzy’s ass out (while he had an idol) in Fans/Favorites. Agreed, this is NOT an ideal setup for Cirie

  5. I’m sure that Malcolm and annoying Cierra will team together to get rid of Sandra/Tony asap. Annoying.

    • I’d want Ciera to team up with Sandra (don’t care a ton for Malcolm, so that’s whatever) but I really think that Sandra/Tony are a better duo than Malcolm/Ciera. If Tony doesn’t go after Sandra (or vice-versa) I think both of them could easily out play Malcolm/Ciera.

  6. They did not match up the athletic ability of the women very well though.

    Nuku has four women (the weak one being Cirie) that are pretty good to very good at challenges. Sierra was voted out over others because Mike was afraid she could beat him. Debbie was ok on some, good on others. Sara and Andrew were athletic.

    Mana has at least two women that are challenge liabilities in physical challenges (Sandra and Ciera). Aubry is very good at challenges. Hali is fair (although it really is hard to tell as she had challenge beast Joe Anglim on her side) and we do not know the new woman.

    The men seem matched up. Caleb with Ozzy on the other side. Malcolm with J.T. (who was great but is older now). Tai/Troi – neither great or bad – depends on the challenge. Tony/Brad – although Tony was not particularly great. The new guy/Varner.

    • I feel like Mana has the advantage with the men, and Nuku the advantage with the women. Tai is not really that great in team competitions and he is matching up with Jeff to my way of thinking, Malcolm/Caleb seem overall slightly better than Ozzy/JT (factoring in age) and Tony/Troy seem slightly better on balance than Brad/s33 male, although of course my view could change after watching s33.

  7. In Mana tribe (great name btw) I think that Jeff, Tony, Troyzan, and Sandra will be in same aliance. And on the other side there will be Malcom, Ciera, Hali, Caleb. Not sure where Aubrey and other girl will end up.

    In Nuku tribe, I think that big surprise will be aliance between Cirie and JT.

  8. Yup, Mana has more rootable/inoffensive people whereas in Nuku, it’s only Andrea whom I like over there, with the added detriment that the Nuku dudes are pretty much write-offs.

  9. Cirie won’t be that screwed over. If anything, she will want vengeance on JT for flipping on her in HvV. The only people she really has to be worried about is Ozzy, Andrea, and the season 33 guy. I don’t know if she can make it all the way to the end, but she isn’t as hopeless as one might think.

  10. I would really like Aubry, Malcolm, and Caleb to align but I so fear that Malcolm and Caleb are so screwed. I hope I am wrong about that!

  11. I wish they banned themselves, temporarily, from so regularly making the starting tribes primary colours exclusively, or secondary colours exclusively. Cambodia mixed tribal colours up a little nicely with pink, teal and yellow. Lets hope if they revisit the ‘Angkor’ concept in this game that the equivalent tribe is NOT yellow on this season – perhaps a pale purple or brown or something. Or lets hope that Mana is more orange than it appears here, because Orange and Blue would work.

    Really bored with the red/blue/yellow colour scheme over and over.

    On the other hand – Mana is my tribe right now. Hoping the girls stick together and bring in Jeff, I could see guys like Troy and Tony being in immediate trouble on that tribe. But I also get the feeling like it will be the tribe that meshes a little more. Hope Cirie manages to make it to the merge on the other tribe, it’s really hard to see how things might play out with that mix of people. Can’t wait to see how Ozzy copes with Debbie! I could see this being the season where Ozzy doesn’t make the merge.

  12. MANA TRIBE
    a.k.a The guys Vs Sandra+Ciera sasszzz
    Tony and Aubrey will probably work together. Vaner and Troyzan will probably try to get in majority and get in control. I hope they put Varner, Tony and Troyzan in the same tribe, so they’ll try to get rid of each other, and leave Sandra alone hahaha

    meanwhile in NUKU TRIBE
    the girls seams more peaceful, and Brad and Tai are the most aggravating, but Brad seems tolerable, he’ll probably slide more quietly now. Ozzy will probably talk and talk until they lost their first immunity and get rid of him, I hope not.

    I just want Ozzy, Malcolm, Andrea, Ciera, Sandra, and Caleb to reach the merge.

    • the price is right “models” will probably align with each other, Sierra should spray insecticide before Ozzy can rub in anyway possible his latino charm all over her, pretty much like what he did on that red car. *and amanda*

  13. I am pulling for Ozzy, Cirie, Andrea and Malcolm they were so darn close before ugggh. I hope they team up and Cirie doesn’t make the same mistake she made on H vs. V. If you get rid of the athletes you will go to tribal everytime and dwindle. I would love to see this final four with a final two of any combination, would be sweet.
    – Tai was close too, but I don’t think he could win with a returnee jury.

  14. I am happy Sandra is playing again, but I feel she has a lot to lose legacy wise. If she doesn’t care about her legacy (very possible) then great. She is a great player and has a shot at a million dollars. But, if she does care about her legacy then adding a loss to that perfect record will hurt. Her 2 wins are not the most respected, so if she does not do well this season (very possible as she will be seen as a target) the is Sandra actually good questions will grow.

    • People who question Sandra’s 2 (!!!) wins are just bitter, honestly. HvV is considered one of the top seasons of Survivor & she pulled that W over Russell and Parv. It’s amazing to me that people consider Boston Rob, who took multiple tries to win and only won on a season catered to him, a great player yet they will question whether Sandra is a good player. This isn’t meant as an attack on you at all, because you’re voicing what I believe a lot of people are thinking (in terms of her losing a legacy), but I just don’t think it’s true. Sandra will always, no matter who comes up next to be a two-time winner, will the first person to have won the game twice. Nothing is going to change that. The fact that there is even a lingering doubt in anyone’s mind as to whether she’s good is absolutely nuts!! If she goes out early in Game Changers it’s because they saw her as a huge threat (which she is) and not because she’s a bad player.

      • Absolutely agree. You can maybe luck into 1 win. You can’t luck into 2. If she goes out early next season, as I expect she will, she is still no question in my mind an incredible player. Her legacy will still be a great one, but 2 wins in 2 tries sounds better than 2 wins and an 11th place in 3 tries for example. It will hurt her legacy in my opinion, but nothing could remove it.

      • I don’t disagree that Sandra is a great player and earned her victories but I disagree that BR’s win season was catered to him. Rob was a late replacement for Richard Hatch. I guess you think they changed up the whole cast in the last 3 weeks before the season started?

  15. “In my first seaon I played with Kass and in this season with Sandra, its a same thing Jeff, same thing” imagine that in Tony’s voice.

  16. Mana is def my tribe. Would LOVE to see Varner, Aubry, Ciera, Micheala or Malcolm win. I actually love everyone on that tribe.
    The Nuku tribe sucks…
    To be honest….Anyone but Ozzy winning would be allright

  17. Yawn. Happy to see returners like Michaela, Caleb and Tony who’ve only played once before. Really don’t care to see people come back again and again though. I might cheer up if Ozzy’s the first boot.

  18. I am going to go with a dark horse this season and make the bold prediction that Sarah will actually win Survivor. She seems like she can learn from her mistakes quickly and showed great observation skills (minus her blindside). If she can just stick to her guns, I could see her allying with the right people and making a deep run.

  19. Why the HELL is Russell Hantz not on this season?! Are the Survivor mucky mucks afraid of high ratings and strategic players? Russell should be on Game Changers because he is the ultimate Game Changer. Stop continuing to choose players that can be physical threats alone, ones that truly only dream and aspire to be Russell the Ultimate Game Changer. You know he raised the bar!

    #BRINGRUSSELLHANTZBACK

  20. I do agree with some of your points about how juries seem to take part in group think at times (I think this is more a result of the larger jury than anything else – 10 people is too much). But according to the jurors in exit interviews, none of them knew about Adam’s story (apart from Jay obviously), until he revealed it at FTC. They were planning to vote for him even before that.

  21. She appears to be in a tough spot going in. It would be interesting to see if she plots to pit Ozzie and JT against each other.

  22. Cant wait for this season it should be brillant delighted see tony one my favourite players play the game again. For me both tribes are brillant but if they don’t get sandra out on her tribe asap then there something wrong with them two time winner makes it to the end she automatically wins in my book. The non winners should make pact to get rid of previous winners that be my angle if I was on either tribe be gunning for previous winners. Anyone have any idea the theme for 35 I take it that be all new players

  23. Please have Jay back For season 35 you need to him back why he still wants to play He could win next time you should give players like that a second chance

  24. I think JT, Ozzy & Culpepper are the first three out, easy bet. That is if they lose a challenge, which might not happen depending upon Andrea (which I’m thinking is their only good puzzle solver, maybe Debbie or Zeke is all right on puzzles too). Tai and Zeke will connect right away and Cirie will grab on to that along with a few of the other women. Those three guys are screwed. Overall, I predict Malcolm, Aubry and Ciera forming a strong bond (Varner hopefully gets into that mix as well and goes a long way) and going to the end and a very close final vote Malcolm beating Aubry. But it’s Survivor and it could go a million different ways. I would Love to see Sandra or Tony win but with this group there’s just too many people hungry for the win that would let that happen. We’ll see, can’t wait. Oh yeah, who’s Troyzan?

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