Ranking every three-time player in Survivor history

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Survivor: Winners at War
“It All Boils Down to This” – Sarah Lacina and Tony Vlachos at Tribal Council on the three-hour season finale episode of SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR, airing Wednesday, May 13th (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screen Grab/CBS Entertainment ©2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Ranking Three-Time Survivor Players – Number 2: Sarah Lacina

Sarah Lacina first played in Cagayan, where she was the first player booted at the merge and the first member of the jury. She was voted out because she was taking her swing vote role too dangerously and rubbing it in people’s faces.

When Sarah returned for Game Changers, she made it known that she was going to play like a criminal the next time around, and that she did. Her most impressive move that season was getting Sierra to give her the Legacy Advantage after she helped get Sierra voted out.

In Winners at War, Sarah played a top notch social game and had tight bonds formed with most of her fellow tribe mates (as has been mentioned in several post game interviews). Her only problem was that most people saw Tony as the one running the show while Sarah was just the second in command.

Had Sarah been able to beat Tony at fire making, she likely wins Winners at War and becomes the show’s second ever two-time winner, but she placed fourth instead. She definitely showed in Winners at War that she is one of the all-time greats.

Ranking Three-Time Survivor Players – Number 1: Tony Vlachos

Was there any surprise with this one?

Tony Vlachos is the show’s second two-time winner and the first man to win the game twice. He’s played two top five games and has a legitimate case to be the best Survivor player ever.

In Cagayan, Tony played a cutthroat game throughout, voting out people who went against him or those who posed a threat to him. He was fortunate that Woo took him to the finals (Cagayan had a final two) where he won with ease.

Even with Tony’s weak appearance on Game Changers where he came out of the gate red hot, he’d have been the clear cut top choice here for the simple fact that he’s won Survivor twice and in dominant fashion both times.

The crazy thing with Tony’s Winners at War performance is that he should have been a target immediately, but no one ever voted for him. He didn’t receive a single vote until it came time to vote for a winner. This is Tony Vlachos we’re talking about here!

The only person who tried to take Tony out was Kim, who couldn’t vote him out due to him winning immunity that round. He caught wind of Kim’s plan and booted her instead. From there, it was a straight path to the final four, where Tony knocked off Sarah in fire making and ultimately sealed the deal that he’d win the show’s biggest season ever.

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