- Nerd War: Similar to the previous season, two players are randomly selected as captains to initiate a schoolyard pick to separate the contestants into teams, with one player left over. The unpicked player is given the power to eliminate another contestant from the competition and take their spot. Once selected, it is revealed that "being kicked out by somebody who wasn't even on a team" is nerdier than not being picked, and the nearly-ousted contestant is declared the "nerdiest of all nerds". This contestant joins the team of their choice, winning the challenge for their team, and sends another contestant to join the losing team.
- Reward: None
- Nerd-Off: Two players compete in a game inspired by Quidditch. After correctly answering a fantasy-themed question, the players are given the chance to ride a flying broomstick down a course and throw potion vials into cauldrons of varying point value. The contestant with the highest score at the end of five rounds is safe from elimination.
After 3 hours of introductions, scheming, and planning. The nerds picked their teams. Five nerds per team, leaving one nerd left standing. A round of 'meta-game' switching had Kelsey call out Nicole as the Nerd to go home, which in turn was the final switch. Nicole wins the Nerd War and selects the winning team. Nicole picks the yellow team and sends Kelsey over to the purple team. This led the purple team being the losing team and they faced sending two teammates into the Nerd-Off the next day. But first, the teams had to pick their names.
Purple Team - Titans of Rigel
Chris - Team Captain
Yellow Team - Midas Touch Attack
Zack - Team Captain
The purple team, now called the Titans of Rigel decided to do a blind vote. Every member voted without talking to anyone else. After the votes were tallied, it was Kelsey with the most votes and was sent to the Nerd-Off by her team. The yellow team, now Midas Touch Attack voted to have Chris go into the Nerd-Off.
Kelsey and Chris took to the sky playing a version of Quidditch. Each player had to answer a fantasy based question correctly to have a chance to fly. From their NerdBolts they threw potions into cauldrons to gather the most points. Kelsey put up a good fight, but in the end it was Chris who scored the most points and was able to return to Nerdvana. The Titans of Rigel had faced their first loss and lost a member. They do not want this to happen again.
Kayla's Tidbits -
Check back soon for some stories and a take on the episode from my point of view! (KL 8/11/2015)