"There was subtle gameplay, loud gameplay, and everything in between—but very little bad gameplay," says Riley McAtee of the Season 40 premiere. "There’s just nothing else like this: Winners at War is like the NBA All-Star Game, only if the All-Star Game could include past legends and all the players actually cared. Even the quick exits of Natalie and Amber had little to do with their skill at the game. They played like former winners, but this season—quickly shaping up to be the most challenging season of Survivor ever—everyone’s a winner. And someone had to go home first."