The Sole iSurv1vor is a title held by the winner the of ORG, iSurv1vor. Being a Sole iSurv1vor requires the having the highest number of votes from the Jury or the title being awarded post-game due to an infraction of the games rules.
Currently there are twenty-eight Sole iSurv1vors, 9 women and 19 men.
Eligibility and Criteria
As there is no one definitive way to win the series as it is subjective, a Sole iSurv1vor must reach the Final Tribal Council and gain the votes of the jury to win (a group of previously eliminated players up until the start of Final Tribal Council)
At the Final Tribal Council, the finalists are to be subjected to the jury, who would either/or ask questions or make a statement to help them reach a decision as to which of the finalists is most deserving of the title of Sole iSurv1vor. All Sole iSurv1vors embody the aspect of the series tagline - Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.
Outwit: The ability to eliminate competition directly or indirectly, understanding what moves to make and the timing of said moves. This is commonly regarded as building and maintaining short term deals or even big alliances.
Outplay: More specifically the social element of the game by eliminating players yet retaining their respect should the individual reach the Final Tribal Council that the eliminated player is more inclined to vote for that person to win.
Outlast: Regarded for being the physical attribute a player can withstand, specifically their performances in challenges and having a strong willpower.
It is not uncommon for players to reach the Final Tribal Council and fall short for their behaviour beforehand. Most notably Rich from Mexico who was berated by the jury as such he acknowledged he would not win and stopped answering any further questions, though players have known to overcome their stigma and make a compelling case to win.
Overturning the Decision
In rare cases the Production Team may intervene and revoke the aforementioned title. This has only happened once twenty-four hours following the conclusion of All-Stars when Andii (who was declared the winner in a 6-3 decision over Cody) was promptly stripped of her title upon the discovery of her accessing another account privvy to in-game information and as such was able to manoeuvre the game at an unfair advantage compared to the others.
In the first fourteen seasons, the Winners were awarded the Sole iSurv1vor title with their picture on the respective forum remaining intact. From Faroe Islands the Sole iSurv1vor receives a page on the Wikia with a brief outline of their time in the game written by a member of the Production team complete with their voting history and challenge performances. A winner is given priority over other players when it comes to returning players in the event that they fit the theme or twist, or in the event that Production wish certain winners to compete again that they can bypass the application process.
From Botswana onward, the winner is given a monetary prize.