Vote Matt for Sole Survivor
Oh boy. My speech. Where should I begin? I might as well start from Day 1. My strategy going into this game on Day 1 was to put most of my focus on my Social game. I wanted to start off being likable and I think I did a pretty good job of that. I had a made a few friends on the tribe, and eventually, I was included in an alliance made by Miguel. An alliance which involved Myself, Miguel, Andrea, Brian, and Jake. I already had Final 2 deals with both Brina and Jake, But I wanted a little more security, so after I was put into this alliance, I made a Final 2 deal with Linus and started building a relationship with him as well. We had a target set up for the moment we lost a competition, but we never got the chance to do anything because we kept winning somehow.
Then, we go into the swap. Im sitting on this new Sela Gineta tribe with my buddy Linus, his partner Johnny, Orange, and Andy. As soon as we get there, Andy and I hit it off. We forged an alliance and grew a nice bond with one another. From there, We created the Pedras Secas alliance involving myself, Andy, Orange, and Linus. At the time, though, I didn't really trust Orange. So I told Linus that I would be willing to work alongside him and Johnny. I then told Andy that we wanted to vote Orange out, and we did (despite the fact that I accidentally self voted. Oops). After that, Sela Gineta managed to win out the rest of the challenges and us 4 were strong going into the merge. Just prior to the merge though, I happened to find the Sela Gineta Idol.
So, Going into the merge, I have all my alliances still intact, and I felt incredibly safe until the idols started popping up. Those idols resulted in a 3 way tie at the merge between Myself, Red, and Drew. Luckily, I was able to use my relationships to save myself and vote Drew out of the game, despite Brian voting for me on the revote.
Next tribal is when things got tricky. You see, I was told my many people that Brian was the target, So, I decided that I would send my vote in early and voted for Brian. Mostly to get even after last vote. But, We go in there, and I see that the vote had flipped to Miguel. Jake had told me that he had flipped the vote at the last minute. That was when I realized that Jake had quite a bit of power. So, I started looking more into the other relationships everyone had, and what I saw was a power struggle between Jake, Brian, and Linus. I knew that if I got involved too much, I would be in trouble. So, I decided to keep my relationships strong with all 3 of them, which would keep all 3 of them from targeting me.
And then came what I considered to be my biggest move in the game. I had noticed that Andy was playing a key role in each player's games, but I also noticed that (no offense Andy) that he lacked a real personal connection with these guys. So, I used that to my advantage and swayed some people to vote for Andy. While I was doing that though, I went to Jake and told him the vote was gonna be him, which eventually resulted in him playing the Idol that I gave him earlier during my Idol Roulette game. He had lost his idol, and I was able to blindside my target. Andy going, and the idol out of play allowed me to take a good power position in the game. I became everyone's go to guy. I managed to keep up my relationships and continue strategizing with everyone left in the game.This allowed me the chance to blindside these 3 guys running the game. Voting off Linus, Brian, and eventually Jake. And then to finish the game, I used my strong relationship that I had with Andrea to vote off the last threat in the game, Red.
Now, I gotta admit. I had an absolute blast playing this game and getting to know each and every single one of you guys. You are all pretty awesome people. I cant wait to talk to you all some more once this is all said and done. Unfortunately, this is a game though where you need to backstab your friends in order to win. I did things that I hated doing. But, I made the moves anyway. I made the smartest moves that I could in order to get to where I am now. If I hurt you in some way, I am truly sorry for the things I did. I can only sit here and hope that you give me your vote to win. I believe that my game had a great balance of Social and Strategic play. I worked my butt off day in and day out. I hope you guys see that, and vote for me.
I know I probably forgot a few things, but feel free to ask me anything you'd like