The OTEV curse lives on after Tyler’s ‘Big Brother 20’ loss

OTEV giveth, OTEV taketh away. Or really, it was Rockstar giveth, OTEV taketh away. No OTEV winner has gone on to win “Big Brother,” and Tyler‘s second place finish on Season 20 on Wednesday means the OTEV curse is alive and well.

OTEV was introduced in Season 7 and the legendary Veto comp has been played every season since except for Season 10. Dan won Season 10 and would win OTEV in Season 14, but came in second to Ian that go-around. But would Dan still have won Season 10 had there been OTEV and he had won it? Did he win because there wasn’t OTEV? We’ll never know.

Here are all the OTEV winners:

Season 7: Janelle
Season 8: Eric
Season 9: Ryan
Season 11: Jeff
Season 12: Enzo
Season 13: Adam
Season 14: Dan
Season 15: Elissa
Season 16: Zach
Season 17: Liz
Season 18: Michelle
Season 19: Mark
Season 20: Tyler

SEE 6 reasons why Tyler lost ‘Big Brother 20’ to Kaycee

Last month, 78 percent of our readers felt that Tyler would be the one to break the OTEV curse. He was still controlling the game at that point, before Kaycee started stepping up and crushing comps, and it also felt a bit destined. He should’ve lost OTEV twice, but Rockstar stupidly told him the correct answer in the penultimate round, allowing him to go back and get the right one. And then she brought back the wrong answer in the final round, while he had the correct one. Two close calls in one comp? It was meant to be.

His OTEV victory felt like one of those tight games a team wins in the playoffs that propels it to win the championship, but alas, maybe Tyler used up all his luck there. At least he’s in great company with some “Big Brother” icons who were also doomed by OTEV.

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