HQ Trivia, a quiz app that when took the world by storm by working dwell quizzes for money prizes, is formally lifeless after mother or father firm HQ shuttered its doorways.
HQ laid off its 25 employees, confirmed by a be aware acquired by CNN reporter Kerry Flynn through which CEO and founder Rus Yusupov claimed a final minute acquisition deal fell by means of. HQ’s co-founder Colin Kroll died of an unintended drug overdose in 2018.
The app broadcast one ultimate aggressive spherical on 16 February with each hosts drunkenly yelling and swearing at one another and the chat feed, as reported by TechCrunch. Former US host of HQ Trivia and its plain finest asset Scott Rogowsky tweeted a harsh evaluation of HQ’s demise:
HQ didn’t die of pure causes. It was poisoned with a deadly cocktail of incompetence, vanity, short-sightedness & sociopathic delusion. Saddened to see it lastly succumb; sadder nonetheless for the great & gifted employees abruptly left within the lurch after being gaslit and lied to.
— OTT’s Scott Rogowsky (@ScottRogowsky)
February 15, 2020
Rogowsky used his fame to leap ship early and now has a job as a broadcaster for Main League Baseball.
HQ Trivia launched in October 2017 and at its peak introduced in 2.three million concurrent gamers.