HQ Trivia game abruptly shuts down after 14 ‘seasons’

Yusupov didn’t mention the news outright on Twitter, but he said:

He launched HQ Trivia with fellow Vine co-founder Colin Kroll in 2017. The app enjoyed tremendous popularity for a time after it launched, frequently attracting over a million players per livestreamed mobile game, perhaps because it promised the chance to win real cash prizes.

Then, in 2018, Kroll died of an apparent overdose. A few months later, original host and “quiz daddy” Scott Rogowsky left for a sports streaming network. The app also attracted cheaters, who made it hard for legit players to win any money, and had to compete with a bunch of copycats, including Facebook’s. Confetti, the social giant’s take on a livestreamed game show, only lasted for a year, showing how quickly the format’s popularity waned since HQ Trivia’s launch.

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