HQ Trivia hosts final drunken quiz after investors pull plug: 'My dogs are going to starve!'
The app sensation has drawn millions of players and awarded $6m in prize money
Online quiz app HQ Trivia, which at its peak was played by more than 2 million people a day, has hosted its last game – with inebriated hosts awarding a total prize pool of only US$5.Described as a “final drunken hurrah”, the app’s last broadcast was watched by 28,000 people after the company told employees last Friday it would shut down due to lack of funding. 📷 From first kiss to unfollowing – culture that sums up love in 2020 Read more Launched in 2017, HQ Trivia drew millions of players with a format where a live host asked trivia questions and cracked jokes in a 15-minute quiz. Players around the world answered a series of increasingly difficult questions, with winners splitting a shared prize pool that rose as high as US$400,000.However, on Saturday the app hosted its final game, with a princely $5 prize from host Matt Richards’ own pocket eventually split by 523 contestants.Hosts Richards and Anna Roisman drank as they asked viewers to hire them and the other laid-off staff, and briefly sang a modified version of the song Memory from Cats. The final question, earning each winner 0.95 US cents, was: “What does Subway call its employees?”“Send me a Venmo request,” Richards said. “And I will send you your fraction of a penny.”“Sell your iPhone,” Roisman said. “No,” said Richards. “I need it.”