HQ Trivia is back less than two months after the app was shut down
HQ Trivia is being resurrected just a bit over one month after co-founder Rus Yusupov introduced that the app was shutting down.
A push notification went out to HQ Trivia gamers letting them know a brand new sport will go dwell tonight at 9PM ET. The notification was adopted by a tweet by co-founder Rus Yusupov confirming the return.
A supply near the firm confirmed to The Verge the app is formally back, which means this isn’t only a one-off occasion. Episodes will start to air extra usually in the future, however the schedule is presently up in the air as issues are discovered. The firm has been acquired by a non-public investor who has requested to not be named, the supply additionally confirmed.
Yo. You heard??!? @hqtrivia is back tonight at 9pm jap! Download the app now! Also for those who been ready to money out, you’ll be capable of this week!
— Matt Richards (@mattwasfunny) March 30, 2020
First launched in 2017, HQ Trivia briefly grew to become considered one of the hottest day by day, dwell interactive quiz apps that discovered its participant base by way of the promise of money prizes. HQ Trivia confronted a collection of incidents that led to turmoil inside the firm, in response to CNN, together with the loss of life of co-founder Colin Kroll in December 2018.
On February 14th, Yusupov despatched an e-mail to workers letting them know that “lead investors are no longer willing to fund the company, and so effective today, HQ will cease operations and move to dissolution,” CNN reported.
Yusupov teased on Twitter in February that he was in negotiations with an organization to carry HQ back. Part of the negotiations included paying severance to the 25 staff at HQ, and paying out gamers who nonetheless had money winnings on the app.
“In its new home, we should expect HQ to go through some changes, especially to cover expenses, and be less buggy,” Yusupov tweeted on February 18th.
Tonight’s sport will embrace a public service part that addresses the unfold of the novel coronavirus, the supply added.