HQ Trivia is being resurrected 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 reside tonight at 9PM ET. The notification was adopted by a tweet by co-founder Rus Yusupov confirming the return.
A supply near the corporate confirmed to The Verge the app is formally again, that means this isn’t only a one-off occasion. Episodes will start to air extra usually sooner or later, however the schedule is presently up within the air as issues are discovered., The corporate has been acquired by a non-public investor who has requested to not be named, the supply additionally confirmed.
First launched in 2017, HQ Trivia briefly grew to become probably the most standard each day, reside interactive quiz apps that discovered its participant base via the promise of money prizes. The corporate confronted a collection of incidents that led to turmoil inside the corporate, according to CNN, together with the dying of co-founder Colin Kroll in December 2018. On February 14th, Yusupov despatched an e-mail to employees letting them know that “lead traders are now not keen to fund the corporate, and so efficient at this time, HQ will stop operations and transfer to dissolution,” CNN reported.
Yusupov teased on Twitter in February that he was in negotiations with an organization to carry HQ again. A 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 house, we should always count on HQ to undergo some modifications, particularly to cowl bills, and be much less buggy,” Yusupov tweeted on February 18th.
Tonight’s sport will embody a public service element that addresses the unfold of the novel coronavirus, the supply added.