After closing its doorways on February 14 this 12 months and firing all its employees, HQ trivia is again. The shock resurrection was introduced by firm CEO Rus Yusupov on Twitter, and a push notification was despatched to customers who nonetheless have the app put in on their cellphone.
— Rus (@rus) March 29, 2020
The response to the announcement has been blended. While some customers are eager for the distraction in a time after we desperately want it, others are nonetheless owed cash from an app that closed with out sufficient funds to pay its employees severance or money out its customers.
The demise of HQ Trivia was a messy one, with the hosts sending out one final angry, alcohol-fueled broadcast for the app’s final show. Between the corporate co-founder Colin Kroll’s sudden passing, the departure of a popular host, and conflicts with each employees and buyers, HQ Trivia had greater than its share of controversies even earlier than the cash ran out.
This week’s resurrection appears to be the end result of plans that Yusupov referred to vaguely in a sequence of tweets after the corporate shut down in February. The firm has since been purchased by an nameless investor who supplied sufficient funding for the present to renew, the Wall Street Journal reported.
1/ On Friday I introduced that @hqtrivia was shutting down after a failed acquisition. Well it was a busy weekend, and HQ WILL LIVE ON. More beneath
— Rus (@rus) February 18, 2020
Host Matt Richards has promised that everybody who’s ready to money out will likely be ready to take action this week, and hopefully HQ Trivia will be capable to ship on these guarantees so we’ll all be capable to get caught into some enjoyable, guilt-free trivia within the coming weeks.