For many, it has become a daily regimen: Twice a day, at 3 Pm Est and 9 Pm Est, they attempt to answer 12 trivia questions in a row and win real money. The name of the game
is HQ Trivia, and it recently hosted its biggest audience yet. On Sunday, November 19, HQ offered up a $7,500 pool, and 120,000 concurrent players showed up to vie for their piece of that prize.
HQ, from Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, launched a month ago and quickly drew users thanks to its addictive format. The sessions that draw the most attention happen on Sunday nights, when the app tends to give away its largest cash prizes each week. On November 19, news of the $7,500 pot brought a record number of fortune seekers, who responded to questions posed by host Scott Rogowsky
After a few lay-ups, a devastating question about global pasta consumption eliminated thousands, including yours truly.