HQ Trivia will 'live on' after all, CEO says

The quizzes will live to tell the tale — perhaps. 

4 days after pronouncing that HQ Trivialities could be shutting down for just right, the corporate’s CEO now says the trivialities app will “live to tell the tale,” equipped the corporate is in a position to finalize an acquisition with every other unnamed purchaser. 

“Friday used to be an overly laborious day,” HQ founder Rus Yusupov wrote on Twitter. “HQ ran out of money, there used to be a possible acquisition of the corporate which fell thru unexpectedly, and worst of all, we couldn’t find the money for even severance for the 25 workers it pained me to let cross.

“I spent the weekend at the telephone discovering a brand new purchaser and do [sic] proper by means of everybody. We’ve got discovered a brand new house for HQ, with an organization that desires to stay it operating. All workers, contractors and gamers are most sensible precedence. Severance can be paid and it is possible for you to to money out.”

It is not transparent who the brand new purchaser is and Yusupov wrote that it is “now not a executed deal but.” The corporate did not straight away reply to a request for remark. Yusupov did trace at long term adjustments for the trivialities app beneath doable new possession, announcing that “we will have to be expecting HQ to head thru some adjustments, particularly to hide bills, and be much less buggy.”

If HQ is in a position to proceed beneath new possession, the large query dealing with the corporate can be whether or not it could possibly take care of its target market of trivialities lovers. HQ’s reside sport displays propelled the app to the highest of the App Retailer in 2017, however the app’s early luck used to be short-lived. 

The corporate additionally grappled with inside chaos. Yusupov used to be first of all pressured to step down from the CEO position, simplest to take it again after co-founder Colin Kroll died of a drug overdose in 2018. Remaining yr, longtime HQ host, Scott Rogowsky, left the corporate amid tensions with Yusupov — tensions that it seems that nonetheless exist.

“HQ didn’t die of herbal reasons,” Rogowsky tweeted. “It used to be poisoned with a deadly cocktail of incompetence, conceitedness, short-sightedness & sociopathic fantasy.”

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