The app broadcast one final competitive round on 16 February with both hosts drunkenly yelling and swearing at each other and the chat feed, as reported by TechCrunch. Former US host of HQ Trivia and its undeniable best asset Scott Rogowsky tweeted a harsh assessment of HQ’s demise:
HQ didn’t die of natural causes. It was poisoned with a lethal cocktail of incompetence, arrogance, short-sightedness & sociopathic delusion. Saddened to see it finally succumb; sadder still for the good & talented staff abruptly left in the lurch after being gaslit and lied to.— OTT's Scott Rogowsky (@ScottRogowsky) February 15, 2020
Rogowsky used his fame to jump ship early and now has a job as a broadcaster for Major League Baseball.
HQ Trivia launched in October 2017 and at its peak brought in 2.3 million concurrent players.