HQ Trivia and ‘Ready Player One’ Are Teaming Up to Give Away $250,000
HQ Trivia is stepping up its game in a big way. The viral app plans to give away a whopping $250,000 prize this week, thanks to a sponsorship from Warner Bros.’ Ready Player One movie.
Since launching last August, HQ Trivia has gained massive popularity and now sees more than 1 million live viewers tune in daily to compete in the 12-question elimination-format competitions, where players must answer each multiple-choice question within 10 seconds as the challenge gets progressively harder.
Yesterday, March 25, Ready Player One‘s Twitter account tweeted a movie trailer-style announcement with the message, “This Wednesday, Ready Player One and HQ Trivia invite you to join the leaderboard!”
— Ready Player One (@readyplayerone) March 26, 2018
The movie, out this Friday, March 30, is about people who compete in a virtual-reality world to unlock clues and hopefully earn themselves a fortune. Sound sort of familiar? While HQ Trivia players don’t use virtual reality, there are definitely some similarities between the story and the app — such as millions of users logging on from all around the world — which makes this collab extra fun.
And that’s on top of the massive prize money. Thanks to Warner Bros.’ involvement, HQ Trivia players will have a chance to win some big bucks. Previously, the biggest cash prize jackpot was $50,000, which was split between six winners on Oscars night, March 4.
Log on for the fun on March 28 at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
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(photo via Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures)