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After an explosive launch in 2017 that had millions of people tuning in to play live on their phones for cash prizes, HQ Trivia has shut down. Its downfall includes a failed acquisition and reported employee mutiny, but mostly, I'm just sad to see it go. Like most others, I gave up on the game some time ago when it failed to innovate and address some inherent problems. I probably won't even miss it as much as I still can't get over Microsoft's 1 vs.100 live game on Xbox 360, and that's been gone for nearly ten years.
Massively multiplayer live experiences aren't an easy thing to solve, but with so many potential players, it seems like someone should've worked out a sustainable business model by now. We can't all build our own buzzer system and train at home to become the next James Holzhauer.