There are sendoffs, and then there’s whatsoever just took place on HQ Trivia’s final broadcast.
The popular live trivia recreation app company, which pitted contestants against many other people for a likelihood at serious-globe funds, has shut down following a previous-moment acquisition attempt fell as a result of, leaving the firm to lay off its 25 workforce and shut its doors. What’s a broke corporation to do for their final at any time broadcast? Host Matt Richards took $five out of his possess pocket for the show’s very last prize pool.
And then he flipped off the audience and reported he would crap on the residences of every single troll in the game’s chatroom.
“Not likely to lie, this [expletive] sucks,” Richards explained. “This is the last HQ at any time.”
With a bottle of champagne sitting entrance and center just before the digital camera, Richards and co-host Anna Roisman proceeded to give not 1 solitary crap for their remaining broadcast, cracking jokes, swearing loudly, all even though seemingly a little bit drunk. The pair also jokingly begged the viewers to use them and verged on tears each now and then.
Some selection quotes.
“I was never authorized to plug [expletive] on HQ. You should stick to my podcast. Unemployed With Anna Roisman.” – Roisman.
“I utilized to under no circumstances use trousers below when I started out at HQ Trivia.” – Richards
“Should HQ shut down? No, sure, or [expletive] no!” – Richards, posing a trivia issue to the audience.
“I fulfilled a pair that advised me HQ was portion of their foreplay.” – Richards.
HQ Trivia launched back again in 2017, immediately skyrocketing to attractiveness with trivia fans almost everywhere hoping to make a buck. Original host Scott Rogowsky proved well known as properly. So well known that he introduced very last April that he was leaving HQ Trivia to concentrate on a baseball display on the athletics streaming service DAZN. The reduction of Rogowsky, inner struggles at the company, and the introduction of an unpopular details-based mostly scoring method assisted bring the app’s popularity crashing down. HQ’s previous CEO and co-founder Colin Kroll also died of a drug overdose in December 2018.
The crew closed out the broadcast with an emotional rendition of “Memory” from the musical Cats, right before Richards sprays the studio and himself with the champagne.
At minimum the hosts can say they went out with a bang, and then some.
Joseph Knoop is a author/producer for IGN.