WASHINGTON (Circa) — The popular game show app HQ Trivia had a snafu in its nightly quiz causing the game to shut down mid-game.
On question one, many players were wrongfully eliminated, after they correctly answered red delicious, to the question "Which one is a popular apple?"
Apparently many players were being eliminated throughout the broadcast and they were really unhappy.
It took about five questions, before host Scott Rogowsky realized that many players were complaining in the comments section about the glitch. That's when they were ending the game for the night.
HQ Trivia put out a tweet saying,"Hey! We see many of you were wrongfully Eliminated on Q1. That’s not fair so we are going to restart. We will let you know with a push notification. Thank you and see you soon :)"
HQ Trivia is a live trivia app that you play for real money. The game goes live at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST on weekdays and 9 p.m. EST on weekends.
HQ Trivia started in August 2017, and asks participants 12 questions that increase in difficulty and winners split the prize money.
In another tweet, HQ said that it would increase it's prize money from $2,500 to $20,000 for it's 3pm edition.
And good news for those who used an extra life--players will get your extra life refunded.
HQ Trivia also said that in the reboot, the question will be the same!