Today, TikTok announced “TikTok Trivia,” a new five-day live trivia game for US users aged 18 or older for a chance to win a total share of a $500,000 prize pool by answering multiple-choice questions related to beauty, lifestyle, music, and sport.
TikTok Trivia starts next week on February 22 and ends on February 26. For the first three days, TikTok Trivia will have two live sessions per day of one hour each. The first session starts at 8 PM ET and contains 12 questions. Winners share a $30,000 reward. The second session is at 9pm ET and the winners will share a $70,000 reward.
There will also be special ‘survival rounds’, where the questions become increasingly difficult. The last group standing will split a $100,000 prize pool. The survival rounds will take place February 25-26.
The experience will also be featured by Lionsgate and “John Wick Chapter 4,” so users will see trivia questions based on the “John Wick” franchise, as well as “surprises and integrations,” the company wrote in today’s announcement. “John Wick Chapter 4” premieres on March 24.
Users can participate in TikTok’s live trivia sessions by visiting the @TikTok channel on TikTok LIVE. Users must attend the trivia sessions on time and answer all questions correctly for a chance to win a share of the prize money.
Starting today, 18+ users in the US can register for the experience by clicking on a trivia widget in the For You feed. Users can also search for #TikTokTrivia or go directly to the @TikTok account.
After each trivia session, TikTok will recommend creators who are currently live streaming on TikTok LIVE for users to check out. The short video app recently raised the age requirement for hosting live streams to 18.
TikTok Trivia’s host is content creator James Henry, who you may recognize from the “You’ve Been Scrolling Way Too Long” videos that used to appear on your For You feed. Henry has 4.2 million TikTok followers.
“Game shows and trivia have been part of popular culture for years and I am thrilled to be working with TikTok to bring this engaging entertainment format to TikTok Live. TikTok Trivia has the power to bring people together and create an exciting atmosphere full of excitement and a shared sense of community,” Henry said in a statement.
The new trivia experience is likely to be intriguing to many TikTok users, not just “John Wick” fans, but also users who remember HQ Trivia, the 12-question live video trivia game that allowed users to participate in multiple daily games and could earn real money. HQ Trivia closed in 2020.
There are reports that TikTok may be planning to add mini-games to LIVE videos. There is also another report showing that the company may be looking for partners to roll out a live shopping offering in the US