2021 Sporcle Events by the Stats

2021 is over! If you’re at all like us, that might feel a meaningless milestone. After all, everything seems to have blurred together since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, our year-end statistics can give us some sense of just how much we–and you–did last year!

So, without further ado, here it is:

In Person Trivia

  • 514 hosts hosted games in 27 states at 424 partnered venues.
  • Teams played 10,942 games of Sporcle Live (including Stump!) and 656 games of OpinioNation.
  • Three states led in number of games played:
    • Ohio – 2,564 games
    • Michigan – 2,559 games
    • Massachusetts – 2,167 games

Virtual Trivia

Registered Teams

  • 2,817 teams registered for the 2021 rendition of the League.
    • They earned a cumulative total of 1,872,456 points.
    • 21 registered teams earned 10% of this total.
  • Together, teams earned the most points on August 25th. Their combined total for that day was 18,662 points!
  • Game Time (Canton, OH) was the venue where teams earned the most points in 2021, coming in at a whopping 40,396 points.
  • The team Boardwalk Empire came out on top of registered teams. They played 227 games and earned a cumulative total of 13,552 points.

The Hosts

  • 412 hosts made 2021’s games possible. On average, each hosted 39 in-person games and 43 virtual games.
  • 36 hosted over 100 games.

Private Events

Sporcle HQ

  • Our favorite question of the year was:

Question: In 2021, two songs with a number in their titles reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. What is the sum of those two numbers, which is also the number of letters in the title of the song that spent the most weeks at #1 during the year? 

Answer: 6!

“Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo (May 29, 2021)

“Way 2 Sexy” by Drake Featuring Future and Young Thug (September 18, 2021)

What is the most important ingredient in deluxe nachos?

Answer: Whatever you want. This is OpinioNation after all!

Cassie, our OpinioNation Content Creator loved this question because “it goes beyond just what’s in nachos. It makes people ask themselves what ingredient makes the deluxe nachos, DELUXE.”

Themes, prizes, and other fun stuff

  • The most popular themes were:
    1. Harry Potter
    2. Disney
    3. Friends
    4. Before and Afters
    5. The Office
  • 10 for 10 Challenge
    • 687 teams completed the challenge.
    • 171 registered for the tournament.
      • The average score was 7.9/10.
      • 26 teams had perfect scores.
      • The fastest team completed the 10 tournament questions in 41 minutes.
      • $10,000 in cash prizes were given out.
  • Trivia Hunt
    • 2,693 people played Trivia Hunt.
    • There were 17 hunts this year.
  • Prizes
    • $550,000+ gift cards were awarded.
    • Teams won $10,000 in the 10 for 10 Tournament.
    • $1,825 was awarded during theme nights.
    • $30,000 of prizes were given out during Trivia Hunts.
  • Trees Saved
    • Switching to a virtual answering system helped us save over 75 trees.

We look forward to playing trivia with you in 2022!