Greetings Quizzo diehards. The Winter Warz is upon us.
SIGN UP NOW: To reserve your team’s spot, fill out this form.
SEASON: Season kicks off the week of January 4th. 10-week regular season via Zoom. One week of playoffs week of March 15, in Breakout Room format. 12 games guaranteed including the brand new Mid-Season Mixer (see below). Final will be held on Sunday, March 21.
GAME FORMAT: The 10-week regular season in 40 minute Zoom Quizzo sessions. Top nine scores are used to determine your overall score.
LEAGUE FORMAT: Up to 60 teams. Two conferences. You “play against” your division rivals twice.
QUIZZO TOPICS: There will be three topics per week, one per round. This will keep the quizzes “general” but still allows us to have some fun with your ideas for topics. We’ve already gotten a ton of suggestions, but would love to hear even more. Topics for the first five weeks were announced on Sunday, January 3.
First Half Trivia Categories
- 90s Celebrity Gossip; African American Culture; Before and After; True Crime & Serial Killers; Obscure Sports; Trump Tweets; Furniture; Colors; South Pacific; Latin America; Snakes; World Religions; Horror Films; Arizona; Academy Awards
Second Half Trivia Categories
Jazz; American Lit; International Skylines; 1920s; New Orleans; Trees; Cults; Before & After; Dinosaurs; Board Games; Arkansas; Nobel Prizes; Baseball; Foreign Films; Feminist Literature
MID-SEASON MIXER: We’ll also offer a “Mid-Season Mixer”, where everyone in the league is welcome to play…but instead of breaking into your previous teams we’ll split you up randomly into teams. Thought it might be a fun way to get to know some new quizzers, some who have been playing along since March, and some of them going back years and even decades.
PLAYOFFS: 32 teams make the playoffs – 16 per conference. 1st & 2nd place in each division earn an automatic berth. 1st place teams get a bye and advance to the Semifinals, 2nd place teams play in the Wild Card Game (20 teams total). Of the remaining teams, the top 5 average scorers per conference gain a Wild Card berth (10 teams total). And then in Week 10, the remaining teams per conference NOT mentioned above compete for a final “Joker’s Wild Card” slot, based on their Week 10 quiz score. (2 teams total).
RULES UPDATES: 40 minute time limit, 2 hints available in the final round for a 2-pt deduction. In an effort to limit the “ringers” factor, in order for individual players to be eligible for the postseason, they will need to have played in at least 5 regular season games.
PAYMENT: $450 per team, with $20 going to a local charity. Final payment is due by February 1. Payment can be made via Venmo to @jgtquizzo.
Winter Warz Posts
- 2nd Half Topics
We spun the wheel with your suggestions last night on Facebook, and above is what we came up with. We also took a look at our standings halfway through the Winter Warz and talked about which teams we expect to make a second half surge. Oh, and we had a visit from Bobby the 38% French and German, which Johanna of Lambda said was “incredibly stupid but kind of funny” which I think might be our new company tagline.
- J. Michael’s Movie Club
We had a blast at last week’s Movie Club and Quiz. Here’s how it works: we all watch Goodfellas at some point over the next three weeks (it’s currently on Netflix). We meet up on February 28th on Zoom. Each person takes a short online quiz about the film with the latest in Johnny Goodtimes technology. Then we’ll go around and chat about the film, what you liked, what you didn’t. If you’re interested in joining the club, go ahead and sign up here (it’s a single person deal, not a team deal). It’s totally free, just a fun add-on for Winter Warz players. Hope to see ya on the 28th!
- Topics for the Next Four Weeks
Hey gang, we’re not going to unveil what the topics are each week for Winter Warz BUT I did tell you guys last week that I’d post the remaining topics, in no particular order. So here ya go, these are the topics for the next four weeks. What topics do you want to see for the second five weeks? Let us know on our Facebook page.
- Latin America
- Before & After
- Academy Awards
- World Religion
- Obscure Sports
- Horror Films
- African American Culture & History
- Casual restaurants chains
- South Pacific
- J. Michael’s Movie Club
Excited to start something new this season! Our quizmaster J Michael is a huge movie buff, and so we’re gonna put together a little movie club and see who wants to hang out. Here’s how it will work, we’ll pick a new movie each month, get together at the end of the month, take sort of a mini-quiz about the film, and then have a group discussion. Our first film is gonna be Mank. It’s the story of the making of Citizen Kane. Is it movie geeky? Yes. Are we geeks? That is correct. We’ll be doing a short quiz (got some new trivia tech to test out for it too) about the film and then having a discussion, led by our resident movie geek JMD. It’ll go down on January 31st at 6 PM. If you wanna join us, just sign up here so we can send you the zoom link. Looking forward to it. This is gonna be fun!
- Everything You Need to Know About Winter Warz
WHO: 60 teams playing for the Winter Warz title.
WHAT: Our 4th online season since last spring, the Winter Warz.
WHEN: January 4th-March 21st
WHERE: On Zoom.
WHY: Why not? We’ve had a ton of fun these past few months, and 98% of the teams we had for the Winter Warz are back (plus a few new teams.)
CAN WE STILL GET OUR TEAM IN? Yep! We’re at 56 teams signed up and we’ve got room for 4 more before we cap it at 60.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? It’s $450, which I know looks like a lot but when you break it down over 12 games and over 8 players, comes out to less than $5 per game per person for 40 minutes of quizzo. So less than a beer to play quizzo at the bar.
IS IT FUN? Well 48 out of the 50 teams that played in the Fall Brawl are back for the Winter Warz, so I think that’s a pretty good indication that it’s pretty damn fun. It’s a lot like fantasy football, except that you’re actually playing in the game. Well, playing a trivia game, not a football game.
WHAT’S NEW: Well one thing that’s new is J Michael’s movie club, where we’ll watch one movie during each of the next three months and get together for a) a short quiz about that film and b) a discussion of the film, led by our cinephile quizmaster. We’ll spin the wheel to reveal the first film tonight during our preseason show.
PRESEASON SHOW? Yes, as those of you who have played with us in the past know, every few weeks the quizmasters get together to go LIVE on facebook and discuss our rankings and standings. We kick it off tonight at 6 PM on the JGT Quizzo Facebook page.
WHAT ELSE: We’re also introducing the Midseason Classic, where we’ll randomize our teams, so folks get a chance to know some of the people they’ve been playing against this past year.
HOW DO I SIGN UP? Just go here and enter your team info, go here and enter your slot on the schedule, and pay half of your dues to @jgtquizzo on venmo. And voila, you’re in! Hope to see ya this season!