When did it all start?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14th, when host Russia faced off against Saudi Arabia in Moscow.
The 2018 Spring/Summer season of the Sporcle Live Pub Champions Trivia League kicked off on April 23rd when teams faced off for nerdy supremacy at venues across the nation.
How long does it last?
After 64 matches played in 12 venues across 11 different Russian cities, the champions were crowned in the same arena on July 15th.
After 13 weeks of trivia games, played 2 times a night at over 400 venues in different United States cities, the League Champions will be crowned on August 5th.
What do the winners get?
Acclaim and hero status in their homeland and a hefty financial bonus from their national Football Association. Plus the FIFA World Cup trophy, made of 18 carat gold. The World Cup has a $400 million prize pool.
Acclaim and hero status at their home venue and a financial prize from Sporcle Live. Plus a glorious trophy. Sporcle Live Championships have a $30 thousand prize pool.
How Many Players Are Allowed On A Team?
11 players are allowed on the pitch at one time, but each nation can bring 23 players to the tournament, three of which must be goalkeepers.
5 players are allowed on a team at one time during Venue Tournaments and League Championships, but each team can bring any number of players during the regular season.
Is There An Official Song?
Jason Derulo’s “Colors.” For both.*
*Just kidding. Sporcle Live Championships don’t have an official song… yet