Jan 18, 2024 - Food and Drink

Prove your friend group is the smartest in Charlotte at Mindless Minutia’s trivia championship

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Mindless Minutia, Charlotte’s most popular trivia company, is hosting its secondAmazing Colossal Big-A$$ Trivia Championship” starting Feb. 18. 

Why it matters: Mindless Minutia is the reason a lot of local venues are packed on weekdays. They host more than 50 trivia games across the city Monday through Thursday. You’ve probably stumbled upon a game or two at your favorite brewery.

What they’re saying: “We bring the party with us, but we’re also serious about our game,” founder Jacob Gresham tells Axios. If you’ve ever been to a Mindless Minutia trivia night with Gresham as the host, you know the energy is palpable. 

How it works: A total of 125 teams will compete for $5,000 in prize money and other prizes during the championship. 

  • There will be five preliminary competitions at Lenny Boy Brewing. 25 teams will compete at each preliminary round on Feb. 18, March 10, March 17, March 24 and April 7. 
  • The top five teams from each will advance to the finals on April 14 at a secret location in Charlotte. Those 25 teams will compete for the $5,000 prize pool.
  • It costs $160 per team to enter the competition.
  • Each team can have a maximum of eight people.
  • Sign up here.

Go deeper: Meet the Mindless Minutia trivia championship winners who won $3,000 in prizes

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Mindless Minutia host Jacob Gresham says he makes sure everyone feels welcome at all trivia nights. Photo courtesy of Cameron Schulz/HopFly Brewing

Flashback: Gresham established Mindless Minutia Trivia in 2015. Before the pandemic, they had about 16 events each week and when the world shut down, they took their trivia competitions online. When everything opened up again, “it was full send,” Gresham said.

  • Now, Mindless Minutia has more than 20 hosts — bars, breweries and other establishments. Each brings their own personality to the show, Gresham said. He encourages participants to try different trivia nights to find the host that they like best.
  • “We’re bringing the sheets to you, we’re repeating questions, we want everybody to feel like we’re there specifically for them,” Gresham said.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Jan. 20, 2022 and updated on Jan. 18, 2023 with this year’s championship details. 

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