Pop Culture Challenge - About
The OQL Pop Culture Challenge is an individual quiz competition where all the questions revolve around pop culture. The TV shows we've grown up with, the sports we cheer for every weekend, the music we listen to on spotify, the films we stream, the food and drink we enjoy and much much more. You won't be asked about Kings and Queens or classical music, this is low brow quizzing at it's finest.
The OQL Pop Culture Challenge uses the Mimir quiz format (named after Mímir, a Norse god renowned for his knowledge and wisdom). Matches are played between four players, with their respective positions (in seats 1 to 4) drawn at random. You can read more about how the structure works in Pop Culture Challenge - Rules. Or you can watch a video written by our friends at All Things Quiz, that video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISTLVH6_to
Over 300 players participate each season in Pop Culture challenge and due to our unique structure most of your games will be against players of a similar standard to you so you will have lots of close and interesting matches whilst answer questions on your favourite topics.
PCC costs just £30 to play and you will get to play 9 expertly written quizzes for that, if this is your first ever event with OQL you'll get a £5 discount and you can also read matches for other people to accumulate unlimited OQL credit which can be used for any event within OQL. Read enough and you can quiz for life for free!
PCC is written to meet the abilities of a massive range of quizzers, we have Mastermind champions, Chasers, Eggheads and Brains of Britain playing in PCC but we also have people who just love a good quiz and don't care how they do. You'll find PCC has something for everyone and you could even end up playing against your quizzing heroes.
If you have any questions before signing up just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and whenever you're read head over to Pop Culture Challenge - Register to register for the upcoming season.
Season 7 of Pop Culture Challenge is currently OPEN for registration. The competition commences on Monday 29th January 2024 and players must register and pay by January 27th to confirm their place in the competition. Head over to our registration page to book your place.
The schedule for Season 7 is as follows
Deadline to register 27th January
Live draw Sunday 28th January
Week 1 - 29th January to 4th February - random draw for games but each game will feature 1 seeded player
Week 2 - 5th February to 11th February - random draw for games, players will only play against players in their half of the leaderboard
Week 3 - 12th February to 18th February - random draw for games, players will only play against players in their half of the leaderboard
Week 4 - 19th February to 25th February - random draw for games, players will only play against players in their quarter of the leaderboard
Week 5 - 26th February to 3rd March - random draw for games, players will only play against players in their quarter of the leaderboard
Week 6 - 4th March to 10th March - random draw for games, players will only play against players in their quarter of the leaderboard
Quarter finals - 11th March to 17th March - Players will be in tiers of 16 based on leaderboard positions and will play against 3 random opponents from their tier.
Semi finals/Placement games - 18th March to 24th March - Players who finish top 2 in their quarter finals will play semi finals, everyone else will play placement games.
Finals week/Placement games - 25th March - 31st March - Players who finish top 2 in their semi finals will play in the tier finals. Everyone else will play placement games.
Anyone who wins their tier will have the choice between a trophy or free entry into a future PCC or ICC competition.