73 Best Trivia Team Names Inspired by Current Events (Curated & Ranked)

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Regardless of where you live or what you do for work, staying up-to-date on current events allows you to make better decisions, find new opportunities, and be a witness to history.

Studies show that too much information can be a bad thing,[1] but staying informed is important… and it can make you great at trivia!

Just ask Brad Rutter, who used his wealth of knowledge to win more than $4 million on “Jeopardy!”[2]

Trivia team names based on current events can range from sports to entertainment to politics — anything that’s in the news and catches your interest!

We have more than 70 general name options below, plus tips to help you create your own current events trivia team names.

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    Wildfire Warriors

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    Fake News Nation

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    Election Elite

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    Making History

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    The Tax Force

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    Ballot Battalion

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    In a Safe Space

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    Are We Immune?

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    November Nation

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    Politics Patrol

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    United We Stand

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How to Create a Great Trivia Team Name Based on Current Events

Our list above includes name options based on general topics that are unlikely to leave the news cycle any time soon, but if you’d like something even more timely, you can create your own current events-based trivia name.

Keep the following tips in mind as you brainstorm:

  • Decide your focus. It may be easiest if you start by deciding the type of current event that you want your name to focus on, then narrow down some options from there. If your team is looking to cause a stir, go for a controversial political topic — but if you just want to have fun, choose something lighter like your favorite actor’s new pet or your favorite band’s new album as inspiration.
  • Research current events. We primarily used general terms relating to things like elections for our trivia names. You can use that tactic if you want to use the same team name for a long time, but for a more of-the-minute name, look into trending political or entertainment news. From celebrity scandals to newly-enacted laws, you’ll find tons of inspiration for your team name. Sites like The New York Times, MSN, CNN, and AOL publish current news updates daily.
  • Use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Browse through your social media feed to find out what your friends, family, and other people are talking about. Like checking news sites, social media can reveal interesting and controversial stories that might provide the perfect name for your team.
  • Don’t forget local events! Online, the focus is usually on national news and trends, but don’t neglect your own city or town! News happens throughout the world every day, so find out what’s happening where you live. If your trivia event is in-person, other teams from your area are sure to understand the reference.