The Chase is a heart-racing quiz show where three competitors face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them. The Chasers are the elite athletes of quiz. They have trained hard and prepared themselves to compete at the highest level. They come to win. If that means they have to be cruel, so be it. Contestants play for money. Chasers play for pride. At all times, they are professionals, and as such, they respect contestants who have the knowledge and courage to compete against them.